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Fairmont-Marshall-New Ulm-Worthington Area Fishing Reports - SW MN


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walleyehunter80

Drakes, Do you have a doctors appointment today too?

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Fished Hanska today. Not nearly as good of luck as others have reported. My son and I caught 1 walleye 18 inches long. Not another bite. Talked to at least 3 other boats. Not one of them caught a

Kind of a late report, but I spent the past couple weekends on Big Stone Lake.  We fished the Big Stone Walleye Classic last weekend and finished in the middle of the pack with only 3 fish.  Prior to

I'm shocked. I haven't been here in awhile and can't believe it's been almost 3 years since the last post. I was hoping to find someone that wanted to go out on a lake by Marshall as I have an open se

broken_line

just cerious but how long does it take for the fishing to be good again after a freezeout?

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walleyehunter80

i would guess 3-4 years depends what size fish you call good. i would have to say that if a lake gets stocked the spring of 2009 that they would be big enough to keep by 2013 or 2014 give or take a year depending on how fertile a lake is

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PerchPounder

You might be surprised how fast a lake will actually rebound if you consider that there is a possibility that not all fish died when the lake froze out. We have caught walleyes 17-24" out of a lake the winter after it froze out. I would guess that there is a possibility of that same thing happening there if there is any kind of freshwater entering the lake to sustain a small population of fish.

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Set n Hooks

Technically its a new quarter now, so.. all A's!!! but idk if i'll be albe to come out anyways. =(

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broken_line

dang... which inlet were you talking about?? the one by the public or on cr 22? i saw a few guys fisihng off the road today but was toooo cold to see if they were catching any thing..

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onlydrakes4me

Walleye80 just got home sick of making potatoes. Beer was cold and tastes good

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walleyehunter80

ha ha ha i bet, the only way you could get me to drink a beer is if it were ICE ICE COLD!

Have fun up there today as I will be looking at rings for a short time and then heading to the woods with rifle in hand

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usmtsrocks

Any crappie/sunfish reports for the start of open water season. The weather has been crappy and cold, curious if the fish are in late ice stage(deeper) or shallow water. Looking at trying a few spots possibly this weekend.

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hockey_19pro

I was thinkin the same thing usm...it's sad to say, but I think the crappies are still gonna be deeper for at least another week or so, with the temps we've been having lately. O well, I'll still probably be out wetting a line this weekend!

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broken_line

i mihgt get out tmo if i get my boat motor fixed...ive tryed for crapps bullheads and carp but havnt had any luck yet..

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going off my fish finder... There still seem to be a lot of fish deep, some have moved shallower 7' - 10', but nothing has been super shallow (under 5') Take it for whats it worth but those are my observations so far.

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crothmeier

was out last night fishing from shore. caught some eyes and a bunch of crappies. Seems like things are picking up with the water warming up.

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was out last night fishing from shore. caught some eyes and a bunch of crappies. Seems like things are picking up with the water warming up.

Sounds like a great time. I am hoping to find the same thing when I take my 5 year old son out in the next few days. What time of day did you catch them?

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crothmeier

white jig head, kind of a maroon colored twister tail, but from what i saw they's bit anything they could see.

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If you'd be willing to let me know what lake you caught those on you can e-mail me at [email protected]

If you don't want to give that info out, I totally understand.

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crothmeier

i think most lakes right now are hitting in the shallows if you find the right spots. look to running water or north shore as they warm up faster as well as wind-blown shorelines.

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How about what county, and what size of lake you were fishing on? That way a person would have to do some research and investigating to find out exactly where you were.

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theghost_03

Was on a local SW mn pond last night and finally had some success. The fish were running shallow throughout the day and had alot of success presenting live bait and moving slowly compared to earlier success had trolling with plugs.

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crothmeier

Took the wife out last night from 7-8:30 fishing from shore, caught maybe 20 crappies 8"-10" and one small sunfish. All C&R. the fish were not right up on shore like they were last week, maybe the cooler weather pushed them back out

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crothmeier

tried sarah last night. 1 cat and 1 big bullhead. Trolled many different colors of cranks, at a few different speeds, also tried the jig n twister. Slow night.

There were about 15 boats out there right away, but close to dark most left.

Anyone having any luck out there?

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Not really. My buddy was out there on monday and caught a 22" and 24" walleye but said he had a tough time keeping those big yellow belly bullhead off especially at sunset.

Went out last night too. Caught 6 walleye only one was a keeper (16") the rest were to small, 2 perch, a big bluegill, and 1 bass.

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Cats being caught in Sarah. That probably makes the DNR swallow pretty hard when they hear that.

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kevfish1

The walleyes have been really biting on the lakes in this area. Fished this morning and had good success pulling spinner rigs along a rock edge. The fish seem to be real aggresive right now.

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    • JBMasterAngler
      The mouth of the creek is quite a ways downstream from the landing, and you’ll have to cross several peoples’ docks. Entire stream is surrounded by private property. Sure, you can technically legally access the stream, but why would you want to bother with the headache of dealing with landowners that DON’T want you there? Stream is small enough to step across in most places, it’s very weedy, and lot’s of overhanging brush. Not to mention, below average at best numbers of small trout!   You want easy access? Buy a Wisconsin license! Right across the river in Pierce County alone, there’s hundreds of miles of public easements on trout streams that are ten times better than anything Minnesota has to offer!
    • JerkinLips
      Pike suckers are about 3½ inches long.  Walleyes really like them in the fall and early winter.  Caught my fish in 13-15 FOW drifting slowly.  Good solid bites.
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    • fishingMN4eyes
      Got up Thursday evening to rain and pretty heavy wind Friday morning had us holding off on putting the boat in the water. Fished briefly Friday evening at sunset and picked up an 18" and a couple smalls. Fishing was decent Saturday morning but no real size, everything was 12-15". I had one that looked to be 17"ish flop off as I was trying to flip it into the boat. All the fish we caught were in 17-22'. We were fishing around about a 6' top but never caught anything on top. They appeared to be relating to the structure but not actually on it. Tried again Saturday evening for a couple hours and continued to pick up small walleye just like the morning. Sunday was windy again but we decided to slug it out for awhile and caught one decent perch and one small walleye. We fished similar depths and spots as Saturday but they weren't there. Marked them out in 35'+ but didn't feel like fighting the wind out in the big water so we called it quits around noon and never went back out(the wind never really did lay down or we may have tried again). Jig/minnow way outfished bottom bouncers/crawlers. Wish bottom bouncers would have worked better because it was tough to keep a jig down as fast as we were drifting and we never found a school to spot lock on.
    • Mike89
      that last pic is great!!   Hazel is saying oppps!!!  
    • MikeG3Boat
      I am heading up there tomorrow.  Where do you guys get minnows up in the area?  Tower or Cook or down in Virginia?  I have never heard of pike suckers?  How large are they?  Are you guys fishing the East or West side of the lake?  Let me know.  I am thinking of fishing the East side tomorrow and then headed to the west side from Thursday thru Sunday.  Any help would be appreciated?  I am a newby to the area.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!
    • monstermoose78
      Finn and Hazel are getting along poor Finn get the biggest chomps from the baby shark teeth. Finn and I just want a nap, but we can’t as we are puppy patrol. 
    • monstermoose78
      Crap I am feeling like an old man today. Hazel is not letting Finn and I take a nap, but it is getting Finn and I ready for duck season.
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      Asking $1,100 contact me at jen at malcotools.com
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