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Eric Wettschreck

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

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creepworm

Not sure about Hendricks but I know there is still quite a bit of ice on Big Stone yet, enough to drive ATV's on.

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icecold

The kid and his buddies did real good on Hanska this weekend ,some nice eyes and a couple crappies, Going to give it a try this week laugh

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pikerliker

icecold do you know how they were fishing the eye's on Hanska (casting to shore, dragging rigs, etc)? I was thinking of trying that lake myself this week. Thanks

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icecold

he said crawlers and minnows on a jig

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pikerliker

Thanks ice I'll give it a try!

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pikerliker

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 single walleye. 2 of the boats did catch some channel cats though. We used jig and minnow, and trolled plugs. Caught the one walleye pitching a jig and minnow in about 5 ft of water.

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bd477

Fished a spot close by tonight and caught 1 northern 25 1/2 long, artificial lure

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dhazen

Fished Hanska twice in the last week - not a bite. - yesterday talked to other boats - same - not a bite - marking way fewer fish than last year.

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LARZ

Might be due to the fact that the lake has been getting pounded for the last 2 years and it was bound to slow down at some point.

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pjfreeman11

Anyone fish Lake Sarah lately? Just curious if there are any good reports out there. Thanks.

P. Freeman

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MN Shutterbug

Fishing must really be hot around here. wink The last post was over a year ago. Did all the fish in SW MN die out since mid June of last year? whistle

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pikerliker

Fishing must really be hot around here. wink The last post was over a year ago. Did all the fish in SW MN die out since mid June of last year? whistle

I second that one Shutterbug. Either it's really dead or really hot and everybody in the SW part of the State is good at keeping quiet about it!!

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dan z

Fishing must really be hot around here. wink The last post was over a year ago. Did all the fish in SW MN die out since mid June of last year? whistle

I'm great at keeping hush hush

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MN Shutterbug

As is everyone else. smile

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FshBloodRiverMud

Des Moines, ~5 mi from avoca

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Eric Wettschreck

Get off my spot!!!!! grin

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FshBloodRiverMud

I floated the upstream stretch of that last weekend. Think you'd really struggle getting down it now, but I tell ya what eric, there's some good fishing in that river.

You can spend an entire day fishing the good spots upstream of mogers.

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The amount of wood under that bridge i was standing on is pretty impressive too. I had no idea all that wood was wedged under there until i floated it last weekend.

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MattL

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 that we did pretty well prefishing.  We focused on weedlines in 8-12' of water with shad raps.  We also caught a lot of nice jumbo perch on the shad raps as well.  I'm sure if a guy targeted them you could put a pile of them in the livewell.

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Rick

Nice report @MattL

Anyone else in SW MN having any luck this summer?

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the nature boy

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 seat in my boat.

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eyeguy 54

bring this area back to life!  you can do it!  ;) 

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Rick

Lots of folks viewing. All it takes is a few of you posting and before long you've got some really good fishing buddies.

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the nature boy

Might make more sense and be easier to just sell my boat.

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    • eyeguy 54
      gotta love the sound of gills biting  
    • leech~~
      Now that I have a Big buddy heater instead of my old sun heater the only thing I get to listen to out in the middle of a quiet lake all day is the soft warm hum of my trusty FL-18! 😅
    • AlwaysFishing23
      I think if we’re to buy one right now I’d go with either the LX7/LX6 or a helix ice unit. I’ve used an LX7 before and definitely it’s a beast the LX6 is pretty much the same just a bit smaller screen and price tag. 
    • eyeguy 54
      would be fun to have a newer one but I probably would spend the money on more jigs or better rods. 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      I’m still using my fl18, it does the job but I’d like something more advanced and newer. 
    • eyeguy 54
      Not sure what is best. Still using my FL18. Very happy still.  
    • Rick
      Which fishfinder is the best for ice fishing in 2018?   Why overall?   What improvements has your favorite made in the past year or two?
    • monstermoose78
    • Rick
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    • eyeguy 54
      @monstermoose78   almost time to plan a get-together.