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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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    • Mitch K
      Nah it was maybe 6-7 inch, maybe it'll be a keeper next year.
    • Stephen L Johnston Jr.
      Wow, thats like a 15lb walleye given that length. Wish i could see such a Waldo, too bad they are not part of this forum!
    • jigging-matt
      Nice pics.  Can't wait to get out this weekend and give it a try.
    • Nix769
    • curt quesnell
      Sunshine, pleasant temps, no wind, no bugs a perfect week to be out on LOTW. Oh yes, fish are going crazy....This weeks NCOR Vid shares what is working..Enjoy!  
    • curt quesnell
      Thanks Guys  
    • paceman
      Last night my son and out went out for quick panfish trip to a local lake after dinner. Did not have any live bait but we usually do well tossing small jigs/plastics. Surprisingly we were the only boat at the landing and the only boat out fishing on this heavily developed lake. It did not take us long to find the huge sunnies. They were really stacked in 4-6'. The lake was pretty calm and we could hundreds of them swimming under the boat. We didn't stay there long but they were very aggressive. I had one that touched 10" and a few others over 9. We did not keep any. Looking for active crappies we went to spot number 2. Again going super shallow we could see quite a few in 2-3' around there beds. They of course were pretty spooky and did not like the boat being so close. We backed out and tossed into and around lilly pads. We ended up catching about a dozen. All released. I wish I wouldn't have left my phone in the truck as I would have loved to get a picture. Just amazing how black they are right now! Again didn't stay very long. Just a quick trip to scratch the itch..
    • BRL
      Saturday Norwegian Bay was 50-51 degrees. After the cold wind the sun showed up and baked it all day Sunday. By Monday afternoon Temps were around 62 with Black Bay reaching 65-66.  We left Tuesday Morning so I'm sure the fishing is suddenly on fire. I'm surprised that when I walk down the seafood aisle in the grocery store that the shelves don't suddenly go bare. 
    • huntnfish
      I upgraded my electronics this year to a Humminbird Helix 10. I love it so far with the exception of not being able to split the screen into 4 separate screens. The max that you can do is 3. I would really like to be able to have the map, sonar, down imaging, and side imaging on the screen at the same time while trolling. I emailed tech support and they said it's not something that is an option at this time. Right now when I'm fishing I switch back and forth between map, sonar, and DI and sonar, DI, and SI. Is there anyone else that thinks this should be an option? I don't know see why you can't customize the screen to show whichever features you prefer instead of only using the preloaded options that Humminbird decided on. I have thought about emailing the company weekly asking if they have that ability yet but wanted to see if anyone else thinks it should be an option. 
    • FishinCT
      Awesome fish. Still some freak crappies in the vermillion river, but don't know if 5 lbs has been approached since.  Not world record news but North Dakota had a state record walleye caught recently. 15lb 13oz. Broke record that stood since 1959. Still a few pounds off Minnesota record 😏