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Eric Wettschreck

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

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SapperACE

You might be right ghost, but I'm not giving up on fishing quite yet! I am, however, looking foward to baggin a couple gobblers this spring.

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theghost_03

It is going to be even better if we can get it on camera!

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pipestonestraw

Anyone have any idea how the ice is on sarah or sheteck. I'd like to try my hand at getting a few more perch or crappies before the ice breaks up.

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Eric Wettschreck

If I'm not at the SF sports show I'll be on the lake. I haven't been out on a local lake for about a week and a half. I'll post back on ice conditions if I'm out there.

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DaveZman14q

i was wondering the same thing about Sarah. Taking the pops out to catch some slabs tomorrow. Im going to assume it is fine since the ice on the st croix is still over 2 feet as of today. My guess is Ice on a river is not as good as a lake... ill let you know what i find out if you can wait.

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Eric Wettschreck

We hit Fox lake today. The ice was a good 16 inches when we got there, but 50 degrees and hurricane winds did a number on it. Bloody lake has a sign at the landing saying it's closed to vehicles. I don't know about the rest of the lakes in the county as to if they're closed or not. I'm thinking if you want some last minute ice action ya better hurry up. Forecasted temps along with this wind will do a number on the ice for sure.

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eagle_3464

Hey Eric, it was nice to meet you and the wife yesterday. Action was a little slow by the time I got there but was still a nice day to be out. We'll have to get together in the open water so I can learn a little about this area.

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broken_line

te main ice should be fine untill next week then it might be a little iffy oday and tomarrow are gonna dent it good! it isnt spupposed to freez at night..

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walleyeslammer

Walked by a lake today and it was really looking rough with a few open spots on the edges where the drifts were all winter

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zamboni

65 tomorrow would be a beautiful day to sit on a bucket somewhere and pull in some sunnies and crappies.

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Polar Bear

Drove by Fedji Lake near Madelia around 11am today and all the ice was piled up on the north shore. Surprisingly, ice out this year is about the same as last year even though we had almost twice as much ice this winter. Go figure.

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tjbassmaster

Polar Bear, Have you heard if they got the fish kill they were hoping for out there?

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onlydrakes4me

I live in madelia, don't know if they got a good kill off this winter or not. I talked to a couple of guys who belong to the local sportsmans club and they didn't konw either.

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Set n Hooks

So far for the lakes around here, i havent seen any winter kill either. Most lakes opened up today or were half open last week.

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88fan

I stopped by Fedji on the way home this morning and saw several dead crappies, 1 dead bluegill and 1 dead carp. I'm sure there are more, it's hard to see them because of the cattails. I also saw several LIVE carp by a culvert flowing into the lake. So far it looks like game fish died, rough fish lived. However I could not find any dead perch and there were lots of them in there.

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broken_line

thats a really shallow, small lake. does the water smell like dead fish?

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88fan

I guess I didn't notice a smell, there were lots of seagulls though.

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broken_line

if the winter kill was bad there would be a bad stink... and there would be huge ammounts of fish floating along the shores on the north side now.. it actually takes alot to kill a fish, especially carp being that they can take an arrow sit in the bottom of my boat for an hour and still flop around

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onlydrakes4me

I drove by Fedji this morning and no smell, did see some dead fish on shore. But not huge numbers like i thought there would be. I saw 10 - 15 crappies and sunnies, 1 bass and only 1 dead carp.

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Set n Hooks

Not Too bad, havent had a look around our lakes yet.

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hockey_19pro

I'm gettin' the itch, and I know the rest of you are too. With that said, has anyone hit the inlet at shetek or school grove yet for some spring crappie action? I'll be home next weekend (going to school in Brookings)and you can bet I'll be out! Also, has anyone ever tried Island lake in the spring for perch?

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ac777

I wouldn't mind hittin up a lake some where, I was going to hunt snow geese but not looking like they will be around unless this storm pushes em back south.

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LOTWSvirgin

I found a couple today but I was in Iowa

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kosterguide

i found a couple today aswell but i was ice fishing up where there is still ice, lowvirgin why dont you get mike and head up this week ill be chasin crappies and gills in the bemdiji area untill i fall in. you got my number drive up

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LOTWSvirgin

He has to work I have to be in kato on saturday. But the time is coming I will be there someday Hey give me your email I got something for you to check out

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    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.  A person trained in invasive species detection found six zebra mussels near the public access. A DNR survey found six additional zebra mussels north and south of the public access. In both cases, the zebra mussels were attached to rocks and muskgrass in 1 to 3 feet of water. Ramsey County staff conducted a targeted search and confirmed a lakewide zebra mussel presence. Whether or not any invasive species has been confirmed in a lake or river, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found an invasive species in a waterbody where it has not already been confirmed. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
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    • Raven77
      Disappointing.  Had a mushroom/Swiss burger there last week.  Small, dry, overcooked with a small dab of what looked like mushroom shavings.  Wife had a salad with grilled chicken that was tough as shoe leather.  I was really hoping for better as our cabin is close and we enjoy eating out.
    • BobT
      Was out on Osakis yesterday evening on some midlake humps using 1/4oz jigs with leeches in the hopes I could find a few cooperative walleyes. I was getting pestered by what I thought were perch stealing my leeches. I'm a slow learner so it took too long for me to finally downsize my presentation until my dozen leeches were nearly gone. I finally downsized to 1/8oz digs and caught fish. It was 10" sunnies that were stealing my bait. Once I figured that out, I grabbed my crappy/sunny rod with a flu-flu jig and proceeded to have a pretty good time catching sunnies. I had a container of crawlers with me and just cut them up to tip the jig. Kept five for a meal but could have easily filled out.    They were near the bottom in 18' of water.
    • Surface Tension
      FishHawk and Depth Raider are your choices as Sub Troll and Canon are no longer manufactured.   If you don't have any of the above your relying what you see on your sounder and for speed your looking at the blow back or the timing of the thump from a Flasher.   Interpreting speed at the ball this way is a guessing game but it works along with varying your speed. It might not tell you a precise speed but you should be slowing and speeding up not matter what method for speed your using.  If you set your speed at 2.5 and stick there all day your probably won't boat as many fish as if you were coming in and out of 2-3 MPH all day.    Would speed and temp at the ball be useful, absolutely. Wouldn't it be nice to know that fish hit at 75' down in 45 degree water at 2.8 MPH.   Maybe you it was on a speed up or down when it hit too.    
    • trumy
      Seems just fine but I'm not big on eating out and I don't drink anymore so I'm not a frequent flyer of any establishment 
    • delcecchi
      We are?  I hadn't noticed any such activity.      So, how do you like the new reconstituted Landing?   
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      Just curious what any posts on this page have to do with the landing? I really don't care but some of you are sure quick to point out when posts get off the intended subject 
    • delcecchi
      Good to know.  Didn't know that they had boats.
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