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Eric Wettschreck

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

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theghost_03

You sure that was the fish biting kev and not you on a bag of seeds?! whistle

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MN Shutterbug

I took my canoe out on an area lake on Friday afternoon, and caught 2 eater walleyes and 2 bass and lost one pig of a bass when he shot out of the water and spit out the plug. I fished from about 2:30 - 5:00 in the afternoon. I was trolling in less than 3 feet of perfectly calm water. I was using a fat 2" parrot colored plug that dives only to 2 feet. It was a fun 2 1/2 hours. However, next time I'm going to go with a plug with larger hooks so I can hang onto the pig once he's hooked.

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theghost_03

I was lucky enough to pull these two fish out this past week, a 7 and 9 lb fish. Both were CPRd!! Alot of nice eaters came out and several more fish of this caliber were pulled out in my boat. Been a awesome spring so far!!

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onlydrakes4me

very nice fish

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tjbassmaster

Nice fish! It has been kind of slow for me so far this year. Have caught a couple eaters and a lot of little ones but notin bigger the 18 yet.

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pointerboat

Opening day I caught 5 fish , biggest was 25", 4 from 18&1/2,to 19&1/2 released the 25. Probably been out 20 times since & usually 1 14" ,then I just through it back not wanting to clean just one, so 7 keepers is all for me so far.

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TruthWalleyes

Found 2 eyes on talcot saturday late afternoon. Slow to a crawl, jig n leech.

A big Thank You to the gentlemen that gave my car a pull at the landing!!

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TKwalleye

Hammered the crappies at Shetek last weekend. Many in the 10-12" range. Nice day. Hope they are still hot this weekend.

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jake125

Heard reports of a 32'' 12lb walleye coming out of a certain southern minnesota lake?? Has anyone else heard any truth to this

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pwally

Were you fishing from shore or in a boat for the crappies?

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TKwalleye

Yeah, actually from our dock. We literally caught them in about 18" - 20" of water. Talked to some others at the lake and heard that they were catching them from the boat too. Somebody caught a 15" crappie in Bloody Lake on the north side of Shetek. I saw the picture....nice fish. He's getting it mounted.

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pwally

Thanks for the info. My 5 year old son and I tried on Sunday afternoon at the dykes but didn't get a nibble.

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broken_line

i heard a kid got a 26" eye in a town, anyone hear what town?? or where? all ive been getting lately is a limit of catfish everynight, few crappie and huge 32"+ carp on my crappie gear whooo is that fun!

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theghost_03

Heard reports of a 32'' 12lb walleye coming out of a certain southern minnesota lake?? Has anyone else heard any truth to this

Your very close, I saw one that was actually a bit bigger than what you described, and yes it did come out of a CERTAIN SW MN lake. wink

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broken_line

did the lake have a simple landing, no parking space with only 1 farm house on the lake??

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MN Shutterbug

did the lake have a simple landing, no parking space with only 1 farm house on the lake??

You call that a landing? At least I can get my canoe in and out easily. wink

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PKretsch20

Bass fishing has been very slow the last couple nights

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crothmeier

speaking of catfish in shetek, whats up with the catfish in sarah. Caught a big one the other night on a med-lite rod with 6lb test, was a lot of fun, but not what i was there to catch. Anyone else getting cats and bullies there?

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broken_line

sunday night got 15 of theese bad boys or girls and a carp ready for the smoker

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jake125

That is a very nice fish, I would like to see a picture of that one! eye fishing picking up anywhere down here?? Thinkin about hitting up Lake Sarah friday, and then headin up towards wilmar saturday

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123fish

Typical night on Shetek for broken line. When you start catching that size of cat in Sarah in any numbers at all you might want to say a prayer.

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crothmeier

jake havent heard much. my luck on sarah the times i've been down there is bullheads and catfish.

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KoopHawk

Anyone have any luck with walleyes on Shetek? I've been thinking about going up to my parents place for a long weekend and giving it a shot but I don't want to waste my time (its a 5 hour drive!)

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MN Shutterbug

I took my canoe out to Brawner last night and pulled in this pig. It measured 19 1/2" and is the largest I've taken out of that lake. By next year, he should be the 20"er I'm after. The photo was taken with a low quality cell phone. I don't trust my good photo equipment to a canoe. smile

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newbuddy56258

My son caught a 42 inch catfish in the Minnesota River near Granite Falls last week. Can't seem to figure out how to post it hear yet, but if anyone wants to see the pic, e-mail me at [email protected]

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brainard6

Anyone have any luck with walleyes on Shetek? I've been thinking about going up to my parents place for a long weekend and giving it a shot but I don't want to waste my time (its a 5 hour drive!)

I was out this weekend and I caught 5...2 I could have kept..1 was almost 16 and the other one was 21. The other three were very small.

Sarah is the place to be. We caught our share of fish this weekend on Sarah...I know a guy who got one a little over 10lbs

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Eric Wettschreck

The wife and I spent a few hours floating around Okebena after work. We saw a lot of fish on the sonar, no biters. We also picked up a bunch of trash floating around the lake. Yuk.

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minnesotashooter

My 6 year old son caught a 20 inch smallie and a 30 inch walleye this week, needless to say it has been a good week for him!!

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MN Shutterbug

My 6 year old son caught a 20 inch smallie and a 30 inch walleye this week, needless to say it has been a good week for him!!

Your young son is going to have to teach me how to fish. smile That's incredible. Give him a big attaboy from me.

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    • james_walleye
      So I figured I'd leave a report. I got up Saturday night. Problem is..... not much of a report other than in 10 years fishing this lake its the worst 2 days fishing ive ever had. I did get 2 16"last evening. But both mornings? Ive never fished so many thick pods of fish that would not go on anything. This afternoon I even tied walleye flies to try on a wolf river rig in the hopes of imitating bugs. Picture enclosed. I'll be up through the weekend so hopefully we get far enough away from the hatches that the bite gets going again. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      If I were Moosebirds, I would move the ice cream cart outside like the beer carts at a nightclub. 80% of their traffic has to be ice cream related so they could sell it outside. If they have to keep it inside they could have someone outside taking orders/collecting cash and another worker bringing it out so that you don't have to crowd everyone inside. Heck, they could have a dockside ice cream cart filled with icecream sandwiches for grab and go!
    • Mike89
      that's one of the other lakes!!  LOL!!!!!
    • ozzie
      I honestly have not even attempted to fish the chain in the recent weeks.  This past week my FIL did go on Tuesday to Trout and found a few willing whitefish for the smoker again but he said it got too hot to fish.  On Thursday and Saturday we went to lake further north and found a few willing crappies to keep us active but could not find any walleyes.
    • Rick
      Awesome report. Thanks @Joe
    • Raven77
      I've only fished Birch a couple of times so I'm no expert.  My best walleye on Birch is this 28"er caught on the west end of the lake in mid September .  Caught this one and several eaters trolling Rapala deep taildancers in about 25 FOW.  Since you are new to the lake I recommend hiring a guide for a half day.  If you want the name of a good one you can pm me.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  Great walleye fishing this week.  Lots of limits, plenty of larger slot fish (19.5" - 28") and trophy walleyes (over 28").  The MTT Photo and Release Walleye Tournament winners had over a 9 lb average each for 5 fish both days of the tournament.  Lots of big walleyes in the lake.  Different parts of the lake have different things happening.  In some areas, the mayfly hatch was over.  In other areas, it was just firing up.  Fishing was better where the hatch was not in full force.    The go to presentations are spinners with crawlers or trolling crankbaits.  Nice schools of eaters on the south shore and up north around Garden Island in 10 -15' of water.  More and more walleyes also staged over deep mud in 30 - 34'.  Hammered gold with glow white and gold with glow red strong colors.       On the Rainy River...   Sturgeon anglers catching fish with the evening bite the best.  Fish holes in the river with a 3 ounce no roll sinker and sturgeon rig loaded with crawlers and/or frozen shiners.   Nice smallies in rocky areas.  Pike are also active cruising bays, weed edges and current breaks.  Walleyes out on flats and can be caught with crawler harnesses or trolling crankbaits. Up at the NW Angle...  Until the US / Canada border opens, guests can travel across the lake staying and fishing in MN waters.  There are shuttle services available and fishing for multi species has been excellent.  Check with your favorite NW Angle resort for options.   Fishing has been awesome up at the Angle.  Schools of walleyes on structure, over sand and on mud.  Nice walleyes 8 - 17' on the sand or 25 - 28' around structure.  Big numbers of eaters being caught.  The best presentation continues to be drifting and trolling spinners with a crawler or a minnow.  Pike and smallmouth bass are active in numerous weedy bays. 
    • delcecchi
      Yeah, wife took the grandkids to moosebirds for ice cream and was not impressed with the service or the covid precautions.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Now is there a locomotive somewhere in the lake to find?
    • SkunkedAgain
      I had a pizza when the new folks took over, and it was not good. However, most everything that I have had since then has been really good. I had the walleye tacos this weekend and the weekend before that had the italian beef sandwich. My general sense has been to stick with burgers and sandwiches. They did badly overcook my brother's walleye sandwich and fries the other weekend, but it was a busy night so I get that it happens. They seem to have good crowds every night, so maybe kitchen staffing is an issue.   Last Sunday (a week ago) around noon there were only two girls working at Moosebirds with a line 10 people deep stretching out the door towards the street. My simple guess is that it's a struggle to find enough workers but that could be a naive assumption on my part.
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