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

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pwally

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

was out from 7pm till dark. no live bait just a jig an a twister

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pwally

Any particular color?

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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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pwally

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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wnksw

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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muc33

Thanks for the report Ghost!!! Great to hear you found a good bite!!!

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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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Ryan84*

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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Joe15

And where was this?

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123fish

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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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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