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Willmer-Spicer Area Fishing Reports

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eyemaster

Thanks for the tips, I appreciate them!!

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Scout*

Best bet on Green is the fishing dock in NE corner by the bridge. The water flows into Calhoun. You will find smallmouth also.

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jigginjim

You can also check down town in spicer.

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eyemaster

What is in Down Town Spicer?

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jigginjim

There is a park, last year they had a dock, people could fish from.

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Pike_Master

Last week on calhoun by the access, there is a large pile of cattails. If you cast next to them, you will catch small sunfish and crappies, but when the evening comes, you will catch 11-13 inch crappies.

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eyemaster

I got to Spicer and was told by someone in the campground that we should try the North shore of George lake. I went there and we did well. I kept the girls happy and that is what counts!!

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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Griggs

Any updates on the smallies out on green? I'm getting the itch to catch some smallies, thanks!

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TruthWalleyes

Theres a tourney this week on green, I've been told they are still pre-spawn.

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LEECH21

Saw lots of fish still on beds on Monday.

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CprForSmallies

Beware of the spot stealers!!! The silverado is this weekend and I've heard multiple credible reports from friends who stay on/near the lake that if some of the tournament guys see you boat a few fish they will motor up and gps your spot. But yea, the first wave of spawners are on the beds. It should be good bed fishing for the next two weeks.

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Griggs

Great thanks for the info!

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glenn57

looking to hopefully hit green for smallies sat, any new info? what about eyes?

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chub

looking to hopefully hit green for smallies sat, any new info? what about eyes?

They're both biting!

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glenn57

any suggestions on bait preferences? minnows---leeches?

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chub

The leech and crawler bite seems to have taken off. I'm sure Red-tails or Shiner's would work good too, but it's easier to baby sit Leech's over minnows now grin

Caught Wallys from 20' down to 40'. Bass too.

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glenn57

are the smallies still shallow? a week ago they said to fish near lone oak is that still ok? or is over by mill pond better?

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chub

I'm sure there's bass there too. I haven't fished those areas. Been picking them up out offshore walleye fishing.

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glenn57

thanks for your info. appreciate it.

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glenn57

went to green sunday am. didnt do well. did not see a lot of smallies in the shallows. no eyes either.

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bucketmouth64

my son and I are here and fished green Monday morning. Caught a few before being blown off the lake. We started off in front of the ole mill, then we trailered and went to the east end. Whole lake was way too windy to fish to our liking. We went to Nest and unloaded on the largemouth. My son's arms/shoulders are sore from catching so many fish. We fished around the landing area fishing the pads. Today (Tuesday) it's cloudy and we might try green again. If it ends up too windy again we will go to Nest.

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Juan Grande

bucketmouth,

What were you using on Nest for largies, topwaters?

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bucketmouth64

yup, topwater plastics. Today, we were on on the main lake the bass were hitting on plastic worms. Action was more sparse. Tougher bite.

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MN Shutterbug

Is the fishing in this area that slow, or isn't anyone fishing anymore? Lets stimulate the Willmar area economy and start doing some bragging. wink There are a lot of good lakes in this area, so if you post your successes, nobody has to know where you are catching them. We'd just like to know if anybody is still fishing around here. Techniques are always fun to hear, also. What is working for the ones that are catching the fish in this hot weather? Are you having better luck in the evenings or mornings?

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chub

Is the fishing in this area that slow?

Has been for me.

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      All batteries are impacted by cold.  But the lithium batteries are impacted less than SLA batteries.
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      Honestly, that narrows it down quiet a bit. There's only so many points by a sand bar. 😄
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