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Willmer-Spicer Area Fishing Reports

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yaggie
3 hours ago, fuzzyray said:

We gave Traverse a go. Fished a long hard day Sat with that wind and ended up catching 3 eyes, 2 smallies, and a few small pike. Didn't see much being caught. Haven't heard any great reports yet.

Bigstone put out the fish sat. early. Done by 10am 17 to 18 inchers, no big ones

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Keith Swenson

approximatly 120,000 pounds of carp and buffalo were netted out of Big Kandiyohi this week.  They were loading 

the truck on Saturday morning at County Park 1.

Edited by Keith Swenson

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eyeguy 54

yowzer !

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mulefarm

They were pulling nets about 2-3 weeks ago. That's a lot of carp going out. Do they do this annually or just every once in a while?  What is the water level like? Be there next weekend.

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Keith Swenson

There haven't been any netted for a few years.  The Lake Association pushed for this.  It's a good thing.  Waterlevel is low for spring but not terrible.  62 degrees over the weekend.   Forecast is for 10 to 15 out of the northwest and mid 50's for highs.  Should be be a decent opener till the forecast changes  to 45 mph winds out of the east and a high of 42.  I'll be at my cabin on the Island.

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bigbad401

I was not there but seen pictures of this from someone that was there and talked to the people working the nets.  Quite an impressive haul.  Sounds like the fish will be shipped the east coast for restaurants.  

 

So far the weather looks to be good for the Opener!  I could do with a little less wind but oh well.  At least it won't be like last year, that was brutal with the wind.

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Musky hunter 82

I've been able to get out almost weekly since the ice went out and have had some great fishing for both panfish and bass.  This past Saturday I made it out bass fishing with my 5 year old son and my dad (a Fathers day tradition for us).  We went out on a local lake that we know well, it took a little to get them dialed in but we ended up catching 38 bass between 10" - 16", with a couple of northerns mixed in that was all in about 2 hours of fishing.  All fish were caught on mushroom head jigs with a 7" worm or a tube in 8' - 20' of water on the outer weed edge.  There was a spot we pulled up on that I caught 6 bass in 7 casts and we ended up pulling 16 off that one small area.

Good luck to everyone out there fishing in this area.

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Musky hunter 82

Got out yesterday afternoon in the heat looking for bass, ending up hitting a couple of small lakes around New London/Spicer.  Most fish were in 2'-6' of water in cabbage beds, we didn't catch much under the docks which I thought was weird.  All of the bass I caught were on tubes and swim jigs, my buddy caught some on a mimic minnow.  We ended up with 39 bass (biggest 4 were around 2.5 - 3 pounds and came on the swing jig), 2 northerns, 15 sunfish and 2 crappies.  The sunfish and crappies were caught on the 3" tubes and the mimic minnows.  Overall a good half a day on water and the weather was actually not that bad out there.

Good luck to any others that are going to get out fishing.

 

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Musky hunter 82

Made it out fishing the Spicer area lakes on Saturday, mostly going after panfish and Bass.  Ended up with a boat load of little dinky sunfish, could find the bigger ones but then again I normally just bass fish this time of year.  As for the bass fishing I ended up with 18 - 20, mostly on tubes and swim jigs.  Nothing really big but I did have a 2 that were right at 17", over all a great day on the water.

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Musky hunter 82

Just a word of caution to everyone that may be coming to the area, all of Kandiyohi county lakes are in a no wake zone for the entire lake.  Not sure when they are going to remove it, but the lakes are very high right now.

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Musky hunter 82

Well the no wake is off all the county lakes and have had the new boat out quite a bit.  Made it out today bass fishing fished for around 3.5 hous and caught 35-40. Biggest 3 were over 3 pounds with one at 4.5#'s.

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delta bravo

Again wow 

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Tom Sawyer
1 hour ago, delta bravo said:

Again wow 

Have you been out fishing? How have you done?

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Havinfun

Sunday a buddie and I hit a lake that we have not been on yet this yr. Tried for walleyes on the normal structure marked a bunch of fish no biters. Switched hooks up and got crappies lots of them! Mostly dink's tho round 8 to9"s. Started to troll the depths and in the middle of nowhere got a few eyes. Decided to pack up and hit another lake. Same thing as before lots of lookers no takers. Tried trolling again and bam. We found em ended up getting 12 to 15 eyes mostly small under 15"'s but we did mange to take a few home.

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Borch

Sounds like several lakes are experiencing winter kills in the Wilmar area this year.  The extent of the kill isn't clear yet but Big Kandi has had some walleye mortality, Lillian appears to have had a significant die off with dead jumbo perch in the shallows, Kasota and Wakanda have a bunch of dead eyes showing up in creeks.  I'd be surprised if it isn't more wide spread than these lakes. 

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smurfy
3 hours ago, Borch said:

Sounds like several lakes are experiencing winter kills in the Wilmar area this year.  The extent of the kill isn't clear yet but Big Kandi has had some walleye mortality, Lillian appears to have had a significant die off with dead jumbo perch in the shallows, Kasota and Wakanda have a bunch of dead eyes showing up in creeks.  I'd be surprised if it isn't more wide spread than these lakes. 

does the DNR list these lakes?????? I also heard the DNR quit allowing permiscuos fishing??? anyone else hear this??? 

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fishingstar

I was by Lake Elizabeth  and the creek between Elizabeth and Ella is full of dead walleyes. I live on Star and is very worried that this lake will have a winter kill. We were just coming back from 2013 freeze out.

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Borch

I'd be surprised if Long and Hope didn't experience a die off too if Elizabeth had some.

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Borch

Looks like Long got hit hard.  Based on Hutchinson DNR oxygen report Long was down to .01 two weeks ago. Die off starts at 5 ppm.  

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fishingstar
3 hours ago, Borch said:

Looks like Long got hit hard.  Based on Hutchinson DNR oxygen report Long was down to .01 two weeks ago. Die off starts at 5 ppm.  

were are you seeing that report? 

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bobberineyes

That sucks,  now I know why people were checking out the creeks last Saturday along 8.. 

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Borch

@fishingstarLooks like star should be ok at 5 ppm or higher for the past few months.  

 

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