Fishing Report for 2-22-22

Anglers continue to take nice numbers of perch and some walleye on spoons tipped with whole minnows, minnow heads or plastics. Lots of fast northern pike action is also being reported throughout the area. Low light hours remain best. The weather should be very nice this weekend – head out for a final walleye fishing trip this winter as the walleye season wraps up this Sunday, Feb. 27th.

Minnesota fishing licenses for 2021 expire on Monday, Feb. 28. All 2022 fishing licenses become effective Tuesday, March 1. Learn more.
Minnesota fishing opener dates for the 2022-2023 fishing season for the Willmar Lakes Area for walleye, sauger, northern pike, and bass (catch-and-release) is May 14. The fishing season for crappies, sunnies, perch and catfish is continuous.

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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