Fishing Report for 5-12-20

Despite the cold temperatures, anglers took a lot of fish over opening weekend, including some large walleye. Most of the fish were found along the shoreline in the weeds or on the sand in 5-10 feet of water. Smaller jigs tipped with shiner minnows, cast and slowly retrieved, produced the majority of fish. Popular walleye lakes this past weekend were Elizabeth, Big Kandiyohi, Nest, Ringo, Willmar, Foot and Long. An active crappie bite was also reported on Nest, Willmar, Foot, and Eagle lakes along the shoreline in the 2-5 foot depths. This weekend’s warmer temperatures should cause the bite to really heat up.

Just a reminder that anglers are asked to continue to fish bodies of water close to home, and practice social distancing at the boat landings and shorelines. Please note that water temperatures remain very cold so anglers need to wear a life jacket. Please review cold water dangers before heading out.

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