Fishing Report for 5-24-22

The spring fishing frenzy has arrived in the Willmar Lakes Area! The walleye and crappie are starting to be more active in the shallows on Willmar, Foot, Andrew, and Eagle lakes. Other lakes that had great walleye action included Long, Big Kandiyohi, West Norway, Ringo and Green. Stay near the shallows and use jigs tipped with minnows during the early morning or late evening hours for your best bet on those walleye. Anglers are pulling nice sized crappie from Green Lake around that 12 foot depth, while panfish continue to stay active on Foot, Nest, Calhoun, and Ringo lakes using night-crawlers. Bass are also starting to become more active by the inlet on Eagle Lake.

The best spots to shore fish right now are along the highway on Ringo Lake, off the pier on Foot Lake, off the fishing pier on Games Lake, and if you’re willing to put some waders on, in the inlet on East Solomon Lake. You could also try by the dam on Lake Calhoun and from the road on Elkhorn Lake. The warmer weather this weekend should prove to be beneficial for fisherman as the waters heat up and the fish become even more active. Take your next fishing adventure in the Willmar Lakes Area this Memorial Day Weekend!

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