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Fishing Report for 7-7-20

Summer fishing is heating up in the Willmar Lakes Area with anglers reporting lots of action on a variety of lakes. Most fish have moved toward cooler, deeper waters so anglers fishing from a boat are having the most success. Those in search of walle [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-23-20

As the lakes warmed up, the fish have changed to their summer patterns. You'll find a lot of babies and smaller fish along the shorelines as the bigger fish have moved out deeper. Look towards the deep weed edges for panfish as they like to hide in s [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-16-20

The wind has tampered with the ability to fish the past week. Those that have been out are still catching walleye and crappie on Big Kandiyohi, Willmar, and Foot lakes using nightcrawlers on a spinner rig. Larger sized northerns have been pulled from [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-2-20

It was another great week of fishing action in the Willmar Lakes Area! Sunfish and crappie continue to bite near the fairgrounds on Foot Lake and along the weedline on Elkhorn, Diamond and Henderson lakes. The walleye bite has slowed a bit with the w [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-26-20

Anglers continue to enjoy fishing in the many beautiful lakes in the area! The warmer weather this week has proven to be beneficial for fisherman as the waters are heating up and the fish are becoming even more active. Walleye action remains high aro [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-20-20

Last weekend was packed full of fishing action in the Willmar Lakes Area! Anglers were pulling walleye from shore near the fairgrounds on Foot Lake and off of the new pier on Robbins Island with crappie minnows. Other lakes that had great walleye act [ … Read More … ]

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 minnow [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-5-20

Anglers have been hitting the lakes in full force lately. Area lakes are sitting around 55 degrees for a surface temperature so although some panfish haven't started spawning yet, walleye likely has. The Nest Lake Bay is putting out sunfish and cr [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-18-20

It's going to be a great weekend for an ice fishing trip in the Willmar Lakes Area! Starting Friday, high temperatures will range from the low to upper 30's, with mostly sunny skies through Sunday! Recent cold temperatures have improved ice condition [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-11-20

It’s that time of year where you’ll have to try harder to find and get the fish to bite. Move around on the lakes and change depths and lures until you find the right spot. A few walleye have been caught on Norway Lake and Big Kandiyohi Lake. The [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-28-20

Get out and enjoy a fishing adventure on one of the many beautiful lakes in the Willmar Lakes Area this weekend! Most area lakes have 16-18 inches of ice on them. The crappie have been quite active on Diamond Lake during the daytime hours as well as [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-14-20

Although there have been a few anglers taking their full sized trucks and fish houses out on the area lakes, we wouldn't recommend that quite yet. Most area lakes are sitting between 11-14 inches of ice. Look for a great crappie and northern pike bit [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-7-20

Anglers are finally getting out on the lakes in the area by walking, 4-wheelers and ATVs. The ice thickness varies greatly throughout a lake so caution should be taken when heading out. Green Lake varies from about 10-14 inches of ice with crappie an [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-24-19

Anglers venturing out in the past week have reported varying ice thicknesses throughout the lakes. Green Lake can vary from just an inch or two up to ten inches. Make sure to check the ice thickness often as you move across the ice. Those that have b [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-17-19

The ice thickness on area lakes can vary greatly from less than an inch to eight inches, even from one side of a lake to the other. Please use extreme caution when heading out on the ice and stick to walking, snowmobiles or ATVs. Some anglers have re [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-10-19

This week's temperatures should cause ice to build rapidly on the area lakes not covered with a heavy layer of snow. But before heading out, anglers should consult with a local bait shop for the most current ice conditions. And always use extreme cau [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-3-19

While the small lakes are covered in ice, the quality of the ice is pretty poor due to warmer temperatures and the latest snow fall. All the weight on the ice has caused water to soak through, leaving lots of slush. Some of the bigger lakes are still [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-26-19

Few fishing reports are available at this time due to unsafe ice conditions. The snow predicted for tonight could create an insulating blanket on top of unstable ice conditions in the area. Anglers are advised to stay off the ice.

Fishing Report for 11-19-19

Few fishing reports are available at this time due to unsafe ice conditions. High temperatures will be above freezing this weekend causing early ice to change rapidly and deteriorate. Anglers are advised to stay off the ice. Extreme caution must a [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-12-19

Most anglers have put away their boats for the season as ice builds on smaller lakes and shallow bays throughout the area. While some anglers are already walking out onto the ice, travel is discouraged and more time is needed for ice to build. Tra [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-5-19

Few reports are available as anglers put away their boats for the season. Anglers that continue to venture out, however, are being rewarded for their efforts. Jig and minnow combinations remain the best bet for walleye and crappies. The shorelines, b [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-22-19

Die-hard anglers that continue to venture out are being rewarded for their efforts. The walleye are eager to bite, and the crappie action has heated up. A live bait rig or jig tipped with a large minnow remains best for the walleye, especially at th [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-15-19

As the water temperatures have cooled, the fall fishing patterns have taken hold. Crappies have been active on most area lakes and can be found near the deep basin holes. Anglers with success have been using jigs tipped with minnows. The walleye have [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-8-19

Better enjoy the fall fishing while we still have fall. With the pending lower temperatures and chance of snow, who knows what the fish will do. But the past couple days have shown that the fish are active and hungry. If you're searching for walleye, [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-1-19

Fall fishing is back on track as the water temperatures have cooled again. Look for crappie and walleye in the 15 foot depth or along the weedlines on Diamond, Big Kandiyohi, Green, Norway, Florida and Eagle lakes. Fathead minnow is the bait of choic [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-24-19

The water temperatures have started to drop with this fall-like weather we're having in the area making the fish more eager to bite. Lake Florida is the most active lake in the last week with walleye, northern pike and panfish biting by the dam. The [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-17-19

As the summer temperatures have returned, so has the summer fishing patterns. The water temperatures have went back up to 70 degrees so you'll find most species of fish in the shallows and along the weedlines in the early evenings. Walleye have been [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-10-19

After a long week of rainy weather and not many anglers out on the lake, we look forward to the sunny weekend and hope many fisherman enjoy a fall fishing trip this weekend! The walleye are responding well to fathead minnows near the shore in the ear [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-20-19

Panfish are still quite active on most area lakes including Foot, Florida, Diamond and Point lakes. Northern pike can be found in the shallows as weed beds become more established and cooler temperatures return. The walleye bite remains good in the e [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-6-19

The weather is perfect for a day, a night, or a weekend of fishing in the Willmar Lakes Area! Your first stop should be Point Lake for more sunfish than you need and eager bass in about the 17 foot depth. Then cross the road to Eagle Lake for a very [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-31-19

The fishing bite has slowed down a bit with the hot temperatures. Most fish have moved deeper to stay cool. When fishing on Foot Lake or Nest Lake, stick near the culverts for the best action. You'll find sunfish in the weedlines around the 15-17 foo [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-9-19

It's going to be a great weekend to go fishing! You'll find walleye on the northeast end of Eagle Lake in about 15 feet of water. Crappie have been hanging around the 20 foot depth during the day and closer to the shallows at night. If you're looking [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-2-19

Hopefully the rain holds out so we can have a great 4th of July weekend full of fishing! Use a jig tipped with a night crawler in about 14 feet of water to find the walleye on Eagle Lake. Fish in the early morning and late evening to find the walleye [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-25-19

The summertime fishing frenzy has begun in the Willmar Lakes Area. Fish are biting everywhere! Eagle Lake is the number one lake to try this week as anglers have been pulling walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, sunfish and perch. As even the big [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-18-19

The fish continue to bite in the Willmar Lakes Area. Active walleye were found in the 14-15 foot depth on Andrew, Florida, Big Kandiyohi and Foot lakes. Bass have been very active on Foot and Eagle lakes as well. If you're in the mood to search for s [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-11-19

The summer fishing frenzy has begun in the Willmar Lakes Area. Panfish are biting everywhere, especially on Foot, Big Kandiyohi and Green lakes. Look for walleye near the shallows in Long, Ringo, Norway and Foot lakes.They respond well when using jig [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-4-19

It’s a great time to be fishing in the Willmar Lakes Area! Fish are biting just about everywhere. Anglers are pulling up walleye as they troll with bottom bouncers and leeches on Long Lake. Panfish are still active under the bridge and in the bays [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-28-19

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. Those in search of walleye should try Long, Ringo, Eagle, Minnetaga [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-21-19

The spring fishing frenzy is almost here as more lakes are heating up. Norway Lake is still putting out walleye and crappie, while East Solomon Lake and Nest Lake continue to put out panfish. The walleye and crappie are starting to be more active in [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-14-19

The fish are hungry in the Willmar Lakes Area! Anglers are pulling walleye from roughly 14 feet of water in Diamond Lake. Other active walleye lakes to try would be Ringo, East Solomon, Long, Big Kandiyohi and Foot. Crappie and sunfish continue to bi [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-7-19

Anglers are still finding active crappie in the Nest Lake bay, Lake Andrew, and Lake Florida. Sunfish and crappie are being pulled from Foot Lake near the culvert. When looking for walleye this weekend, stick to the shallow lakes such as Calhoun, Eas [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-30-19

All the lakes are now free of ice in the Willmar Lakes Area! Anglers continue to catch crappie in the shallows of Lake Andrew and Elkhorn Lake as well as by the culvert on Foot Lake. Nest Lake continues to put out crappie and sunfish under the bridge [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-23-19

Almost all of the area lakes are free of ice; only Green Lake still has some on it. A lot of active panfish are being found near the bay on Elkhorn Lake, by the culvert and race track on Foot Lake, and under the bridge and near the bay on Nest Lake. [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-16-19

The lakes are starting to open up in the Willmar Lakes Area. We recommend not going on the ice as it is very weak from the last snow storm and the past few warm days. Shore fishing is starting to take off under the bridge on Nest Lake, along the high [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-9-19

Anglers have been pulling quite a few perch from Long Lake and crappie from Foot Lake. Walking is the only way to get out on the lakes right now as the accesses have deteriorated. With more open water lately, some anglers have had success shore fishi [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-2-19

Although there is still roughly 24 inches of ice on area lakes, it's starting to get real soft. No driving of vehicles on the lakes is recommended at this point. Anglers are catching perch and sunfish on Long Lake, crappie from Foot Lake, and jumbo p [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-26-19

It's getting harder to get out onto the ice as the snow melts. The best way would be by foot, especially on Big Kandiyohi Lake as there is 15 inches of water on top of the ice. Most area lakes are still holding at 24 inches of ice, but be aware that [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-19-19

Even though the area lakes still have about 24 inches of ice on them, they also have about 4-12 inches of water and slush. Lakes with aerators are opening up as well as Nest Lake near the bridge. The best way to get out on the lake for ice fishing is [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-12-19

The deep snow and slush has made it difficult to access the lakes throughout the county and most anglers are either walking out or using snowmobiles to get around. Anglers that have been out report good panfish action throughout the area including cr [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-26-19

Anglers have had a rough time getting out on the lakes after this past weekend's blizzard. There is somewhat of a plowed path on Big Kandiyohi Lake, but it would be best to travel by snowmobile right now. The crappie are still biting on Willmar, F [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Updates for 2-22-19

The gamefish season (walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass) will close this Sunday, Feb. 24 for most Minnesota waters.

Minnesota fishing opener dates for the 2019/2020 fishing season for most inland waters are as follows: [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-19-19

Anglers continue to pull crappie and walleye from Willmar and Foot lakes near the fairgrounds and also on Diamond Lake after sunset. The bite at Big Kandiyohi Lake has slowed down a bit. Crappie are still active by the island on Nest Lake. Eagle Lake [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-12-19

With over 24 inches of ice on area lakes, now’s the perfect time to plan an ice fishing trip in the Willmar Lakes Area! The crappie are still biting on Diamond, Willmar, Foot and Eagle lakes. The walleye and jumbo perch are still biting on Big Kand [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-5-19

All area lakes are sitting with at least 24 inches of ice on them. Stay clear of the aerators on the lakes as they can make the ice near there weaker. The walleye bite has slowed down a bit in the area, especially on Foot, Diamond, Green, Long, and E [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-29-19

In the past week, anglers have found active fish in many area lakes. The most active northern pike can be found in Big Kandiyohi, Diamond, Lillian, and Florida lakes. Blue is the color for the hottest lure for crappie and walleye on Big Kandiyohi Lak [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-22-19

Now's the time to go ice fishing in the Willmar Lakes Area! Reports are coming in that the fish are biting on just about every lake. Diamond Lake is giving up 13" crappie in the morning and evening hours while Eagle Lake and Lake Florida are giving u [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-15-19

The ice is on average 16 inches thick on most area lakes and growing with this week's cold spell. The big crappie bite that brought over 500 fish houses on Diamond Lake this past week has slowed down a bit as well as the jumbo perch bite on Big Kandi [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-8-19

Area lakes have roughly 12-14 inches of ice on them. Extra caution should be taken as last week’s warmer temperatures could have created weaker ice. Make sure to check the depth often as you move around the lake. The bite has picked up on Norway La [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 1-2-19

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a chance to get out and do some ice fishing over the holidays. Area lakes have anywhere from 10-14 inches of ice on them. Anglers are pulling crappie, walleye and northern pike from Green, Diamond, Wagonga and [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-27-18

Extreme caution must be used by ice anglers, especially due to deteriorating ice conditions and snowfall concealing cracks and areas of thin ice. Anyone planning to head out should first consult with a local bait shop, resort or guide service for the [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-18-18

The ice thickness is varying greatly in the Willmar Lakes Area as some lakes only have four inches while other have 12. But even though a lake might measure 12 inches in one part of the lake it can vary greatly in a different part of the same lake. E [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-11-18

The winter bite has kicked in and anglers are taking full advantage on our area lakes. The two most popular lakes this past week were Lake Kasota and Minnetaga Lake in the southern part of the county, where many anglers reported catching walleye. If [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 12-4-18

After a windy weekend we are finally making ice again. The small prairie lakes are still in that 4-8 inches range while Eagle Lake and Green Lake are between 2-5 inches along the shoreline. Willmar, Foot, Eagle, Green and Diamond lakes all still have [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-27-18

As of Monday there was 4-8 inches of ice on the smaller area lakes such as Minnetaga, Elizabeth, Lillian, Big Kandiyohi, Solomon, Long, and Ringo Lake. For safety we wouldn't recommend using ATVs of any kind yet. Walleye and crappie are being pulled [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-20-18

The smaller area lakes have 3-5 inches of ice on them. However, the weather is warming up for the next two days so be extra careful if heading out on the lakes. By this weekend, the cold weather should be back and we should continue to make some good [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 11-13-18

Ice has started to form on many of the smaller lakes including Minnetaga, Solomon, Ringo, and Long lakes. However, with the upcoming warming trend we wouldn't recommend walking on the lakes just yet. Let's give the ice another week or two to become m [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-23-18

Anglers that continue to venture out are enjoying a great bite. Jigs or spinners tipped with a sucker minnow or a fathead should catch the most fish. Walleye anglers are finding walleye in the shallows during low light hours and at night on Minnetaga [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-16-18

Anglers have pulled 14-17 inch walleye from Minnetaga Lake in the past week along with some perch. Shore fishing has picked up on Willmar, Foot and Ringo lakes with both walleye and crappie being caught. Stick near the running water to find fish duri [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 10-9-18

The fall walleye bite is inching closer each day. Anglers have pulled nice-sized walleye from the north end of Green Lake, Diamond Lake and Eagle Lake. Shore fishing along Willmar and Foot lakes has produced crappie and walleye for some. Those in sea [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-25-18

Anglers continue to catch walleye on Minnetaga, Big Kandiyohi, Green, Willmar and Foot lakes. With the cooler temperatures, this would be the week to switch over to minnows on jigs or lindy rigs instead of crawlers. You could find some walleye along [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-18-18

Anglers are finding a good walleye bite on Minnetaga Lake and Big Kandiyohi Lake in the southern portion of the county. Pulling a bottom bouncer, spinner and crawler seems to work well. Stick to the 25-35 foot range if fishing for walleye on Green La [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-11-18

Fewer anglers have been out to the lakes lately. Those finding time to search for the fish are catching walleye on Green Lake and panfish on Nest, Eagle, and Diamond lakes. This past Sunday was the West Central Bassmasters Green Lake Fall Classic wit [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 9-4-18

With the start of school and fall schedules, not many anglers have made it out this past week. Those that have been out are catching good numbers of bass, northern pike, sunfish and a few small walleye on Eagle Lake. A note for fishermen, a new fish [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-28-18

Not as many anglers have been out lately. Walleye are still being caught on Green Lake in the 25-35 foot depths and on Eagle and Diamond lakes. The cool weather has brought about the sunfish and bass on Eagle and Diamond lakes as well. Local bait sho [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-21-18

Water temperatures in the Willmar Lakes Area have dropped over the past week. With the shorter days and cooler nights, water temperatures should to continue to fall. Walleye anglers are taking fish from the 25-35 foot depth on Green Lake and along th [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-14-18

Few anglers have been out lately. With the recent heat wave, surface water temperatures have bounced back so the best time to fish has been in the low light hours; early mornings and evenings. The walleye bite has picked up on Green Lake in the 25-35 [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 8-7-18

Anglers continue to find fish in their summer locations and patterns. Walleye are being pulled from the deeper areas of Eagle Lake and Diamond Lake as well as in the 25-35 foot depth on Green Lake. Sunfish have been very active on Andrew, Florida, Ea [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-31-18

The walleye bite has quieted down a bit in the area with only a few being pulled from Green, Nest, Eagle and Diamond lakes. Anglers have had success pulling crank baits in the shallows in the evenings. Sunfish and crappie have been biting everywhere, [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-24-18

Fishing has slowed down just a bit with the many rainy days. Reports are still good for walleye and panfish on Diamond, Eagle and Nest lakes. Anglers have found walleye in the shallows while pulling plugs in the evenings on Green Lake as well as in t [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-10-18

Not as many fishermen have been out due to the rain and extreme heat. Those that have been out shared that the lakes have warmed up quite a bit and the fish are biting. The best walleye bite has been found in the early morning or late evening in the [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 7-3-18

Anglers are enjoying the active fish in the Willmar Lakes Area. Sunfish and crappie can be found on almost every lake near the weed lines and in 5-10 feet of water. Search for the walleye in the 15-20 foot range. Wax worms and crawlers seem to be the [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-26-18

Fishing is still excellent in the Willmar Lakes Area! The most popular and active lake is Diamond Lake. The sunfish and crappie are eager to bite as well as the walleye. Search for the walleye in the 15-20 foot range for the best results. Green Lake [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-19-18

It may take a bit to locate the walleye, but when you do they are hungry. Green Lake has anglers excited about catching large walleye with a 28 ½ inch walleye pulled last week. Most fish, including bass and northern pike, are being pulled from depth [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-12-18

The walleye bite has turned on in the Willmar Lakes Area! East Solomon Lake was the most active this past week with the best presentation being a jig and a crawler. Walleyes were also taken from South Long, Eagle, Willmar, Foot, and Big Kandiyohi Lak [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 6-5-18

As the water temperatures rise, the fishing action does as well in the Willmar Lakes Area! Water temperatures are well over 70 degrees in area lakes, causing the sunfish, crappie, northern pike, bass and walleye to begin their transition from spring [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-29-18

Fishing has been great the last week in the Willmar Lakes Area! Sunfish, crappie and largemouth bass have been active in Diamond, Florida, Andrew, Willmar and Foot Lakes. Anglers reported a strong walleye bite on Big Kandiyohi and Wakanda lakes. Othe [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-22-18

What a great time to be fishing in the Willmar Lakes Area! The walleye bite turned on this past week so anglers have been eager to get out on the lakes. Wakanda, Big Kandiyohi and Lake Lillian had the most action recently. The sunfish, crappie and ba [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-8-18

The lakes have done a great job warming up this past week with most being between 55-58 degrees. Eagle and Florida lakes have had great sunfish and crappie action. Reports from anglers are also coming from Dogfish Bay on Diamond Lake, Nest Lake bay a [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 5-3-18

Great news...all of the lakes in the Willmar Lakes Area have opened up! Green Lake had ice out early on May 2nd; in plenty of time for the Governor's Fishing Opener! Excellent crappie and sunfish action is happening in the Nest Lake bay, the fish tra [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-24-18

As of the latest ice out update on Green Lake, it still has 21 inches of ice. Other smaller lakes are starting to open up. We're hoping for continued warm weather and some wind and rain to break up some of these lakes in time for the fishing opener.

Fishing Report for 4-17-18

As of Monday, Green Lake still had 29 inches of ice on the lake with plenty of snow as well after this weekends storm. As the Willmar Lakes Area preps for hosting the Governor's Fishing Opener May 10-13th we will keep a close eye on the ice condition [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 4-3-18

Only a handful of fishermen out lately with the cold and snowy weather. Anglers have been spotted on Willmar Lake, Foot Lake and Elkhorn Lake. ATV's and walking should still be safe on the ice, but always check for current ice conditions. Lakes with [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-27-18

Fewer fishermen are heading out on the lakes lately. Area lakes that have accesses on the northern end or western end of the lake are in rough condition as the ice is breaking away from the shore. Anglers are still having success catching sunfish and [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-20-18

The best panfishing of the season is happening right now in the Willmar Lakes Area. Anglers reported active fish on the south end of George Lake, the east end of the big island on Nest Lake and in various locations on Elkhorn, Diamond, Willmar and Fo [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-13-18

Fishing has been good in the Willmar Lakes Area with nice sized perch being pulled from Lake Lillian and crappie and sunfish being pulled from Willmar and Foot Lakes. Other great lakes to check out for late winter fishing are Diamond, Eagle, Elkho [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 3-6-18

Anglers were required to have their fish houses off the lakes as of yesterday in the Willmar Lakes Area. The walleye, northern pike and bass season came to an abrupt end with a snow storm. Many lakes have standing water from the rainfall on Sunday or [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-27-18

Few anglers were out this past weekend due to the snow storm. Those that were out before the storm hit reported lots of crappie action on Willmar and Foot Lakes during the day. And as evening fell, even the sunfish and walleye started to bite. Averag [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-20-18

It was a great weekend to get out on the lakes. Foot Lake proved to be the most popular with many ice houses on it. The daytime bite was the best for crappie and sunfish and a few small walleye. Others had luck on Eagle Lake with walleye and crappie [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-13-18

Anglers have had some success this past week, even with the cold temperatures. The daytime bite has been good on Willmar Lake and Foot Lake especially near the golf course. Some good sized perch have been pulled from Big Kandiyohi Lake and Lake Lilli [ … Read More … ]

Fishing Report for 2-6-18

It was a quiet weekend in the Willmar Lakes Area with the Super Bowl and the cold weather. Anglers brave enough to go out were catching sunfish, crappie and walleye on Diamond Lake and the northern end of Eagle Lake. The early morning and evening hou [ … Read More … ]
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