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Coacher
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:41 PM 01/11/06 (CST)
Big question for this message board. How is the bass fishing in Southwestern Minnesota? Currently I live in Texas and could be moving to the area. Just wanted to get a report. I have heard all about the walleye and the hugh muskies, but I love catching bass. To my knowledge there isn't a huge large mouth population, but the small mouths are rumored to be good. Any info would be appreciated.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 06:44 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
Well let me tell you this, some of the guys here look at me like I know things about bass. Well, I do.

Up here your average good bass runs about 3.5 to 5 pounds. I.M.O. any thing over 4 is a big bass. I've hit the 6.5 pound mark 2 years ago. And a nice 6 ponder last year. We do get the winter kill and bass are not on the top of the food chain here like they are down in Texas. The same things you would use down there will work here. I haven't been smallie fishing yet but this year I plan on it.

Your going to loose lures do a certain fish we like to refer to as "Snakes." They are northern pike. Same family as the musky and look like them. So get a book and read up on them cause you can't keep the smaller musky. Any way back to the snakes. THEY HAVE TEETH AND THEY ARE SHARP. So be careful taking lure back from them. They lurk in the same waters as bass and hit the same lures as bass.

We don't have many man made lakes like the south does so don't bother looking for sunken road beds. Well I have to get some work done, I'll post back more info later, and stick around this site I know Wed Dude personally and is brother and they're great people and willing to help any one out. The dudes got one heck of a site here and we all joke about the fish we like to hunt for. Talk to you later.

And if you like just shot me an e-mail and we'll talk bass.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 06:45 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
Oh yea, what part of Minnesota are you fishing?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:19 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
I have never been never been in the area for a long period of time, it would be the Southwestern area, mostly by Marshall. The lakes I can see on the map are Lake Sarah, Lake Shetek, and Lake Benton. You may have never even heard of these lakes, but they are the only ones that show up on my map. Thanks again for the info, I greatly appreciate it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:30 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
I haven't heard of those. I mainly go north fishing. But I like to hit the small ponds around the metro area.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:45 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
Hey Coacher,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:28 AM 01/12/06 (CST)
I did some research and i couldnt find a whole lot of good bassin lakes in that area. I would reccomend that you jump online, hit the mn dnr webpage and go to the lake finder. From here all you need to do is type in the county and it will bring up a bunch of lakes. There are some very good bass lakes in the metro and even more in northern mn. Good luck and welcome to the forum!
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