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Winona Area Report

  • Blog Post by: Heath Sershen
  • July 20, 2009 - 3:18 PM
Trout Creeks.

    The area trout creeks are running clear and low.  The trout are in their usual holding spots, pools and their tails, also in riffles and runs.  The Trico mayflies are starting to hatch in the early AM and tiny BWO’s are hatching on some creeks.
Anglers have been finding handling success with ants, beetles, scuds, and Adams patterns.
    A light and long tippet is crucial for hooking success.  Please take care when handing trouts as they are sensitive to being out of the water for too long on hot days.

The Mississippi River.

    The local pools are starting to weed up.  The Gar are in the backwater snags and the catfishing has begun to really pick-up, especially on warmer sunny days.
    The walleye bite is sporadic however sauger are readily caught on wing dams with minnows.
    The sunfish limit of 10 is easily reached fishing snags and weedy edges.  Largemouth bass and northern pike are active and can also be found on weedy edges.
    Gar are actively feeding near snags with weedy edges on backwater currents and sturgeon are being caught on fast current sandbars in one to ten feet of water.

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