Windom Area: Fishing Opportunities


Each year the Windom Area Fisheries Office conducts full lake surveys (LS), fish population assessments (PA), and other special assessments (SA) to monitor fish populations and other non-fish lake characteristics.  Here we have posted some of the 80 lakes in the 10 Counties we cover that you might like to try based on the data we have collected over the past few years.  If you are interested in further information please contact the Windom Area Fisheries Office.


2017 CATCH GRAPHS - take a look at most recent survey


Lakes to Try

County Lake Primary Species Other Species
Cottonwood Bean Walleye Yellow Perch
  Cottonwood Walleye Northern Pike, Crappie, Bullhead
  Des Moines River Walleye Channel Catfish, Bullhead
  Double  Walleye Northern Pike, Crappie, Yellow Perch 
  Mountain   Bluegill  Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie 
  Talcot Walleye  Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bullhead 
Jackson Clear  Walleye  Northern Pike
  Des Moines River Walleye  Channel Catfish, Bullhead 
  Fish Smallmouth Bass Walleye, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass
  Independence  Yellow Perch Walleye, Bullhead, Sunfish
  Little Spirit  Walleye  Largemouth Bass, Bullhead, Crappie
  Loon  Walleye  Bullhead, Northern Pike
  Pearl  Crappie  Northern Pike, Yellow Perch
  Round  Walleye  Crappie, Channel Catfish, White Bass 
Lincoln Benton Walleye  Northern Pike 
  Dead Coon Walleye Northern Pike
  Shaokotan Walleye Yellow perch, Northern Pike
Lyon East Goose Crappie Walleye
  East Twin Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Yellow Perch
Martin Amber Crappie Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch
  Big Twin Walleye Crappie, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch
  Budd Bluegill Crappie, Yellow Perch
  Cedar Northern pike Walleye, Crappie, Yellow Perch
  Fox Muskellunge Crappie, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass
  George Bluegill Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie
  Hall Walleye Crappie, Channel catfish
  Okamanpeedan (Tuttle) Northern pike Walleye, Crappie, Channel catfish
  Sisseton Bluegill Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish
Murray Bloody Yellow Perch Crappie
  Buffalo Northern pike Yellow Perch, Bullhead
  Currant Walleye

Yellow Perch, Crappie, Bullhead



Bluegill Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Walleye
  Lime Northern pike Crappie
  Sarah Walleye Yellow Perch
  Shetek Walleye Crappie, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike
  Summit Northern pike Bullhead, Yellow Perch
  Wilson Walleye Bullhead, Crappie, Yellow Perch
Nobles East Graham Walleye Northern Pike, Bullhead
  Indian Crappie Bullhead, Walleye
  Okabena Walleye Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Crappie
  Ocheda Northern pike Yellow Perch, Bullhead
  West Graham Walleye Crappie, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike
Watonwan Kansas Walleye Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Bullhead
  Long Walleye Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch
  St. James Bluegill Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie, Yellow Perch