Windom Area: Fishing Opportunities in 2016


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.




Lakes to Try in 2016

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

Northern pike, Yellow perch



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