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Vince Nordstrom of Willmar brought his Honda outboard to the Foot Lake access earlier in the week to make sure it was ready for the start of the open water season. A few tugs later, the motor was purring and he was giving thumbs up on the prospects for a new season. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Time to make bobbers go 'kerplunk' in area waters

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WILLMAR -- Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to start the outboards or find a spot along the shoreline of a back bay.

The open-water season is here, and the warming spring temperatures bring the promise of early-season crappie action starting this week.

There were a few anglers reporting some success, but this past week the fishing was generally spotty, according to Brad Foshaug at Brad's 71 Bait and Sport, Willmar.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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