Landing is open,water is cold.Was out Sunday and caught 3 perch and 1 walleye,enough for the pan.The dock is half way in making launching the boat easier.Thanks city of alma!
Mississippi River Pool 5, Alma
MOON PHASE (23%)
76° - 80° F
56° - 60° F
Three hot, clear days on the Great Alma Fishing Float. Temps in the 80's afternoons. Got a 10lb cat, a bunch of crappies, some saugers, 'couple perch, undersized bass, and ONE walleye, 14in. Too bad. Everything on minnows and river rigs, though I tried just about everything else but crawlers, cuz I don't like to clean "gills. Buddy got a medium northern and a large white bass. Action was not very good.
If you are heading to Alma from the south I know of 3 options for minnows.
Winona - Daniels Ace Hardware just off the bridge coming from 35 - take a right as you come off the bridge into Winona and then the next right (Huff / Riverview Dr.) and you will run into it on the left side of the road.
Winona - Hogline Bait & Tackle at 302 Mankato Ave (towards Fleet Farm). This just recently opened.
The other option is B&S Express in Buffalo City - gas station / convenience store that has bait.
West End bait that was on West 5th in Winona has been closed for several months now.
Last time I was there I couldn't find minnows to save my life since the main bait shop went out of biz. All the gas stations all the way down through Fountain City only have worms. Didn't try the Nelson place. If you find them close, please post details. Going up next weekend.