Archives for February 2018

Fishing/Outdoor Report:

A mid week warm up brought a few more anglers onto the lakes this week, but after Thursday we fall back into normal/average temperatures for this time of year. Some possible accumulating snow is forecasted for Sunday and Monday and will be welcomed by the snowmobilers and skier alike. Freshening up the snowmobile trails and the ski trails, especially for the upcoming American Birkebeiner race on the 24th.

The best bite this past week on the inland lakes, where anglers are chasing crappies and bluegills. It seems that if you can find an active daytime honey-hole for bluegills, you can sit it out until late afternoon to dusk and find some crappies. Crappie minnow works best for the crappie. Light tackle such as small jigs and soft plastics seem to be the best presentation. We are also seeing fish come on wax worms and artificial baits like crappie nibbles and waxies.

Tip-up anglers are catching some northern pike using medium shiners and walleye sucker. Setting up over the deeper green weeds in 8 to 10 feet of water. Walleye action remains slow. No reports of angler success this week, but then again with the weather earlier week the week, it is difficult to sit out in the sub zero temperatures. The best time for walleye is late evening just before dusk, set tip-ups in 6 to 8 feet of water over the weeds or just off the weed edges as they come in to feed. Use fatheads and/or walleye suckers for the bait.