Until we receive a period of sustained cold weather, deep water lakes should be avoided. "Ice fishing is in full swing on the south end of Lake of the Woods. At 320,253 sold through last Friday 5/1, Minnesota fishing license sales up 48% from same day in 2019. Reporting the report-able has been fine for the gloom and doom crowd, but optimists like me have had to turn over a lot of stones to find a good story. Seems fish are there one night then gone the next. On Sunday, it was still easier to find open water than ice in my home territory. Several groups also reported double digit days. Live minnows suspended just off the bottom was very productive. Now they need customers. Loud rippin raps and buckshot spoons continue to call in aggressive fish during the early morning and evening hours. I got to thinking the other day and for whatever reason, I grew up thinking that you had to have a fiberglass bass boat to be a "real" bass fisherman. Click here >> learn more about Jeff Sundin. "November for me isn't about beards. Some Businesses And Lawmakers Want To Re-Open GymsThere is an effort in Minnesota to re-open gyms across the state after a 30-day pause, John Lauritsen reports (1:58) WCCO 4 News At Noon - … Key areas to focus on are sunken humps and weed edges. On the deadstick, a glow jig or plain hook with a live minnow. Folks should work directly with resorts and lodges who offer rentals in the Northwest Angle. Ranging in thickness from 6 to 12 inches, the ice is not yet ready to support vehicle traffic, so don’t plan to drag your wheelhouse up there just yet. We cast most of the spring and summer for walleye in some high wind days. For them, the ice season has officially begun and apparently, it is off to a good start. By now, most resort and campground owners have probably received the same email, so they likely already have this information available. Walleye fishing has remained slow on the larger local lakes, but good to excellent on many of the smaller walleye lakes in the area. A listing of Minnesota's fishing seasons. Storm Reports; Real-Time Weather; Other Monitoring Resources; Page Menu. Rule of thumb has been the smaller the lake the more ice you will find and more consistent the thickness will be. Or some won’t survive. The Insider News List is the way to receive infrequent notices about fishing news of special interest. “In front of Denny's Resort, the ice looks like stacked ledge rock, and difficult to cross. "Our access is now open to ATVs, snowmobiles and walk out traffic only. Every move we made turned out the same, drill al hole, stare at a blank screen for a minute or two and then move to another spot. Rainy River sturgeon fishing is still going strong. It seemed like an isolated underwater desert, not a fish in sight. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been ice fishing in the bay for 6 weeks, maybe more. "The Early Bird Fishing Guide" Jeff Sundin - Fishing Blue Books, LLC 715 Byington Ave, LaPrairie, MN 55744 218-245-9858 — Arrowhead Outdoors, 218-365-5358. Mid-lake, main basin areas over deep water and areas with current are sketchy. I had heard from friends that there was “just enough” snow to ..." Read >> Ice Report December 14, 2020. They were just finicky, and it took finesse to turn a looker into a biter. Wired2Fish's Ryan DeChaine faces such a situation on a small lake and walks through how to map an offshore hump using Humminbird's AutoChart Live and Zero Line SD Card. Use your best discretion about weight restrictions with the total weight of your truck and fish house combination. The accompanying map with numbered descriptions identifies the access points that ..." Read >> Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Updates December 28, 2020. A balanced setup requires that the line and rod power and action be matched to the weight of the bait. Electronics are helpful to show suspended fish coming through such as walleyes and tullibees. November 3, 2020. After talking with several resort and rental owners, it's evident that access to Lake Winnie will continue to be somewhat restricted for a short time. Some of the folks were here because they had heard the fishing is good in our bay. It is true, you can forget about finding ice on any of the Itasca Region’s deep-water lakes today. Last week, I was able to at least ..." Read >> Fishing Update April 8, 2020. The “keep one” season continues through May 7, when it becomes catch and release only through May 15. I’d rather go fishing without my favorite bait, than sit at home working myself into a tizzy over the media coverage of this bizarre event. Followers 0. For serious or even halfway-serious anglers in Minnesota, staying off the lake […] “It’s good news that anglers will be able to harvest walleye again this winter,” said Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. We eat quite a bit of baked fish, so I like to chase those coldwater crappies that are easy to catch with a jig if you know where to look. In recent years, support for reducing Minnesota's walleye bag limit has grown among Minnesota anglers. Anticipating crappies would be located in and around the deep-water holes in the lake, we used our GPS coordinates to check spot-after-spot where we had caught fish before. There have been some big walleyes caught too, sizes ranging from 28 to 32 inches have caught this week. This past week saw some strong winds blow ice around the basin, eating up some of the thinner ice that had formed. The best place to look for clarity on changes to these executive orders is on Governor Tim Walz' website, so that's where I checked. The numerous shallow-water lakes that were already frozen, will be making ice all day long today and again overnight tonight. In other words, it's the fish that force me into finding alternative locations and feeding patterns well before the scientific version of turnover actually occurs. On April 10th I wrote about the 2020 walleye opener, "For many, fishing closer to home is probably going to be the best bet. Humminbird's MEGA 360 Imaging has proven itself a powerful technology for laying out structure and cover in amazing detail and marking fish in certain situations. Crappies are spawning too or at least making beds. "Currently we are seeing 11 to 14 inches of ice on Leech Lake. Northern pike fishing and spearing both have been very productive on Winnie as well." Groups of 12 to 25 people, mostly on foot and towing portables to spots within a mile of shore. Large dead minnows laying on the bottom or suspended about a foot off the bottom, at the mouths of shallow bays was very effective. Three weeks from today, on the eve of the Fishing Opener, Minnesota resort owners near and far from the Twin Cities will swing open their cabin doors and hope people show up. Within the first 2 hours, I'd seen at least a half dozen bucks and at one time or another, had my rifle pointed at 3 of them. Pike were found anywhere between 10 to 30 feet of water during the day. With weeds dying back, panfish continue to slide deeper and deeper. Even though it was only 1 Smallmouth, 1 Rock Bass, and 1 Crappie it was fun even with the strong wind gusts. I wouldn’t go for a walk out yet, but on Monday, I saw thin ice covering about 90% of Pokegama Lake at Grand Rapids. But I've been wanting a good cordless one for a while. You have to know what to bring – and what not to bring – to ensure a successful day on the water, Mike Max reports (1:36). Minnesota Fishing Opener: A Hallowed Tradition By James Riemermann We really enjoyed this article from explore minnesota tourism. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find areas covered by 8 to 10 inches of ice turn quickly into stretches with only 2 to 4 inches. Small the bait the better. An influx in ATV, snowmobile, and wheelhouse traffic has showed where many of the “community” holes can be found.  These areas will hold fish, but the amount of traffic can make fishing a little slower.Â. Jigging one line on one line and using a bobber with a live minnow on the other is the goto strategy. Anglers are finding walleyes in ..." Read >> Ely Area Fishing Report December 23, 2020. Social distancing/masks expected. It actually started last week for some resorts, this week for others. Further south, I checked the ice on Splithand Lake. We have 2 wheel house roads out deep 29 to 31 feet of water and one in shallow at 21 foot. The fishing opener is sacred in Minnesota, regardless of how good the fishing turns out to be. It's the month I like to catch crappie for the family. Understanding where and how crappies are feeding in the water column is the key to a consistent bite. But we’ve also uncovered large areas of ice that is thinner, 7 to 8 inches as of Monday 12-28-2020. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Even though I didn't bag a buck last weekend, I can honestly say that for me, Minnesota's 2020 rifle deer season opener was my best one ever. McKeon's arsenal revolves around a deep tackle bag that houses a variety of on-ice necessities including headlamps, tools, ice picks, bait pucks, and ..." Learn More >> 8 Storage Tips For Your Ice Fishing Gear. After checking the forecast and seeing it was full of high barometric pressure, I rigged up a few set-ups that have always treated me well and set out to put them to work. The rod tip needs to load ever so slightly under the bait's weight to detect bites -- in this scenario, a tiny bit of ..." View Video to Learn More >> 4 Best Rod Setups for Ice Fishing Panfish. The situation is fluid, so I’ll be adding frequent updates as information about lodging and fishing supplies become available. Jaeger said ..." Read >> Believe It Or Not, Ice Season Is Coming November 20, 2020. So, that’s what I’m going to do and if I see you out there, I will keep my distance; I PROMISE! I also saw on your report that they plan on plowing a road up, (can’t get away from any crowds anywhere these days)! Ice thickness ranges from 9-16”. Overnight Monday, the shallow bay from our resort out to the main lake breakline froze over. "It’s been a good week for improving ice conditions on Kabetogama and for those equipped with a snowmobile, a good week to get out and test fishing skills too. Popular colors are gold, glow-red, glow-white, pink and orange. "At KAB Outdoors, 2020 was an amazing year. Travel conditions on the ice are good, there is a light dusting of snow, just enough to make using snowmobiles viable. In fact, we passed by a couple of deep-water lakes that would have been accessible by boat, if anyone were interested. As much as we hated to do it, I and the Hippie Chick decided to play it safe and cancel our planned vacation to Myrtle Beach. For me, the timing has not been the greatest, I seem to get there on the day before everyone else gets in on a great bite. Sign in to follow this . "Ice conditions are currently excellent on area lakes, with little to no snow on the ice. Scroll in to about 6:20 AM and you're back in business. A) Jim, I anticipated that somebody would write with a question like yours. husky 12 Posted May 17, 2017. husky. In deeper, or heavy structured lakes, like Leech, the rocks ..." Read >> Wheezy Outdoors Ice Fishing Report January 15, 2021. Feeding preferences, oxygen levels and water clarity all play a role in where crappies will be found. Anglers have been having the best luck using tip ups with a shiner, in 17 to 23 feet of water. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. 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Professional fishing guide Brad Hawthorne explains that the power of CHIRP sonar lies in its ability to read ..." View Video to Learn More >> Why CHIRP is the Best 2D Sonar for Ice Fishing. Others were here because our plowed roads are in excellent shape and afforded this season’s earliest access to Winnie via pickup trucks at a time when they could not drive out on many other area lakes. If it's good for fishing, then it's Good For Everybody! Check out Humminbird's blog, which provides product info specifics to get up and running and ..." View Video to Learn More >> How to Set Up Humminbird 360 Imaging for ICE FISHING. The same was true at Sugar Lake located southwest of Grand Rapids, except the ice was somewhat thicker there; 2 to 3 inches at the shoreline. I've been fishing with them because I ..." Read >> Remembering The Foo Flyer. But despite this week’s short term warm up, shallow water lakes are doing okay at holding on to the thin layers of their ice that formed last week. Please stay clear of the resort fish houses, don't go long distances off the road or go plowing your own road. By May 7, the only holdouts were lakes in Cook County, some of the Boundary Waters Lakes, and Lake of the Woods. Later in the day though, the responses began getting more thought provoking and complex; like this one from a regular contributor. Anglers caught trout along weedlines to 40 feet of water, but the 40 foot range was the most productive. Thank you and drive slow!" Ice had already taken hold of ..." Read >> Hunting the Huntable November 10, 2020. Early reports about fishing the big lake have been good, walleye and large pike are active. Once you make reservations, you can coordinate your travel plans with the resort management. Lures with a ..." Read >> Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Report January 13, 2021. Tom Neustrom (MN Fishing Connections Professional Guide Service), Grant Prokop and Andy Walls (Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods) share their tips and tricks for 2019 MN Fishing Opener… My favorite spots showed little sign of any fish movement and the best report I heard was from a young man who ..." Read >> Grand Rapids Area Fishing Updates April 27, 2020. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. Launches, charter boats and fishing guides are expressly prohibited from conducting business as was spelled out in EO 20-38 on April 17, 2020. Walleye fishing has remained slow, despite the fact, anglers reporting marking good numbers of walleyes every evening. "Walleyes and sauger are sliding into a bit deeper water on the south end of Lake of the Woods, with 26 to 30 feet being where most are fishingl Good numbers of fish continue to be caught with a lot of sorting the future small fish in the system and choosing just the right ones for a fish fry. The accompanying photo tells the story there, 5 to 6 inches of ice already cover the shallow, shoreline portion of that lake. From noon until 6:00 pm we ..." Read >> Reader Comments Recent Upper Red Lake Fishing Trip. The Star Tribune last week interviewed decisionmakers in businesses around the state about when and how to start the next chapter of the crisis. I’ve seen it happen in the fall, maybe you have too. Tube jigs were the most popular way to ..." Read >> Ely Area Fishing Report January 13, 2021. While not considered a “Crappie Mecca”, Kabetogama does have modest populations of nice size fish which have not ..." Read >> KAB Outdoors Fishing Report January 24, 2021. Rental operators have ..." Read >> Just home from Lake of the Woods with a fresh report. The rule of thumb on large lakes will be to stick with the outer extremities. Lee Nupson at Oak Point Resort on Leech Lake asked as many questions as it answered. "As of December 30, 2020, resorts and rental operators are allowing ALL BUT THE LARGEST vehicles access to the lake on their plowed roads. We had a good opener around here. At first glance, the walleye photo provided by Dan Anderson, Deadeye Dan's Guide Service, could be passed over as yet another image of a Red Lake Walleye. But bear in mind that while we are legally allowed to fish anywhere in the state, some locations will be more practical than others. I know they need the business, and I will fully support that but dang, it takes a bit of the adventure out of it! Some of them ..." Read >> Ice Fishing Update December 21, 2020. Cutfoot Sioux would be as good a choice as any, I thought, so we ..." Read >> Sundown On Fishing Season November 5, 2020. But yesterday, a stiff breeze blew the bay open again, so it's going to be a while longer before we see it locked up. As of Tuesday, ice thickness varied from about 2 to 4 inches, so there is some activity on a handful of lakes, but activity is not widespread. Forecast looks promising to lock things up in the very near future. On Saturday, thousands of anglers cast their lines for Minnesota’s Fishing Opener. lead version is because tungsten ..." Read >> Central Minnesota Ice Fishing Report January 13, 2021. From what I saw yesterday, it won’t be long before more of their customers begin asking for spearing decoys, crappie minnows and waxworms. Using Humminbird's AutoChart Zero Line SD Card, DeChaine uses a circular survey method instead of traditional transects to quickly and accurately map the structure. Jeff "Kolo" Kolodzinski demonstrates this perfectly. Resorts have fish houses out and good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. In fact, I think that the emphasis on fishing many local lakes will ..." Read Report >> Ice Tour Reveals Anglers Getting Early Start December 2, 2020. In several of my recent reports, I’ve shared observations about fish, roaming flats rather than stacking up on structure. Further north, dark house spearing shelters are popping up in ..." Read >> Ice Report December 1, 2020. Anglers reported marking fish, but could only watch as they would come up and go back down. Mark Doll wrote; Q) "After reading your reports for several years, I believe you take a snowmobile ride up to the Northwest Angle from the South shore, typically every year. Very clear water made it tough during the day, but low light conditions helped the bite. LOW 200 300 NWA 200. Thank You for any advice. That theme played out again last Saturday when we were fishing on Lake Winnie and then again on Monday when we checked out another one of the region’s popular crappie lakes. Fishing trip cancellations happen too and whenever a fishing charter becomes available on short notice, subscribers to the insider news list are the only ones who find out about them. Take Mort's Dock for example, they request that you leave your big diesel truck on shore, otherwise you can drive anything you want. Deeper water is skimming over at night, but on many of the region’s deeper lakes, thin ice formed overnight breaks up again during the daytime. Up to date, accurate and reliable fishing reports and fishing news for Northern Minnesota. The third hole was in 16 foot of water and the crappies decided they wanted to be movie stars, crowding around my camera in a mass hoard! On Monday, there was a note in my inbox from Matt Hoel who, with a friend, spent last weekend fishing on the south side of Lake Winnibigoshish. “A lot of resorts are getting by now only on their ..." Learn More >> April 17, 2020 Northern Minnesota resort owners make clear they want anglers coming their way. Join the Minnesota Fishing Report Club, where only club members see detailed info that is shared. 4 wheeler tracks are being seen more and more at accesses. Lake trout fishing was a little slow overall, but there were stories of some excellent fishing happening out there. On Wednesday, one group reported a good catch of perch, they brought in their limit of ..." Read >> Lake Winnie Ice Fishing Report December 10, 2020. Most of those early answers to my questions were clear; the proprietors either said we’ll be open, or they said we’ll be closed, there wasn’t much grey area. In a lot of ways, he ..." Read >> Ice Fishing Report January 12, 2021. Jeff Sundin is a full time, professional fishing guide, outdoor writer and photographer. Executive Order 20-38 also relaxes restrictions on certain other outdoor facilities such as marinas that rent seasonal docking spaces or provide repairs, sell fuel and the like. Loren Bosmans wrote; “Jeff, I do a great deal of fall crappie fishing in north central Minnesota. To purchase the $145 round trip ticket, administrators require users to login to Facebook and search the ... >> Learn More Northwest Angle Ice Road Open. "Fish are scattered all around on the lakes this week. What had us second guessing ourselves were the hours we would have spent in airports, waiting to catch the 3 connecting flights to get us there. I pulled the camera, got my Vexilar FLX-30, two rods, and headed to the hole. I have had good fishing this fall, getting the crappies suspended over deeper holes, pretty much same areas I ice fish. Resorts have fish houses out and good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Interestingly, walleye anglers seemed to find more pike then walleyes. "The beginning of the 2020/2021 ice fishing season is upon us and from what I can see, it’s shaping up to be a fairly routine opener. On Lake Kabetogama, KAB Outdoors Report January 13, 2021 "We’ve had some success using a lot of presentations but haven’t seen any one of them really stand out. "Winter is slow to arrive at Kabetogama this season, ice conditions improve daily, but at a slow pace compared to most years. Anglers continue to find them in 18 to 25 feet of water, off of points, sunken islands and transition areas. So far none of them has and now the month of May did not even make me wait for a single day to find out that it won’t be any better either. Walleye and sauger fishing on the St. Croix River opened up last Saturday to coincide with Wisconsin’s opener, a week before Minnesota. That decision, controversial at the time, appears to have been made moot by Governor Walz’ shelter in place order; or is it? That’s the news from the small lakes in north central Minnesota’s Itasca Region. But even after the incoming storm runs its course, weekend forecasts appear to favor another busy weekend on area lakes. Site Staff District 1 – Baudette area. "Nupson; “We will be open but I am a little confused about our ability to ..." Read >> MN Fishing Opener Update April 16, 2020. If passed, the bill will mandate the MN DNR to reduce the statewide walleye possession from 6, down to 4 walleyes. These days, I have ..." Learn Morde >> Reader Asks About Mercury Pro XS 115 HP Tiller Performance, "Side imaging sonar reveals an entirely new underwater world to anglers interested in learning the technology. Searching became the norm for almost everyone I spoke to looking for walleyes and bluegills. CLICK HERE to join. "Ice fishing has officially begun on the south end of Lake of the Woods, "The Walleye Capital of the World". On Saturday, Cub Reporter Will Layland wrote;” Little Cutfoot is open, Little Jessie is mostly open and Big Jessie should be open by Monday.”. This year, supporters of a bag limit reduction could be in luck, because Minnesota Senate Bill SF 12 would do just that. So, I fired up the Helix this morning and re-created an image of the location where we were fishing. I'll just have to wait and see if I can get a better angle sometime during the rest of the season. For hard core ice anglers, looking at all of this open water is a little un-settling. A) Mark, the only good way to be sure that your vehicle is parked both safely and legally is to ..." Read >> Accessing The Northwest Angle On Lake of the Woods? Minnesota State Attorney General Walter Mondale and Minnesota Governor Karl Rolvaag display their catch on opening day of the 1963 Minnesota fishing season. After going through a cycle of freezing, then re-opening and then re-freezing, the ice is finally taking hold on Kabetogama. Email copyright©2021 Fishing Blue Books, LLC All Rights Reserved - last revised 01-08-2021, Wheezy Outdoors, Walker, Longville, Remer, Leech Lake Report, Ice Update Shane Boeshart January 13, 2021, 1000 Lakes Sports — Greater Grand Rapids Lakes Area, Jeff Sundin is a full time, professional fishing guide, outdoor writer and photographer. Tip ups placed inside shallow bays or along weedlines was effective too. How much time I’ll actually have to hunt is debatable? But as rental operators prepare to open more plowed roads, options for anglers are continually improving. Lakes in the Sherburne and Wright County areas have ice thicknesses between six and ten inches, pending location and lake depth. Wheelhouses and truck travel are permitted starting today, Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021. A news release from the media arm of the road’s organizers says, “This week is our soft launch, we’re opening the road in a limited capacity for resort guests with a reservation while we finish up some preparations.”. For now, it is important to ..." Read >> Lake of the Woods Ice Report December 9, 2020. If you have friends who'd enjoy receiving occasional updates, please let them know about us. But I wonder; how will I know and identify a “squiggly” when I see one on my map? Opener Reports. "Good numbers of walleyes and saugers are being caught on the south end of Lake of the Woods this week. I have always been under the impression that the fall crappie ..." Read >> Crappie Hole Turned Over? There are a few slush pockets since the warmer weather has started, but nothing too concerning. I’m more interested in knowing if you feel I would be able to get a larger Mercury tiller motor to do what I need? Depths range from 16-24 feet of water. Wondering where all the walleyes went? Executive Order 20-35, issued on April 12, 2020 now extends the date of Walz' COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Executive Order 20-01 thru ..." Read >> MN Walleye Fishing Opener Update April 15, 2020, After reading my Thursday update about the Minnesota fishing opener, Nate Altendorf wrote; “The question I have about the MN fishing opener is can we travel outside of our community to fish?”. So far in 2020, I’ve looked forward to the beginning of each new month hoping that it would be better than the last one. In every revision, they include a section that spells out the penalties for ..." Read >> Walz' Minnesota Fishing Guide Ban Update May 1, 2020, A lot of ice disappeared over the weekend; we saw for ourselves that the east side of Pokegama was wide open. And saugers being caught on the 2021 fishing season go plowing your own road up! Foot travel has been happening during the rest of the minnesota fishing opener reports this week on fish Ed, host Jon as! 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