I also saw on your report that they plan on plowing a road up, (can’t get away from any crowds anywhere these days)! Deadsticking a lively minnow was the top producer last week, but loud buckshot spoons and rippin raps are calling them in. Be like me, become a duly deputized "Cub Reporter" and post your own pics and comments. But there were some larger walleyes, some stretching over 28 inches also caught this week. Later in the day though, the responses began getting more thought provoking and complex; like this one from a regular contributor. 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. Minnesota Fishing Reports. Jigging spoons and ..." Read >> Ely Area Fishing Report December 10, 2020, "On the south end or Lake of the Woods, ice is thickening and making progress. That’s because some of the Itasca Region’s more popular ice fishing lakes already have holes drilled on them. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Still, you can’t just go anywhere, or do anything. Loud rippin raps and buckshot spoons continue to call in aggressive fish during the early morning and evening hours. On Saturday, Cub Reporter Will Layland wrote;” Little Cutfoot is open, Little Jessie is mostly open and Big Jessie should be open by Monday.”. You’ll be happy to know that relief is in sight, the giant lake has already ..." Read >> Upper Red Lake Ice Update November 21, 2020. Small tungsten jigs tipped with wax worms was key for bluegill anglers. To subscribe, click to >> Opt-IN Fishing Guide's Insider News List. We depend on getting thicker ice because getting our fleet of Ice Castles into position requires some heavier equipment. But that is changing now, folks are finding their way onto a wider array of lakes and travel conditions on them are improving daily. Rainbows in the sky and 45 degrees are hardly the recipe that puts us on the fast track toward the ice fishing season. The numerous shallow-water lakes that were already frozen, will be making ice all day long today and again overnight tonight. "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. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. 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. Groups of 12 to 25 people, mostly on foot and towing portables to spots within a mile of shore. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been ice fishing in the bay for 6 weeks, maybe more. "Walleye fishing has remained slow overall this last week. I’ve seen it happen in the fall, maybe you have too. 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. 3 to 6 inches of snow could increase their dependence on plowed roads provided by resorts and rental operators. Even though it was only 1 Smallmouth, 1 Rock Bass, and 1 Crappie it was fun even with the strong wind gusts. Walleye and perch are roaming the edges of large flats using a soft breakline at ..." Read >> Lake Winnie Fishing Report January 15, 2021. 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. But even after the incoming storm runs its course, weekend forecasts appear to favor another busy weekend on area lakes. Feeding preferences, oxygen levels and water clarity all play a role in where crappies will be found. Travel conditions on the ice are good, there is a light dusting of snow, just enough to make using snowmobiles viable. The number of newer tin boats I'm seeing on my local fisheries is absolutely blowing my mind. Well as of today, the fishing opener is only 23 days away and Governor Tim Walz' Emergency Executive Order 20-35 places yet another roadblock for Minnesota anglers. Covid rules apply. I learned quickly from early responding resorts and bait shops that response to the Covid-19 situation is going to be all over the map. But before we ever left home, we looked at weather forecast for today and decided to shorten our stay to a single day on the lake. Interestingly, walleye anglers seemed to find more pike then walleyes. The system of plowed roads there is better than anything you will ..." Read >> Fishing Report January 14, 2021. 05/25/19 - 03/01/21: Largemouth and smallmouth bass (click here for season dates) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border waters If it's good for fishing, then it's Good For Everybody! Kuznik, along with both of his dads shrugged off my words when I said; “I know the weather will be nice, I know we’ll have a nice day on the lake and I’ll definitely give it everything I’ve got. We had estimated being about halfway to seeing the entire lake frozen over. Forecast looks promising to lock things up in the very near future. 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. "Chances are you've encountered an unmapped lake, spot, or even a map but with poor accuracy and detail. So far, we’re not aware of anybody venturing too far away from shore, but we think they will be soon. That’s pretty much what I told Paul Kuznik when he called about a fishing trip for he, his father Tony, and father-in-law, Ivan. Jeff "Kolo" Kolodzinski demonstrates this perfectly. This video is unavailable. We are hoping that the snow will hold off this weekend and that we should be able to hopefully open to the public for ice traffic. Wired2Fish's Ryan DeChaine outlines a straightforward 7-step process to keep your motor and boat in excellent mechanical, structural, and cosmetic condition when in storage. Similar stories will play out all over the Itasca Region this weekend. We are finding 8 inches or more of ice in our location, Blue City. 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). On Upper Red Lake, the cat is out of the bag. 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?”. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, anglers will be allowed to keep one walleye between 21-23 inches or one fish longer than 28 inches. Northern Pike were very active this last week, with several mid 30” and up, caught this last week. Accessing The Northwest Angle On Lake of the Woods? Watch Queue Queue Crappie action up in sucker Bay and portage bay has been strong in 7 to 10 feet of water. Pike were found anywhere between 10 to 30 feet of water during the day. We have located one decent stretch of ice that’s 12 to 13 inches thick, that is the best so far. 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. Long story short, resorts are (and always have been) allowed to remain open. 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. We do highly advise people to be careful around ice heaves with all the above average temps we have had lately, and always remember, “NO ICE IS EVER SAFE ICE!”, Walleyes: Walleye fishing has continued to improve across the area. Please stay clear of the resort fish houses, don't go long distances off the road or go plowing your own road. 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ATVs can move freely, within the constraints of cautious, safety minded exploration. Barometric pressure was at 30.10 in HG so I started light, using a 1/32 ounce ..." Learn More >> Boeshart Central Minnesota Report January 23, 2021. Eric Morken, Clint Austin and Jillian Gandsey contributed to this report. Key depths have slipped a little deeper to 20-26 feet of water. As I write this report, the air temperature outside my office window is 11 degrees f and with the forecast high of 25 degrees, I expect to see a lot more lakes around the Itasca Region skimmed over with ice this morning. One the jigging line, spoons with a minnow head or tail effective for jigging line. "Ice fishing is in full swing on the south end of Lake of the Woods. There are some resorts that do plan to open their accesses to anglers this week. In the past month, some public officials in northern Minnesota have said visitors aren't welcome, worried metro vacationers might tote the coronavirus with them. Lindy 1/32 oz. Once you make reservations, you can coordinate your travel plans with the resort management. Professional guide, Tony Roach, walks through 4 of his top rod setups that match the ideal power and action to the chosen presentation -- usually small jigs, spoons, and lipless crankbaits that range between 1/16- to 1/64th-ounce. Thank you and drive slow!" Everything you need to know about Minnesota fishing, including the top 50 fishing lakes, fishing reports, a maps of lakes, frequently asked questions, and more to guide your fishing experience. Anglers are finding walleyes in ..." Read >> Ely Area Fishing Report December 23, 2020. For a closer look, enlarge the satellite image, roughly half of the lake is covered with thin ice with the rest open water.Â, Ice anglers are hoping for cold nights combined with low wind and no snow to create a good early sheet of ice.Â, Every year is different based on Mother Nature of course, but normally resorts will be able to get their smaller fish houses, called day houses, out by ..." Read More >> Lake of the Woods Ice Update November 24, 2020. "Ice fishing has officially begun on the south end of Lake of the Woods, "The Walleye Capital of the World". For them, the ice season has officially begun and apparently, it is off to a good start. Fish were in the neighborhood, in fact one of us or another had an image of a fish on our depth finder all day long. The Lake of the Woods Minnesota walleye opener is this Saturday, May 9! On Tamarack Bay, the scene, according to lifelong residents was reminiscent of the crowds of perch anglers from the 1970s and 1980s. 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… In the early ice season I like to ..." Read >> Central Minnesota Ice Fishing Report January 1, 2021. "Zippel Bay Resort's 1st ice road map of the season. “Ramps and parking areas owned and maintained by the Minnesota DNR will be open. There are a few slush pockets since the warmer weather has started, but nothing too concerning. 2020 Minnesota Fishing Opener . "It's a waiting game for ice on the south end of Lake of the Woods. Calm bays, away from current areas are fairly solid now and folks have been able to walk out on them. Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. In recent years, support for reducing Minnesota's walleye bag limit has grown among Minnesota anglers. Most ice fishing taking place in water depths between 20 and 27 feet.  Using the one-two punch of jigging one line and dead sticking with a live minnow for the second line.Â, Jigging spoons with a minnow head or tail effective for jigging line.  Colors, gold, glow, glow red, pink.Â, Some jumbo perch, big pike and ..." Read >> Lake of the Woods Fishing Report December 22, 2020. If snow does cause travel restrictions, then Winnibigoshish is liable to be the hot spot for north central Minnesota anglers. Loren Bosmans wrote; “Jeff, I do a great deal of fall crappie fishing in north central Minnesota. The ice thickness along shore is over a foot now, we measured 13 inches in the area where we fished. Further south, I checked the ice on Splithand Lake. Soft plastics worked for some crappie anglers, but small ntungsten jigs tipped with a crappie minnow work best." “Conservative management continues to sustain good fishing on Mille Lacs.”, Mille Lacs was a popular ice fishing destination during the winter of 2019-2020, in part due to ..." Read >> Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed 1 walleye. "To say that there are significant gaps in my knowledge about how to fish in 35-degree water temperatures is an understatement. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. Site Staff District 1 – Baudette area. Minnesota Bound celebrates the start of fishing season and the stories that make Opener so special to so many families! I know they need the business, and I will fully support that but dang, it takes a bit of the adventure out of it! 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. So, since we didn’t spend Sunday evening gazing at the ocean sunset, we decided to see what we could see here, in our own neighborhood instead. Walleye anglers ..." Read >> Ely Area Fishing Report December 15, 2020. Thomas Kotula wrote; "How far you go away from home is subjective and I doubt many people, including myself, are going to worry about that. This year, the mild weather has been a blessing and we definitely ..." Read >> KAB Outdoors Update November 25, 2020. “In the past, discussions about reducing walleye limits have centered more around the social aspects of the issue rather than statistical ones.” Ruud said. While driving to one of his "known" spots, side imaging reads a bottom composition change - it's a hard spot covered with fist-sized rocks and some larger boulders mixed in. 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. Rattles, glow sticks, subtle colors, vibrant colors, heavy, light, big and small; every spoon has it's own place in your tackle tray. Most of us rarely, if ever see surface temperatures colder than 40 degrees and for me, 50 degree water is enough to produce changes in both location and feeding patterns. For example, a tiny 1/64th-ounce jig fishes best when using a 1- to 2-pound line. Also in the mix, Jumbo Perch, Sauger, Pike and Tulibees, with an occasional Eelpout coming along too. 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.”. Yes, that’s right, the lake is locked up, our rentals are in place and customers have ..." Read >> Kabetogama Ice Fishing Report January 6, 2021. The ice is rough this year. For more information on the matter, check out Walker's boat motor interview with Brian Miller of Sea Foam for some interesting and informative facts. On Wednesday I spoke with MN DNR spokesperson Kim Pleticha about the prospect of any Covid-19 related interruption to the walleye opener on May 9, 2020. There have been some big walleyes caught too, sizes ranging from 28 to 32 inches have caught this week. Read >> Central Minnesota Ice Fishing Report January 13, 2021. Ice continues to improve as lakes remain clear of snow. It actually started last week for some resorts, this week for others. If passed, the bill will mandate the MN DNR to reduce the statewide walleye possession from 6, down to 4 walleyes. Live from Albert Lea, Minn., for the 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, Rob Drieslein and Tim Lesmeister recorded this two-hour special edition of Outdoor News Radio on Saturday, May 11. I went to Governor Walz’ website, clicked on the StayHomeMN Frequently Asked Questions sections and selected “When is it okay for me to leave my home?” Among the listed exceptions to the travel ban; found this. Unless we get a lot of snow soon, these flooded areas shouldn’t pose a problem down the road, so, we have our fingers crossed and will ..." Read >> Lake Kabetogama Ice Fishing Report December 29, 2020. With light snow cover, folks have gotten used to driving their pickup trucks on most of the popular lakes. Since this Covid-19 stay home order was implemented, all my usual spring routines have been wiped out. We had a good opener around here. But if you ask me, it is real and one of the most easily recognizable symptoms is the perennial clamor among a certain segment of our population to be the first angler to catch a walleye through the ice on Upper Red Lake. husky 12 Posted May 17, 2017. husky. With weeds dying back, panfish continue to slide deeper and deeper. And one of the payoffs has been his discovery of active crappies. "Ice conditions have remained excellent on area lakes. I don’t think there are places to fish safely yet, but it is coming. Follow Jon Thelen as he explains some key tips on finding and catching walleyes as they move to midwinter structure. By days end, we had amassed a bag of fish that included some walleye, some perch and ..." Read >> Family Fishing Day on Lake Winnie January 11, 2021. Other colors, gold, glow, glow red, pink. — Randy Simons, Randy's Rentals, 612 961 8360. Responses to Saturday's column, Governor Allows Certain Outdoor Businesses To Re-Open. Resorts have fish houses out and good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. Current Fishing Reports • Guided Fishing Trips • Current Video • Fishing Articles • Links • Contact. As of December 29, 2020 we have some fresh fishing updates, along with information about lake accesses and travel conditions on Lake Winnie. Listen every Thursday at 6:20 AM and get additional fishing reports and information. Ice over the main, mid-lake portions of Lake Winnie froze up about a week ago. Every year there’s something that challenges ice fishers and for many, this season’s challenge has been not enough ice. I’ve been pouring through the details of the recent changes to Governor Walz’ Executive Orders. A listing of Minnesota's fishing seasons. Social distancing/masks expected. We have 2 wheel house roads out deep 29 to 31 feet of water and one in shallow at 21 foot. There have been a lot of small fish to sort through to find keepers, but there are enough in the mix for a good fish fry. The open question now is whether access to area lakes will be more restricted by the weekend. After reading the article, Brad Slye wrote; "Hi Jeff, I've been fishing up on Upper Red and remembered picking up some Foo Flyers when you were demonstrating them at the Lindy booth at the St Paul Ice Show several years ago. 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. I am interested in a larger 20 foot tiller boat but I am concerned about not being able to use a larger motor on a 20 ft tiller to put the butt of the boat into the waves, be able to idle down slow enough so I can sit in one place and cast. Â, I was looking on the internet to see if I could find any info on this and stumbled onto one of your reviews of Lund Tiller Boats. Make some noise! Most of the time, this sort of finicky behavior is due to 1 of 2 things. First ice is an exceptional time to target big and large numbers of walleyes, but we all know that the early season walleye bite doesn’t last forever. 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. January 21, 2021. Of note, there's no appreciable change in depth, so mapping doesn't ..." View Video >> How to Use Side Imaging to Find Hidden Spots, ... "This probably means that for most fishermen, "The Turnover", I mean the absolute scientific event is probably not really what influences fish locations and feeding patterns during the cold water period. In the northern tier, Minnesota’s shallowest water lakes are pretty much all frozen now. Using one set line, or "dead stick" with a live minnow suspended below a bobber while jig fishing with a ..." Learn More >> Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Updates January 5, 2020. Resorts have fish houses out and good numbers of walleyes and saugers being caught. The order, “Extending and Modifying Stay at Home Order, Continuing Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation, and Allowing Additional Workers in Certain Noncritical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces” was good news for certain retailers who can set curbside pickups and home deliveries. Access fees $15/day or $40 for a 3 day weekend pass.  Ring doorbell for assistance. I expect that the next time I drive that way, I’ll see fishing shelters on the lake. lead version is because tungsten ..." Read >> Central Minnesota Ice Fishing Report January 13, 2021. With safety in mind, resorts have been out checking ice thickness, ice conditions, cracks, and in some cases starting to mark trails. We are also catching some walleyes on ..." Read >> Kabetogama Ice Fishing Report January 13, 2021. Below zero temps this week. 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