fishing report

You will find a few walleyes during the evening hours in 16-24 ft. at Clearwater, Buffalo, and Pleasant Lakes. Most lakes are seeing northern pike being caught by using tip ups and shiner minnows. Fish along the 12-15 ft. weed edges. Lake Francis, Clearwater Lake, Lake John, Pleasant Lake, Lake...
Since there is inconsistent ice depths on most lakes, it is suggested that you use only ATVs at this point. Clearwater and Lake Francis are showing some evening crappie action over 20-25 ft. Fish for northern pike and sunfish in the 8-12-ft. weeds on Indian Lake, Maple Lake, Lake John, Lake Marie,...
Many area lakes have up to 10 inches of ice, but as little as 3 inches on parts of others. There is still a short window to catch walleyes during the evening hours in 16-24 ft. of water on Clearwater, Buffalo, and Big Swan Lakes. You can find crappies in 15-25 ft. during the evening hours on Lake...
Anglers are walking on some areas and using ATVs on others, and ice depths continue to vary from 2-10 inches. Please use caution when venturing out on the ice. Walleyes are being caught on Clearwater, Big Swan Lake, and Buffalo Lake during low-light periods in 16-24 ft. You can find sunfish and...
Adventurous anglers have ventured out onto a few lakes. They have seen spots with up to 5 inches of ice in some locations, but most of the big lakes in the area have a thin layer of ice, with the deepest holes still having open water. Fish Lake Francis if you want crappies or northern pike. Try...
Most lakes capped with ice on Sunday and Monday night, with the exception of some of the big lakes where you can still find areas of open water. Please check ice conditions if you decide to go out. You can try those shallow, traditional early ice spots that have been capped the longest if you do...
Much of the main lake ice that had started to form this week, was chewed up by some strong winds. Several nights and days of cold, calm weather could allow ice to develop fast. Ice remains almost nonexistent, however, there is some pond ice and a thin layer on the very shallow bays. Little Jim's...
Canadian geese in the fields are being shot and duck numbers have thinned out. During the second weekend of deer hunting, bucks were much more active, and although it seemed like hunter numbers were lower, there was still many success stories. Most area lakes remained wide open, with the exception...
Waterfowl hunters continue to shoot divers on big water and there are plenty of geese over fields. Fishing activity has not been the best as of late. Most groups seem to be pretty happy with the number of deer they’ve been seeing this season. There is a fine mixture of bucks and antlerless deer...
Using a jig and minnows has worked to catch walleyes on Clearwater Lake in 12-18 ft. or Lake Sylvia in 15- 20 ft. Most of the ice that had started should be gone this weekend. Mallards and geese are most abundant, however, a few ringbills and other divers remain. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297

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