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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
With the exception of some pond and shoreline ice, you should be able to get out on any lake this weekend. Archery hunters are starting to see more deer activity, but pheasant reports have been light. Waterfowl hunters are having more success. They are seeing more divers, along with a strong push...
Diehard anglers are continuing to catch walleyes on Sugar Lake in 15-25 feet and Clearwater Lake in 10-15 feet of water. They are using minnows. There has been some success for duck hunters lately as well. They are seeing geese, mallards, wood ducks, and a few green-wing teal that have been moving...
Bass and pike fishing remain strong in less than 12 feet on most lakes. Crappies are being located on Clearwater Lake at 15-20 ft. Walleyes are being caught using minnows, from 15 to 30 ft. on Sugar, Clearwater, and Cedar Lakes. Pheasant hunters are seeing and shooting some birds, despite quite a...
Clearwater and Sugar Lakes are producing some nice crappies, you can find them at 18-25 ft. Bass and northern pike are being caught on Lake Francis, along with Cedar, Granite and Clearwater Lakes, by using spinnerbaits on those remaining weedlines. Fish for walleyes on Lake Sylvia at 12-15 ft.,...
Catch northern pike with minnows or spinnerbaits, on mid-depth weedlines of Clearwater, Granite Lake, and Lake Francis. Clearwater Lake is producing a few walleyes with minnows in 10-15 feet and Cedar Lake in 18-25 feet. Topwater baits are turning bass early in the day in less than 10 feet of water...

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