While some ice remains on the small, wind-protected bays and lakes, there was quite a bit of open water reappearing this week. It's going to take a stretch of cold air and calm winds for walkable ice to form on the small lakes. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297  
While there was some ice forming on the small lakes, it has deteriorated quite a bit since last week. Any ice that remained early this week also looks soft and most big lakes were being kept open by the wind and warm weather of late. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297  
Most hunting groups report good success and they're seeing plenting of deer. The very small bays hav eice on them, while the main bodies of most lakes were open or had a thin layer of ice as of Tuesday morning. A few ducks still being taken. Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297  
With a lack of anglers and skim ice taking hold on many small bays and ponds, there isn't anything to report on the local fishing scene. Most boats also have been put away and are now waiting for ice to form. Good luck to all the deer hunters! Little Jim's Bait (320) 274-5297  
Look to Clearwater Lake or Granite Lake with minnows for walleyes 10 to 18 feet. Overall, fishing pressure has been minimal and many boats have been put in storage. The small ponds are skimming with ice overnight, but there are ducks being shot on those medium to large bodies of water, while geese...
Walley action has picked up a bit with minnows on Clearwater Lake, Big Swan Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Granite Lake in 10 to 20 feet. Panfish, bass and northern pike reports have been limited as most anglers are chasing walleyes. Duck and goose hunting has been good with a few more divers showing up...
Sunfish, largemouth bass and norther pike remain active on the 12 to 15 foot weelines of Clearwater Lake, Sugar Lake, Lake Sylvia, French Lake, Pleasant Lake and Maple Lake. Some big bass are being taken with topwater baits in shallow water early and late each day as well. Walleye and crappie...
Northern pike are being taken in 16 to 20 feet with crankbaits at Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, Granite Lake, and Maple Lake. Largemouth bass are being caught along the weed lines with plastics on most lakes and a few walleyes are coming off Big Swan Lake, Clearwater, and Sugar Lake in 18 to 26...
Walleye reports have been limited to a few fish during low-light periods on Clearwater Lake and Buffalo Lake in 14 to 18 feet. The 12- to 16-foot weedlines on Maple Lake, Sugar Lake, Lake Sylvia, and Clearwater continue to produce panfish and largemouth bass. Some bass are being caught in the slop...
Spinners and leeches are producing a few walleyes early and late each day in 14 to 20 feet at Clearwater Lake, Buffalo Lake, and Cokato Lake. Look for sunfish during the day and crappies each evening on the 12 to 16 foot weed edges of Clearwater, Maple Lake, Sylvia Lake, Indian Lake, and John Lake...


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