Well we sure came down to the wire on this opener! Many of the lakes are now open. We were able to obtain a full line of bait as well.
Congrats to Govenor Dayton on his walleye catch, others in the area did well also. Stay shallow, the water remains very cold.
A few folks are still wandering out as it has become alittle easier to move around on select lakes. USE EXTREME CAUTION! Reports of panfish from Straight and Leech Lakes.
Turkey hunter's are gearing up, check out our Facebook for a photo of the first pic! Hunter's first turkey, it is almost as big as he is.
We sure can't give you good news now about moving around on our local lakes, it's bad. There are a few brave souls out but be careful. Many reports of fishing houses frozen in, snowmobiles stuck and rock hard drifts. It should start warming up this weekend so the end of winter is near!
Northerns have been hitting well on Potato, Fish hook and Big Mantrap. The Walleye bite has been slower, but once the weather settles it should pick up once again. Looking for panfish? Head to the Crow Wing chain. Tickets are still available for the Park Rapids Fishing derby. This events contributes thousands of dollars annually to local organizations, it is well worth the drive north!
Ice fishing is in full swing, lack of snow leaves us with good ice. Angler's are having success with walleye's, Northern's and crappie. Most lakes are doing well with no one better than the others. The Menahga Community fishing derby will be held Jan 19th on Spirit Lake in Menahga, American Legion Park Rapids Community derby is Feb 2nd on Fishhook and the Dorothy Noeske Memorial Osage community derby will be the last Sunday in Feb on Straight Lake. These are all very fun, very family oriented events, call us 218-732-4281 for more information!