Early ice-out means early pan fishing
The ice was gone by April 4 on many of Minnesota's northernmost lakes, including almost all hereabouts. Pickups were trailering boats and motors a short time later. Angling when the weather is still very chilly can mean large crappies to most anglers. Crappie action has been good at Rush Lake south of Perham, and at Marion Lake and Battle Lake.
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