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August 6, 2016
Make time to get out, enjoy the lakes
The lakes area gets to be busy during the summer. It is very evident this weekend, of course, with the extremely large gathering for WE Fest. But, if you look at the schedule we have every year, from July to the start of school, we are busy. We jump from the 4th of July to the water...
August 6, 2016 - 5:45am
July 30, 2016
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
The last week I have been pleased to see a significant reduction on the number of muskie anglers on several of the area muskie lakes. Not because I disapprove of them muskie angling, but because the hot weather spell we are just finishing up has warmed surface temperatures to the...
July 30, 2016 - 5:10am
July 23, 2016
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Learning how to cast is a basic skill set that is important for all anglers to learn at some time. I get many anglers from all over the country, with years of fishing experience, that lack that skill. Most of the time, a short instructional period is all that is needed to correct...
July 23, 2016 - 5:20am
July 16, 2016
Rain much-needed to fill low lakes
This last week has been the week of rain and wind. It has reduced the number of anglers on the water. The fronts definitely had an effect on the fishing, and the bite was as inconsistent as the weather. Fish did continue to get caught, but scrounging was the name of the game on many...
July 16, 2016 - 5:05am
July 9, 2016
Weeds are a fisherman’s best friend
If you are interested in just getting out on the lakes to catch fish and being species-specific doesn’t matter as much as just getting a tight line, then you need to learn how to fish the weeds. There are always fish relating to weeds. Sometimes they are on the inside edges of weed...
July 9, 2016 - 5:20am
June 25, 2016
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
With the time of the summer we are at, the leech and crawler bite are “go to” baits for walleye, and the pan fish love them, too. I forget, and take for granted that anglers know how to hook a leech and a crawler. This week, even fishing with experienced anglers for clients, I...
June 25, 2016 - 5:45am
June 11, 2016
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
With the weather we are having this weekend, it is a good time to discuss preparing properly to deal with extreme heat, especially when you are on the water. It is easy to lose touch sometimes with how hot it is if the wind is blowing a little when you are on the lake. Water temperatures...
June 11, 2016 - 5:30am
June 4, 2016
‘Bug bite’ changes fish feeding patterns
You have probably noticed the windshield getting messy this last week. It always happens with the warm up of our lakes, rivers, and ponds. A significant amount of the bug hatches that end up on your window come from the water. When this happens, you can bet that the fish also start...
June 4, 2016 - 5:10am
May 28, 2016
Fishing, like the weather, is heating up
By the time you are reading this, we are into the Memorial holiday weekend. It also marks the start of the opener for bass season. You could target them for catch and release up until now, but those that are interested, can keep some for the frying pan. The late start to their opener...
May 28, 2016 - 5:25am
May 21, 2016
Bite picking up as weather gets better
The severe cold front that put a challenge out to all the opener enthusiasts has moved out of the area. Every day the walleye bite keeps improving with the warming water temperatures and stable weather. This weekend will be beautiful and the bite will be better than last week. We...
May 21, 2016 - 5:10am
May 14, 2016
Forecast will make for tough opening day fishing
A week ago, the forecast for opener looked like it was going to be fabulous. More true to opener, the fishing Gods decided to put a challenging cold front on the menu to test us fisherman. Opener can be a challenge even in the best conditions with no time on the water to pattern the...
May 14, 2016 - 5:55am
May 7, 2016
Looking forward to next weekend’s opener
We are a week away from the “opener.” Walleye will be the primary fish targeted for the opener. You will be able to count on northern pike and the pan fish bite of crappies and sunfish to be active if you struggle getting on the walleyes. Bass can be targeted for catch, but must...
May 7, 2016 - 5:35am
April 30, 2016
Early season panfishing heating up the lakes
This wet, cold, and windy spring has not just made it difficult for anglers with boats to get out after early season pan fish, but it has also made it a challenge for shore fisherman to get on a consistent bite. With the weather this spring, the water has been slow to warm. Fish have...
April 30, 2016 - 5:35am
April 27, 2016
Northwest MN Fishing Report
The strong winds, significant rain events, and cooler weather in the Detroit Lakes area kept many anglers off the lakes this last week. For those that were able to time some outings with weather openings, mixed results are the report. Some have hit slap crappies in 5-8ft of water...
April 27, 2016 - 1:13pm
April 23, 2016
Tune up your boat in preperation for open water
It is easy to assume that your winterized boat was put away in the fall and will be ready to throw in the water when you are ready to use it now. Not always really the case. A few basic checks can make the early first trips smooth. Boat batteries that were charged and not tended to...
April 23, 2016 - 5:40am