According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, ice fishing has started out at a crawl.
The walleyes have been tough unless you head to places like Deeryard, Elbow, or Devilfish lakes where you have to sift through a bunch to keep one or two fifteen inchers. Hungry Jack was reporting good action at about 20 to 25 feet last week. The bigger lakes like Gunflint, Sag, and Seagull are iffy for ice. Should give a call up the trail to get the best and most current ice conditions.
Lake trout opened this past weekend and more than a few anglers traveled up to Daniels and Duncan. Lotsa little ones. South Lake produced a bit better if you want to make the trek. Otherwise the major trout season opens in a couple of weeks. Trout outside of the Boundary Waters is when the fun begins… splake, brookies.
Best odds might be dropping a sucker minnow down to pick up northerns that are lurking. Quite a few people have been doing well. Devil Track was giving up a few snakes as was Crescent and East Twin.