What's Up Outdoors: Waiting for consistent ice, hot bite on area lakes
It's seems kind of weird this year--the early ice bite has slowed and we still don't have "good" ice on all the lakes. One thing we do have is slush and if we get some more snow we will be dealing with it all winter.
It's seems kind of weird this year-the early ice bite has slowed and we still don't have "good" ice on all the lakes. One thing we do have is slush and if we get some more snow we will be dealing with it all winter.
As far as fishing, Lake of the Woods has been pretty good, especially eater size walleye and sauger. Red Lake, as usual, has slowed and will probably continue to be that way because that's just the way Red Lake is. But on the right day it can still be pretty good. And talking to Brad Hawthorne of Hawthorne's Guide Service, he said it has still been a great bite with anglers still having 35-plus fish days. And some nice size fish to boot.
We are getting all rigged up for trout opener this weekend; it's a fun change of pace from panfish and walleyes.
Speaking of panfish-we, the Brainerd Warrior fishing team and Pequot Lakes fishing team will be hosting a fishing event from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, on Rice Lake. If you have a young angler in the family bring them out. Gear and bait will be provided if needed.
See you on the ice.
JAMIE DIETMAN, What's Up Outdoors, may be reached at 218-820-7757.