Fishing Report: 2-08-17
The ice conditions remain good in the Brainerd Lakes area. Be careful not to drive close to current areas. These locations can have significantly less ice than main lake areas, The walleye bite has been slow on many of the area lakes. The recent cold front has slowed down Millie Lacs as well. Things should pick up again when the temperatures start to rise. The crappie fishing has been spotty too. This should also pick up once we get closer to March. The sunfish action has been good on most of the smaller lakes. Key locations have been holes within the weeds in 6 to 9 feet of water. Good healthy weeds are a must for catching panfish. Sunfish quickly vacate dying weed growth areas. Small teardrops tipped with euro larva have been the best baits. The tip up action for big northern pike has been good the last few weeks. Key depths have been in 12 to 16 feet of water. Large sucker minnows suspended below a quick strike rig have accounted for most of the fish. March is just around the corner. The new Ranger should be here soon. I will post a few pics when it arrives. It will be the same model as last year's boat only with different colors. I still have tons to do before the spring crappie fishing season arrives; finish taxes, honey-do list, and many more. The new German Shorthair pup is doing great. She should be ready to hunt by next fall. I forgot how much extra work a little pup could be. So much for catching up on my sleep this winter.
Life is Good.
Fishing Report: 1-15-17
Happy New Year Everyone! The last few weeks have been extremely cold with temperatures dipping as low as minus 32 degrees on several past mornings. The conditions have been great for making ice but not much fun for ice fishing. Hopefully the predicted warm up will materialize next week and we can get back to better fishing conditions. The crappie fishing has been good on many of the smaller lakes in the area. Key locations are deep water holes near sharp breaking points. The crappies were very aggressive before the big chill and they would fly up off the bottom to take jigging spoons. Slower methods of presentation are more effective at this time. The walleye bite has been fair to good on Gull Lake. Key times are the forty-five minutes windows around sunrise and sunset. Mille Lacs has been producing numbers of fish these last few weeks. Key locations are the tops of most flats in 24 to 27 feet of water. Jigging spoons were deadly before the big freeze but set lines are now out performing other methods at this time.
Our fishing guides can meet you at your resort, hotel, or pick up at your dock. We are insured, use top quality equipment and fish over 35 lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area including: Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, Whitefish, North Long, and Mille Lacs. will provide everything needed for a great day of fishing. All you'll need is a valid Minnesota fishing license, some snacks, refreshments, and we'll take care of the rest.
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We've been fishing the Brainerd Lakes area for over thirty years. The region has over 100 lakes located within 30 miles. The region offers anglers the opportunity to catch walleye, bass, musky, northern pike, and crappie all summer long. Our Brainerd fishing guides will provide everything necessary; (boat, gas, live bait, fishing rods, fish cleaning, etc.), for a great day of fishing. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour fishing trips to suite your needs. We can pick you up from your hotel, resort dock, or cabin. Learn more about the services your Brainerd fishing guides will provide by clicking