Fishing Report

MN Fishing Report 6-13-19

Fishing in the Brainerd lakes area has remained consistent. Water is slowly starting to warm up and we are about 2 weeks behind normal. Bass action remains fairly shallow and seem to be biting just about anything. The bluegills have just finished up spawning and are heading for the cabbage beds. Crappie fishing has been…

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MN Fishing Report 5-8-19

Good, moist Wednesday morning from lakes area! I’m sitting in my blind, bow at my side and have a gobbler not to far away. I think he’s wise, and I’m just going to wait him out a bit longer and see if the bugger silently comes it (because he has been quiet for the last…

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MN Fishing Report 8-31-18

Good bye August, hello fall fishing and hunting season! The acorns are dropping like I’ve never seen before and the Farmers Almanac is calling for a brutal winter. I guess we will see. For now, our focus will continue to be on the remainder of the open water guiding season. It’s been a busy one…

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MN Fishing Report 1-10-18

We have been getting out on area lakes the last couple weeks. Even though it’s January and we have had some really cold weather ice depths still vary between 9-18 inches depending on the lake. Make sure you check ice before assuming it’s safe and stay away from the moving water areas. (Channel, harbors, bridges,…

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MN Fishing Report 12-6-17

Good morning! It’s cold and it’s windy. In order to make ice on the big lakes, we will need that wind to pipe down! The lakes that are frozen are going to grow ice really fast, and that’s going to make for an interesting winter I do believe. Main Gull is wide open, but some…

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MN Fishing Report 10-16-17

Walleyes are in their fall patterns and relating to the deeper parts of the lake. Look for areas with deep water close by and fish the steep breaklines focusing on the 25-45 foot depths during the daytime but don’t be afraid to look shallower or deeper as well. They will use the entire water column…

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MN Fishing Report 8-9-17

We are finally starting to see some walleyes push out to a little deeper water using our Humminbird units. The deep weed lines in 15-22 feet seem to be the best right now with some fish coming from as deep as 30 feet on some days. Mid lake humps and structure are holding fish along…

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MN Fishing Report 7-10-17

Walleye fishing has been good in the BLA! North Long, Gull, and Whitefish are all producing well. Fish are in their full time summer patterns with the bulk of them being shallow in the weeds. Working the inside and outside of the weed lines with Lindy rigs and redtails, leeches, or crawlers has been working.…

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MN Fishing Report 5-15-17

Opening weekend 2017 is in the books! We hit several different area lakes over the weekend and found some fish on them all. Target the shallow water areas where sand meets cabbage weeds on the shoreline breaks. Check the inside and outside edges in 7-13 feet of water with 1/8 ounce long shank jigs and…

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MN Fishing Report 5-3-17

The crappie bite is hot and happening now, and it will only get better in the next few weeks! They are staging close to spawning areas with deep water near by and I am finding them in 5-12 feet of water depending on the lake and the day. Using the wind is a big key…

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MN Fishing Report 4/10/17

As open water finally reaches the Brainerd Lakes Area it’s time to start looking for spring crappies! I ventured out yesterday and found water temps between 44 and 48 degrees for the most part with some shallows being as warm as 50 degrees. I didn’t find any crappies in the shallows but did find them…

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MN Fishing Report 4-1-17

Spring is in the air. Ice is going off the lakes. Rivers are flowing and fish are on the move. Most game fish spawn in the springtime. Walleye and pike spawn first and then panfish, bass, and last but not least, musky. With fishing opener a month away we can focus our efforts on crappies,…

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MN Fishing Report 3-12-17

Crappies, bluegills, perch, Rainy River, shed hunting, Lake Winnipeg, the thought of gobbles are some of the things firing through the brain as we get closer to spring. I’ll start with the crappies and say that this is a great time to be out fishing these black and white beauty’s! They are not only fun…

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MN Fishing Report 1-14-17

By the looks of the forecast, we are going to be having a heat wave this week! After some wicked cold, I would have to say that the warm-up will be welcomed! I just finished my second cup of coffee, and thought I better do something productive before my afternoon SnoBear trip. So, here is…

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MN Fishing Report 8-15-16

The walleye bite remains consistent – not great but not bad either. Most fish are being found on the deepest weed lines on the lake that have some wind blowing on them. Lindy rigs and slowdeath have been the go-to presentations. Long snells on the lindy rigs with creek chubs will produce. Bass and northern…

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MN Fishing Report 8-8-16

Hello Fisher People – Fall is in the air, trees are changing, and water temperatures are falling. This is some of the best fishing for big fish through November. Walleye, muskie, and crappies are the main focus right now. Muskies will put on the feed bag for the next month and a half. Big baits…

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MN Fishing Report 8-1-16

The walleye bite has been very good for this time of the year. Look in the12-14 foot depths on days with some wind or in the 18-22 foot depths on the calmer days. Leeches or jigs and fatheads have been both working. The shallower fish seem to prefer the leeches. Wind blown points or structure…

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MN Fishing Report 7-7-16

Hello fishing fanatics! With the Fourth of July behind us, the fishing has remained consistent. The dog days of summer will be approaching soon but fishing still remains decent in the Brainerd Lakes area. The panfish have moved out to the edges of the cabbage flats and are feeding. The best approach for this would…

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MN Fishing Report 6-28-16

June 28, 2016 The walleye bite throughout June has been good! We have been fishing Gull, Round, and the Whitefish Chain the most and all are producing fish. We are starting to see fish transition into those mid summer areas around mid lake structure, edges of flats extending out into the deep water basins, and…

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MN Fishing Report 6-1-16

The walleye bite has been pretty good in the Brainerd/Nisswa area over the last week. We are targeting water in the 12-20 foot range during the daytime hours depending on the lake. A jig and shiner minnow is still working some days but we have seen the crawler and leech bite really pick up this…

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MN Fishing Report 5-20-16

Well the first week of the 2016 MN walleye season is in the books! Here in the BLA we are targeting shallower water in the 8-15 foot range. If you can find last years cabbage weeds that are still standing and now greening up again with sand close by that is a good place to…

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MN Fishing Report 9-1-15

The walleye bite is heating up! They are giving us a bit of a “preview” of the fall bite as the water temps quickly dropped from the cold weather we received last week. It should only keep getting better from here out. We are getting walleyes on humps and step breaklines off of weeds or…

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MN Fishing Report 12-22-14

Good morning and Merry Christmas to you and your families.The weather has been on a little bit of a roller coaster ride this fall (winter actually begins tomorrow). As far as the ice conditions, they are pretty darn good! I was on Gull Lake the night before last (12/18) and we had about 12 inches…

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MN Fishing Report 9-11-14

This starts the best time of year for fishing in the Brainerd Lakes Area, that is not just my opinion. Of course catching fish is still not automatic, but it gets pretty close as we move on through September. I was last out on Gull last Friday with Dave Copham and his buddies Rick and…

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MN Fishing Report 6-25-14

Welcome anglers summer has finally arrived. Fishing has picked up with the warming water. Walleyes are biting with lots of pike and bass mixed in. I’ve also been catching some nice panfish. The streams are still flowing hard with all the rain so trout fishing has been slow. The trout lakes have been good with…

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MN Fishing Report 5-17-14

I’d like to welcome everyone to spring. It’s finally here. The trees and plants are blooming the water is warming and we are for good times on the water. The walleye fishing is still a little slow but there are still a lot of bass and pike mixed in to keep the poles bent. The…

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MN Fishing Report 5-12-14

Welcome fishermen to the 2014 open water season!!!. What a great opener. We had some of the best weather I can remember for the walleye opener. We had the governors opener here in the Brainerd area and had a chance to spend two days educating local youths (4th graders) on fishing related subjects. We had…

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MN Fishing Report 5-8-14

Hello from the epicenter of fresh water fishing!! The excitement is starting to rise to the surface as we get closer to the 2014 Minnesota Fishing Opener. Those toothy critters (walleyes and northerns) are going to be fair game once again starting at midnight on the 10th of May (Saturday). Our guides are in semi-scramble…

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MN Fishing Report 3-25-14

Good morning! It doesn’t look like spring is too excited to arrive, the Robin’s are going to hurt their beaks if they come back now. I just returned from Manitoba, where we were filming an episode of “We Love It! Outdoors” on Lake Winnipeg. Giant walleye’s were our target and we accomplished our goal. It…

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MN Fishing Report 1-31-14

Welcome fishermen. We are enjoying a real old fashion winter with great snow and ice conditions. The fishing has been great for panfish and perch. The pike are starting to feed good as they are getting ready for the spring spawn. Walleyes have been a little on the slow side they seem to be affected…

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MN Fishing Report 1-27-14

Good, cold morning to you! No school here in the Brainerd, MN district today, it’s 40 something below zero. I am guessing it is warmer where you are (or maybe not). The Extravaganza was here and is now gone and we will have to wait for the silver anniversary to get on that leader board!…

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MN Fishing Report 10-10-13

Welcome anglers. The fishing in the Brained area has started to pick up with the walleye and crappie bite being the best option. The bass are still biting on the deep weed lines with some occasional pike mixed in. The fall colors are peaking this week so get up here and enjoy them and catch…

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MN Fishing Report 8-12-13

Welcome fishermen and women. Fishing in the Brainerd area has been great. We’ve been catching lots of bass and pike. Walleye fishing has been great at times, but also really slow on certain days. We’ve been string for them for a couple hours and if they don’t cooperate we switch to bass and pike. Trout…

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MN Fishing Report 7-19-13

Welcome fishermen hope you’re having a great summer. We have great water temps for swimming and the Bass and Pike have been going nuts. Walleye fishing has been fair but we haven’t been targeting them that much. Streams are settling down for trout fishing. And trout lakes are still putting fish out. Come on up…

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MN Fishing Report 6-3-13

Welcome to Boggs fishing. We’ve been catching lots of fish lately. Mainly walleye,northern and bass. The weather has been tough but the fishing has been great. The panfishing has also been good but we have been saving that for some filler. Stream trout have been a little slow because of high flow with all the…

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MN Fishing Report 5-15-13

Welcome anglers spring is here. The ice is mostly gone and the weather has been beautiful . The panfish are starting to bite and the walleyes are coming out of the spawn and putting on the feed bags. We’ve been catching the pike mixed right in with the walleyes. It’s a great time to fish…

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MN Fishing Report 5-8-13

Spring is here anglers!!!!! The lakes are opening and ice fishing is over. The small bays and channels are opening up and the panfish will be looking for the warm mud bottom bays where insects will be hatching. The opener will be interesting to say the least. The pike have mostly spawned, but the walleyes…

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MN Fishing Report 4-29-13

Welcome anglers!!! Don’t miss the biggest panfish of the season! Many of these fish are just under the ice where oxygen levels are the highest and snow critters are washing in. We still have good ice just be careful and always check conditions before venturing out. And remember GET OUTDOORS !!!!!! Fishing Report Archives –…

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MN Fishing Report 4-1-13

Welcome fishermen. Ice conditions have been great with at least 3 ft of ice yet. The problem has been the deep snow. The panfish have been biting good if you can get to them. The snow is starting to melt so with that being said we should be able to go anywhere you want in…

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MN Fishing Report 2-8-13

Welcome anglers. The fishing has just been average lately. With panfish and pike being the best bite . The perch action has been real good at times it seems day to day depending on the weather. There also been a descent trout bite. Ice conditions are great so come on up. Summer Dates are filling…

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MN Fishing Report 1-22-13

Welcome fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. The brained area fishing has been really good lately for pike and panfish. The ice conditions are as good as it gets. The walleye fishing has started to slow down with some nice perch mixed in. We don’t have much snow so it is easy to get around. So pack…

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MN Fishing Report 12-28-12

Welcome anglers. With the colder weather and lack of snow the ice conditions have greatly improved. The pan-fish have been biting good and have been getting some nice pike while fishing them. The walleye fishing has been just fair, one day we do really good and then the next day not so good. Still be…

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MN Fishing Report 12-19-12

Hello fishermen. I’ll bet you’re all anxious to get on the ice. We do have ice, but be extremely careful we have had different stages of ice. The little lakes had about 5 inches before the snow and are much safer than the large lakes but are a little slushy. The large lakes have less…

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MN Fishing Report 8-8-12

Welcome to our area. The fishing has been really good lately. We have been catching the Walleyes, Northerns and Bass all in the same areas on the same technique . This makes for some great action and some good fish fry events. The weather has been great and the water is great for swimming. So…

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MN Fishing Report 7-20-12

Welcome anglers. The fishing in the Brainerd area has been fair with walleyes being the hardest to catch. Mainly due to the extreme heat. The bass and pike love the hot temps and have been snapping pretty good The big blue gills have been on a tear. The water is great for swimming and the…

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MN Fishing Report 6-20-12

Welcome to Boggs fishing. We have been catching some really nice walleyes on local lakes. The wind and overcast skies have really been the key. If the weather stabilizes it could be crazy good. The Bass fishing has been good as always and we’ve been catching some real pigs. We haven’t been chasing the Pike…

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MN Fishing Report 6-6-12

Welcome fishermen . The fishing has been really good the last week. We caught jumbo Walleyes, lots of Bass and even some nice Smallies. The weather has been great and the fish are biting . Grab your buddy and come see us. And get outdoors!!! Fishing Report Archives – Courtesy of Richie Boggs

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MN Fishing Report 5-17-12

Fishing in the Brainerd area has been awesome. The weather has been the key. The warm temps have helped the water reach the low 60’s and that means the Crappies are spawning and the walleye’s are putting on the feed bag. The Shiners are also spawning which means there are a lot of fish up…

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MN Fishing Report 5-7-12

Fishing has been awesome. Mainly we’ve been chasing Crappie’s. The Perch have also been biting on the big water. The number of Walleyes we’ve been catching fishing Perch shows signs of being a great opener. Get your chores done and get up here and enjoy the early season action. Get outdoors and take a kid…

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MN Fishing Report 4-27-12

Fishing has greatly improved over the past few days. We are catching tons of Sunfish and a good number of Crappies. With the sun shining again the water temps are starting to rise and that is the main reason for the fishing picking up. The little lakes have been better than the big bodies of…

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MN Fishing Report 3-28-12

Good day everyone. The ice is finally gone and it’s time to get out on the water. The pan-fish will be entering the small bays and inlets looking for small insects and bugs that will be hatching in the mud. Look for the bays that the sun has been beating on the longest. Usually on…

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MN Fishing Report 3-18-12

Well the ice season is coming to a end. What a great year. We really caught the heck out of them this week. But with the unseasonable temperatures the ice conditions have deteriorated very fast. If you do go be real careful and watch for drain holes created by the run off. Although there is…

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MN Fishing Report 2-29-12

We have come to the closure of another awesome Walleye and Pike season. We had a great year with the Walleye fishing as successful of a year that I can remember. It looks very promising for years to come with fish from several year classes showing up. The DNR does a great job making sure…

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MN Fishing Report 2-21-12

With the Walleye and Pike season coming to a close shortly don’t miss your chance to get out and jig up a few. The nice fish I’ve been getting have been in the weeds around 12-18 ft. Both have been hitting spoons tipped with fatheads. Some Pike have been taken with suckers and tip-ups. When…

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