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 of the lakes on the chain have 6 inches and are
gaining each hour. I have not been ice fishing, as I am
still chasing the “other” whitetail. I will need to get my
rear in gear quite soon, because I have a feeling the
SnoBear is going to go into service in about 7 days (or
less). If you are looking for a good multi-species lake,
try the 371 bay of North Long. Round is frozen too, as is
the case with a lot of the smaller lakes and bays up here.
Just be sure to use caution as you head out onto any of
the lakes this winter. And remember, ice fishing isn’t
rocket science. It can be made as simple or as technical
as you would like. Simple is good and I think you will
find it’s really good for the soul! If you are more into
the technical, boy do we have some goods for you too!
Play it safe,
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Walleyedan's Guide Service
Dan and Shelley Eigen
9287 Anderson Rd. • Lake Shore, MN 56468
www.walleyedan.com • 218-839-5598
Meet the Fishing Guide: Walleyedan
Local fishing guide Walleyedan is passionate and knowledgeable about fishing in Minnesota lakes and specifically about the Brainerd Lakes Area fishing lakes. He has been guiding since 1989 and is passionate about the MN outdoors, fishing and helping others find the fun in fishing.
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,
sunfish, perch, and whitefish.
Before we go fishing it
is a good idea to check rods, reels, tackle, and fishing line.
Cleaning rods and reels ensure years of reliability. When your
gear is working properly, there are less chances of losing big
fish. Clean reels and check rods for cracks and broken or
chipped guides. Now is also the time to put new fishing line on
every rod. It may look ok, but why risk it? New line performs
better and is stronger. It is also the time to go through your
tackle. Clean what you can and discard broken and rusty
tackle. This also makes room for new tackle and everyone enjoys
buying the latest and greatest. Also taking the time to organize
tackle and gear now will save you time on the water- even tying
up a few rods if you know what you will be fishing for first. If
you own a boat, now is the time to test batteries, organize,
clean, and clear compartments. Check pumps, rope, and
electronics. Don’t forget to also look over your trailer, check
tires, winch strap, wheel bearings, and brakes. Proper
maintenance ensures more time enjoying being on the water.
Have a great spring and see you out there,
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MN Walleye Guide
19964 See Gull Rd NW.
• Brainerd, MN 56401
www.MNWalleyeguide.com • 218-821-8812