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! I think next year will be my year, the world’s largest ice fishing contest is on my birthday next year..January 24th, 2015! It’s a party, anyone can come. The winning fish was a walleye this year and it was about 5 pounds, caught by a man from Nisswa. The fishing was really slow as a cold front decided to sweep on through during the middle of the night. It’s such a fun event, catching fish is really secondary. Overall, fishing in the area has slowed down a bit because of the brutal cold fronts that have settling in. We are continuing to do guided trips and some fish house rentals, but I think we are all ready to order up the new Larson FX series fishing boats and get them ready for the Rainy River come March! If you are interested in booking a guided trip up to the Rainy to fish walleyes and sturgeon, please give us a call and we will work out the details. As for now, it’s time to pray for a beautiful February to close out the “big fish” season and then start to focus on late ice pan fish. The one nice thing about all the snow on the ice is that the ice will hopefully go out earlier than last year (there is only about 20 inches at this time. Enjoy the day and don’t forget to tune in to “We Love It! Outdoors” on Fox, Pursuit and Tuff TV!,

Walleyedan
Walleyedan’s Guide Service