- Fishing Reports
March 21, 2016
Well Most lakes are ice Free now. There are a few people trying the shallow water bays on Clearwater, Suger and Pleasant Lakes with limited sucess right now. Others are finding panfish in the late ice spots just outside the bays. Fishing seems to pick up when the sun is out and warms up the water. People are using Tube jigs, soft plastic baits like Impulse and VMC nymphs along with Crappie minnnow on plain hooks or FLU Flu's and wax worms. Crawlers and angle worms seem to work well also.
<JUNE 5, 2015
Panfish continue to be caught in 2 to 5 feet on Lake Sylvia, Clearwater Lake, Lake John, Cedar Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Sugar Lake. Most people are using live bait like Crappie Minnows and Small Leeches. People have also been using plasitics like Northland Impulse Mayflies along with VMC Curl tail jigs. They also have been using Timberwolf Flies for Sunfish. Walleyes are hitting fatheads or leeches in 10 to 15 or 20-25 feet on Clearwater and Cedar. While bass fishing has been realy good on most lakes. People have been finding a few on the beds still but most have moved to their post spawn areas. Senkos have been working the best along with crankbaits like the new Shadow Raps have been working well also. Northern pike fishing remains strong in 5 to 15 feet on most lakes along the weed edges. Most guys are using a Sucker Minnow or Spoons for the Northerns.
Little Jim’s Bait (320) 274-5297
May 17 2015
Crappie and sunfish action is still doing good, fish are being caught in ten feet of water or less. Look for the panfish in small bays or harbor areas on Clearwater Lake, Lake Sylvia, Pleasant Lake, Cedar Lake, Sugar Lake and Granite Lake. Leeches, worms, and crappie minnows are all catching fish, VMC boottail jigs and other assorted small plastics are working as well. The bite should only improve this week as water temperatures climb. Look for the walleyes in 14 feet of water of less using large Leechs, shiners, and fathead minnows. People have also been using jerk baits such as the new Rapala Shadow rap, husky jerks, and X-raps. The bass and northern bite has been very good along the weedlines on most of the area lakes. People have been reporting good luck using spinner baits and spoons, for live bait most people are using a small or medium sucker. We have heard reports of the bass spawning in the shallows in about 10 feet or less.