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Report from the Dock The first open-water fishing activity of the “spring” was reported this week. Even though it’s only the middle of March, the ice is mostly gone and anglers have started fishing from shore or in boats from central Minnesota to points south. The crappie bite has been slow, with most fish still […]

Report from the Dock If you’re an angler in Minnesota, you currently have the best of both worlds, ice and open water. There are still plenty of ice-fishing options once you get north of Brainerd, and with this week’s cooler weather to the north, that should remain viable this weekend. With that, some shorelines have […]

As the grip of winter begins to loosen, the Leech Lake Area awakens with the promise of spring. Spring in Walker, MN is truly unique and you never know what to expect. It can surprise you with flakes of snow in the air followed by bright sunshine. Spanning from March to June, it’s a long […]

Report from the Dock Monday’s warm weather and powerful sunshine took their toll on ice conditions throughout the state. In some areas, main-lake ice was already compromised and shorelines had started to open before Monday. If you still want to fish through the ice, you’re going to have to head north at this point, and […]

Report from the Dock It’s the last weekend of the season to fish for walleyes on the state’s inland lakes, and it sounds like it’s been tough to consistently put fish on the ice. The walleyes that are biting seem to be most active late in the day and overnight. They’re mostly being taken on […]

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