Fishing Report 1.15.2024
On the south end… Some below zero and single digit temps this past week have ice thickening. In areas where ice is making progress, so are the weight limits and ability on some ice roads to use light vehicles and wheelhouses. Every ice road has their own rules and restrictions based on ice conditions, follow resort / outfitter updates on social media or contact them directly.
Most ice fishing on the south end of the lake is in 24 – 32 feet of water. Jigging one line and using a live minnow on the second on a plain hook or an ice fishing jig has been effective.
On the jigging line, aggressive lures such as a rippin rap with rattles and vibration can be good at times. Otherwise, a jigging spoon tipped with a piece of minnow is a staple for the jigging rod.
Saugers and walleyes are the most common catch. As a bonus, jumbo perch, pike, eelpout, tullibees with some sturgeon in the mix.
Ice conditions vary greatly, especially with the current of the river. Again, work through a resort for safety and do not venture out on your own unless you are certain of ice conditions.
Up at the NW Angle… Some good fishing up at the Angle this week. Walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, eelpout, pike and some big crappies in the mix.
Resorts are fishing a variety of structure and non structure. Some fish houses are set targeting goto areas either on top, on the slope or at the base of structure such as reefs, underwater points, etc.
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