Friday, November 17, 2017

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report:November 17, 2017 and Ice Fishing Update


Driving toward Nisswa this afternoon on 371, I saw three or four pickups parked in the ditch, and a few people out ice fishing on North Long Lake.  I don't know if they were catching any, but my son and I were surprised to see them fishing after the recent rain. Either way, I am going to do some fishing tomorrow morning and see if the early ice action is decent.


Link to Cross Lake Fishing Report:
https://www.whitefish-lodge.com/fishing-report

Here is the fishing report from outdoornews.com for the Brainerd Lakes Area:

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

You’ll find ice on the shallow bays and some small lakes, but not enough to walk on. A few anglers were fishing from boats last weekend, but developing shoreline ice has eliminated those opportunities. A few cold nights might be all that’s needed for walkable ice to form on those spots that froze earliest.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010


CROSBY AREA
The big lakes and mine pits still had open water on Tuesday morning. Some small lakes and bays had as much as 4 inches of ice last weekend, but that likely deteriorated with the warm weather early this week. Deer hunting reports have been mixed, harvest is likely up a bit from last year, with a lot of antlerless  deer and small bucks taken.

Oars ‘n Mine Bait and Tackle (218) 546-6912

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Hook Fish! this Fall

Went out today for a nice fall day of crappie fishing.  Caught them in 10-12 ft. of water, and they were really hungry.  It was a mild day, and the small lake I was fishing was very calm. I enjoy these warm October days for getting the dock out of the water, winterizing the boat, and wetting a line to catch some fresh shore lunch.

Hard water season is growing closer, and I have to make sure to Hook Fish!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: October 20, 2017


via /www.outdoornews.com/
BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

A jig and minow is turning walleyes in 15 to 45 feet on Gull Lake. Crappies are being found suspended over 20 to 30 feet on Gull, Cullen Lake, and North Long Lake, while sunfish are biting in 10 to 12 feet at Nisswa Lake, Cullen, and North Long. Look for bass and northern pike on the weedlines of Gull, Lake Edwards, and Whitefish Lake.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area Minnesota: September 27, 2017 Fishing Report

from outdoornews.com
BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA
Walleyes are being taken with redtails on Gull Lake in 16 to 35 feet, North Long Lake in 22 to 28 feet, and Whitefish Lake in 22 to 30 feet. Minnows also are turning northern pike in the 8- to 12-foot cabbage and sand grass areas on Gull, North Long, and Lake Edwards. You’ll find crappies on the weedlines of North Long, Gull, and Cullen Lake, while sunfish and bass remain active on the shallow weedlines of most lakes.
S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Monday, August 28, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report: August 25, 2017

With the cooler temperatures and rain, fishing is starting to pick up again in the area.  My son and I have been doing very well with catching sunfish and crappies, but keep only the crappies to eat. Most of the sunfish we catch have the black lice spots in their meat, and although they are safe to eat, I would rather release them.  We are heading out to try out some new fly rods we picked up for our recent trip to Glacier Park in Montana, and maybe one of us can catch the always elusive Minnesota trout. Good luck out fishing!

via outdoornews.com

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA 
Walleyes are hitting crawlers and chubs on Gull Lake and North Long Lake in 18 to 24 feet. Look for northern pike to hit sucker minnows in 20 to 24 feet on Whitefish Lake and Gull. Bass fishing remains strong on the deep weedlines and shallow cover on most lakes. Sunfish continue to be found in 5 to 7 feet, as are a few crappies in 7 to 12 feet at Lake Margaret, Highway 371 Bay on North Long, Gull, and Nisswa Lake.
S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report:November 17, 2017 and Ice Fishing Update

Driving toward Nisswa this afternoon on 371, I saw three or four pickups parked in the ditch, and a few people out ice fishing on North L...