Saturday, February 17, 2018

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: February 16, 2018

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA 
Crappies are hitting at night and being found suspended over 22 to 28 feet on Nisswa Lake, North Long Lake, Round Lake, and Gull Lake. The north end of Gull is producing eelpout and tullibees in 30 to 40 feet. Sunfish action has been best in 6 to 15 feet on Cullen Lake, Nisswa, and North Long. Northern pike remain active on the weedlines of most lakes and a few walleyes are being caught during low-light periods in 20 to 35 feet on Whitefish Lake, North Long, and Gull.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Brainerd Jaycee's Ice Fishing Tournament Fishing Report, January 27, 2018



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BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Look for crappies in 8 to 15 feet on North Long Lake, Hubert Lake, and Nisswa Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 7 to 15 feet North Long, Gull Lake, and Cullen Lake. Shiner minnows or rosy reds are turning walleyes in 15 to 26 feet on Gull, North Long, Pelican Lake, and Round Lake. You’ll find sunfish in 6 to 8 feet at Nisswa and North Long.

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: January 12, 2018

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BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

The north end of Gull Lake started giving up walleyes in 17 to 26 feet, while North Long Lake, Cullen Lake, Lake Margaret, and Nisswa Lake are producing crappies in 15 to 18 feet. North Long and Nisswa also are giving up sunfish in 15 feet, and northern pike remain active on North Long and the south end of Gull in 8 to 16 feet.

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: January 5, 2018

I am heading up to Red Lake to fish today.  Will be giving a full report when I return. Good luck fishing!

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Look for suspended crappies over 15 to 17 feet on North Long Lake and Nisswa Lake – rosy reds or spikes are working best. Some sunfish are being caught in 12 to 14 feet on North Long and Nisswa, while Gull Lake and North Long have been best for walleyes in 17 to 26 feet. Northern pike action has been best on Gull with shiner minnows in 10 to 12 feet. You’ll find more than 12 inches of ice on area lakes.

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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Brainerd and Crosby Fishing Report, Minnesota: December 29, 2017

I have been out on the ice twice this year, and caught a couple small perch but was hoping for some crappies. Looking forward to the Jaycee's tournament and friends coming into town to fish and help out the charity. Will update this week on current bite around and on Gull Lake.  Happy Holidays!

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BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Walleyes continue to be caught on shiner minnows in 17 to 24 feet on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Round Lake. Crappies remain suspended over 17 to 25 feet on North Long and Round, while sunfish are biting in 8 to 12 feet on Cullen Lake, Nisswa Lake, and Roy Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 14 to 18 feet on Gull Lake, North Long, and Cullen. Most areas being fished now have 8 to 12 inches of ice – a bit more in some spots and a bit less in others.

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

CROSBY AREA

Most lakes have 10 to 12 inches of ice, but thinner spots still exist on some bigger lakes. Crappies are being caught on Nokay Lake in 21 to 30 feet during the evening hours, or Upper Dean Lake and Hay Lake in 17 to 22 feet. Walleyes are hitting on Rabbit Lake and Serpent Lake in 15 to 20 feet during low-light periods. The backwaters on the Mississippi River are producing sunfish, while northern pike are hitting sucker minnows on Serpent, Black Bear Lake, and Black Hoof Lake in 8 to 12 feet.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Herb Raushnot: Dart Trucking...Minnesota Dedicated Freight


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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota Fishing Report: December 15, 2017

With the recent tragedies concerning individuals falling through the ice, my family and I have been erring on the side of caution concerning ice fishing.  The local bait shop even suggests sticking to bays and smaller bodies of water, but I noticed last week, only a few days after Gull Lake had frozen over, someone had a portable out.  I just don't see the point.  I love fresh fish, but it isn't worth the risk.  Be safe out on the ice, and good luck fishing. 

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BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Although you’ll find skim ice on parts of the big lakes, the lakes being fished now have 4 to 8 inches of ice. It just depends on the area. Look for suspended crappies over the deep holes on Round Lake, North Long, and Nisswa Lake. Sucker minnows are turning northern pike in the 7- to 15-foot weeds of Cullen Lake, Pelican Lake, and North Long. Walleye action is best with spoons or shiner minnows at North Long, Round, and Lake Edwards in 15 to 22 feet.

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

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: February 16, 2018

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA  Crappies are hitting at night and being found suspended over 22 to 28 feet on Nisswa Lake, North Long Lake, Round L...