My how the scenery around here has changed in the last week! We went from nearly bare lakes to snow-packed messes. Sled riding is perfect in the area right now though, and trekking back into some of the small backwoods lakes is truly beautiful…
I’ve been loving tullies this year, and they are still biting, even when we’re not chasing them… Should be an incredible spring push.
Walleye and perch fishing remains good. Fished on Friday for a couple of hours while waiting for renters to come in, and did quite well. 33′ of water on Lake Bemidji, midday, mix of Lindy Frostee Spoons with minnow heads and bobber rods with Frostees and full minnows put out some tullies, 5 nice eater walleyes, and a big bucket of jumbos. One of the best midday bites I’ve had out there this year.
Renters that came in did quite well, lots of walleyes and perch, some pike, and a few beautiful burbot.
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of taking our a client who happened to be from my hometown! Fun day reminiscing and knocking on some panfish. 22′ of water, -20 degrees. Was a cold sled ride, but we stayed comfortable in the X2 and only had to drill 2 holes. Pannies seem to still be very active, and still riding nice and high off the bottom.
Been a great year for all species, we’ll see how things settle in after this snow has a chance to affect the lakes… O2 should be depleting in shallow with the lack of sun penetration. We’re looking at roughly 15″ of snow on the lakes, and more is incoming!