Fishing reports continue to be scattered. Some do well while others tend to struggle.
WOW… What a difference a week can make. Last week heavy snow made travel on the lake by vehicles almost impossible. This week warm temps have turned the heavy snow pack into slush. Anglers are now reporting being able to drive on the lake, but some areas now have a lot of water and slush pockets can seem kind of scary even though the ice underneath is still in good shape. With the wet slush and water on the ice, anglers should bring along a good pair of rubber boots if they want to keep dry. As for fishing, reports continue to be scattered. Each day some do well while others tend to struggle. Those moving around and working less pressured areas have been doing fairly well on walleyes and also catching some perch. Some of the better walleye areas have been Pelican Lake, the humps and points in the Flats, Doc Hagens, the Ft. Totten/Cactus Point area, the Casino area, East Bay near Stromme’s and out from the Camp entrance, the sunken Black Tiger road, and East Devils Lake. Buckshots, forage minnows, raps, nils, and kastmasters tipped with minnows or minnow heads have been working well in the morning and evening hours. Perch fishing remains spotty with some fish being caught in East Devils Lake, the Woods Rutten area, and the Casino area. Try using hali’s, fat boys, genz worms, raps, and kastmasters tipped with wax worms or minnow heads. Pike fishing remains good in the north end of Six Mile, Sweetwater/Morrison area, Lake Irvin, and Pelican Lake. Smelt or herring with tip-ups works well. Good Luck & Good Fishing!!!
Courtesty Ed’s Bait Shop