Minnesota Fishing Report

Detroit Lakes and Otter Tail Country area lakes currently have 8-11 inches of ice covered by several inches of snow. The slush that developed last week is solidifying with the extreme sub-zero temperatures earlier this week. Ice has grown 1/2- to 1-inch each day during this cold front. Although the fish continue to bite, the number of anglers heading out has decreased. Those that have report that early morning and late evening hours have been best. Most walleyes are being pulled from 24-35 feet water on jigging spoons with minnow heads or on jigs with minnows under bobbers. Crappies and perch have been relating to the weed pockets and to the sharp breaks leading to deeper basin mud. Sunfish have been active over the shallower green weeds, hitting small jigs and waxworms. Please stick to travel by foot, four-wheeler or snowmobile for another 5-7 days.