Fish houses have all been removed south of Hwys 10 & 34 in the Detroit Lakes area. Many of the roads and accesses that were plowed to remove houses have drifted shut due to recent deep snow and high winds. Snowmobiles have been best for travel. Some anglers are doing well with the sunnies, crappies and even some perch when fishing the shallow weed areas. Pockets in the weeds in 9-13 feet of water seem to be best, especially when using light jigs, waxworms, plastics and small minnows. Once you locate green weeds, drill multiple holes and stay on the move until you locate fish.
Also, a quick reminder that Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland water no later than midnight on March 18 in the northern third of the state. If you are in the southern two-thirds of the state…well, your shelter should already be off.