Minnesota Fishing Report

Fewer anglers are venturing out now that additional snowfall and high winds have drifted in many of the plowed ice roads. Many of these roads will not be plowed again this season. Slush is developing under the deep snow cover on many area lakes. Ice remains 28-plus inches thick. Anglers that are venturing out are generally using snowmobiles or track vehicles, or traveling by foot. These anglers are catching panfish on the shallow weed flats in 8-12 foot depths. Action is also being reported at the 11-13 foot weed edges with sharp drops to deep water. Most fish are suspended in or just above the green weeds. The best approach has been a small jig tipped with a waxworm, plastic tail or crappie minnow. The best colors have been the pink, green, and chartreuse.