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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 2.28.2017

josh ice crappie actionCrappie action is what’s on my plate now.   Last week proved that a “early late ice bite” can happen.  Although the crappies are still over mid depth ranges 15-20ft, they are starting to concentrate outside future spawning areas and feeding quit good.  They are also using the entire water column.  Keep an eye on your electronics to tell you what depth the fish are passing by at but do not ignore just under the ice a few feet—especially if the ice is melting or there is any run off whatsoever.   I like the two line approach.  One line set with a bobber/hook combo tipped with a lively crappie minnow off to the side and a jigging rod in hand with a small white or black jig tipped with a spike or waxie.  Soon, the fish will be in shallow by the newly sprouting weeds and active insects—not yet,  a few more weeks than yes. Good Luck, Captain Josh, Minnesota  Fishing Guide Service  www.minnesotaguideservice.com  218-732-9919

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