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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 02.28.18

Crappie and Bluegill

Use bright colors to attract fish attention under the ice.

What works this week, directly from Minnesota Fishing Guide Service.

Holy snow batman!  Travel is getting a little more difficult now with the deeper snow on the ice, but the fishing is hanging in there!  The fish on the shallower lakes are showing some signs of low oxygen levels so concentrate your efforts on the deeper lakes in the area.  

The mid-day Crappie bite remains strong as well as the late night “sleeper” bite—which time is running out for.  With the darkness below the thick ice and snow use lures/baits that glow with a bigger than average Crappie minnow to help draw more attention to your presentation.  

Don’t forget the #5 jigging Rapalas tipped with a wax worm to get the fish fired up.  The big Pike are feeding heavily getting ready to spawn in a few weeks.  Anywhere there are small Bluegills or Crappies hanging around is a good spot to dangle a big minnow on a bright colored hook to grab yourself a nice Pike!  

Now is the time to book your summer fishing trips!  Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun!  Minnesota Fishing Guide Service, Captain Josh Hagemeister


New Northern Pike Regulations take effect March 1st.

Visiting for a weekend fishing trip?  There are lots of places to stay.




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