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Fishing Report Feb 17, 2021

Mid-winter fishing is in full swing.

In a few weeks, things will begin to change rapidly. But for now, think deeper water for more consistent walleye and crappie fishing.

The deep basins are full of crappies creating good day time bites in the 25-40ft depth range using small minnows or tiny jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head.

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Walleyes are being caught off of mid lake structure like sunken islands that top off in the 25/30 ft. range.  White jigging spoons or a gold JB weasel jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head will do the trick.

Bluegills are stacked up on steep shoreline breaks with an old weed line.  Look for them suspended just outside the break using your electronics such as a Vexilar.

Nothing beats a tiny jig like a Lindy Worm tipped with a waxie.  Neutral colors work the best on these observant fish.

Lotsa Fish! Lotsa Fun!

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service.


Captain Josh Hagemeister



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