Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – February 28th, 2014


Look for suspended crappies over 11 feet on Lake Mary at night and at Reno Lake in 20 feet or more. Crappies and sunfish continue to hit in seven to 15 feet on Maple Lake and in eight to 12 feet in Christopherson’s Bay on Lake Ida. Trucks continue to be used on most lakes with roads being plowed open.
Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle       (320) 763-3255


You can still drive trucks on most lakes, although you do have to watch for snow drifts in certain areas. Look to Blanche Lake, Belmont Lake, and Rush Lake for sunfish and crappies in 17 feet of water. The majority of crappies are suspended high in the water column. Tullibees have started being found suspended over deep water on Mollie Stark Lake and Pickeral Lake.
Ben’s Bait Shop (218) 864-5596


This area didn’t receive a lot of snow last week, but the wind did cause most road systems to drift over. Anglers were starting to get out on a limited basis early this week along the weedlines of Little Detroit Lake and Deadshot Bay for panfish. A few people have been locating pods of suspended tullibees over the deepest holes on Long Lake, Loon Lake, and Star Lake as well.
Quality Bait and Tackle (218) 844-2248


This area didn’t receive much snow last week, but the wind closed most roads that were being used. At this point, travel is limited to a few lakes including Straight Lake, where bluegills are being found in 12 to 14 feet and Tenth Crow Wing Lake, where crappies and sunfish can be had in 10 to 12 feet.
Delaney’s (218) 732-4281
Smokey Hills Outdoors (218) 237-8128

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