Fishing Report for 12-22-20
Ice thickness earlier in the week ranged from 3-6 inches on a variety of lakes in the area. And although the winds may have ruined some of that ice, the recent sub-zero temperatures should help it firm up nicely. Roughly 9-10 inches of ice is expected on many lakes by the weekend.
Many anglers are concentrating on panfish, and several area lakes are giving up nice numbers of crappies and perch. Some fish are remaining near the weedlines along the shoreline breaks, while some crappies have already slid to deeper waters. A few walleye are being taken during morning and evening hours on Foot Lake and Big Kandiyohi Lake. All bites should improve once additional snow cover reduces light penetration.
Please remember that ice is never 100% safe and ice conditions can change daily, especially early in the season. Anglers should first check with a local bait shop or resort for the most current conditions.
Anyone choosing to head out must check the ice often using an ice spud, bring ice picks, and wear a life jacket. Learn more about ice safety.
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