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Sportland Bait and Tackle Fishing Report!

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For the anglers that have braved the cold and snow, the results have been pretty darn good. Crappies and pike are hitting good on the smaller lakes and bays. For crappies crappie minnows or waxies on a #6 Custom Jigs Demon. Pike are going on good sized sucker minnows under a tip up. The walleyes have been going good on Round, North Long, and some smaller lakes. 16-22 feet of water has been best. Northland buckshot spoons tipped with a minnow head or a small shiner on a plain hook has put some keepers on the ice. Most of the walleyes have ran on the small side but there have been some 15-17 inchers mixed in. The reports should keep getting better and better as we get more ice. Stay tuned for the latest.

Jason Erlandson

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