New to this area. Grew up in Brainerd and know those lakes well. But 70 mile round trip whereas Fishtrap is 12 miles from my farm. Suggestions on directions to go for ice northerns?
If you would like to go, have portable and wheel house wiling to share for info.
Minnetonka has excellent nortern fishing. Get to edge of weeds/reeds. 12 feet or so. Many bass as well. My son has Minnetonka large mouth bass record caught in summer. Know many do not like people catching bass in winter but they are there. Also good sunfish. Find open areas within weeds.