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Wow even in this icy weather you diehards kept us busy today. Everyone please use caution on the ice, after this rain it could be pretty slippery in spots. Could be a good time to get some ice cleats.

With all the traffic today heard a few good reports. On Gull we are still catching the small ones but we are starting to catch a few decent fish in the 19-20 inch range. These fish are active on the shallow break in 14-16 feet. Jigging spoons or golden shiners have worked well. North Long has also produced a few nicer fish. If you are using shiners, don't be surprised if you hook into a Pike or two. Some nice northerns have been hungry the last day or two. Crappies and Sunfish are starting to bite OK up on Nisswa Lake. Most guys are using small glow jigs and maggots. We'll keep you posted on the latest.

Jason Erlandson

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Spent the morning out on Gull again today. Lots of active fish even with the cold wind. With the rain we had yesterday we lost our banking snow on the lakes. We caught lots of them but most were on the small side. Most of the week we've been tipping the jigging spoons with just a minnow head but today they showed a preference for a full fathead. It pays to keep trying different baits until the fish tell you whats best. Have a good weekend everyone!

Jason Erlandson

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
      Nice fish guys. Royce doesn't look like you took the day off 
    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
      Thanks for your work guys! You were showin' some serious team spirit being out there today. I would have helped but I had a few appointments today I couldn't reschedule. I know I'm available Friday to do any last day scouting/fine tuning....
    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
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