Brainerd Area Fishing

We are Ice Free in the Brainerd Lakes Area and the Fish are Biting!

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What a strange year for ice off it has been.  a week ago last Friday I was walking on solid ice pounding a spud bar as hard as I could and I thought there was no way the ice was going to be gone.  Fast forward four days, the ice was GONE!  Then lets fast forward to this past Saturday and the water temps were 52.8 when I got on the water and was up to 54.1 when I left. ...

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Ice is Starting to Decline in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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I did a bunch of driving around today and visited 10 different lakes and the ice is in various conditions.  But what really confused me is some of the lakes that normally have the earliest ice out have solid ice all around them yet and some of the larger lakes have had shores open up.  I am done trying to understand this year!

What I found was Lower South Long Lake had a large amount of shoreline that was open.  This ...

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Whitefish Chain

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Last Wednesday, my wife and I headed up to the Whitefish chain to spend time on the water relaxing, talking and enjoying our wedding anniversary. Of course being the guy that I am, I can’t go anywhere without my fishing rods if the boat is hooked up!

We started fishing about 5 PM pulling crawler harnesses with in-line weights over the deep basin of the lake. We targeted the 40 to 50 foot range in water that was from 80 to ...

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