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Fishing is Simply Incredible in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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It was a fairly slow start to the 2019 open water season but in the past 3 weeks, fishing has turned into maybe the best summer walleye pattern that I can remember.  The fish are staying shallow and they are actively feeding during the daylight hours.  Simply find green weeds in the 7-10 foot mark and you are going to find actively feeding walleyes. Just make sure you bring enough bait along because you are not only going to catch ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Preview

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One thing is for sure in the Brainerd Lakes Area, our weather has been very unstable and on average very cool.  We are finding water temps anywhere from the upper 40s into the upper 50s depending on the lake.  This has had a couple effects on the fishing but for the most part fishing is still awesome. Fish are shallow, they are active and when you find them, they are fairly schooled up.

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The Panfish are Going Ballistic in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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In the past 2 weeks we have seen ice conditions drastically improve for lake travel. Auto travel is done but you can still access the lakes via ATV, UTV and snowmobiles. Some lakes do have some slush under the top layer of ice but for the most part, the lakes have sealed up with the cold temps at night. The best part about those low temps is they are keeping the accesses sealed as well.

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Snow, Snow and More Snow in the Brainerd Lakes Area

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Fishing has literally come to a crawl in the Brainerd Lakes area with all the snow on our lakes. We have anywhere from 20 to 30 inches on most lakes and with that comes the problem of slushy areas. I suggest not traveling alone on the lakes because the chances of you getting stuck, even with a sled is near 100%!  By all means bring a shovel and tow a strap because you’re going to need it.

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Extravaganza is Here and the Fishing is Still Solid

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Its that time of year again when we all get together and suffer through brutal cold at the chance of winning one of the $150,000 worth of prizes on Gull Lake.  Its such wonderful event that the Brainerd JayCee’s that raises some awesome funds for the area.  So many fishermen but so few prizes but I will be out there battling the cold with hopes of hooking a weighable fish.  Last year  I was invited into a group that has ...

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Use Caution on the Brainerd Area Lakes

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First and foremost, there is never “safe ice” so always venture with care and never travel on ice you are uncertain about.  The ice conditions in the Brainerd area very heavily from lake to lake.  For example on the Whitefish Chain, we have found ice as thick as 20 inches and as thin as 8.  Gull Lake is in the same condition.  When you get towards the deeper water, the ice thins out drastically.  This year, the larger lakes  seem ...

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