Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report February 25, 2014
Wow! This darn cold weather will not give in. The cold weather and strong winds have created some very interesting driving conditions in the last few days. My rentals had a decent weekend, mainly with keeper perch from Gull Lake! Walleye and Northern Pike season is closed until May, and now it is time to focus on panfish.
The best sunfish action has been between 14-30 feet of water. Normally main lake basins surrounded by shallow weeds beds will most likely have fish. No matter how cold it is, you will increase your catch rate by being mobile. Drill holes in all depths and fish hard until you locate active fish.
Crappies are located in the same areas, but they tend to bite in the low light hours. Jigging and setlines have been productive. Don’t forget you Vexilar flasher, because most of the time these fish will be suspended.
I have a crazy weekend of guiding and rentals, maybe I will see you on the ice!
Good Luck and be safe!
Thanks, Capt. Tim Hanske
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