Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report 12/20/14
The cooler than normal conditions earlier this month were good for making ice. There is currently 10 to 12 inches of ice on most of the smaller lakes and 4 to 7 inches on the larger lakes throughout the area. The crappie fishing has been good on many of the smaller lakes throughout the area. Key locations have been deep water holes with silty bottoms. The best times have been around sunset and sunrise. The best depths have been in 28 to 32 feet of water. The walleye bite has been fair. Anglers on Gull Lake, and North Long have been able to catch 2 to 3 fish per evening. The best walleye bait has been a shiner minnow on a set line. The northern pike action has been strong. Kyle was able to release several 32 inch+ on his last outing. The best pike locations have been right outside the weed line.