Hello from the NW Angle!
Fishing is really starting to pick up, which usually means Spring is on the way!
Fishing on the Minnesota side has been best at first and last light, which can make for long days on the ice this time of year. The Sauger bite has really picked up with a lot good sized eaters coming out of 21-25 ft. The most effective colors for both Walleye and Sauger have been Chartreuse, White, any Glow/lighted/UV (specifically red) and hammered gold. When fishing at depths less than 20 feet, keep an active presentation. Northerns tend to be most active in the early afternoon which is a good time to take a break from jigging and put out a tip-up.
Fishing on the Canadian side has been good since the last snow storm and continues to produce Crappie and Walleye. A light setup for crappies with plastics or larvae has been productive.
Slush is still frozen in well-traveled areas but it plentiful off trail.
Fishing will continue to improve as the weather does, there is still a lot of time to fit in a last minute ice fishing trip!!
Sunset Lodge Staff