January 19th, 2018

I’m a day ahead as I’m typing this tonight, (7:00 pm. January 18th), but tomorrow will be a busy one and I wanted to let you know what is going on.

Most of the day fishing was pretty quite from most reports, except for the shallower water late this afternoon. The gravel 4 miles out from us has been not as good overall as it normally is this time of year. Fishermen are not seeing baitfish on the humps they normally fish on and off the sides isn’t much better from what reports I’ve heard.  In closer around the reefs fishermen are seeing much more, especially schools of minnows and Perch. This evening some good reports came in from anywhere from 24′ to as little as 14′ during the late afternoon till dusk.

It sounds like we are going to get some significant snow starting Sunday afternoon and thru Monday. Some of the early forecasts are 6″ plus with strong NW winds Monday afternoon thru Tuesday.  Those of you that have permanent houses I would advise checking your blocking and get them at least 6″ higher off the ice than they are now.  The last couple days we have been clearing drifts from around them after the last two winds to help, but if we do get that much snow and winds things could get ugly..  Just a heads up.  After all the years I’ve out there… it is much better to prepare than struggle afterwords.

Either way with the snowstorm coming it should be good fishing and if everyone plans on getting off the lake so they can get home and watch the Vikings game Sunday morning… most will not be caught out there.

Keep a Tight Line!    Eddy