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1.8.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report, Nw Angle Of Low

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1.8.19 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

 

Hello from the NW Angle!

Fishing on the Minnesota side has remained strong for the first couple of weeks of ice fishing season. We are seeing a lot of Walleye in the slot being caught off of structure as well of plenty of keepers (Sauger and Walleye) deeper out in the mud. Currently our houses are between 17 and 24ft, hot colors have been pink and white, hammered gold and anything that glows.

Ice is developing quickly on the big lake with up to two feet in some places despite the mild temperatures we are experiencing.

On the North to Northwest side of Oak Island, conditions aren’t as favorable as previous years, use caution and stay to marked trails and plowed roads.

The pressure is still low on the Canadian side. We are seeing limits of Crappies being brought in, however it is still a mixed bag with good walleye action. The usual 30 feet is where crappies are being caught on wax worms and minnow heads, the smaller lure the better. 

The current between islands does slow down the ice making process, so keep aware of your surrounding and use caution. 

 

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