Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

Tips from Colin Crawford's Guide Service

Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

What a Flip or Flop in Conditions

February 17, 2019 ·

With the rain, ice, and more snow, it looks like we will be closing out the game fish season trying to fish in some awful slushy conditions. Trucks, snowmobiles and ATV’s with tracks all have been getting stuck, so when you are getting ready to go out check your local lake conditions. Please stay safe on the ice.  If you aren’t familiar with a lake, please ask a guide, other fisherman, the bait shop, gas station, bars or other businesses about any areas to be cautious around for safe ice conditions.

Northern Pike: Game fish season closes March 1st on border lakes, such as LVD, and March 3rd for WI inland lakes.

Walleye: Same as above

Panfish: Not much change with these fish. Bluegills are being found in the weeds using small jigs tipped with waxies, spikes or tipped with plastic.  Perch are being caught on the deep weed edge where the mud meets. Crappies are being found off the first break off of the deep weeds in some lakes and found suspended over the deep water basin.

Happy fishing!  Selective harvest is the way to go.  Colin Crawford's Guide Service, crawfordfishing@gmail.com (715)891-2715.  Website is www.crawfordfishing.com or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook.

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Let the Good Times Roll

February 03, 2019 ·

Ice conditions

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Awareness of Surroundings Makes Lakes Safer and More Enjoyable

January 20, 2019 ·

Wow,

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Can You Believe This Season So Far?

January 06, 2019 ·

With the early cold, then some snow and rain, the local ice conditions are in great shape. We have had a great couple of weeks as far as fishing goes, snowmobiling not so much. Make sure to check the ice depth along your pathway to make sure it is thick enough. Remember that some of the area lakes are also marked with barrels for snowmobiles and to punch your holes away from the trail areas.

Northern Pike: We are finding fish on the weed edges and in the deeper weeds. On the edges the set up should be tip ups set a foot or so off the bottom.  When fishing the deep weeds, set your tip ups so that your bait is just above the tops of the weeds.

Walleye: These fish are being caught in a couple of areas, in and around weeds.  Setting tip ups on the weed edges baited with walleye suckers or medium golden shiners in low light conditions seem to be best.  Also, jigging in the same areas with baits like the buckshot rattle spoon are producing fish.  The other good option is on the tops of rock humps for good spots in the early evening.

Panfish: Bluegills are being found in the weeds using small jigs tipped with waxies, spikes or tipped with plastic.  Perch are being caught on the deep weed edge where the mud meets. Crappies are being found off the first break off of the deep weeds in some lakes and found suspended over the deep water basin.

Happy fishing!  Selective harvest is the way to go.  Colin Crawford's Guide Service, crawfordfishing@gmail.com (715)891-2715.  Website is www.crawfordfishing.com or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook.

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Turnover Should Be Finished

October 14, 2018 ·

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Turnover Can Be a Good Thing

October 02, 2018 ·

This constant 

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Going, Going, Going...Down

September 23, 2018 ·

The surface

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Get Your Ticket for the Crazy Weather Train

September 16, 2018 ·

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Cooler Temps Don't Mean That Fishing Has Cooled Down

September 04, 2018 ·

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Maybe the End of the Dog Days of Summer, But There's Still Good Fishing

August 21, 2018 ·

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