Fishing in Land O' Lakes!

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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, (715)891-2715.  Website is or you can also find Phelps Outdoors on Facebook.

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