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December 18, 2018

We hope everybody has had a great start to their ice fishing season. We have been staying busy here at Gene's, and the fishing and weather have been great! With warm weather the past several days, we are still sitting at 12-14 inches on most area lakes. We are seeing alot of ATV traffic, and trucks are starting to drive onto most lakes, but as always, please make sure to use caution when driving.

The walleyes have been biting very well on Big Pine, Little Pine, Rush, Star, and Ottertail on the midlake humps and shoreline breaks during low light conditions in 14-20 feet of water. We are still sitting good on minnows, and currently have golden shiners, rainbows, sucker minnows, fatheads, crappies, and waxworms. Jigging spoons and lures tipped with a fathead is catching walleye accompanied by a shinner or sucker on a dead stick or rattle reel.

Panfish are also bi...

December 4, 2018

It sure was a busy weekend here at Gene's Sport Shop. We were lucky enough to sneak out during the middle of the week and put our fish houses out, and were even able to put a few walleyes on the ice! Most area lakes are seeing between 8-10 inches of good, black ice, and ATV travel has been going on almost everywhere. Most anglers are having success in 14-18 feet of water on shoreline breaks and mid-lake humps in the low light situations of early morning and evening. Big Pine, Little Pine, Rush and Ottertail have been producing for walleyes and northerns, and Big Pine, Star, Rush, Marion, and others are producing well for panfish. Panfish have are being caught in 10-15 feet of water where green weeds are still present. With the forcast showing cold nights ahead, I suspect small vehicle traffic is in the future! We are sitting good on minnows right now with si...

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