Thus far our winter has been dismal in the way of precip/snow. On the bright side we’ve had great weather for fishing with calm winds and relatively mild temps. The fish are concentrated in the usual winter holding water. Slower inside shelf drops, deep eddy lines and chest-deep walking-speed inside bends are the standard holding zones. These fish seem to move around a bunch – it is in there migratory DNA. The run you found them in a week ago might be void of fish this week and visa versa.

Thankfully the weather pattern looks to be taking a turn for the better, or worse, depending on your sport. Either way we need snow BAD. If the temps and wind are tolerable you can catch some fish out there right now and through the winter months. We were out several days last week with customers and had good action. The usual winter tactics are the deal, see our last report. There are quite a few mid sized cutties around and we also found a few Superior whitefish still hanging in the holes.

We are not keeping regular shop hours but we’re in the shop often. Give us a call and we can open the doors for you if you are in need of supplies. Happy New Year! Pray for snow…

Jason Lanier
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