Fishing Report: 5-08-18
The lakes are officially ice free in the Brainerd Lakes area. The last eight days have been absolutely beautiful. The crappie have finally started to move into the shallows on most local lakes. Shallow water backwater areas, especially those with soft bottoms, are the key locations during this time of year. Small 1/64 jigs tipped with a minnow and suspended below a casting bubble are always extremely effective in these conditions. The walleyes should be shallow this coming weekend. Many of the creeks are currently full of spawning walleye. Current areas will be prime locations this close to the spawn. Shiners minnows might be hard to get this weekend. Plan ahead. The cooler water temps have kept most minnows from running on area lakes. The good news is the crappies are biting. The red horse suckers are running too. The weather is beautiful. Life is truly good! Good luck this weekend. Stay posted. Opening Weekend pictures are sure to come. The 2018 Fishing Guide Season has officially begun!
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Fishing Report: 4-03-18
Old Man Winter just doesn't seem to want to leave the Brainerd Lakes Area. We received 12 inches of the white stuff on Easter Weekend and the weatherman is predicting another 3-4 inches tonight. The only people smiling around town are the snowmobilers. It's been several years since we had this much snow coverage in the area. The trail conditions have been great for much of the winter. I wish I had more to report about local ice fishing conditions but with a couple of big family vacations and another pointer puppy; I ice fished less this year than I can ever remember. The winter just seemed to fly by. The new puppy is progressing well. At five months old, Greta is already pointing, honoring, and retrieving live birds in the field. We escaped the snow this year and headed to Florida. The fishing was fun. The sun was even better. Too bad I didn't put enough sun tan oil on the tops of my feet. You would think I knew better. I guess not. The 620 Ranger is in the garage ready to go. All we need now is a little more heat. Happy Easter everyone. The soft water will be here before we know it. Life is good.
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Fishing/Hunting Report: 2-15-18
Sorry for the lack of ice fishing reports. We added another German Shorthair pup to the family shortly after Christmas and every spare moment seems to have been spent training dogs. Great, the young pup, has preformed beyound our wildest expectations. She is like a little sponge. It is amazing how quickly young dogs learn when worked with an experienced pointers. Our first season of offering pheasant hunts went better than we could have ever expected. Thanks to everyone who managed to get out into the field and hunt with us. The 2018-2019 bird hunting season should be even better. That being said, the birds will have to wait. The 2018 freshwater fishing season is quickly aproaching.
Ava at work
Fishing Report: 1-15-18
Happy New Year Everyone! The last few weeks have been extremely cold with temperatures dipping as low as minus 32 degrees on several past mornings. The conditions have been great for making ice but not much fun for ice fishing. Hopefully the predicted warm up will materialize next week and we can get back to better fishing conditions. The crappie fishing has been good on many of the smaller lakes in the area. Key locations are deep water holes near sharp breaking points. The crappies were very aggressive before the big chill and they would fly up off the bottom to take jigging spoons. Slower methods of presentation are more effective at this time. The walleye bite has been fair to good on Gull Lake. Key times are the forty-five minutes windows around sunrise and sunset. Mille Lacs has been producing numbers of fish these last few weeks. Key locations are the tops of most flats in 24 to 27 feet of water. Jigging spoons were deadly before the big freeze but set lines are now out performing other methods at this time.
Our fishing guides can meet you at your resort, hotel, or pick up at your dock. We are insured, use top quality equipment and fish over 35 lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area including: Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, Whitefish, North Long, and Mille Lacs. will provide everything needed for a great day of fishing. All you'll need is a valid Minnesota fishing license, some snacks, refreshments, and we'll take care of the rest.
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We've been fishing the Brainerd Lakes area for over thirty years. The region has over 100 lakes located within 30 miles. The region offers anglers the opportunity to catch walleye, bass, musky, northern pike, and crappie all summer long. Our Brainerd fishing guides will provide everything necessary; (boat, gas, live bait, fishing rods, fish cleaning, etc.), for a great day of fishing. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour fishing trips to suite your needs. We can pick you up from your hotel, resort dock, or cabin. Learn more about the services your Brainerd fishing guides will provide by clicking