21’-28’ of water, a 50% walleye, 50% sauger mix has been found. A plain hook or orange and green jigs tipped with a minnow have worked best. Jigging is the key. You have to work at it. Dead sticking is not working right now. Once you feel a good bite, set the hook! Vexilars always seem to help angler’s success. Bring one along or reserve one at the front desk.
Currently we have 14-19 inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish. The week it was warm but we lost no ice. We only dealt with some slush and water on top of the ice. The good news is the temperatures today have dipped. Highs in the teens today and starting tomorrow along with the week ahead we are supposed to get lows below zero. Most of the slush and water has froze. We will make ice quick as we have no snow at this time. Ice fishing season is in full swing!
Lake trails from Baudette to Oak Island and Baudette to Warroad are marked. We have minimal snow so the trails are in poor condition. Also use caution when crossing pressure ridges as the fluctuation in the temperature will make these ridges move. The land trails are closed at this time due to lack of snow. Hopefully we will get some snow soon!