This is the fishing report for Wednesday, March 20, 2019, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.
The rain, above freezing daytime temps, sun, and wind have helped knock the snow pack down on Detroit Lakes area lakes. Travel is difficult on some lakes still unless traveling by sled. Some lakes wheelers will still be able to get out. Pan fish are moving shallow and you will not need to travel as far out to get to fish. Weed beds in the 7-13 ft. range on shoreline breaks will be holding fish. Ice thickness is still a very good. Mornings are better for travel as we still freeze overnight with slushing more of an issue in the afternoon. Conditions can change fast this time of the season, so keep an eye on weather and conditions and check with local bait shops for updates. We should still have fishable ice for a couple weeks and maybe three….weather is the key.
Brad Laabs Guide Service