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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fishing Report

Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use

This is the fishing report for Wednesday, January 22, 2020, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.   

Ice conditions in the Detroit Lakes area have slightly improved with the cold weather of last week. We did receive more snow and wind. Lake flooding and slushing continues to be a problem on most of the area lakes. Stick to sled and wheeler trails or the few plowed roads on only a few area lakes. Avoid areas that have drifted as ice conditions are even worse in those areas. Crappies and gils are getting caught over deeper soft bottom basin areas. Early and late fishing has been best for improved activity levels. Some walleyes still getting caught, but short bite windows and limited numbers are typical at this time of the ice season.  


Brad Laabs



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