Detroit Lakes Fishing Report
Weekly report of where fish are biting and bait to use
This is the fishing report for Wednesday, December 1, 2021, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ice conditions in the Detroit Lakes area range from 3-8” depending on the lakes. The smaller shallow basin lakes have the best and thickest ice right now. You must still check conditions as you venture out! The heavy wet snow of Tuesday night and Wednesday mid-40 degree weather has stalled, and even deteriorated ice development. With a couple other above freezing days in the forecast the next few days, walk out ice fishing through the weekend is recommended. A cold snap after that should make wheeler or sled travel by mid-week next week possible on many of the area lakes. The pan fish bite for crappies and gils has been good in the 8-12ft water. Small jigs/spoons in brighter colors tipped with high action plastic tails or wax worms has been producing. Not much to report on walleye action. That action will improve as access to prime locations on the lakes improves.
Brad Laabs Guide Service