It may be the lucky fishing shirt that I keep wearing lately, but either way the bite has been fabulous for us. Shiners, Shiners, and more Shiners are turning the Walleyes, Jumbo's, and Pike. I haven't even been forced to use my waxworm technique to trigger the biters. It has been tough to fish with 2 lines during the prime bite. Last outing I hit a different spot with similar structure and had great results. Many Perch, Walleye and Pike throughout the short time span that I was on the water.
Many people are probably wondering how the ice has been holding up with the weather conditions, but in the northern region of Minnesota, there has been very little effect on the ice. We have lost the snowcover that we had last week, and while it hasn't been making any ice, we haven't lost any ice as of this point. 7" to 9" seems to be the norm for the lakes that I have hit recently. The forecast is calling for colder temps in the near future, so don't hesitate to travel further north to get away from the thining ice down in the southern half of the state. Oh, and by the way, the bite is on! Fish On!