Fishing report 30 March 2024

Good morning from the Quiet Lakes, the weather the past week definitely slowed down getting the boats out on the water.  All told we got about 10″ of snow and most lakes have at least some ice on them.  Not enough ice to not get out, but enough to be a hindrance to do so.  Plus most of the landings still have some snow on them and thats just another mess to deal with!  The next week looks to be going in the right direction as far as the weather goes, low to mid 40s all week and upper 50s for next weekend with very little chances of rain until after next weekend.

Still nothing to report on fishing, nothing for any of the inland lakes.  I know a few anglers have been up on Lake Superior trolling for Coho and doing decent.  I have not heard much on anglers fishing rivers/streams and most are running  so low it would be hard to access most spots.

That is all I got for this week.  Very dismal report but that’s the truth of it right now. Next weekend looks (as of right now) to be a great weekend to get out and make sure the boat is ready to go, and potentially chase some crappie!  Have a great weekend and we will talk soon.


Fishing report 23 March 2024

Good morning from the Quiet Lakes, we did not get much snow from the first round that came through on Thursday night, but Sunday night into Monday could be a different story.  It has scaled way back with supposed snow totals ranging from 9-12″ forecasted (first reports were 16-31″).  That system is supposed to have a good amount of rain on the back end of it, so I don’t think those totals are too much to worry about.  The rest of the week looks to stay in the mid to upper 40s so the snow won’t last long.  We desperately need the precipitation as lakes like the Chippewa Flowage and Moose Lake are down almost 5′.  

I have no reports on fishing, as it has been very quiet in the shop and haven’t heard anything from anyone else.  I think most lakes have formed a crust of ice on them/ or at least on the shorelines/ramps as it has been pretty chilly this week, further hindering anglers from getting out.  

Now is a great time to take and get boats/gear ready for the upcoming season!  Make sure batteries are charged and electrical systems are working, double check boat plugs to make sure they aren’t missing/rotted, go through rods/reels making sure no eyelets are broken or missing.  Respooling is a good idea especially on spinning reels as they tend to coil up more than casting reels.  Make sure all of your terminal tackle is stocked (snaps, swivels, hooks, etc.)

That’s about all I got for this week and as much as I don’t want to see the white stuff this time of year, it should help with the drought we are seeing right now.