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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fishing Reports


This is the fishing report for Thursday, December 7, 2017, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743 or 1.800.433.1888.   


The cold front that started Tuesday in the Detroit Lakes area will last through the weekend. This will help build back at least 3-4 inches of ice. The snow we received was followed by high winds that cleared most of the snow off the lakes and won’t hurt the ice development. Ice thicknesses continue to vary greatly from lake to lake. The best ice is on the shallow basin lakes. Crappies, sunfish, northern and some walleyes are still in the weeds and in the 8-14ft water on the shallow lakes. Check ice conditions as you venture out. It is probably a good idea to hold to the first breaks on the deeper bodies of water until next week.

Brad Laabs Guide Service


Cold weather is back and we are making ice! As always though if your venturing out onto the ice make sure you take all the precautions and never take it for granted the ice is safe without checking it yourself especially during the early ice season. This past week there were some folks catching some bluegills and crappies on Little Detroit Lake in 10-12’ off the weedbeds. 

Please remember to practice selective harvesting, by doing so we will continue to have great fishing for years to come!

Dick Beardsley Fishing Guide Service 































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