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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fishing Reports


This is the fishing report for Wednesday, April 19, 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.   

Not a whole lot has changed since last week but there are some crappies starting to move into the shallows on some area lakes. The best time has been late afternoon when the water has had a chance to warm up just a bit. Sometimes all it takes is a few degrees of warmer water and it really turns on the fish and the bite can be fast and furious! Small jigs tipped with small minnows or waxworms really works well under a small float. When the bite is really on even just a small hair or malibue jig will do the trick also tipping with a small plastic tail can be extremely effective. Even if you don't have a boat this is the time of year when you can catch many crappies right from shore, it's also a great time to get the kids out fishing when the bite turns on! The crappie fishing will only get better as the water continues to slowly warm. Enjoy your time on our area lakes and 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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