This is the fishing report for Wednesday, November 6, 2019, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.
We still have some open water in the Detroit Lakes area, but small ponds and shallow basin lakes are icing over and many lakes will continue icing over in the upcoming days. Some of the lakes that will remain open may be difficult to get on as the shallow water at access points are starting to ice over, especially during these overnight temps in the teens. My last outing was Monday and the lake temps ranged from 38-40 degrees. A few anglers have still been out on Detroit, Sallie and Pelican lakes chasing cooperative musky in the below freezing temps Tuesday and Wednesday. We may be very limited for the number of open water days left for the season. This upcoming weekend will most likely be the last weekend of the open water. Pick your lake carefully as ponds and smaller shallow basin lakes are already locked up with ice. Many will have access points locked up with ice. If you are traveling to the area to fish, call ahead to area baitshops to get a report as things are changing daily.
Brad Laabs Guide Service