This is the fishing report for Wednesday, January 15, 2020, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.
The Detroit Lakes area is still limited to only a few lakes with enough ice to have truck travel. Even after this last cold snap, we could be another week before more lakes can handle truck traffic and more than single axel fish houses. The cold has stiffened up the slush. There is still some flooding issues as we have heavy snow cover. We just received several more inches of snow and could get a few more inches this weekend, although the heavy snow this weekend looks to be tracking to the south hitting Mille Lacs and the metro area lakes. Fishing has slowed, but pan fish action has remained more predictable than the walleye bite. Check with resorts and bait shops before heading out on your chosen lake.