This is the fishing report for Wednesday, April 1, 2020, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743
A week ago in the Detroit Lakes area we had 20-24 inches of good clear ice. The sun, wind, warm days, and a few overnights above freezing have made the ice soft. We continue to have a warm forecast for the next 10 days with the exception of a couple days. Rain is also in our forecast for the next couple days, and this will also put a hurt on the ice. Conditions are changing rapidly. Ice is also starting to pull away from shorelines on many lakes as we have ground exposure now. The fishing the last week has been good for those getting out. Crappies, sunfish and tullibee were all cooperating. Check with local bait shops that are open before heading out. It may be time to call the ice season over and start getting ready for the open water that I predict will be here in three weeks.
Brad Laabs Guide Service