This is the fishing report for Tuesday, March 12, 2019, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling 218.847.5743.
The Detroit Lakes area was slammed with snow again this week. This time we received 13 inches followed by high winds with significant drifting. Flooding and slushing is a significant problem. Houses must be removed on lakes north of Hwys 10 & 34 by Monday March 18th….do not wait! Rain, warm weather and significant melting will make conditions brutal. The warm weather and rain will knock the snow levels down, but weather will be the factor if we can get on the ice anymore this season without being in standing water and slush on top of the ice. The ice season may just be over here locally. Lake of the Woods will have open season for walleyes until April 14th and the big northern pike bite will get started in the next week or two and continue until the ice is not safe there.
Brad Laabs Guide Service