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Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort 1/15/18

Over the past week we have had several weather fronts come through bringing some bearable temps and some other pretty cold temps as well as a lot of snow. With that said, fishing has stayed consistent with some slower days in the mix on both sides of the border.

In Minnesota, the walleyes, saugers, pike and perch have been biting in the 23-28 foot depths. Reef fishing continues to be good with fishing in the mud between points starting to produce 16-18 inch fish. Dead sticks have been the ticket most days throughout the day or just right away in the morning and switching to jigging later in the day. Making noise has been key with ripping raps, lindy rattling flyers, blade baits and small jigging raps. For sunny days red, gold and pink have been best and on full overcast days blue, silver ad purple. The early morning bite has been the best. Vexilars/electronics have been key to working the fish and producing the bite.

Over on the other side of the border in Ontario, the crappies have been biting on smaller lures. Patience has been key as well as using electronics to work the fish until they bite. We are fishing in 30-35 and the bottom 3 feet of the water column. When you mark a fish, slowly jig them up till they bite. The bites are typically light. We are finding the crappies in deep holes off points, mud and reefs and fishing with tungsten, plastics tipped with a wax worm or chunk of a minnow or a small jigging spoon. The walleyes and saugers are in the 20-28 foot range and are being found near reefs and in the transition zone between rocks and mud and on the reef tops. Flyers, buckshot’s, ripping raps in gold. Pink, white or orange for both species has produced. The walleye bite has been best morning and evening, on cloudy days the bite can be all day.

If fishing on your own, as always check with local guides and resorts for tips on safe passage routes with the ever changing ice conditions on areas with high current. Stay on and respect the staked trails.

Until next week, good luck fishing!

Guides,
Jeremy Glessing, Ray King, Cale Albers, Matt Hendry and Logan Reid.

Flag Island Resort
218-223-8011
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Chuck using Glenn’s rod. Pulled up by Steve Pelton. Landed perfectly by Mark Cunningham a 27” Walleye! The Cunningham group! ...

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Tom Jones and Chuck Schuette caught matching 14” Perch. From the Cunningham group. ...

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Come on out and cheer on the Vikes as they take on the Saints with us tomorrow! Bucket of beer specials during the game along with our normal happy hour specials from 4-6pm! ...

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Take a look at these walleyes! Dave with a 23", Tim with a 21 1/2", Ray with a 22 1/2" and Rolf with a 20 1/2" ! See you again in a few weeks guys! ...

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Thanks for another great trip! See you next year!
Steve and Jacilyn Doyle
Steve Klose and Katie Simonsens’s
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"Thanks for a great time!" -Betsy & Rusty Ciccarelli, Beth & Jesse Ross
Pictures from their stay over new years!
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Thanks for the great day guys you always know how to treat guests!- Corey Steinbach group ...

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"100 plus fish day on the MN side. Great job on the fish, it was excellent!! A 25 inch walleye, 15 inch crappie's out with Cale and Ray in Ontario. Thanks for a great trip!" -Granquist group. ...

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