The time has finally arrived to get the boat ready if you haven't done so already! The lakes are opening fast!!
Irving opened up, as well as many smaller lakes in the area: Big & Little Bass, Beltrami, Movil, Long and others. Soon the crappies will be headed for their spring time haunts if they aren't there already. Bemidji looks to be a few more days away, with many guessing we'll see ice off early next week.
Many anglers have been taking advantage of the nice weather and have been busy soaking crawlers on the Rainy River for sturgeon. We have heard of some absolute tankers being caught in that 70" range. Some have had great success with 15+ fish days, while others have struggled to get a fish in the boat. Don't hesitate to move around & try different holes, depths, current seams, or areas. For those of you still dinosaur hunting, we're still fully stocked with flats & half flats of crawlers for this weekend.
We want to wish everyone the best of luck that are headed up to fish the Sportsman's Lodge Sturgeon Tourney! Stop on by & we'll get you all geared up.
As our thoughts turn to perch & panfish for the next week here close to home before the walleye opener, we're fully stocked & prepared with crappie minnows, fatheads, waxies & crawlers.
Thank you all again from everyone here at Northwoods Bait & Tackle for joining us on Saturday for our Grand Opening event. We were blown away by the awesome support from all of you and the fishing community!
Until next time - tight lines everyone!