This season's larger than normal woodcock migration helped keep things interesting in the woods. You'll also pick up a few walleyes in the mix as well. Speaking of getting back to normal, some of the local mayors have decided we need to open back up to save our local businesses. Trucks are now being used on most lakes. Wind blown structures have been the best locations. Jig/minnow combos have been effective lures for targeting these toothy critters. Key water depths have been 12 to 18 feet. www.longlakefishing.com These will be located on Gull Lake and several other lakes in the area. Brainerd Minnesota MN Man, North Long has been a dead sea the last 4 days. Thanks for picking on me for the lack of fishing reports, I will pick up the pace on them now that the open water season has begun. Brainerd, Minnesota Ice Fishing Report: 01-24-21Colder temperatures have improved the ice conditions in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Most of the walleye action is occurring right at sunset in the deeper water. Give us a call if you are thinking of fishing. Time to break out the smoker and get to work. I have friends that live on the south side of Long and I don't see many people using the lake driving by it. It was a bit weird to see the lakes so bare. Don't be surprised if you hook into a big bass in these locations. There are still some schools shallow but the bulk of the fish are deep. . Good lure colors have been chartreuse and pink. The crappie fishing has been good on most of the smaller lakes in the area. We range from 12-16 inches on most of the area lakes. Ice anglers should use caution until colder temperatures return. panfish; the action has been good. A small jig tipped with a minnow has been the ticket for catching these tasty fish. Life is good! Lake of the Woods Fishing. You will need to really dig deep and work hard to catch some fish. Long lake is crystal clear, as is most lakes in the area. The crappie bite has remained good on the smaller, less pressured, lakes. Brainerd lakes area has so many quality lakes to choose from, sometimes it is difficult to decide which one to fish. The fishing has been good in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Keep all the 9 to 10-inch fish you need for a fish fry or two but please consider releasing the larger 12 to 15-inch females to swim another day. I hear the walleyes are still biting on Mille Lacs but I haven't been there for a week. The crappie schools have moved into a winter pattern. The red sumac is starting to turn color in multiple places throughout the area. The bigger pike have slipped outside the weeds and are aggressive. Key depths have been 12 to 16 feet. The weather forecast for next week is great with temperatures in the 80's for most of the week. Todd Andrist is your go to North Long lake fishing guide. Shore Fishing: Long Lake has an abundance of shore fishing sites. Warmer temperatures have altered the ice conditions of backwater areas on several lakes. Long Lake is 10 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. Small tungsten jigs tipped with a few waxies have been the best option for catching these tasty fish. Lots of fun. Not bad for a girl! We will see on the water (or the woods)
Thanks for all the calls. The best walleye action this last week occurred on Gull Lake and Whitefish Chain. We had several enjoyable hunts even though grouse numbers were down. Key locations have been just off the first break in 12 to 16 feet of water. Especially once the ciscos start to spawn in mid to late September. No Obligations - Click Here for more information. The good news is next week's forecast. At 6,000 acres (24 km²), North Long Lake is one of the larger lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Hutchinson Minnesota Fishing Reports - Click here for details. In fact, 57 percent of the lake is less than 15 feet deep. The weatherman is calling for cooler temperatures for this weekend. She will set you up with one of our ice fishing guides. Stay in touch, stay healthy, and we will see you on the water soon. I took the dogs for a long walk in the woods last night. The northern pike action remains strong. See you soon. Most of the bass are relating to the shallows at the present time. Small tear-drops tipped with euro larva have been the best bait options. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 05-06-20The shallow water areas are warming up quickly on most area lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area and the crappies are taking advantage of these food rich locations. Key water depths have been in 14 to 18 feet of water. Become a Member Posts 1 through 6 for North Long Lake : New? The ice is starting to darken throughout the area, A sure sign that spring is just around the corner. Thanks for the wonderful season. North Long Lake offers excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, tullibee, and yellow perch. Gull Lake has been putting a few fish out during the day but most of the serious action has been taking place after sunset. The lake is heavily developed with numberous homes and cabins along shoreline mile, in addition to several resorts and campgrounds of various types and sizes. The sunfish action remains good in the morning. Most of the smaller lakes currently have 9 to 12 inches of ice. The crappie are starting to show up on the deeper weed edge. Key locations are in 16 to 20 feet of water. Pause Carousel Skip to main content DNR RESPONSE TO COVID-19: For details on adjustments to DNR services, visit this webpage . Most smaller area lakes have 5-8 inches of ice, please use caution. jig combos have been producing the majority of the fish. Key locations are located on the first break of shoreline structures. Key locations have been shallower weed beds adjacent to deeper water areas. The best locations are sandy patches inside of the weeds. The sun has beaten down the snow banks in the yard but we still have about 12 to 20 inches of the "ugly" white stuff left in the woods. The bass action has been exceptional on the smaller lakes. Life is GOOD! Login : Main Forum Page | Fishing Blogs | Find a Fishing Partner | My Fishing Pals Home | To The Top - Minnesota Fishing Reports: You Are Currently Viewing - Minnesota Fishing Reports North Long Lake - - - 6 messages. Deep water points where sand grass is present have been the best locations. Now is the time to start planning that one last fishing trip before the season is over. Stay healthy and we will see you next week.JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Ice Fishing Report: 01-10-21The walleye fishing has improved in the Brainerd Lakes Area. A slip bobber with a small leech is an effective method for catching some big bull gills at the present time. Windblown structures have been outproducing all other structures. Key water depths have been 32 to 35 feet. The larger northern pike are still shallow. Last year's licenses are now expired. We will have multiple ice house rentals available this winter. The crappies have finished spawning and are currently relating to the first weedline near spawning areas. Give us a call. Ice Castle Fish House Rentals and Cabin Rental on Upper Red Lake! Brothers Grier. A healthy shiner minnow on a set line has been out producing active jigging techniques. The Minnesota DNR typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the… News. The ice fishing reports have been fair to poor, mostly because mobility has been an issue. The majority of the walleyes are shallow as well. Details: Horseshoe: A few smallmouth. It has been a weird couple of months. Lake State Fishing's Brainerd Area Report | 381 were here. The backwater areas are still a bit sketchy. The higher than average snowfall and the late start to the season have kept the majority of lakes free of icehouses this year. Large creek chubs have been effective in these situations. Please keep them coming. The bigger gills have dropped to outside the weed line and the crappies have moved out there with them. Creek chub minnows or redtails have been the best bait choices this past week. The best times are early morning and right at sunset. Numbers looked healthy, with an electrofishing catch rate of 99.0/hr run-time. We will see you on the water.JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 08-10-20September will be here before we know it. The extra foliage has made wing shooting more difficult but the leaves won't be here for much longer. See you next week.JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Ice Fishing Report: 12-20-20The ice depths continue to improve in the Brainerd Lakes Area. North Long Lake, at 6,143 acres, is one of the largest and most popular lakes in the Brainerd area. 14; Details; Bryan Wallace. Share Share. Thanks again. Thanks again. Small tear-drop jigs tipped with wax worms have been extremely effective baits for catching these tasty fish. Nate is a multi species guide and fishes on many of the 400 lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Lake Fishing Report; Enemy Swim: A few bluegills and walleyes. Set lines were equally effective as jigging tactics. Stay safe!JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Ice Fishing Report: 01-07-21Brainerd ice condition update. August is just around the corner. Most of the larger lakes now have 12 to 14 inches of ice. It won't be long before they start moving up to spawn. I hope everyone is healthy out there. The bass action has been good. We received almost 2 inches of snow this past Saturday. Long Lake Fishing. I can't remember a time when we have been so busy. Leeches have been the best bait this last week. The best action continues to be shallow. The lake is heavily developed with numberous homes and cabins along shoreline mile, in addition to several resorts and campgrounds of various types and sizes. Key water depths are 12 to 16 feet. The region offers anglers the opportunity to catch walleye, bass, musky, northern pike, and crappie all summer long. Key spots have muddy bottoms that warm quickly. We were just starting to see the smaller lakes skim over before this week's heatwave turned all the ice is black. The ice near the shore is the only place where the ice is sketchy. Key water depths have been 32 to 45 feet. Our fishing reports cover Gull Lake, North Long Lake, Hubert and many others. There is still plenty of good fishing left. The calls have been fantastic! JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 05-12-20The weather turned cold this week in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The annual meeting will be recorded and streamed online via youtube on its scheduled date – Saturday, July 18 th. Main lake ice conditions have been unaffected.JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Ice Fishing Report: 01-04-21Happy New Year's everyone! This will also require clients to follow us in their own vehicles when fishing lakes different to those where clients are staying. Seek out deep water points and sunken islands for a chance at catching one of these toothy monsters. Our fishing guides can meet you at your resort, hotel, or pick up at your dock. The crappie action has been good on the smaller lakes. The walleye have been in 16 to 21 feet of water. With temperatures in the low to mid 50's, the snow has simply disappeared in the yard. Michelle and I hope everyone has stayed healthy during these uncertain times. I can't remember a year we had this many trips on the book so early into the season. It should be a good fall. Thanks againJOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 06-12-20The walleye fishing continues to improve as the water temperatures rise in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Blue/silver and black/gold have been good color patterns. The local lakes are snow free with about two feet of good ice still left to drive on. The pout action has been good on some of the larger lakes. The sunfish action continues to be good in the mornings with another feeding period occurring in the late afternoon. Menu . 11; Details ; Brian Maznio. Minnesota Fishing Reports Minnesota fishing reports are displayed with the body of water with the most recent fishing report or content at the top of the report list. Thanks for all the calls. Panfish are biting on Black Bay on Minnetonka. They should start spawning any day now. It is definitely time to start planning your family vacations because the summer will be over before you know it. The best locations have been inside good weeds. For the residents and friends of North Long Lake in the Brainerd Lakes area. Long Lake Map Ours may be the most appropriately named lake in Minnesota! Light jigs tipped with a spot-tail shiner have been effective for catching these shallow water fish. Crappie reports have improved in 14 to 18 feet at Nisswa Lake, North Long, south end of Gull, and Pelican. The best daytime walleye bite has been taking place in 36 to 46 FOW. The grouse action has been fair. Big Stone Lake: Perch fair to good along with a few walleye. Big swim-baits trolled over the tips of the cabbage weeds is an effective method to catch one of these toothy gators at the current time. 500-Pound Marlin Tows Kayak Fisherman 15 Miles Out to Sea | #FieldTrips Panama - Duration: 31:10. Small glow jigs tipped with waxies or crappie minnows have been producing the most fish. Wind blown structures have been key locations throughout the week. Most southern exposed areas were almost snow-free. Anglers are using ATVs to get out. Crappie fishing continues to be good. The larger pike have been active in the deeper water. Wind blown structures continue to be key locations. The mayors of Nisswa and East Gull Lake have recently requested for Governor Walz to allow local businesses to open if they practice safe-distancing procedures. Most of the bass are relating to the deep water points. The best baits have been small crappies minnows suspended below a bobber. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 02-20-20Minnesota's northern pike and walleye seasons are quickly coming to a close. We should be ready to roll when the time comes. Jul 23, 2019 - North Long Lake. The grouse numbers seem to be on the rise in our area. The crappie action should only continue to improve as the water temperatures fall and the crappie schools drop deeper. Gull Lake Fishing Report. We will see you next time. It was nice to see the restaurants and bars opening up this week. The crappies on some popular lakes have switched to a nocturnal bite. The fish have been active in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Four Season, Housekeeping. North Long Lake Fishing Reports Recently shared catches and fishing spots. The walleyes are still shallower than normal. Large baits have accounted for most of the action. Give us a call and Michelle will line you up with a guide and get you out fishing. It is time to get out and go fishing.JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 07-14-20The bass have responded to the warmer water temperatures in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Long Lake Fishing Fishing beautiful Long Lake in Park Rapids Minnesota! Current fly fishing conditions are not so good today. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 05-13-20The BIG announcement we have been LONG awaiting for has FINALLY arrived! JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 04-15-20Most lakes are now ice free in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The summer is quickly coming to a close but there are still a few weeks left. I hope 2021 will be a better year than the one before. The majority of the walleye continue to be shallow. Crappie minnows and waxworms have been equally effective. We are still planning for a busy-busy fishing season. Michelle will be happy to set you up in an ice house. All incidents occured where current was present. The leaves are at their peak colors right now. Key water depths were 9 to11 FOW. Key water depths have been 12 to 18 feet. North Long has 7 to 9 in 371 bay with a little less on the main lake. We still have a few time slots left but they are filling up fast. The recent cold front did add a couple inches of ice to most lakes in the Detroit Lakes area. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 05-28-20The crappie fishing continues to be good in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Dec 30, 2018 - North Long Lake. Key locations were structures with sharp breaks that fell into the lake's deepwater basin. 21489 Train Bell Road, Merrifield, MN 56465. Let's get back to living! Keep posted! Where has the summer gone? Turn right and then another right down the frontage road along I-694. I bet I didn't see 40 houses in total. Our Brainerd fishing guides will provide everything necessary; (boat, gas, live bait, fishing rods, fish cleaning, etc. The panfish season, however, is still open and they have been active in the afternoons and early evening. It starts mid-morning and lasts throughout the day. The walleye action has been good in the evenings at sunset. Details: Poinsett: A few perch, crappie, and walleyes. It is tough to trap minnows when they aren't spawning. Keep posted. Key water depths were 14 to 20 feet. I might be getting old but fishing just isn't that much fun in those conditions so we decided to end the season early. Long Lake, Minnesota Fishing Report. Active jigging techniques have been accounting for the majority of the fish. The bass remain shallow with many still in the process of spawning as we speak. The sunfish action continues to be good. Have a great MEA weekend everyone. Thanks for all the calls. Rigging and jigging with chub minnows have been equally effective. We still have a few weekend openings but they are filling up fast. Most have come out of 12 to 16 FOW. Tweet. With surface water temperatures on Gull Lake hovering ar 62 degrees this past weekend, everything indicates the annual fall walleye bite is getting ready to happen. Key water depths have been 11 to 13 feet this week. The colder water conditions have pushed most of the bait back out into the deeper water. Chat in the Forum, Leech Lake - 2009/02/16/ - Caught a huge musky. But now is the time to get back to all those things that make life special. Contact Us; About Us; Home Page; Fishing Reports. The perfect conditions to kick the water temperatures into the 70's and the fish into the next gear. The leaves are still beautiful but they are definitely past their prime colors. Please use selective harvest in these situations. Remember to bring a few tip-ups along when fishing panfish in these shallow areas. You can’t go wrong with North Long lake. Gull Lake seems to be the best bet at the moment. We should see some light traffic on the larger lakes in the next few days. They all should skim over quickly once these winds subside. Search for: Search Submit. All went back after some pictures. Key water depths are 12 to 15 feet. Jan 27, 2019 - North Long Lake. The smaller lakes have been producing the most action. The exact time varies but it usually occurs somewhere from one hour before sunset until one hour after sundown.The crappie action remains strong but the bite has shifted to nocturnal hours. The Minnesota grouse season opens this Saturday. We are insured, use top quality equipment and fish over 35 lakes in the Brainerd Lakes Area including: Gull Lake, Pelican Lake, Whitefish, North Long, and Mille Lacs. Several ATV's have fallen through the ice in these areas over the last few days. North Long Lake | Minnesota Fishing Reports . The current water temperatures have been in the low sixties for much of the week. - Herbert Hoover . Local anglers can't decide if they should get their fish houses ready or take their boats back out of storage. Small beetle spins have been effective when the crappies are relating to the upper edges of the weeds. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 09-13-20The walleye schools have dropped into 28 to 32 feet of water on most of the larger lakes throughout the area, a sure sign the ciscos have started their annual fall spawning migration. Fishing has been a good distraction. All we need is a few more degrees of water temperature and things will start to pop around here. The best water depths have been 25 to 35 feet. The crappie and panfish season will remain open but all overnight ice houses will have to be off the lakes by early March. Most of North Long Lake consists of flats of 15 feet or less, with scattered clumps of cabbage weeds, and the flats off the south, east and north shores produce well on Lindy rigs or trolled crankbaits. Smallmouth Bass with a Berkley Gulp! The walleye fishing has been spotty. Fall is definitely in the air. Shallow diving stick baits have been the best lure choices. We are booking up fast for September. This past week has produced some real monsters. Remember to buy a new fishing license if you venture out onto the lake. It is all because of the cooler than normal water conditions. Thanks again for all the calls. The bass have moved to the tips of deep water points. JOHN, Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: 07-06-20The walleye action was good this week on the days when the wind wanted to blow. It seemed like every bare spot of ground we found had some type of bird, rodent, or deer feeding by it. The crappies have been very active in the mornings and the evenings. Main lake ice is far more dependable at the moment. The shallows are full of bass right now. Our fishing guides will be practicing safe-distancing procedures during this time. We had several outings this week where clients caught in excess of 40 bass in a four hour trip. For the second year in a row, it has been stuff to find spot-tail shiners in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Thanks for the calls. These bigger females are the backbone of the herd and full of eggs ar the moment. Lyle Unger reports jumbo perch are hitting on spoons tipped with minnow heads and tungsten jigs tipped with wax worms on Lake Winnibigoshish, MN. From all indications, it seems like we might have an early fall this year. - Register Here! It won't be long before the Minnesota deer season is here. Longville is a nice town and the community holds many events. The best locations have been the outside edges of major cabbage beds. It might just be my wishful thinking but I am thinking there will be an early ice-out this year. Key water depths have been in 10 to 13 feet of water. North Long Lake is located in Crow Wing County and is a good fishing lake for a variety of species. The walleye and northern pike seasons are now closed. The fish are biting. We've been fishing the Brainerd Lakes area for over thirty years. The majority of the walleye schools have dropped out of the weeds and have started to relate to the steeper breaklines on main lake structures. There are currently 571 homes and cabins on the lake including 7 campgrounds or resorts. This is the fishing report for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. A jig and a shiner minnow was a tough combination to beat on the Big Pond this last weekend. Tradiional fall spots are currently producing. Last week's single-digit temperatures were exactly what every ice angler has been waiting for. 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