We finally have some pretty good ice out there, so let’s all hope that we do not get any more “weird” weather to screw it up. We are now seeing a good number of guys on the ice and they are reporting some good action, we just hope the coming snows aren’t too severe.

With a little more snow, the winter activities are in great shape, with ice thickness ranging from 5 to 12 inches on area lakes. Let’s hope we don’t get any more big thaws with the new snow for the snowmobile fans and the cross-country skiers to enjoy.

Ice fishing has been pretty good for the large number of people that are getting out there. The walleye action has been very good on the Eagle River Chain, with evening and night action happening every day. The usual tip-up action in the evening with golden shiners is making anglers happy nightly.

Daytime action for crappies had started in deeper water now that we can reach the holes on each lake. Minnows and plastics are working for these fish. We also have heard on some good perch action on many lakes.

It is hard to believe this is the last week of 2021. With Covid limiting some people’s activities, there has been too much inside and not enough outside enjoyment. We look forward to unencumbered activities soon. We hope that everyone has a better year in the coming year and incidentally catches the fish of a lifetime.

Good luck and good fishin’.