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Fishing Report
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The ice condions are slowly improving due to the below zero temps of late. Many lakes have up to fourteen inches of ice, and the slushy spots have frozen over as well. Some travel could still be difficult, in places where a crust had formed on top of the snow, but for the most part folks have been moving around using sleds and four wheelers with few problems. Some access points have seen some roads plowed and this should open up more opportunities over the next couple of weeks.

Trout fishing has dominated the scene since it's opening on the 12th. Lake trout on Burntside and Snowbank Lakes have been co-operating, with some fish in the five to eight pound range being taken. Active jigging with small vibrating lures, white tubes, and Jigging Raps have been working on active setups, and smelt or suckers fished on the bottom under a tip-up has resulted in a few fish too.

Stream trout have been very active on Miners and Tofte Lakes, with a few anglers coming in with limits of really nice rainbows and splake. Small jigging lures like Forage Minnows and small spoons have caught some bigger fish and small jigs tipped with wax worms or spikes and mousies have been producing good numbers.