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Fishing Report
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Lake trout are still being caught on Burntside Lake, but most are on the small side. Fish from two to five pounds seem to be the norm. Active jigging still remains the best option to connect with the fish, but a few are also being caught on tip-ups or dead sticks baited with minnows or frozen smelt. Some nice rainbow trout were still bending rods on Miners Pit and Tofte Lake.

Crappie action is beginning to heat up on area lakes. Birch Lake saw a lot of action over the weekend, and most anglers saw some success there. Live minnows were the bait of choice, but some folks were using small jigs tipped with wax worms and hooking up some slabs with them. Hole hopping anglers were using plastics on a jig and were pulling one or two fish per hole before moving on. The action should just keep improving as the season wears on.

The ice on most lakes has been around twenty to twenty-two inches, but the accesses are beginning to deteriorate as the temperatures continue to rise.