Chris Schultz

Outdoors Column

By Chris Schultz

Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal & Howard Lake Herald, Minn.

January 19, 1998

Area lakes fishing report

In recent angling action from around the area, one pail flipper reported all of his snow bird buddies in Texas, Arizona, Florida, and New Mexico are laughing at him from sunny skies and warm breezes.

This local angler decided to stick around home this winter to do some serious ice fishing and made the mistake of telling his sunbathing buddies that he hasn't caught enough fish this winter to fill a frying pan. The pail flipper stated the fishing has been so slow around here, he's heading south to visit the Yellow Rose of Texas, as soon as his auger runs out of gas.

Other reports have Lake Ann producing a few crappies on a hit and miss basis. One night they bite at a decent pace and the next they don't bite at all. Lake Ann has always been a weather sensitive lake. The time to be on Ann is just before a low pressure front moves through.

Also, Lake Mary has been producing a few crappies for anglers fishing in 10 to 13 feet of water just out from the sportsmen's club landing.

Joe's Sport Shop in Howard Lake reported: There has been a lot of activity on area lakes with Ann seeing most of the action. Ida is producing a few small sunnies. Anglers on Howard are catching good-sized crappies in the early morning hours and The northern pike action has also been good.

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