Nature Notes: Silence of a Beautiful Winter Day – Winter Adventures in MN

by Sara Simon, January 3, 2019

We just experienced the winter solstice on the 21st and so now the amount of daylight starts to get longer and longer.  With a fresh dusting of snow, the Whitefish Chain of Lakes is calling to come and explore.  There is an obvious increase in activity on the lakes as … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, September 7, 2018

Walleyes are being found in 15 to 28 feet and hitting minnows or crawlers on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake. Northern pike is scattered on the 8- to 20-foot weedlines and being caught with sucker minnows at North Long, Whitefish, and Pelican Lake. Bigger bass continues to … Continue reading

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August 23, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, August 23, 2018

Walleyes are scattered in 8 to 25 feet and hitting jigs or live-bait rigs tipped with minnows on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake. Sucker minnows are turning northern pike on the deep weedlines of Lake Edwards, North Long, and Pelican Lake. The 10- to 15-foot weedlines on … Continue reading

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AUGUST 9, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, August 9, 2018

Whitefish Lake is kicking out walleyes, with crawlers or leeches catching fish in 15 to 25 feet. Look for crappies on the 10- to 15-foot weedlines during the evenings and sunfish in 8 to 12 feet on most small lakes. Largemouth bass are hitting plastics in the 8- to 15-foot … Continue reading

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AUGUST 2, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, August 2, 2018

Walleyes are scattered between 8 and 25 feet and hitting leeches on Gull Lake, Whitefish Lake, and North Long Lake. The 8- to 20- foot weed edges on North Long, Cullen Lake, and Whitefish are giving up pike on spinner baits or sucker minnows. Look for bass on the 6- … Continue reading

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JULY 27, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, July 27, 2018

You’ll find sunfish in 6 to 8 feet and some suspended crappies on the deep weedlines of North Long, Nisswa Lake, Upper Gull Lake, and Cullen Lake. North Long Lake, Whitefish Lake, and Gull Lake are giving up walleyes on leeches or redtails in 12 to 15 feet or 28 … Continue reading

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Nature Notes: Nature’s Delicious Bounty — Berry picking in MN

by Sara Simon, July 23, 2018

  Crosslake, MN in 2018 will be fondly remembered for the amazing berries, as we are experiencing a true bumper crop of berries this year.  It started with little red strawberries, whatever they lacked in size they more than made up for in flavor.  These little delicacies grow right near … Continue reading

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JULY 20, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, July 20, 2018

Walleyes are hitting leeches on the 16- to 18-foot weedlines of Whitefish Lake and North Long Lake. Northern pike are hitting minnows on the 12- to 14-foot weedlines on Gull Lake, Lake Edwards, and North Long. The shallow and deep weeds of most lakes are producing largemouth bass. Look for … Continue reading

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JULY 13, 2018 FISHING REPORT – WHITEFISH LAKE

by Sara Simon, July 13, 2018

Look for walleyes in 10 to 32 feet, most of which are hitting leeches or crawlers, on North Long Lake and Whitefish Lake. Northerns are an easy catch with sucker minnows on the shallow weedlines of North Long, Whitefish, and Cullen Lake. Largemouth bass remain active on the weedlines and … Continue reading

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July 6, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

by Sara Simon, July 6, 2018

The 12- to 16-foot weedlines are giving up walleyes on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Whitefish Lake.  Northern pike and largemouth bass remain an easy catch on the weedlines of most lakes as well. S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League  (218) 829-7010

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