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

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 the ice is getting thicker […]

August 23, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

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 most lakes are producing bass […]

August 9, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

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 weeds, and northern pike are […]

July 6, 2018 Fishing Report – Whitefish Lake

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

Nature Note: 4th of July at a Minnesota Resort

As the 4th of July is upon us, I was thinking back to how this time of year is almost as magical as Christmas for me.  I remember going to the Totem Pole in Nisswa and buying Smoke Bombs, Snakes, and Sparklers to light off on the beach – always under adult supervisor of course […]

Nature Note: Baby Creatures of Crosslake, MN

This past week has been exciting at Boyd Lodge, as several new babies have appeared in the Crosslake, MN area.  Mama Wood Duck was proudly showing off her brood of around a dozen little “puff balls.”  They were busy exploring the turtle pond and whenever they got too far away mama would call and they […]