Minnesota guide Brian Brosdahl gives his latest Buzz Bite Report for Northern Minnesota on April 8th, 2022.
Northern Minnesota Buzz Bite Report 4-8-2022
We’ve still got plenty of ice on most of our lakes in Northern MN. On some of the smaller lakes with current the shorelines are beginning to deteriorate, but once you get past that I am finding up as thick as thirty inches.
For anglers that have been getting out, the fishing has been fantastic. Perch, crappies, and bluegills are all biting well and have moved up shallow on most lakes.
For the bluegills, small tungsten jigs continue to be the ticket. Crappies are eating a variety of small jigs and small spoons.
We have been using a lot of the smaller Bro Bug spoons for the perch. Good colors have been purple wonder and sneeze.
There are some slush spots out on the ice, so I’d recommend using track machines, chained 4wheelers, or foot travel when traveling out onto the lakes.
For those anglers headed to the Rainy River there are several access open and the fish are biting. Jig and minnows or a jig and plastic will produce fish.
Good luck to those anglers out ice fishing in Northern Minnesota and be safe!