DNR Report - The ice development is coming along very slowly on the Price County area lakes. Some lakes have 4-6 inches of ice while others have less than 1 inch in spots. Last week’s cold spell did not put on as much ice as anticipated. This week’s snowfall will insulate the ice and slow any development that is taking place. Extreme caution should be used when venturing out onto the ice. The new snow will cover any bad looking areas so people going out should test the ice often with a spud bar and bring all the proper safety equipment with them. Anglers that have been getting out are catching fish. Bluegills are biting in 4-7 feet of water on small jigs with spikes. Crappies are being found a little deeper over flats or near cribs. Minnows with slip bobbers are working well for them. Walleye anglers are catching walleyes in 3-6 feet of water on small minnows set under tip ups. Everyday has been different as far as action. Somedays they are biting well, somedays they have been very picky. It has been dependent on the weather fronts pushing through. Good luck and be safe! Good luck, use caution, and be safe!
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