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Jarrid Houston's fishing report

Still Plenty of Opportunities to Fish

The general fishing season is winding down, so now is the time to chase those last opportune game fish.

Jarrid Houston | February 12, 2020

Stay On the Move to Find Active Fish

We are now into what is really the last month of the regular fishing season. Further meaning, it's time to put the "pedal to the metal" on the last legal bites we can find.

Jarrid Houston | February 5, 2020

Pretty Dang Good Fishing this Week

The weather has been a nice consistent pattern, and that has helped us figure out some good fish routines.

Jarrid Houston | January 29, 2020

Varying Ice Conditions Across the Region

Fishing has been good on some days and slow on others. Cliché I know, but the truth.

Jarrid Houston | January 22, 2020

Ice Conditions Continue to Improve

Most lakes around the area are now stiffening up nicely. We have even caught wind of some select waters starting to see vehicle traffic.

Jarrid Houston | January 15, 2020

2020 Off to Good Start

With this last week's more consistent weather and better ice conditions, things are actually turning around for the better.

Jarrid Houston | January 8, 2020

Rain, Mild Temps Hurt Already Tough Ice Conditions

With all the negative weather and ice conditions, we can only be optimistic that things will get better.

Jarrid Houston | January 1, 2020

Ice Angling is Picking Up

The areas that are getting mass pressure from anglers are on slower bites, where the areas that have not been hit by traffic, are putting up good numbers of fish.

Jarrid Houston | December 26, 2019

Facing Challenging Ice Conditions

It may be a long while until we are driving on our area waters. Lots of snow and slush pockets still exists on our inland waters.

Jarrid Houston | December 19, 2019

Big Snowfall Halts Ice Fishing for Now

This latest snow not only shut down many Twin Ports streets and schools, but also many areas of ice fishing.

Jarrid Houston | December 4, 2019

Look to Smaller Inland Waters for Safer Ice

It is good to check in with bait shops, resorts and/or fishing guides, and always check your own ice.

Jarrid Houston | November 27, 2019

Check Ice As You Go

The bigger-bodied and deeper waters that are susceptible to wind should not be flirted with at this time. The local areas that have locked-up ice are the smaller shallower lakes.

Jarrid Houston | November 21, 2019

Safety First When Heading Out on Ice

As more anglers gear up to find ice, it's a good time to share safe practices for winter angling.

Jarrid Houston | November 18, 2019

Winterizing, Organizing for Ice Fishing Season

I forecast we will have safe walkable ice in the next few weeks, way ahead of Thanksgiving.

Jarrid Houston | November 7, 2019

Ice Fishing on the Horizon

I truly believe we will be ice fishing by Thanksgiving this year, if not earlier. Until then, we still do have some open water fishing to get done.

Jarrid Houston | October 30, 2019

Inconsistent Weather Continues, Tough Fishing

Even the pleasant "fishable" days are tough going with the mix of reoccurring rain storms. Area waters are definitely on somewhat of an unusual routine.

Jarrid Houston | October 23, 2019

Don't Winterize Just Yet

Fish are starting to put on somewhat of a feed bag - especially the predator fish that roam our lakes.

Jarrid Houston | October 18, 2019

Fish Seem to be in a "Funk"

The start of October has no doubt been a frustrating one with roller coaster weather patterns.

Jarrid Houston | October 9, 2019

Rain, Rain Go Away

With the recent weather this last week, we again have had a big slow-down on fish outing success.

Jarrid Houston | October 2, 2019

"Rocktober" is on the Way!

With the upcoming forecast, we will continue to see more lakes start to turnover in full totality.

Jarrid Houston | September 25, 2019

Weather Patterns Tough on Fishing

On the positive side and in case you haven't noticed, we are starting to see the vibrant colors of Autumn show up on the tree canopy tops of shorelines.

Jarrid Houston | September 18, 2019

Fall Fish Patterns Taking Shape

Bite has been mostly a "hit n miss," but some anglers are into some nice fishing patterns. The cooler mornings and shortened daytimes definitely have given way to a sense of fall.

Jarrid Houston | September 11, 2019

Fishing Waters Quieting Down

For the next few months most people will be busy hunting and watching football during the weekends. Needless to say, the waters will have plenty of room to venture around.

Jarrid Houston | September 4, 2019

Fishing Just Starting to Heat Up

Summer recreation on area lakes is wrapping up, but not the fishing season!

Jarrid Houston | August 29, 2019