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Jarrid Houston's fishing report

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

Jig Bite on the Horizon

Hard to believe September is almost here, but fall fishing can certainly be some of the best fishing of the year.

Jarrid Houston | August 21, 2019

Enjoying Summer Fishing with Signs of Fall

As we climb further toward September, more changes will certainly happen and fishing is only going to get better.

| August 14, 2019

Find that Bite Window

I am a firm believer that when the water settles down from noise pollution, fish start to get the green-light to eat.

Jarrid Houston | August 8, 2019

Hit-and-Miss in the Dog Days of Summer

Fish are always biting somewhere, somehow - It is just a matter of being innovative and finding new ways to catch them.

Jarrid Houston | July 31, 2019

Steady Fishing in Duluth

Consistent weather has brought on a consistent bite for anglers.

Jarrid Houston | July 26, 2019

Fish Starting to Seek Cooler Waters

Summer temperatures continue to spike water temperatures.

Jarrid Houston | July 17, 2019