Minnesota Ice Out Dates

Minnesota Ice Out Dates

A great resource for finding which lakes have been declared ice free is located at the MN DNR Website. Follow the link below to view the map. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ice_out/index.html They tend to update every day or two, as of today it looks like Lake Pepin is ice free. You’re even able to go back historically and see when the recorded ice out, or ice in, dates occurred. It won’t be long now.

Finding Spring Crappies

Finding Spring Crappies

As temperatures rise and the snow and ice begin to melt, I start dreaming of those big spring slabs. Once ice out happens it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a reality. Here’s some tips to find and catch spring crappies. Staging Once ice out happens and the water begins to warm, crappies will be in and out of the shallows waiting for the right water temp to occur. Because this time of year the outside temps can…

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