-Blue Lake this morning between Isanti and Princeton has alot of guys out from the access. One permanent, and a few portables across the entire bay. Usually good crappie in there and always full of fisherman. -Baxter next door has had foot traffic, (no one there this morning) and looks to have some spots fished off to the NW of access. -Fannie had some foot tracks from the access,with a sled out about 100 yards, then circled and came back (guessing it was thin) lots of springs?? -Puals had a few portables off the island (spearing?) and a permanent SE from the access. A good spot is just past the permanent (a drop from 8-14' within about 30 feet) I've had good fishing there, and a good variety. Northern,Crappie,Perch, and Bass) Small golden jig with big fatheads have been working good. I know there are springs in here, and the ice depth varies, also a few slushy spots yesterday. Be careful.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988