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Local fish report for Friday, January 4

Rattl'n Flyer Spoon kit
Rattl'n Flyer Spoon kit

According to fishing expert John Muhich of Buck’s Hardware it’s time to see what’s going on under the ice.

Trout season opened this weekend inside the BWCAW so naturally Duncan and Daniels lakes were busy. Bionic Bucktails and spoons tipped with a cisco or a minnow head/tail were some of the baits used. Some were in about 25 feet of water while others were 50 feet deep or more.

Walleyes were being cooperative in the Twin Lakes in 10 feet or so using jigs and jigging Raps tipped with shiners or chubs. Also, a little action in Binigami in the deep and along weed edges could be had with jigs and minnows.

Sucker minnows are working for those who choose to Spear northerns. Ball Club Lake had a few nice pike as did Homer Lake. So grab your chainsaw and cut a window in the ice.