March is here

Capt. Aron Kastern of Unlimited Trophy Outfitters with a beauty caught recently in the Islands

Capt. Aron Kastern of Unlimited Trophy Outfitters with a beauty caught recently in the Islands

Well, March is here and winter is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. For those of you that love ice fishing, it’s great news! The lake trout bite in the Apostles has been great with some really good fishing being iced. Some pockets of slush here and there out there to watch out for but generally decent travel conditions for snowmobiles. Big plastics have been working well, as well as the traditional bobbing gear. Fresh smelt have been key, and the best way to get some is to head out on the Bay with a little Haley Jig and catch your supply before heading into the islands. Might as well take advantage of these conditions and get on out there! And, as always, if you’re new to fishing in the Islands, it’s best to head out with an experienced guide or acquire some first hand information before venturing out there. I