Jarrid Houston

Jarrid Houston

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Jarrid Houston of South Range is a fishing guide ( houstonsguideservice.com ) on Minnesota and Wisconsin inland waters, the St. Louis River and, in winter, on Lake Superior.

Try smaller, shallower lakes locally, or head northwest to Red, Lake of the Woods, for early ice angling.
Lessons abound after 200 Red Lake anglers were stranded on ice they thought was safe.
Organizing gear, refilling tackle boxes, attending ice fishing shows are good ways to bide time.
Time for some deer hunting and the ice fishing shows before ice fishing starts for real.
Crappies are going good on inland lakes with bobbers above deeper holes.
As open-water fishing winds down, get out and enjoy last nice days as fish feed to fatten up for winter.
Rain should help bring more fish into tributary streams.
As days shorten and nights cool, September fishing should heat up.
We are knocking on the door of the slower period of the open-water season. It doesn't have to be if you pay attention.
That first mid-morning burst of breeze can trigger fish to bite.