Early Bird Fishing Guide

Early Bird Fishing Guide: Roads Open on the Lakes

22 hours ago

Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer and Heidi Holtan on the Thursday Morning Show.  Jeff gives us an update on Lake Winnie with roads open on the lake out of High Banks and the Pines Resorts giving access to big rigs and wheelhouses.  He describes the evening view of the lake with the big ice houses all lit up and looking like a little city on the ice.

Early Bird Fishing: More People Are Ice Fishing This Year

Jan 7, 2021

Jeff Sundin joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer via Zoom for Early Bird Fishing on the Thursday Morning show.  They talk about the increase in the number of people fishing out on the lakes now, due to the pandemic and because of easier access using vehicles to drive on the ice.  Many area lakes now have 14 to 15 inches of ice with the exception of some of the bigger deeper lakes.  Jeff reports that all resorts that plow roads on Winnie are now open with Mille Lacs Lake only supporting vehicles on the shorelines.

Early Bird Fishing: Plowed Roads on Area Lakes

Jan 4, 2021

Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for Early Bird Fishing Guide.  Jeff lets us know that ice fishing is getting more convenient now with access to roads plowed on area lakes.  Many of the resorts on Winnie and Leech Lake are allowing access of larger vehicles and wheelhouses onto the lakes with Mille Lacs still restricted to ATV’s and snowmobiles.  Jeff and John also discuss the restrictions on the road on Lake of the Woods that leads to the resorts on the Northwest Angle.

Early Bird Fishing: Ice Fishing Safety Concerns

Dec 28, 2020

Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer for the Christmas Eve Thursday Morning Show.  They talk about safety concerns when ice fishing.  Jeff tells us how he had to change his fishing plans for the week because of the weather.  He reminds us that the strong winds during a snowstorm can move the ice and snow changing the route you took to get on the lake and possibly causing you to be stranded from shore.

Early Bird Fishing: Jeff Sundin Talks Ice Fishing

Dec 17, 2020

After a seasonal break in fishing John welcomes Jeff Sundin back for Early Bird Fishing Guide on the Thursday Morning Show.  Jeff gives us tips on which lakes have good ice for safe fishing and how much ice to expect on lakes of different sizes and depths.  He tells us about the crowds rushing to fish Red Lake because it is one of the first to freeze and lets us know that this weekend the resorts will open at Lake of the Woods.

Early Bird Fishing: Open Water Fishing Season Coming to an End

Oct 22, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer for Early Bird Fishing Guide.  Today Jeff and John talk about the fishing season coming to an end due to the record breaking cold temperatures we have been experiencing.  They reminisce about fall fishing in past years and Jeff lets us know that so far we are moving in a positive direction for the beginning of ice season.

Find out more at jeffsundin.com.

Early Bird Fishing: Is Fishing Season Over?

Oct 16, 2020

Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show.  They talk about fishing season coming to an end due to cold weather.  Jeff lets us know that this is a good time to fish the rivers for walleyes, the fish are biting and you can get out of the wind and strong waves.  He also advises that now is a good time to get out and scope area lakes for pan fish for the winter season ahead.

For more fishing tips go to jeffsundin.com.

Jeff Sundin on Fall Lake Turnover

Oct 8, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show John Bauer talks with our Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin.  He talks about varying water temps happening this time of year because of the changing weather, causing periodic turnovers in area lakes.  Jeff gives us tips on using a graph to identify quality groups of fish, what size crappies to go for and the importance of measuring them.

For more on fishing visit jeffsundin.com.

Jeff Sundin: Fishing in October on the Thursday Morning Show

Oct 1, 2020

Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for Early Bird Fishing.  Jeff gives tips on how to set the hook when fishing walleye with a jig and minnow, lets us know where to catch pike this time of year and talks about fishing crappies in the fall.  You can find out more about fishing at jeffsundin.com.

Early Bird Fishing: The Pleasures of Fall Fishing

Sep 24, 2020

We hear Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin on the Thursday Morning Show.  This week Jeff joins John Bauer to talk about what a pleasant week it has been to be out on the lake.  Jeff tells us the fish are biting, the fall colors are at their peak and the loons are gathering in flocks getting ready to head south.  We get an update on the crappie action with tips on where they can be found and how to catch them.  Jeff ends with a prediction that the upcoming weekend will be the time to catch the big fish!

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