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George Langley

Fishing with the Guides


George Langley has been a fishing guide and businessman
in the North Woods for more than 40 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Ice fishing under way as most lakes freeze up
By George Langley

Except for the very largest lakes, the lakes have now developed some decent ice across the area. This is great for the ice fishermen and much better than at this time last winter.

A good number of ice anglers were out last weekend enjoying some decent fishing. At the time of this writing, we don’t have a lot of snow, but that can change at any time. We’ve even had some kids skating on some of the lakes.

Even though we don’t have much snow, the hunting and hiking has been great in the woods.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:01 PM
 
Ice fishing is next as lakes freeze up
By George Langley

Fall is over. Winter is here. With the cold weather here for the duration (hopefully), we are now in full ice fishing mode in the North.

Wow, this is much different from last fall when we were “blessed” with 50-degree days at this time.

Many of the smaller lakes are completely iced in and with the cold weather are developing some really nice ice. The winds have kept the big lakes open, but several quiet nights will be enough to also freeze the larger lakes in the area.

As a result of all of this early cold,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:28 PM
 
Lakes open up again with rain and wind
By George Langley

Once again, a warm front, rain and high winds interrupted ice development and the lakes opened up again.

This pretty much dashed the hopes of hunters who like to both hunt and fish on opening day of the gun deer season. This year’s opener is this Saturday, Nov. 23. Now if we can only get some snow for the hunters.

With colder weather in the forecast,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:52 PM
 
Open water fishing winding down in North
By George Langley

With temperatures dropping into the teens this week, this is just about it for the open water fishing for this year. This week’s cold weather will certainly start closing up some of the lakes to open water fishing.

In the absence of a warm front (and we can’t take anything for granted when it comes to the weather) there could be some ice fishing by deer season. Deer season is late this year, starting Nov. 23. We might find some guys deer hunting during the daytime and ice fishing for early walleye at night.

Water temperatures are now down in the low 40s and even in the 30s

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:03 AM
 
Action picking up for muskie anglers
By George Langley

The North Woods is moving into the late fall period as the water temperatures have fallen and are now in the lower 40s on many lakes.

This is the time for serious muskie hunters and a few very serious and experienced walleye fishermen. If it’s not too cold, it’s a great time to be on the water. Lake levels, on most water bodies, are nice and high; better than they have been in years.

Weeds are down on all lakes, except for those tough coontail and cabbage weeds that stay green nearly all year on some lakes. The edges, right off the weeds, are still holding fish.

Muskie action has been great in the last week or so.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:00 PM
 
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