Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: April 20, 2018

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – April 20, 2018


Crappies and sunfish are biting on North Long Lake in 6 to 10. Look to Nisswa Lake for sunfish or Cullen Lake for crappies in 6 to 12 feet. The north end of Gull Lake continues to produce eelpout and tullibees in 30 feet or more. ATVs continue to be used throughout the area.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brainerd, Minnesota Fishing Report: January 5, 2018


Look for suspended crappies over 15 to 17 feet on North Long Lake and Nisswa Lake – rosy reds or spikes are working best. Some sunfish are being caught in 12 to 14 feet on North Long and Nisswa, while Gull Lake and North Long have been best for walleyes in 17 to 26 feet. Northern pike action has been best on Gull with shiner minnows in 10 to 12 feet. You’ll find more than 12 inches of ice on area lakes.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Brainerd and Crosby, Minnesota Fishing Report, December 29, 2017

I have been out on the ice twice this year, and caught a couple small perch but was hoping for some crappies. Looking forward to the Jaycee's tournament and friends coming into town to fish and help out the charity. Will update this week on current bite around and on Gull Lake.  Happy Holidays!



Walleyes continue to be caught on shiner minnows in 17 to 24 feet on Gull Lake, North Long Lake, and Round Lake. Crappies remain suspended over 17 to 25 feet on North Long and Round, while sunfish are biting in 8 to 12 feet on Cullen Lake, Nisswa Lake, and Roy Lake. Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 14 to 18 feet on Gull Lake, North Long, and Cullen. Most areas being fished now have 8 to 12 inches of ice – a bit more in some spots and a bit less in others.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010


Most lakes have 10 to 12 inches of ice, but thinner spots still exist on some bigger lakes. Crappies are being caught on Nokay Lake in 21 to 30 feet during the evening hours, or Upper Dean Lake and Hay Lake in 17 to 22 feet. Walleyes are hitting on Rabbit Lake and Serpent Lake in 15 to 20 feet during low-light periods. The backwaters on the Mississippi River are producing sunfish, while northern pike are hitting sucker minnows on Serpent, Black Bear Lake, and Black Hoof Lake in 8 to 12 feet.

Oars ‘n Mine Bait and Tackle (218) 546-6912

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dart Transit: Herb Rauschnot Cabover Kenworth Owner Operator

Herb Rauschnot
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“It’s hard to accept that we’re not going to be trucking anymore,” said Pat, “but we know it’s time. We have lots of good memories. We’ve won lots of awards, done a lot of things, and gone a lot of places.” 

The couple shared long and storied careers — Herb began hauling freight with Dart back in 1956, with Patty joining him in the family trucking business when they married in 1984.

In professional sports they would be called “franchise players” because their careers have been so closely tied to Dart’s identity. Indeed, Herb’s history with Dart goes further back in history than any living person except for Don Oren, Dart Transit Co. Chairman, who was born shortly before his father founded the business in 1934.


The best part of writing these articles is the very beginning, when I first hear of who the person will be. I’ve had a few different approaches for a number of different nominees. For instance, one did not even know that he was featured in our magazine until he opened one of our issues to flip through and a picture of himself along with his truck, caught his eye. His family was all in on it and that editorial turned out to be quite a hit. When I received the information for this one, a smile instantly formed on my face. I couldn’t wait to know more and for many reasons. One; what we have here friends, is a double whammy. A husband and wife duo. This to me is like a beautiful rainbow in the sky as I relax in my lounge chair on my back deck. You know it is going to be something great. All you have to do it sit back and take it all in. Two; I have the pair of them on the phone at the same time so I’m able to get both of their opinions and answers together, while listening to the two of them go back and forth with each other. It was refreshing to hear how they kid around and know when to let the other half take th

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area Fishing Report Minnesota: December 15, 2017

With the recent tragedies concerning individuals falling through the ice, my family and I have been erring on the side of caution concerning ice fishing.  The local bait shop even suggests sticking to bays and smaller bodies of water, but I noticed last week, only a few days after Gull Lake had frozen over, someone had a portable out.  I just don't see the point.  I love fresh fish, but it isn't worth the risk.  Be safe out on the ice, and good luck fishing. 


Although you’ll find skim ice on parts of the big lakes, the lakes being fished now have 4 to 8 inches of ice. It just depends on the area. Look for suspended crappies over the deep holes on Round Lake, North Long, and Nisswa Lake. Sucker minnows are turning northern pike in the 7- to 15-foot weeds of Cullen Lake, Pelican Lake, and North Long. Walleye action is best with spoons or shiner minnows at North Long, Round, and Lake Edwards in 15 to 22 feet.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Brainerd Lakes Area Minnesota Fishing Report: December 8, 2017

Strong winds prevented the big lakes such as Gull and Whitefish from locking up early this week. Anglers are walking on North Long Lake, Nisswa Lake, and Lake Edwards with 4 to 6 inches of ice being found. Crappies, northern pike, and sunfish are being caught on these lakes in 12 to 14 feet.

S & W Bait & Guide Service/Nisswa Guide League (218) 829-7010

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Netflix New Releases December 2017

TV Shows

Available December 1

• All Hail King Julien: Season 5
• A StoryBots Christmas
• Chef & My Fridge: 2017
• Dark: Season 1
• Easy: Season 2
• TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4
Available December 4

• When Calls the Heart: Season 4
Available December 8

• The Crown: Season 2
Available December 11

• The Magicians: Season 2
Available December 14

• A&E: When Patients Attack
• Ainsley Eats the Streets: Season 1
• Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

Available December 15

• El SeƱor de los Cielos: Season 5
• Erased: Season 1
• Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
• The Ranch: Part 4
• Trollhunters: Part 2
• Wormwood
Available December 19

• The Indian Detective: Season 1
Available December 20

• La Casa de Papel: Season 1
Available December 21

• Peaky Blinders: Season 4
Available December 22

• 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1
• Dope: Season 1
• Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes
• Rosario Tijeras: Season 1
• The Toys That Made Us: Season 1
Available December 23

• Myths & Monsters: Season 1
Available December 25

• Cable Girls: Season 2
• Planet Earth II
Available December 26

• Travelers: Season 2
• All Hail King Julien: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Beat Bugs: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Larva: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Pororo: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Puffin Rock: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Skylanders Academy: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Trollhunters: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• True and the Rainbow Kingdom: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
• Word Party: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
Available December 29

• Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2, Part 1
• La Mante: Season 1


Noteworthy selections in bold.
Available December 1

• 8 Mile
• Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
• Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
• August Rush
• Diana: In Her Own Words
• Dreamcatcher
• DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
• Exporting Raymond
• The Farthest - Voyager in Space
• Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
• Full Metal Jacket
• Hitch
• The Little Rascals
• My Happy Family
• Nacho Libre
• Sahara
• Tyson
• V for Vendetta
• The Wackness
• The Young Victoria
• Voyeur
• While You Were Sleeping
Available December 5

• Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Available December 6

• Trolls Holiday Special
Available December 8

• El Camino Christmas
Available December 11

• Catwoman
Available December 12

• Judd Apatow: The Return
• The Santa Clause
• The Santa Clause 2
• The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Available December 14

• 41 Dogs in My Home
Available December 15

• A Five Star Life
• Christmas Inheritance
• Discovering Bigfoot
• Drillbit Taylor
• Freeway: Crack in the System
• The Haunting of Helena
• The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
• Neverlake
• Pottersville
• Ultimate Beastmaster
Available December 19

• Miss Me This Christmas
• Russell Howard: Recalibrate
• You Can’t Fight Christmas
Available December 22

• Bright
Available December 23

• Creep 2
Available December 26

• Todd Barry: Spicy Honey
Available December 27

• Pusher
Available December 29

• The Climb
• Killer Legends
• Shelter
Available December 31

• Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
• Fun Mom Dinner