Walleyes are very slow in all the area lakes. Panfish have been good on Waska, Reno, Maple and small area lakes near Alexandria. Stay on or close to the plowed roads.
Much the same as last week. No area lakes are hot for walleyes. Sunnies and crappies have been good on Glenwood side of Waska. Villard has been good for sunnies and northerns. Try Reno and Maple for panfish. Most lakes have plowed roads and are easy to get around.
Area lakes have at least 14 inches of ice and 12 inches of snow on top. There are plowed roads on area lakes but it is still hard to get around. Best option would be small portables with wheelers or sleds. Walleyes are slow. Panfish continue to be the best bet.
It was hard to reports this past week. Miltona, Ida, Reno, and Waska have been best for walleyes. Use shiners or fatheads for bait. Sunfish and crappies have been good on Reno and Waska. Lake Villard has been good for sunfish, bass,and northerns. All area lakes report at least 14 inches of ice.
Check last week’s report. This week is the same. Area lake shorelines have gotten muddy but you can still get on the good ice. Early ice walleye fishing is over. You will have to search for the eyes. Panfish on all area lakes continues to improve. Villard, Reno, Maple, Freeborn, Mary, and Waska have all been good for panfish.
Ice on all area lakes is still 11-12 inches. Big houses being pulled by wheelers seems to be best. Walleye activity late at night(12-4am) has been best. Sunnies on Glenwood side and lake Villard. Crappies in the evening on Glenwood side. Northerns are pesky all over Waska. Be careful on the ice!
Sunnies during the day in front of fish hatcheryin 14-16 feet of water. Crappies towards evening in the same area. Walleyes on Waska are scattered. You want to be in 18-20 feet of water.Lake Villard has been good for sunfish and bass.Lot of activity on the east side of Reno with ice 12 inches. Waska and area lakes have 10-12 inches of ice but might not be even all over. No word yet from spear fishermen.
Most area lakes now have at least 8 inches of ice. Early ice walleyes have been good. Crappies and sunnies being caught on Glenwood side of Waska. No spearing reports yet. Also not a lot of fishing reports from area lakes. Be safe when going on the lakes!
Most area lakes now have 6-7 inches of ice. Waska has fish houses scattered all over the lake. Crappies are being caught in front of the fish hatchery in 14-16 feet of water during the evening. Walleyes are being caught in Bottle Bay and out in the hole. Northerns and perch are being taken in Emily. Pomme de Tere has been good for walleyes. Use caution on the ice!
11/19/18 has most area lakes with 4-5 inches of ice. Caution- this is where the ice fishermen are at. All areas of a lake will not have the same thickness.