The weather again made fishing tough. Nice size sunnies on Waska but you have to search to find them. Bass are shallow early in day and move to deeper water later. The weather really wrecked any consistent walleye bite on most area lakes. Northerns are good on Waska using cranks trolling in 5-7 feet of water.
Report is about the same as last week. The nicer size sunnies are being caught in 12-14 feet of water. Reno report is same as last week. No other lake reports this past week. Also too much wind every day.
Emily and Long same report as last week. Waska has been good this past week. Northerns during the day in 5 to 7 feet of water using cranks. Bass and sunfish are shallow early in the day. Spinnerbaits for bass have been the best. Small jigs and small leeches for sunnies. A few walleyes during the day on live bait and spinners in 20-24 feet of water. Good walleye bite from 9-12 oclock in shallow using shallow cranks. The other good lake for bass, crappies, and walleyes has been Reno.
Walleyes are still biting on Emily but the weeds are terrible. Long lake has been fairly good for walleyes but a lot of green algae slime in the lake. Waska walleyes have no certain depth. Live bait with spinners seems to work the best. A lot of bass being caught on Waska using different methods. Best area for walleyes and crappies this past week has been Reno. Live bait has been best on Reno.
A lot of mixed reports this week. Emily has a lot of weeds and is hard to fish. Try shore fishing with shiner minnows. The rest of the area lakes have been really inconsistent. I think everyone is using live bait with spinners. Bass opener is Saturday and Waska is loaded with largemouth and smallmouth bass. Go have some fun!
Walleye opener last Saturday was poor due to the weather. Monday area lake temps started to warm up and walleye fishing really got going! Emily, Long, Pelican, Reno, Turtle, and Mary have good walleye fishing. Live bait seems to work best on all these lakes. No reports for panfish as everyone is fishing walleyes.
Weather has been really bad this past week. Cold, rain, and freeze warning for tonite. That does not bode well for walleye opener this weekend. Crawlers and minnows will be best live bait choices. Not sure what is going to happen. The best lakes to try will be Emily, Long, and Pomme de Terre. Water temps in these lakes will be warmer than most other area lakes. The sleeper lake this year will be Pelican by Glenwood. Good luck and let's see some fish pics and stories!
The weather has really improved this past week. Have seen some crappies being caught in the Starbuck marina. Use crappie minnows and small jigs. Put bobber about three feet above this rig. For sunnies use small leeches or waxworms on a small jig. No reports from other area lakes.
Weather has been terrible this past week and it has affected the fishing. Sunfish are in Starbuck marina. Use small leeches or waxworms with a jig. Crappies still biting on Glenwood side in fish hatchery bay and Lakeside ballroom. No reports from other area lakes.
Panfish activity remains strong. Mostly sunfish and a few crappies in the Starbuck marina. Mostly crappies by Lakeside ballroom and fish hatchery bay. Rachael, Pocket, Reno, and Maple have all been good this past week.