Ice is 7-9 inches or more on area lakes. Still be careful when on the ice. Fishing report is the same as last week.
We did get 6-8 inches of snow. Still has made ice this past week. Most area lakes have 3-7 inches of ice but it is not even. Freeborn, Little Mary, Oscar, and Glenwood side of Waska have been good for panfish. Also Reno has been good for crappies. The hole on Waska is kicking out some walleyes. Also walleye activity on Reno. Use extreme caution when going out on area lakes!
No change, in fact the weather has worsened. Lots of wind and snow. Will put ice report on website when storm is over.
Weather has been too mild to make ice. Area lakes are still mostly 3″. Reno has had the most activity. Use caution on all lakes.
Ice fishing has started on Emily, Reno, Mary, Westport and Waska. Sounds like 3″ inches of ice where they have fished. Certainly not even 3″ so be careful. Mary has been sunnies. Reno and Emily has been walleyes. Waska has been mostly crappies. Will continue to report on the ice conditions as I get the information.
There is ice fishing activity on the northeast bay of lake Reno. Waska froze over completely last night. Emily and smaller shallow lakes will see ice fishermen this weekend!
We are inching closer to hard water fishing. With more cold weather predicted for next week I think the small shallow lakes will have ice. I will pass on all updates on ice conditions.
No reports or activity on any area lakes. We continue to gear up for ice season.
Activity on all area lakes has slowed due to the lousy weather. Seems like we have fought the weather all year. Very few fishermen and even fewer reports. Lots of people have put their boats away and are thinking ice fishing.
Finally some good reports! Waska walleyes are being caught using jigs and minnows. Fish the points and hard bottom areas in 12-16 feet of water during the day. Troll cranks in 6-8 feet of water in the evening. Still catching northerns during the day on Waska. Emily has been good for walleyes from shore in the evening and after dark. Use suckers and bobbers on Emily. Walleye and crappies have been good on Reno. Miltona Ida and Osakis are other lakes to try for walleyes. North end of Osakis has been good for sunfish.