Walleyes are off to a slow start in the area lakes. there have been some caught on Pelican and Reno. Sunfish and crappies have been excellant on Waska. The Starbuck Marina and fish hatchery bay are best areas. Use minnows for crappies and small leeches or waxworms with jigs for the sunnies. Weather has improved and along with it the fishing has gotten better.
Waska still has sheets of floating ice but will be fishable for opener. Walleyes are pre-spawn so look shallow. 3-5 feet on bars and points using small jigs and minnows. Lakes that are ice free include Pelican, Emily, Pomme De Terre, Long,and Malmedahl. Stay shallow and slow with live bait on these lakes. Lakes still iced in include Reno, Mary, Maple, Andrew, and others. Pocket is ice free. Should be able to catch crappies on north end of Pocket off Cty. Rd. 4. Waska crappies should be found in Starbuck Marina and Fish Hatchery Bay. Will update report over weekend as we get more information.
Finally! Starbuck Marina is open and the rest of Waska should be ice free by end of weekend. Crappies will be caught in marina and bay by the DNR on Glenwood side. Minnows and small jigs will work best. Keep checking the report for up to date info on walleye opener.
The Starbuck Marina is now ice free! Ice went out last night. Crappies and sunnies will start biting as soon as water temp rises.
Still a waiting game for ice out! Warmer weather will help. Thinking end of next week we should be open water crappie fishing.
Same as last week. Winter still hanging on. Will be late ice out this year!
Waiting for open water crappie fishing! Enough of winter. Nothing to report as fish activity is next to nothing.
Shorelines on all area lakes are poor, so no car or truck travel is advised. Ice is still in good shape with reports of 30 inches. Crappies and sunnies are still active on Glenwood side of Waska. No reports from other lakes.
Report a day early this week because with nice weather and a good crappie-sunnie bite you should get out on late season ice. Glenwood side for panfish. Also Lake Reno is producing crappies. All area lakes still have lots of good ice but vehicle are having hard time getting around. Best to walk or sleds and atv's.
Much the same as last week. Fewer fishermen so fewer reports. Think spring!