Fishing this past week has been good. Ice conditions on area lakes is good with 18 inches common. Walleyes on Waska has been best in late afternoon and night in 18-20 feet of water. Sunfish and crappies have been good on Glenwood side of lake. Spear fishermen have said Waska is best lake in area for northerns. Maple lake has been good for panfish. Reno for crappie and walleye but inconsistent. Smaller lakes around Alexandria are producing panfish. Walleye activity has been best in Sauk Centre area. Call Fletcher’s Baitshop for current report.
I have had computer problems so I am late. Walleyes on Waska are in 18-20 feet of water. Best time has been late afternoon using fatheads or shiner minnows. Panfish activity has been good on the Glenwood side of Waska. There has been a lot of fishing activity on Reno. Crappie and walleye are being caught. Maple Lake has been good for Panfish. Try Miltona in late afternoon for walleyes.
Most area lakes are reporting 12-14 in. of ice. Large wheel houses and car-truck traffic seem to be good. Use common winter caution and have fun!
Ice conditions on ALL area lakes is uneven. There is 12 inches of ice where everyone is fishing. Crappie fishing on Glenwood side of Waska has been good. Consistent walleye bite in 18-20 feet of water on Waska. Best time has been 4-6 o’clock. Use shiners or fatheads. Nothing happening on Emily. Crappies have been good on Mary, Reno, and Maple. Best walleye fishing has been on Miltona. Sunfish have been good on Little Mary and smaller lakes around Alex. Some nice northerns have been speared on Waska and Pelican.
About the same as last week. Ice is 8-10 inches on Waska and most area lakes. Trouble is area lakes are reporting uneven ice thickness. Crappies are biting on Glenwood end of Minnewaska. Crappies also hitting on Reno and Maple. Best time for walleyes has been 4-6 o’clock. Fatheads and shiners have been the best bait. Spear fishermen say water clarity on the lakes is good but spearing is slow.Fishing should improve with the cold weather coming.
Good news this week is the ice on area lakes is safe. Basically 8 in. of ice. but there are still uneven spots. Use lots of caution. Early ice fishing reports are not as good as they should be. Reno might have the best bite for crappies and walleyes. No other lake reports so far.
Have a very reliable update on area lakes from fishermen. Waska has up to 7 inches of ice. There have been portables at Starbuck beach, Bottle Bay, and Hunt’s Resort to Glenwood beach. Also Emily,Reno, Westport, and small lakes towards Alexandria have good ice. The ice on the area lakes is still uneven in thickness so be careful.
Cold weather arrived but so did the wind. Emily, Waska, Mary and most area lakes got ripped apart and have areas of open water. Small portable houses have been on Reno. That is the only lake I know of that is fishable.
Ice conditions have gotten worse due to warm weather. Still a few crazies going out. I would say stay off the ice until later this week when we get some cold weather.
Nothing new since last post on ice conditions. Waska has uneven thickness. Lot of portables on Reno. Emily and Reno should be good for walleyes. Portables on Little Mary fishing panfish. Have not heard anything else. Will update reports as needed.