This week’s report is a repeat of last week. Still not much to report for walleyes. Must be that time of year, although walleye fishing has been slow from the start. Gamefish season ends 2/23 and houses have to be off 3/2/20.
Still easy to get around on area lakes. Sunnies and crappies have been good on Glenwood end of Waska.Panfish activity on other lakes has been slow. North end of Osakis has been good for sunnies.
Travel on all area lakes is much better than last week. A few walleyes are being caught on Waska late at night using shiners. The depth is 14-20 feet of water. Sunnies have been active between fish hatchery and ballroom. No reports from other lakes.
Travel on all area lakes has gotten worse since snow storm. Very few fishermen out and not enough for accurate report.
Walleye fishing on Waska seems to be more consistent. The best times would be early morning and late evening.18-20 feet is good depth. Panfish on Waska has been slow. Try Lobster, Maple, Oscar, Freeborn, or Rachael for panfish. Travel on all area lakes has been easy but there is a big snow storm coming this weekend.
Ice thickness on all area lakes is 16-20 inches. There are rough spots on the lakes but you won’t fall through. A few walleyes being caught on Starbuck side of Waska. Depth is 18 feet and best in evening. Panfish have scattered on Glenwood side. Fishing activity has slowed on Reno. Still have good panfish reports from Maple, Oscar, Lobster, Freeborn, Rachael and Osakis.
Happy New Year. Reno and Osakis are the good lakes to travel on. Sounds like all the rest of the area lakes have problems. A few walleyes are being caught on Waska at dark. Crappies and sunnies have been good on Glenwood end of Waska. Crappie and walleyes on Reno, sunnies and crappies on Maple and Little Mary, panfish on Freeborn, Rachael, Oscar, and Lobster. Ice is rough and uneven on most area lakes.
Ice thickness on area lakes is now 10-13 inches. Still have not seen any big wheel houses on Waska. Panfish activity on Glenwood side of Waska is good. Crappies being caught on Little Mary and Reno. Rachael, Lobster, Oscar, and Maple are good for panfish. First ice [ 2-5 inches] is over and it was not that good. Spearing activity has picked up.
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!