Sorry I missed last week. I was in St. Paul doing a sport show for Glenwood C of C. Sunfish on Waska are in 12-15 ft. of water mostly on Glenwood end. Use small jigs and waxies and keep moving around. Small northerns are being caught with suckers and tip-ups. Also northerns being speared on Waska and area lakes. Walleyes continue to be slow on all area lakes. Crappies are starting on Glenwood end late evening and after dark. Sunnies and crappies are being caught around sunken island on Maple Lake.
Another week of miserable weather and the fish seem to know it. Walleye fishing remains slow on all area lakes, including Waska. Fish all night and maybe catch a couple. Sunfish are just starting to be caught on Glenwood side of Waska. Our ice remains in good shape and easy to get around on the lake. Maple Lake has been good for sunfish and crappies. I will be at St Paul River Center for the sports show Jan.13-17. Stop by the Glenwood Area Chamber Of Commerce booth and we will talk fishing and tourism.This is also a good show to book vacations and see what is new in outdoor equipment.
Happy new year to everyone and hopefully we catch a lot more fish than 09. On Minnewaska and most area lakes we are starting to hear about slush and water coming up in the holes. Make sure you block your houses off the ice. Still easy to get around on the lakes as we did not get the snow that fell in other parts of the state. Ice thickness on Waska is over 16 inches. Walleyes are once again inconsistent. Best times have been early morning and late afternoon using fatheads or shiner minnows. Not much happening with sunfish and crappies.
Maybe this should be a weather report. We had 7-8 inches of snow since Wed. Walleyes were jumping out of the holes Tue-Thurs due primarily to the storm. Hopefully this will continue on area lakes as the weather improves. The ice on Waska and most area lakes is over 14 inches. The recent snowfall should be no problem as far as mobility.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Catch lots of fish and have fun.
Inconsistent. Depends who we talk to. Some people are getting walleyes, some are not. On Minnewaska, you want to be in 18-22 feet of water. The best time has been late afternoon into the night. You should be using fatheads and a jig on one line and shiner minnows and plain hook on your other line. The sunfish and crappies have not started biting yet on Waska.
Reno has been the hottest lake for walleyes with the time and presentation the same as Waska. Lake Emily is also kicking out some nice walleyes on both ends of the lake.
The ice came on all area lakes fast this year. All my reports say 6 inches or more on all the lakes. Use normal common sense when going out. Lake Reno still producing walleyes, but has slowed up some. Lake Minnewaska is slow, but I think we will see fish being caught this weekend. We should also start getting fishing reports from around the area.
Ice thickness continues to improve on all area lakes. Average thickness seems to be 3-4 inches. We did not get a lot of snow, so the bitter cold will put more ice on the lakes quickly. By this weekend all lakes should be safe. Use normal winter caution.
Walleye and some perch are being taken on Lake Reno. Walleyes also being caught on Lake Emily. Nothing to report on Minnewaska yet.
Lake Minnewaska froze over last night. No one out yet, not safe. Lake Emily is froze and fishermen are on the west end. 2-3 inches of ice on Emily. Smaller, shallow lakes are froze. NE bay of Lake Reno is froze and walleyes are being caught at dark and after.
Finally, we have some ice to talk about. Some of the smaller,shallow lakes are covered. Also lake Emily and Minnewaska will be covered by end of this weekend. I will post daily ice depth and conditions as I get them.
Our winter ice fishing contest has started. Check KMRS-KKOK.Com website for rules and prize info.
Early ice is always the best fishing, but remember to use extreme caution. Call ahead for local ice conditions and keep checking our website.
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No reports on fishing area lakes. Very little activity as people are waiting for ice. The weather reports look like ice may be possible by the end of next week. Lots of new ice tackle, come see what is new.