One word- hot. Walleyes have been good on Waska, Reno,and Mary using live bait. Emily walleyes have slowed up. Bass has been tremendous on Waska with just about any method producing limits. Northerns on Waska using cranks in 4-6 feet of water. Sunnies starting to hit in 8-10 feet of water with live bait. Choose what to catch and go get them!
Very good week with Lake Emily, Reno, Waska, and Malmedahl reporting good walleye activity. Use shallow running cranks on Emily for best results. Live bait has been best bet on Reno and Malmedahl. Waska use raps in 8-10 feet of water and live bait in 20--24 feet of water. Bass season opens this weekend and Waska will be the lake to be on. Enjoy the fishing and hope the weather is good!
It was slow opener last weekend but perfect weather. Our walleye reports have gotten much better this past week. Lake Emily has been good using shallow shad raps. Also catching crappies using jigs and fatheads. Reno has been good for walleyes using spinners and live bait. Waska has been good using spinners and live bait in 20-24 feet of water during the day. Use raps in 6-8 feet of water at dark and after dark.
Are you ready for walleye opener? The weather is going to cooperate and hopefully the fish will. The best lakes in the area will be Emily, Long, and Pomme de Terre. On Emily shallow running cranks will be good from boat trolling. Shore fisherman will use live bait. Long lake will be combo of live bait or cranks. Pomme de Terre will be mostly live bait. Minnewaska will also be live bait such as spot tail shiners or rainbows and crankbaits. On Waska if walleyes are slow go for the crappies. Best area is from fish hatchery to Lakeside on Glenwood side.
Weather remains the big factor in catching fish. Been unsettled for 4 weeks now and has affected our fishing statewide. Panfish in our area are active. SD border walleyes have been off and on depending again on the weather. Walleye opener May 12 so hope we get good staple weather.
Same report as last few weeks. Weather remains raw and cool for the most part. Crappies and sunnies still being caught. Check last three reports for more info.
Much the same as last two reports. Panfish are still hitting in all the same areas and the weather is windy and raw. Dress accordingly and go catch some fish.
Much the same as last week. Weather has been windy and cool, but fishing remains good. Get out and enjoy some fine panfishing!
Crappies and limits coming out df Starbuck marina. Use minnows and small jigs. Crappies are nice size. Sunnies in marina are being caught on worms or leeches and a small jig. Lots of norherns and bass also but season is closed. Good reports from fish hatchery bay for crappies. Also east side of lake Reno has been good for crappies. Get out and have fun!
Crappies are still biting despite cool windy week. In Starbuck marina use small jigs and minnows. Also reports of lots of bass being caught but season is closed. Sunnies being taken on small jigs and worms. Bullheads being caught in marina using nitecrawlers. Fish hatchery bay is also good for crappies. Area lakes Reno and Pocket good for crappies.