The ice is getting thicker and we have some fresh snow on top of it. Vehicle traffic is common on all area lakes. Still easy to get to your hot spots! On Waska, most people are fishing walleyes. Deep water (20-24 feet) walleyes are being taken during the day on shiners or fatheads. Shallow(14-18 feet) walleyes seem best from 4-6 oclock in afternoon on minnows. Few reports from area lakes. Also few reports about panfish and northerns.
The ice on all area lakes is good. 10" to 14" is common. Everyone is fishing the early ice walleyes. Good reports from Long, Emily, and Waska. Best time has been late afternoon. Jigs and minnows or shiners with plain hook are the best options. No reports of other fish being caught. Spearing is off to a slow start.
Ice conditions continue to improve on all area lakes. Ice thickens is anywhere from 6" to 10" on the lakes. Walleye fishing on lakes Reno, Mary, Pelican, Waska, Emily, and Long, with varying reports of success. No reports of panfish. Also no problems with snow. Get out and enjpy early ice walleye fishing at it's best!
Ice fishing has started!!! Good ice on Emily with at least 3". Fish activity also in Reno bay. This weekend should see increased activity on all area lakes. I will try to get current ice conditions on all area lakes. Call ahead and be safe!
Everyone is waiting for the ice! The weather report for next week is very cold. Possibly ice fishing on Thanksgiving weekend. Call ahead for current conditions.
Very few walleye fishermen still out. Everybody is waiting for ice! Water temp is low 40's. With weather reports calling for colder temps, it won't take long for first ice. Be ready!
Only the die-hard walleye fishermen are left. The weather sounds nice for this next week and the walleyes are cooperating. The best method to use on Waska is jigs and minnows in 12-16 feet of water. Walleyes are biting from shore on west end of Emily using minnows. Not a lot of activity on other area lakes. Still, good weather, so get out and enjoy!
Walleyes are the name of the game from now until freeze up. On Waska, use jigs and minnows on the points and bars in 12-16 feet of water. Evening use shallow running cranks in 5-7 feet of water off the edge of the bulrushes. On lake Emily, use minnows from shore or shallow running cranks from boats. Other lakes to try would be Long, Mary, or Miltona. Nothing to report on other species, as everyone is fishing walleyes right now. Get out and enjoy the good late fall weather!
My report remains the same as the last two weeks. In to a very strong fall pattern which means the best fishing of the whole year. Check previous reports for methods to use. Have fun and catch some fish!
This week's report is a repeat of last week. That is the way it works when we get a strong fall pattern going. Waska and all area lakes are the best they have been all year. Get out, enjoy the weather, and catch fish!