Check reports for past two weeks and go have some fun! Waska is in very consistent pattern, with no changes. Sauk Lake is very hot for crappies. No reports from area lakes.
Very consistent! This past week on Waska is the same as last week's report, only better. Still no reports from area lakes. Get out and enjoy the good panfish and northern bite on Minnewaaka.
Sunnies, crappie, and northern pike are all active on east side of Waska. Sunfish are being caught on waxies and small jigs during the day in Bottle Bay area. Northerns are in same area, so put sucker minnow down for your second option. Crappies are best in the evening in between fish hatchery and ballroom. Use crappie minnows and glow jigs. Sauk lake also producing crappies. Have not heard from other area lakes.
Ice conditions have greatly improved this past week. Still a few areas of slush, but not too bad. This is true for all area lakes. On Waska, sunnies are biting on Glenwood side during the day. Crappies are starting to hit in the evening, and reports of walleye being caught after dark on Waska. Temendous crappie fishing on Sauk Lake by Sauk Centre. Call Fletcher's Bait shop in Sauk Centre for current reports.
All area lakes have slush and heavy snow. Water is coming up in the ice cracks and holes. Mobility is very hard. Use extreme caution if you venture out.
Snow is getting deeper and it is getting harder to access certain areas of all west-central Mn lakes. Call ahead for current conditions. Fishing is still very good. Check out last week's report. We will be open through the holidays. Have a merry christmas and good new year!
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!