See last week`s report. Basically the same except walleyes are more consistent on Waska. Use shiner minnows or leeches with spinners in 16-18 feet of water.
Pelican Lake has been good for northerns and walleyes this past week. Mart is also starting to produce walleyes. Seems like fishing activity is picking up as we head into summer.
Bass and sunfish have been great on Waska this past week. Bass are in the weeds and shallow water. Use leeches or spinnerbaits and you will catch fish. Sunnies are all over the lake. Use live bait and small jigs.
Walleyes are inconsistent on all area lakes. The only thing I would recommend is using live bait and do not stay too long in one spot.
Northerns on Waska are starting to hit, but it will get better as the water warms up.
Walleye still biting on Long, Emily,and Waska. Most people are now using live bait, with minnows the best choice. Still no reports from Reno or Mary.
Crappies being caught on Waska between Woodlawm resort and the fish hatchery. Use small jigs with crappie minnows in and around the weeds at 4-5 ft.
Bass opens Sat. Use leeches or spinnerbaits around the weeds. This will be a super opener on Waska.
Weather reports look good, so get out and enjoy!
The three best lakes so far have been Long, Emily, and Waska.
Long Lake was the best for walleyes last weekend. Cranks and live bait was the ticket. The bite on Long has slowed and it is turning green already.
Emily was good for walleye, northern, and crappies. Use shallow running shad-raps for walleyes and northerns. Use fathead minnows for the bis crappies and walleyes.
Waska walleyes are being caught in 20-26 feet of water using live bait. Best area has been off the school house bar and the points. Crappies have been excellant along the north side in the emerging pencil weeds.
The sun is shining and the weekend weather report sounds great! Water temps are going to be cool, so my suggestion of shallow lakes should be right. We will be open extended hours this weekend. The summer walleye/fishing contest runs from 5/15-7/31. Bring your fish in and we will get a picture of them.
The lakes to watch should be Emily, Waska, Long, Reno and Mary. This takes into account the early spring warm-up and the early walleye spawn. The only thing to consider will be the water temp. Mid April the water was 62 degrees. As of today, it is upper 40. All the mentioned lakes are swallower, so water should be warmer. Bait of choice will be nitecrawlers or minnows. If cranks are used, it will be shallow runners especially on Emily. The weekend weather report looks good, so good luck and have fun.
Weather remains topic #1 with snow in the forecast. Sunfish still biting in the Starbuck marina. Also a few crappies mixed in. Opener next Sat. Everyone is gearing up and looking forward to it. I will do a last minute forecast on the lakes I think will be good next Wed.
Sunfish are being caught in the Starbuck marina using small leeches or waxworms and small jigs. Sunfish are also being taken on Glenwood side between fish hatchery and the ballroom. Crappies have been inconsistent with best area in front of the fish hatchery.
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We did not hear much about SD border waters opener. We do have nice large fatheads and big leeches for fishermen headed that way.
Hot spot for crappies is the Glenwood side of Waska. Use minnows ans jigs in 8 feet of water. Sunfish are hitting in Starbuck marina mostly in the afternoons. Use small leeches or waxies and small jigs.
Walleye opener on SD border waters this weekend. We will have fathead minnows, leeches, and nitecrawlers for fishermen headed out that way.
Inconsistent seems to be the report all over the area for both crappies and sunnies. Areas to try would be Starbuck marina and fish hatchery bay on Waska. Area lakes to try would be Reno, Lobster, Oscar and Long lake. Jigs and minnows for crappies. Jigs and small leeches for sunnies.