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.
Early ice out means crappie fishing in Starbuck marina and fish hatchery bay. We are definitely getting an early start this year. Water has to warm up in marina but I expect to see crappies being caught by this weekend.
Ice fishing out in front of ballroom on Glenwood side for sunnies. Still catching perch on Reno. That is it. Will be early ice out this year. Call ahead for ice conditions before going anywhere.
Pretty quite on area lakes. A few guys catching sunnies in front of Lakeside. This Friday and Saturday I will be at Morris Spring Expo. Come on over and we will talk fishin. Bring the kids with as we are gearing this program towards them.