Walleye reports have improved greatly on all area lakes. Long lake still a few walleyes but they are big. Mary, Reno, Andrew, Miltona and Waska all reported good walleye fishing. Best method is crawlers or leeches on spinners. Sunnies and bass are very good on Waska. Crappies have been good in northwest corner of Reno.
Much the same as last week. Walleyes are still not what I expect, but getting better. Panfish and bass in all area lakes have been excellent.
Walleye fishing has slowly improved on the area lakes. Long lake has been good for a few walleyes using live bait. Reno has been the best lake in the area for walleyes using crawlers or shiners with spinners. Crawlers are working best with spinners during the day on Waska. The walleyes go shallow at dark and can be caught from shore. Sunnies have been good in Starbuck marina. Bass are shallow around the docks and bulrushes on Waska. Crappies can be caught on west side of Reno.
Bass season opens Saturday.The bass, sunnies, and crappies will be excellent fishing. Look at last week’s report for more info on all the area lakes. With hot weather in the forecast walleye fiahing should improve!
A very warm week and the area walleye fishing has gotten better! Emily has a lot of weeds already but you can get walleyes with live bait. Channel cats have been excellent from west shore of Emily. Reports of walleye being caught with live bait on Long lake. Walleye activity on Waska has been better but the fish are scattered. Also Reno and Mary are starting to produce some walleyes. Sunfish and crappies have been good in Starbuck marina and between ballroom and fish hatchery on the Glenwood side of Waska.
The weather has been fairly decent this past week. Water temps are 55-62 degrees. We are not that far behind a normal year. Lakes to try for opener would be Emily, Long, Pomme de terre, Waska, and Reno. All these lakes are shallow so the water will be a little warmer than deeper lakes. Shiners and fatheads will be best. Use spinners in 12-15 feet of water. Could try shallower until you have a pattern.Crappies and sunnies are biting in the Starbuck mariner and fish hatchery bay.
Ice was off Waska this past Sunday. Crappies are being caught in the Starbuck marina using small jigs and minnows or waxworms. Also a very good bite in fish hatchery bay on the Glenwood side. Some of the larger lakes around Alexandria still had ice this past week. Look to Pocket lake for early season crappies.
Very good news! Warm weather and wind are taking the ice off area lakes. Starbuck marina is open. No reports of fish caught yet. Fish hatchery bay will be open this weekend. No other reports from area lakes.
Nothing new or good to report. May be record late ice out. Live bait may be hard to find for the opener due to late ice out.
Still a waiting game for ice to leave. Did not lose any ice this past week. Looking more likely it may be record late ice out. I hope we have open water on area lakes by May 1. Bummer!