Water temps have finally started to rise this past week. Lake Emily has been good for channel cats and walleyes. Weeds will be a problem on Emily as water warms so go now for the walleyes. Long lake, Reno, and Mary have all been good for walleyes. Fatheads or shiner minnows have been the best bait. Sunnies and crappies still biting on Waska. Small shallow lakes will still be the best to try for walleyes.
Panfish are still biting in Starbuck marina and the Glenwood end. Crappies hitting on Reno. Water has not warmed up during past week. Live bait has been hard to get. For opener try smaller shallow lakes for walleyes.
Starbuck marina is the place to be for crappies and sunnies. Both are biting all day. A few crappies are being caught in fish hatchery bay. Reno has also been good for crappies. No other lake reports. We need warm weather for water temps to rise. Cold is also hampering leech and minnow trapping.
The Starbuck marina has been the place to be this past week. Water has warmed up and sunfish and crappies have been biting. Use small jigs and waxworms or minnows. Other spots to try would be fish hatchery bay, Pocket lake, Reno, Rachael, or Mary.
Crappies started biting in Starbuck marina Tuesday afternoon. The water is warming up and the fishing will get better! Fish hatchery bay is also open and there has been a few boats fishing for crappies. Some of the small shallow lakes like Pocket and Rachael will be open by weekend.
Starbuck Marina and fish hatchery bay are open. Main lake is still iced over. Water temps have to get warmer before crappies start to bite. No reports from other area lakes.
Good news finally! Starbuck Marina opened Sunday and there has been people fishing. Nothing being caught yet. Water temp is 45 degrees and as soon as water warms up the crappies will start biting! Also fish hatchery bay is open and should be good for crappies once water warms up.
No reports. Shorelines are open. Hopefully it won’t be much longer until open water.
Same as last week. Reno and Waska are only lakes I’ve seen any activity. Shore lines are starting to get greasy. Open water is coming!
No reports from area lakes except Reno. Sunnies being caught in northeast bay of Reno. Most people are walking. Walking would be the best method of travel on all area lakes.