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!
For anyone still wanting to do some ice fishing, try Minnewaska, Reno,Little Mary, or Osakis. For all the rest of us it is a waiting game for the ice to leave. This will be a late ice out possibly a record late ice out. All we can do is wait and see.
Same as last week. The northeast bay on Reno has had the most activity this past week. Waska is still good for sunfish. No reports from other lakes. Stay with wheelers and portables.
We have a late season panfish bite that is consistant on Waska, Reno, Maple, Little Mary, and Oscar. The Glenwood side of Waska has been the best for sunfish during the day. I would recommend four wheelers and portables. The accesses are getting tricky. The Priest Point area and west on the Starbuck side has also been good for sunnies.
Same as last week. Still not warming up and decent reports as last week for the lakes.We will be in Morris this weekend for the spring expo. It is at the Morris community center. We will be featuring Lew’s rods and reels with special deals and hot prices!
No water running in the holes yet. Panfishing will get better as temps rise. Activity this past week has been on Waska, Reno, Maple, Little Mary, Rachael, Oscar, and Freeborn. All these lakes are good bets for panfish.