Ice conditions have gotten worse due to warm weather. Still a few crazies going out. I would say stay off the ice until later this week when we get some cold weather.
Nothing new since last post on ice conditions. Waska has uneven thickness. Lot of portables on Reno. Emily and Reno should be good for walleyes. Portables on Little Mary fishing panfish. Have not heard anything else. Will update reports as needed.
People are starting to venture out on area lakes. Lake Emily has 5-6 inches of ice and portable houses are used. Little Lake Mary is the same as Emily. I think there will be people on Waska, Reno, Freeborn, Rachael, and other small area lakes.
Still waiting for ice. Report is same as last week. I don’t think any lake is safe to be on yet.
Small ponds and some small shallow lakes have froze. All the larger lakes are still open. No fishing reports. Every one is waiting for ice.
No reports this past week. I think most people have put the boats away and are waiting for ice.
Could be worst week weather wise I’ve ever seen. Wind, rain, and even snow. Very few reports. Walleyes on Minnewaska still biting and will continue to bite until ice-up.
A very good week for walleye fishermen! Jigs and minnows are preferred bait during the day. Shallow cranks are best in the evening. Sunfish are still active on Waska. Bass have been good on all area lakes as have the walleyes.
Will add to last week’s report. Walleyes are into fall pattern on all area lakes. Starting to hear walleyes being caught at dark on Waska using raps in 7-8 feet of water. Duck hunters had better success this past week. No northern ducks yet. Very few pheasants and crops in the field will hamper the opener tomorrow.
Water temps are below 60 degrees! Walleyes on Waska are starting to be caught with jigs and minnows or trolling with spinners and minnows. Best depth has been 15-18 feet of water. Waska sunnies are still providing the most action. Shore fishing on Emily has been good using live bait. Jigs and minnows will work for boats on Emily. Reno walleyes are being caught in 15-18 feet of water using crawlers or minnows. Walleyes will continue to bite all the way to ice up!