Have a very reliable update on area lakes from fishermen. Waska has up to 7 inches of ice. There have been portables at Starbuck beach, Bottle Bay, and Hunt’s Resort to Glenwood beach. Also Emily,Reno, Westport, and small lakes towards Alexandria have good ice. The ice on the area lakes is still uneven in thickness so be careful.
Cold weather arrived but so did the wind. Emily, Waska, Mary and most area lakes got ripped apart and have areas of open water. Small portable houses have been on Reno. That is the only lake I know of that is fishable.
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.