The panfish bite is on! Sunnies are being caught in Starbuck marina using small leeches or waxies with small jigs. No crappies yet. Crappies are biting in fish hatchery bay on Glenwood side using crappie minnows and small jigs. Crappies and sunnies are being caught on north end of Pocket lake. The east side of Reno is good for crappies. Also check out Pelican for crappies.
Minnewaska is ice free as of Monday night. The water has to warm up for the crappies to start biting. Also check out Pelican Pocket and Reno.
Open water fishing this week! Starbuck marina is completely open and fish hatchery bay is half open. These two areas on Waska will be the first places to catch spring time crappies. Other areas to check would be Pocket lake and Pelican lake.
No ice fishing report for area lakes. Time for open water fishing! We need warm weather and warm rain to take remaining ice off the lakes.
Very quite. A few people fishing for crappies on Maple, Reno, and Waska. Waiting for open water fishing.
Very quite! Some crappie activity on Maple, Reno, Waska, and Long. No reports of sunnies. Shoelines are in poor shape. but the ice on area lakes still seems to be 20 inches.
Lake Emily turned on for walleyes and trophy crappies this past week. I weighed a crappie that was 3 lb. Not a lot of these fish being caught but they are big. Lakes Reno, Maple, and Waska are also good for crappies. No reports of sunfish being caught.
Looks like the gamefish season is going to end with a whimper on all area lakes. We will start to see a more consistant panfish bite. Look to last week's report for more info.
Much the same as past reports. Walleyes are slow on all area lakes. Best time would be night and then only a few are being caught. People are starting to fish for panfish. Area lakes like Waska, Reno,Maple, and some smaller lakes have been good.
Still the same as past weeks. Will sometimes get a late season walleye bite on area lakes, but that hasn't happened yet.