Weather has been terrible this past week and it has affected the fishing. Sunfish are in Starbuck marina. Use small leeches or waxworms with a jig. Crappies still biting on Glenwood side in fish hatchery bay and Lakeside ballroom. No reports from other area lakes.
Panfish activity remains strong. Mostly sunfish and a few crappies in the Starbuck marina. Mostly crappies by Lakeside ballroom and fish hatchery bay. Rachael, Pocket, Reno, and Maple have all been good this past week.
Finally warm weather and warmer water temps. Sunfish have moved into the Starbuck marina. The crappies will be in marina very soon. The high winds this past week has hampered boat fishing. When wind goes down, check fish hatchery bay and ballroom areas on Glenwood side of Waska. No reports from other area lakes.
Same as last week. Still no warm weather. The water temp has to warm up for consistent crappie bite.
Still no crappies in Starbuck marina. Crappies biting on Glenwood side by fish hatchery access. The northeast bay on lake Reno has been good for crappies from shore or a boat. North end of Pocket lake has been good from shore. We need warmer weather for a more consistent crappie bite.
Time to put away the ice gear and get open water equipment ready to go! fish hatchery bay on Waska is hot for crappies and bass. Bass season is closed but crappies are good to keep. Nothing in Starbuck marina yet. Water is still too cold but this could change any day. Another early lake for crappies is Pocket lake. This is an early ice out and it is good to hear some fish being caught already!
Very little to report on ice fishing. I think most people are waiting for ice to leave our area lakes. We will be at the Morris Spring Expo next Friday and Saturday. Stop by and say hi!
Wheelers and portable fish houses are recommended for all area lakes. Ice on shorelines is unsafe. Very little fishing reports for past week.
Waska and most area lakes have 20-24 inches of ice thickness. The problem on Waska is the shorelines are muddy and thin ice. I saw a full size pickup with wheel house break through the ice on DNR access yesterday. I would advise wheelers and small portables only on Waska. These conditions apply to all area lakes.
Last weekend of gamefish season. Not a lot of houses left on the area lakes. Best chance to catch walleyes and crappies would be lake Emily. Have not heard anything good on any other area lakes.