Fishing Reports

January 24th Fishing Report

Walleye action has been on and off, and it depends on the day, but when it’s on, anglers are catching big numbers of fish. Work the breaks and main-lake structure in 22 to 30 feet during the day or 15 to 23 feet during low-light periods. The evening hours and after dark have been a bit more productive. Pike and perch continue to be mixed with the walleyes, but you will have to sort through a lot of small fish. Trucks are being used out of many resorts, and ATVs are good to go throughout the lake. Continue to work through resorts for up-to-date road and ice conditions.

January 18th Fishing Report

Walleye action has slowed since the cold front, but some fish continue to be caught during the evening hours and after dark in 18 to 30 feet on the mainlake bars – a dead stick and shiner minnow have worked better than spoons. You’ll find bigger perch in 24 to 26 feet or 28 to 34 feet, just off the structure edges. There are a few ice heaves you need to work around, but 12 inches of ice seems to be pretty consistent, and continue to work through a resort.

January 11th Fishing Report

There are some ice cracks that you need to be aware of, but 9 to 11 inches of ice is pretty consistent throughout the main lake, and ATVs are being used. The main-lake bars, sunken islands, and shoreline breaks are producing walleyes during low-light periods in 18 to 25 feet. There have been some nice perch and pike mixed in – not big numbers, but some nice fish. In the Third River Flowage area, spearing for pike remains solid, and there are some nice bluegills being caught in shallow water.

January 4th Fishing Report

Main lake ice has improved after last week’s rain and despite a few active cracks, you’ll find 8 to 10 inches of ice throughout the majority of the lake and it has firmed up again. It’s still best to keep working through a resort since they stay on top of any problem areas that do pop up. With that, ATVs and side-by-sides are being used out of most resorts. Low-light periods have been best for walleyes on main lake structure or shoreline breaks in 14 to 22 feet. You’ll find perch slightly shallower, but still structure-related. Be willing to drill holes and move.