Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Lake Minnewaska Fishing Reports - Ice Conditions


Recommended Posts

Hammertime- There is plenty of ice in most places. There are a few fish bitting here and there. You better go check it out!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pretty consistent reports of 8 inche of ice. Could be more or less in spots of coarse...take it easy. We are not seeing any vehicle traffic as of yet...a lot of ATVs, etc and foot traffic. Most houses are of the 10 ft or less lenght but seeing more 14 and 16 ft now being pulled out with ATVs.

Not much for fish reports because not a lot of people out yet. Most walleyes are reporting 3 to 6 and depths vary from 9 ft to 18 ft...that's most of the lake. smile People after panfish but again not many out fishing yet. But it is hard not to catch a nice mess of gills on Waska and I expect the crappie bite to be even better this year.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TJ...or anyone else...I have a customer that wants to sell his Strikemaster Strike Lite...8 inch. Looks new and it started on hardly a pull. Very good looking auger and runs smooth. New retail is $550...he is asking $375. Maybe that is the price Santa needs to get you an auger? I have photos that I can email...info at habitatnow dot com.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also...if anyone is coming up from or thru Montevideo, please let me know if you would be willing to grab a small item that I bought and drop it off at the store. Would be greatly appreciated.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks landr! I will keep it in mind, but I have to wait til after x-mas just in case santa got me a new one smile if he don't then I will be contacting you asap!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fished Minnewaska today. Started at 9am stopped at 4pm. 3 of us kept 30 sunfish and 7 crappies. Nothing special but lots of action all day long lots of throw backs, 10 inches of ice. 4 wheelers buzzing all over bringing big houses out or moving houses. We fished west side. Used euro larva multiple colored.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was windy the other day and someone's Coleman lantern cover or portable heater cover, red in color, blew into my shoreline. I will drop it off at Hunt's Resort in Glenwood ....see Rob to claim it....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not much snow on Waska...might be a little to scrap up for around the house but not much. I think that is a good thing at this point as 6 to 8 inches of snow would not be a good thing. Still most reports are 8 inches of ice or so...a few reports of 9 and 10 but not consistent. Temp says 34F so we are not making ice again today. Rest of the week looks pretty mild as well. About 300 houses out now. Panfish bite is always good on Waska. People are catching some walleyes as well.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I heard there was a vehicle on the south side of the lake this morning but can't confirm that. Otherwise it is all ATV and walking out.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Question for you guys that are smart,

What are your thoughts on the lack of snow cover,and natural food source in regards to the fish bite on Minnewaska this year?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Question for you guys that are smart,

What are your thoughts on the lack of snow cover,and natural food source in regards to the fish bite on Minnewaska this year?

I'd give you my thoughts, but I don't meet your requirement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I don't like to fit into requirements as well...but I will give you my thoughts.

Usually the more sunlight penetration, the better the plant life is going to do. The better the plant life, the more oxygen that is produced. The more plant life and oxygen, the more inverts and bait fish...and predatory fish will have more to eat. That is how the food chain is supposed to work anyway. But more food might mean a tougher bite...maybe. If you recall a couple years ago there was so much food in the lake due to the late algae bloom that thus created the late zooplankton population explosion...that made fish look like they just got done eating Thanksgiving dinner all the time.

Have to see. A good way to observe is to put a camera down and see what it jiggin around at the bottom. If you see a lot of zooplankton...especially copepods and water fleas, then that could mean an excess of food and fish will literally have too much too eat or chose to eat.

I have not been out fishing yet so I will take a look when I get out there...hopefully soon.

Fish On!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Saw 5 vehicles on the ice this afternoon,,a jeep a chevy pickup and 3 smaller suv/pickup types. They were between Torgy's and the Ballroom. There were about 15 vehicles parked on the ice near shore at Sacs..as close as they were together they might as well have driven out. The ice seemed to be holding however.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I don't like to fit into requirements as well...but I will give you my thoughts.

Usually the more sunlight penetration, the better the plant life is going to do. The better the plant life, the more oxygen that is produced. The more plant life and oxygen, the more inverts and bait fish...and predatory fish will have more to eat. That is how the food chain is supposed to work anyway. But more food might mean a tougher bite...maybe. If you recall a couple years ago there was so much food in the lake due to the late algae bloom that thus created the late zooplankton population explosion...that made fish look like they just got done eating Thanksgiving dinner all the time.

Have to see. A good way to observe is to put a camera down and see what it jiggin around at the bottom. If you see a lot of zooplankton...especially copepods and water fleas, then that could mean an excess of food and fish will literally have too much too eat or chose to eat.

I have not been out fishing yet so I will take a look when I get out there...hopefully soon.

Fish On!

Amazing. Exactly what I was going to say wink

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Question for you guys that are smart,

What are your thoughts on the lack of snow cover,and natural food source in regards to the fish bite on Minnewaska this year?

Lots of bugs coming off the bottom in 7-16 foot of water on saturday. I didn't catch any keepers to determine what was in their bellies though.

And if anybody catches a >30" pike with a pink glow buckshot rattle spoon in her jaw, I would like it back. Couldn't get her turned up the hole and she broke me off. Saw one that easily went 36" on the camera too, but she wasn't interested in my bro bug with a waxie.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How has the bite been in bottle bay??? Planning on chasing pannies on Waska tomorrow morning and throwing out a few tip ups. Any tips?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

was out for a few hours yesterday, was very surprised to see a couple full sized trucks out there, with only about 9" of ice. the sunfish bite was slow, but dont think we were in the right place. but my 9 year old was happy with what we caught.. so guess that means was a successfull day..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Out yesterday and the sunfish were very finicky...took small tackle, spring bobber and patience. Ended up with a nice meal worth with a couple perch and crappie mixed in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been last couple nights, a few keeper eyes. Been seeing alot of trash on the lake, I know its been windy lately but please try to pick up after yourselves!!!!!! (If you do see trash on the lake please take a minute and pick it up.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Any new ice updates, mainly interested in Priest Point area and west however very curious about the lake as a whole-

Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • The title was changed to Lake Minnewaska Fishing Reports - Ice Conditions

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Similar Content

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • monstermoose78
      Da fishing hole in little falls!! We could have met for lunch
    • JerkinLips
      I've been just using a plain red #4 Gatsuma hook on a 3 foot fluorocarbon leader this winter.  Pike suckers are another option for live bait if you can't find chubs or rainbows. Not a good sign for my trip up next week.  Wonder why it is so difficult to find bait up there this winter.  Seems like a lot more people are ice fishing this year.  Guess I will have to check all 3 bait stores starting at Lucky Seven.  Hope I don't have to drive to Ely.
    • Rick G
      Finding most of my better late January fish out deeper than I was earlier this month. With the snow cover and thicker ice we have on most of our area lakes, a lot of the shallow green weeds are starting to die off or already have died off.  With conditions getting tough in the shallows on some lakes, this will push the fish a bit deeper looking for food and more comfortable habitat.   Tricked this beauty and a few of his buddies into biting today.
    • Wanderer
      Not much.  I set the house on the edge of some but it seems the slush is just under the drifts.  It’s all hard packed out here.  Maybe a foot of snow in the drifts.   The wife had epic calamity while I was out drilling in the basin.  She had a pike rush and wound up on the losing end of a “whale” that got into her rattle reel and… her favorite rod!   I got a text:     Now ISO new favorite rod.
    • smurfy
      there are ALOT of them snot rockets in there!!!!!! matter of fact long before this new regulation came along, bowstring and sand lake thats attached via river had a 9 fish pike limit.   good luch chasing crappies....there nice ones iffin ya can find them.
    • leech~~
      Any slush around? 
    • Wanderer
      Bowstring.  All new turf for us.  Don’t even know what colors work best out here so starting from scratch.  It’s clear water though we’re starting with the standards.   Didn’t get a lot of advice at the resort but they had a couple other things going on so kinda distracted I guess.   2 more snot rockets at pizza time.
    • leech~~
      So where did you end up going? 
    • CigarGuy
      Hi Chad, everytime I go down to the mailbox, I look for your house out there. By the looks of your driveway, looks likes you haven't been up most of the winter, must be enjoying Colorado! When I was out fishing last week, there were some people out fishing near Metsa's point. Seems like when I do see people out on this end, they're usually around that area. I'll be sure to stop by!
    • Wanderer
      only been set up an hour!  High standards! 😄   2 perch and 1 pike so far though.  All small but some action anyway.  Once this pizza is done I’m going looking for crappies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.