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jake125

I was out Monday on the north side. 6" of ice where i was in 13' of water. Only marked a couple fish but I also didn't get out until after sundown.  Has anyone ever fished Lake Malmedal? It appears to have a god walleye population from the survey reports

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carpshooterdeluxe

Ice and snow cover updates from over the weekend on Waska?  Any heaves yet?

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sartellangler05

Was on the lake today. Walked out from the ballroom access. Ice is 10" if not a little more. Big crack I had to cross looks like it froze solid though. No major drifts...some a car or quad may get stuck in. As for fishing was no good! Set up by all the houses got a couple crappie is all. Was out from 630am-1130

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A.C. Outdoors

Anything happening on waska thinking about taking my daughter there on Saturday or Monday thanks 

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16 hours ago, A.C. Outdoors said:

Anything happening on waska thinking about taking my daughter there on Saturday or Monday thanks 

 

Looking just for action to entertain the kid, or are you looking to catch a meal?  Set up in a pocket or on the edge of weedlines.  Bass and 4"-6" perch have been very active during the day, small jigs with waxies or spikes;  Jigging spoons have been turning bass and pike as well during the day.  Gills and crappies have been very scattered; walleyes hit or miss evenings and overnights.  Fresh report from 2 buddies that live on the lake.

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Ol' Lund

What's the ice conditions like on minnewaska, after this warm and windy weekend? Was hoping to pull permanent up for next weekend

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Mlaker3

Ol lund you are probably here already.  Today lots of activity on lake and at access's.  Ice is pushing so lakeside accesss was closed, Sax access should be open by tomorrow.  People driving on from DNR access.  If you can get away from all that and get in about 20 ft of water you can catch some walleyes.  What I have caught even since first ice has been mid afternoon.  Best time has been between 3 and 4 with some action before and after but basically done by 4;30pm to 5.  I caught 5 15-17 in walleyes yesterday by 4:30.  Gotta catch a few 24 in northerns in with them.  Once in a while a 27-30 in northern.  Shallower and weedier they are getiing crappies and sunfish but not much for walleyes.  Happy New Year all 

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sweeper33

Any updates on Ice conditions/Access conditions?  Hoping to make it out for the first time this year over the weekend!  Any reports on bites would also be appreciated.  I will try to post a report if I get out...

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sweeper33

Well, I went out Friday afternoon/evening from the beach access in Glenwood.  I measured 17" of ice.  Fishing was not good.  Never even marked a fish.  Hope others had good luck, there is a ton of houses out again this year.  Someone ought to be catching them!

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Fire_Boat

Ice went out on Waska March 22nd

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jake125

Any reports from opening weekend? Heard of an alright bite on Emily but had commitments and couldn't make it out. Planning on getting out in the middle of the week depending on the rain.

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frozenminnow

This thread seemed to die....figured I would see about getting it started again.

 

We we up for the opener and there were lake flies on Waska......wind blew hard yesterday and we finally got out at about 8-9pm last night....by 10:30 we saw lake fly hatch on the sonar and boats were covered with the things.....I figured they should be done by now...….this spring sucks:)

Anybody having any luck out there....looking for eyes

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Rick

Thanks for sharing the info....

How is the fishing going everyone?

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BobT

Was out on Osakis Saturday with a couple boys (13 and 9) from Illinois. We were only out for a couple hours until a rain forced us off. This was their first time in a boat and I thought we'd drag some crankbaits around and hopefully connect with a few northern or walleyes. No luck but they sure seemed to have fun anyway even though it was a little on the rough side on the water.

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