Fall Fishing Reports
Fishing reports for the lakes area are provided by Joe Scegura's Guide Service. Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-260-9056.
September 9, 2017
As usual the fishing is still very good in the Alexandria area. The walleye can be hit and miss but when you find them it's been very good fishing. The sunfish and crappie reports have also been good. I've heard good numbers of 11-13" crappie being caught. The smallmouth are now heating up and becoming very aggressive as they normally do in early September.
The walleye are still being found in a wide variety of depths. Over the next month there will be people catching walleye in 3-30+ feet. Currently the best reports are in 18-24' with leeches, crawlers or minnows. In a few weeks I will be using a jig and a minnow almost exclusively.
Most of the crappie are in the 12-15' of water suspended over the weed tops. Throwing a small hair jig or plastic tipped with a minnow or wax worm has been doing very well. I've found if you're catching small fish it's best to move, as the larger fish have been holding together.
Over the next 6 weeks I will be concentrating most of my efforts on catching small mouth. These fish feed and fight harder pound for pound than any fish in fresh water. Currently I'm starting to see these fish school up in shallow 5-10' rocky areas. Pitching just about any minnow style bait will put fish in the boat. Last week we caught fish on spinners, top water baits, plastics and live bait. The bite for smallmouth will only get better and better as the water temps continue to drop.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck! - Joe