Fishing reports for the lakes area are provided by Joe Scegura's Guide Service. Contact Joe at email@example.com or 320-260-9056.
July 14, 2017
The walleye fishing in Alexandria still remains very strong. In fact the past week has been as good as it gets. We were able to catch quality limits for every angler that entered the boat! As well as some big fish to let go! It's important to note that catching walleye at this rate in mid-July is no easy task. It truly shows the quality of our great fisheries in the Alexandria area.
The fish are holding on the outside weed edges in 16'-22' of water. Underwater points close to thick weeds has been the best for me. Lindy rigs and leeches moved slowly through these areas have been putting a lot of fish in the boat. In addition to the Lindy rigs, some anglers are doing well on spinners and crank baits too.
These patterns will produce fish for the next month or more, so now is a fun time to get the family out on the water. There are many other types of fish biting as well. On any given night we also catch: northern, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish and perch, so there's rarely a dull moment. If you have questions feel free to contact me via email anytime. There are plenty of fish to go around so I'm happy to help! Good luck!
June 23, 2017
The walleye fishing remains quite good around the Alexandria area. Since my last report the fish have been on the move. They went from holding in 12'-17' of water in the weeds, to roaming the outside weed edge in 18'-24'. Anytime you have moving fish you have to be willing to move with them. I recommend moving until you locate the walleye and then fishing them. This may sound like common sense, but I see many anglers just fishing where they've caught them in the past. Use your electronics and keep on the move until you locate them. Even the most basic electronics will tell you if you have fish under your boat.
The next step is choosing what technique you're going to use and when. Being the fish are on the outside weed edge I will generally troll with one of the following presentations, spinners, Lindy rigs or crank baits. If the fish are spread out on the bottom I like to use spinner rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers (trolled at .8-1.1 mph). If the fish are in tight clusters in small areas I use Lindy rigs tipped with leeches or crawlers (trolled real slow, .2-.5 mph). If the fish are suspended and spread out on it's hard to beat a crank bait (trolled at 2-2.5 mph).
Anyone of the above techniques can work on any given day, so pay attention to your locator and let the fish tell you what to use! We are catching a lot of fish right now with many keeper sized walleye 14"-19" as well as some large picture fish being caught. It's hard to beat the combination of nice weather and great fishing right now, so bring the family out fishing soon!
June 9, 2017
The fishing the past week has been nothing short of amazing! As my clients said, "this was the best walleye fishing we have ever had" and "I had no idea walleye fishing could be this good so close to the Twin Cities." Then there is my personal favorite, "this is better than Canada!" Our average size has been excellent with 15"-20" keepers coming to the boat, as well as numerous fish over 20" to take pictures of.
With the warming water temps the walleye are getting more aggressive and sliding deeper, 15'-20'. A couple weeks ago the walleye wanted predominately minnows, but now they will happily take a leech ore night crawler. The techniques I've been using are just a vast with nearly everything working at some point. My favorite techniques have been a jig/minnow, Lindy rig/leech, bobber/leech or a #5 crank bait trolled shallow after dark. All of these techniques have produced good walleye over the past week.
The fish are congregated in or near the new weed growth, so look for weedy areas and you will most certainly locate the fish. This week bite typically lasts until July, so get the family out on the water and enjoy some great fishing!