Harvest season for stream trout begins April 17.
Things certainly cooled down this last week and the rain moved in. Still, plenty of bites, but a slightly different strategy and some easy tips we sometimes forget for early season.
It’s early, but anglers are starting to catch crappies and sunfish in boats and from shore.
With a healthy walleye population, nice panfish, good numbers of largemouth bass, and a pike population that has improved in size structure in recent years, Minnie Belle is one of the county’s destination fishing lakes.
The crappie bite is picking up. Here’s what we’re finding this week …
It’s time to start looking for panfish in those traditional, spring locations. And don’t forget about border water, pre-spawn walleye fishing on lakes and rivers as well.
A 2019 DNR survey produced good numbers of eating-size walleyes that averaged 15 inches in length. That seems to be the story of Wolf: a strong resident population of keepers.
You have to work these fish just right. Here’s how.
The lake’s walleye population is completely maintained through natural reproduction. An abundance of prime spawning habitat and a strong forage base in the way of yellow perch allow its walleyes to thrive.