Blue Gills Being Caught on Big Spirit Lake

Date posted - March 21, 2013

DNR logoBig Spirit Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4. Bluegill – Slow: A few gills are being caught in Anglers Bay using small jigs tipped with live bait or plastic. Yellow Perch – Slow: The perch continue to be finicky but a few are being caught once located. Try using spoons and small jigs with wigglers.


East Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4.


West Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4. Northern Pike – Slow: Try putting tip-ups around weeds. Bluegill – Fair: Emerson and Miller Bays continue to be the most popular areas to fish for bluegills but better fishing has been day by day. Crappie – Fair: Action has picked up in a few areas but most are still caught while fishing for bluegills. Yellow Perch – Slow: A few perch are still being caught out deep as well as in the weeds while fishing for bluegills.


Elk Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: A few decent perch have been caught in the past few weeks but some sorting may required as there are many smaller fish.

With the than colder average weather there hasn’t been much if any ice melt. Most lakes still have around 18-20 inches but it is weakened from last week’s rain.

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