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Ice on Area Lakes Beginning to Honeycomb And Become Unsafe

DNR logoBig Spirit Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4. Bluegill – Fair: A few bluegills and crappies are being caught in Anglers Bay using small jigs tipped with live bait or plastic.

 

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 sun gaining more power the ice continues to weaken with some areas beginning to honeycomb making all but foot travel unsafe. For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840

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