Walleye season closes Feb. 15. Northern Pike – Slow: Most pike are being caught by accident on walleye tackle but setting tip ups with chubs around structure has been producing some fish. Bluegill – Fair: The action in Angler’s Bay has picked up and a few crappie and perch are also being caught. Many anglers are sight fishing with small jigs tipped with either live bait or fineness plastics. Yellow Perch – Slow: Only a handful of perch coming off the lake and most fishermen are tight lipped on the tactics use to catch them. Walleye – Slow: Action seems to be restricted to dawn and dusk without much of a pattern revealing itself. Try spoons and jigging raps tipped with a minnow head.
East Okoboji Lake
Walleye season closes Feb. 15. A few perch and yellow bass are being caught but pinning down their location can be tough so drilling a lot of holes may be in order.
West Okoboji Lake
Walleye season closes Feb. 15. Northern Pike – Fair: Setting tip-ups in or near weeds is producing a few pike as well as setting them on drop-offs. Bluegill – Slow: Look for bluegills in the bays (Emerson and Millers seem to be the best) in or near standing weeds. Try small jigs tipped with wax worms or wigglers but don’t overlook some of the finesse plastics. Yellow Perch – Fair: Look for perch in 20 feet plus of water along drop-offs or on mudflats. Small jigs tipped with either wigglers or plastic seem to produce the best.
For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.