Walleye season is closed until May 4. Northern Pike – Slow: A few have reported seeing pike while sight fishing for bluegills. Try putting tip-ups in shallower areas and around weeds. Bluegill – Slow: A few bluegills are being caught in Anglers Bay using small jigs tipped with live bait or plastic. Yellow Perch – Slow: Perch continue to be finicky but a few are being caught once located. Try spoons and small jigs with wigglers.
East Okoboji Lake
Walleye season is closed until May 4. Yellow Bass – Fair: Finding a school of yellow bass may be challenging but once located, they can be fairly active. Try jigs tipped with live bait or plastic.
West Okoboji Lake
Walleye season is closed until May 4. Northern Pike – Slow: Try putting tip-ups around weeds. Bluegill – Slow: Emerson and Miller bays continue to be the most popular areas to fish for bluegills with Smiths Bay gaining some attention. Sight fishing with small jigs and light line can be a good way to catch a few fish. Yellow Perch – Slow: A few perch are still being caught deep as well as in the weeds while fishing for bluegills.
For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.