Author Archives: Joe Scegura

Ice Fishing Update for Early April


We are a couple weeks into spring and it appears we are still making ice in the Alexandria area.  In fact, as I type this the thermometer reads only 15 degrees!  There is still 30” of ice in most areas and the edges that were melting have all refroze.  Keep in mind it is spring… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Extremely Good Panfish Bite in Alexandria Lakes


Right now the fishing is as good as it gets for bluegill(sunfish) and crappie.  We have around 30 inches of quality ice on most of the lakes and vehicle travel is quite easy right now.  The 10 day forecast shows below freezing temps at night and low 40’s to low 30’s for highs, so the… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Walleye Season Comes to an End, and Panfish Heat Up!


The walleye season has left us once again, but not before we were able to put some final walleye on the ice!  As many anglers have a tradition to fish the opening of the walleye season, I also have a tradition to fish the last day of the walleye season.  We were able to catch… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

End of February Ice Fishing Update


The fishing remains very good around the area.  I really can’t complain about the quality of the bite for any species.  Northern, walleye, crappie and sunfish are all going quite well right now.  I expect there to be a decent number of anglers headed out this weekend for the last couple days of the walleye/northern… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Excellent Panfish bite in the Alexandria Lakes Area!


  As we work our way into late season ice fishing the bite is right on track with what I’d call typical.  The walleye bite is slowing down and the panfish are stealing the show.  We have nearly two feet of great ice and almost no snow, so it’s a great year to own an… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Plentiful Walleye, Crappie & Sunfish Action in Alexandria Lakes!


The Alexandria Lakes Area continues to put out some very nice fish!  Walleye, crappie and sunfish have all been plentiful!  We’ve had a series of cold fronts come through over the past couple weeks.  Before the fronts the fishing has been amazing with very active fish and after the front, as expected, the fishing has… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

January Starting off with Excellent Ice Fishing!


The ice is thick and so are the fish!  Most of the lakes I’ve checked have 18” or more of solid ice on them.  There are wheel houses and trucks as far as the eye can see around the area.  Some of the lakes have established ice roads and others only have a few anglers… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Decent Bite of Walleye and Panfish in Alexandria Area Lakes


Not much has changed since last week, other than the ice has gotten thicker.  I’m finding 8″-12″ of ice nearly everywhere now, except for the few spots that froze over late.  Keep an eye out for these areas.  The easiest way to spot the thinner ice is by the noticeable difference in snow cover.  As… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Alexandria Area Lakes forming Good Ice


The ice around the Alexandria Area is shaping up nicely.  There is around 8 inches of ice on most of the lakes.  Of course there are some thinner areas that froze over later, but for the most part you can find good fishable ice on most of the lakes… but still use extreme caution and… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.

Fish-able Ice Present on Some Lakes, but ALWAYS use Caution


Currently the ice conditions in the Alexandria lakes area are very inconsistent. (1″-10″ thick)  To tell you how widespread the varying conditions are, we have lakes with wheel houses on them and lakes that just completely froze over in the last 48hrs.  For the most part there is fishable ice around the edges of most… Continue Reading

Joe Scegura is a fishing guru with years of experience and a guide for the Alexandria area lakes.