Author Archives: Joe Scegura

Tracking Down Walleyes on the Move


The walleye fishing remains quite good around the Alexandria area.  Since my last report the fish have been on the move.  They went from holding in 12’-17’ of water in the weeds, to roaming the outside weed edge in 18’-24’.  Anytime you have moving fish you have to be willing to move with them.  I… Continue Reading

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

“This is the Best Walleye Fishing We’ve Ever Had!”


The fishing the past week has been nothing short of amazing!  As my clients said, “this was the best walleye fishing we have ever had” and “I had no idea walleye fishing could be this good so close to the Twin Cities”.  Then there is my personal favorite, “this is better than Canada!”  Our average… Continue Reading

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

Walleye Bite Heating Up in the Alexandria Lakes Area


Walleye fishing in Alexandria has remained pretty good over the past week.  The weather has been all over the board recently and the water temps have actually dropped since the MN Opener.  Some days are better than others, but the anglers that have been braving the weather are finding some very nice walleye.  Most of… Continue Reading

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

Fantastic Fishing Ahead in the Alexandria Lakes Area


Once again, we had a great opener in Alexandria!  We had some tremendous weather and fishing this past weekend.  The water temps are nearing 60 deg, so there are quite a few lakes kicking out some very nice fish.  There were plenty of eater sized walleye 15″-18″ caught as well as a decent number of… Continue Reading

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

Spring Panfish Bite Heating Up!


The spring panfish bite is shaping up nicely.  Water temps in the shallow bays are in the mid 50’s, so there are more fish moving into these bays every day.  I generally notice sunfish moving in first and the crappie to follow.  Most areas I’ve been fishing now have crappie, so now is the time… Continue Reading

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

The Ice Season Ends, Anglers Now Casting from Shore


The ice is definitely melting off most lakes now.  When I wrote my report last week it was snowing and you could get out on many of the lakes in Alexandria.  Now today as I type, there are only a handful of lakes that are remotely safe to fish.  I still think hardcore anglers will… Continue Reading

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

Using Caution, Some Fish-able Ice Can be Found


Spring has begun and some days it even feels like it.  As much as everyone wants the lakes to completely melt it looks like we may have areas with ice for some time yet.  Even with highs in the low 40’s, we haven’t been melting much ice with lows below freezing at night.  The forecast… Continue Reading

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

Aggressive Bite Still Going on the Ice


The ice is still holding up quite well around the Alexandria lakes area.  If we keep getting these cold snaps we should have fishable ice for a couple weeks or more yet.  Currently, many of our lakes have very good ice conditions with a quality 12”-15”+ of ice.  Any place there is running water of… Continue Reading

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

Early March Ice Update


The ice fishing walleye season has come and gone once again.  Being the season is really only 2-3 months long it does seem to fly by for most anglers.  I know my family was sad to see it go, but that only means we are closer to the spring walleye opener!  There’s always something to… Continue Reading

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

Ice Conditions & Fishing Report for Late February


We finally have some cooler weather in the forecast.  It probably won’t be making much ice, but at least we won’t be losing it.  The ice in the area is still quite good except for lakes with larger creeks or rivers running through them.  These lakes are looking quite dark and are pulling away from… Continue Reading

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