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Giant Crappies in Alexandria Lakes

By Joe Scegura | April 20, 2018

This is going to just be a quick report. In fact I’m on the ice right now. We have close to 30 in of ice everywhere I’ve checked.  The ice is very solid and we had the wheel house out last weekend.  The accesses are getting a little beat up now but you should be… Continue Reading

Ice Fishing Update for Early April

By Joe Scegura | April 9, 2018

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

Must-Do Summer Activities in the Lakes Area

By James Feist | April 5, 2018

The Alexandria Lakes Area is a prime destination for summer vacations having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities. There are tons of experiences and activities you simply can’t miss! To help you explore Alexandria this summer, here is a list of the Must-Do Activities: 1. Cruise the Scenic Byway Cruise the Trail of the Glacier! The… Continue Reading

Extremely Good Panfish Bite in Alexandria Lakes

By Joe Scegura | March 23, 2018

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

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

By Joe Scegura | March 9, 2018

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

End of February Ice Fishing Update

By Joe Scegura | February 23, 2018

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

Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!

By Explore Alexandria | February 23, 2018

The Alexandria Lakes Area received numerous inches of snow that got many miles of Douglas County’s snowmobile trails OPEN! Get your sled going and get ready to ride! Douglas Area Trails Association groomed the Central Lakes Trail and is readying other stretches of the over 360-mile trail system. For the most up-to-date trail conditions and openings,… Continue Reading

Excellent Panfish bite in the Alexandria Lakes Area!

By Joe Scegura | February 5, 2018

  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

For Valentine’s Day : Give the Gift of a Romantic Getaway!

By Explore Alexandria | February 1, 2018

Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. Flowers and candy are safe bets, but the gift of memories on a romantic getaway to Alexandria is always a winner! There are plenty of great lodging options from comfy hotels to unique resorts and bed & breakfasts to spice… Continue Reading