Spring Panfish Bite Heating Up!

By Joe Scegura | April 19, 2017 | 0

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

Package Deal :: An Alexandria Experience “To Die For”

By Explore Alexandria | April 10, 2017 | 0

Get a fun and entertaining experience in the Alexandria Lakes Area at one low package price! On top of all the great things to do in the lakes area, take advantage of this excellent deal to explore great theatre, entertainment and food. You get everything for the low price of $49 per ticket!  All the… Continue Reading

20 Must-Do Summer Activities in the Alexandria Lakes Area

By James Feist | April 6, 2017 | 0

Without a doubt, summers in the Alexandria Lakes Area are absolutely fantastic! Having over 350 lakes and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities makes the area a prime destination for summer vacations. There are so many experiences and activities you simply can’t miss while you explore Alexandria in the summer, so we put together this list… Continue Reading

The Ice Season Ends, Anglers Now Casting from Shore

By Joe Scegura | March 29, 2017 | 0

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

Using Caution, Some Fish-able Ice Can be Found

By Joe Scegura | March 24, 2017 | 0

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

Celebrating Big Ole through the Years

By Explore Alexandria | March 15, 2017 | 0

Alexandria’s famed and beloved Viking statue Big Ole will turn 52 years old this April! He has had a long history over all those years in Alexandria, including slightly different looks and locations. During most of 2016 Big Ole underwent structural repairs and got a new paint coat, adding yet another chapter to his long… Continue Reading

Aggressive Bite Still Going on the Ice

By Joe Scegura | March 10, 2017 | 0

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

Early March Ice Update

By Joe Scegura | March 3, 2017 | 3

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

Ice Conditions & Fishing Report for Late February

By Joe Scegura | February 24, 2017 | 0

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