Category Archives: Fishing

Get the fishing reports and tips you need to be successful when angling in 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.

Late February Ice Update and Fishing Tips


I’d like to start off with the question that’s on everyone’s mind… how is the ice??  Well as of today we have still been making ice.  There has been zero melting across the Alexandria area.  The ice is as safe as it ever has been with 24”-30”.  After the forecasted rain this coming Monday-Tuesday I… Continue Reading

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

Tracking Down Walleye in Early February


The ice around the Alexandria area continues to get thicker by the day and over all the ice is in excellent shape.  There is around 18”-24” of quality ice across the Alexandria lakes area.  There is little to no snow on the ice, so getting around is not a problem. The walleye fishing is getting… Continue Reading

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

Share your Big Fish Pictures!


The fishing this past weekend was great once again.  There was plenty of action with some very nice fish being caught.  The same baits and general areas I noted in previous reports are still producing.  I plan to bring my own kids out to try our luck. As good as the fishing has been, we have… Continue Reading

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

Ice Fishing Tips and Updates for Early January


The ice is getting better by the day.  I’ve found anywhere from 13″-20″ of solid ice.  Most lakes have significant vehicle traffic with some plowed roads.  If you have 4 wheel drive you should be able to get around off road fairly well. Walleye are biting well in 15′-30′ feet of water near points or… Continue Reading

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

Excellent Fishing and Ice Thickness Update


The ice conditions continue to improve.  The warm temps last week didn’t hurt a thing.  In fact they may have helped by melting most of the insulating snow.  Here are samplings of ice thicknesses across the area.  *Note these ice thicknesses were taken 200-300yrds out from the public accesses so thicknesses will vary in other… Continue Reading

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

Walleye and Crappie Action Heats Up as Good Ice Forms


Currently there is about 6”-7” of ice on most bodies of water. (excluding the “deep” lakes like Ida, Miltona, Latoka and Carlos.)  There is 2-6” of snow on the ice with some drifting.  The snow is definitely slowing down the making of the ice, but most places there is still plenty of ice to get… Continue Reading

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

Ice Update for Alexandria Area Lakes


We have ice! My post last week predicted some nice ice to form and covered some safety precautions when venturing out on early ice. Well, there were a lot more people out fishing this past weekend than I would have guessed.  There was a solid 6-8” of ice on the small-medium sized lakes around the… Continue Reading

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