Category Archives: Winter

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.

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.

Catch Cupid’s Arrow in Alexandria for Valentine’s Weekend


Love is in the air! It’s that time of year again to remind the ones we love how much they mean to us. For Valentine’s Day we shower our loved ones with flowers, chocolates and surprises. While the flowers and candy are safe bets, many of us may struggle with the surprise part. Luckily Cupid’s… Continue Reading

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Alexandria Area’s Winter Activities in the Great Outdoors


Most of us know how AMAZING summer and autumn is in Alexandria, Minnesota. Outdoor adventures are plentiful with over 300 lakes, numerous public parks and miles and miles of different types of trails. Just as the seasons turn and change, so does the many changing faces of all that outdoor fun! You’ll be amazed at… Continue Reading

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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.