Category Archives: Winter

Alexandria Area Snowmobile Trails are OPEN!


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

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Plentiful Walleye, Crappie & Sunfish Action in Alexandria Lakes!


The Alexandria Lakes Area continues to put out some very nice fish!  Walleye, crappie and sunfish have all been plentiful!  We’ve had a series of cold fronts come through over the past couple weeks.  Before the fronts the fishing has been amazing with very active fish and after the front, as expected, the fishing has… Continue Reading

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

2 for 1 Skiing or Snowboarding!


  Winter fun is in full swing at Andes Tower Hills! Featuring numerous downhill runs and lifts ranging from beginner to expert, and equipment rentals and lessons onsite. Take advantage of the 2 for 1 Weekend special! You’ll get two days of ski or snowboard rentals, plus lift tickets (regular price) for the price of… Continue Reading

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January Starting off with Excellent Ice Fishing!


The ice is thick and so are the fish!  Most of the lakes I’ve checked have 18” or more of solid ice on them.  There are wheel houses and trucks as far as the eye can see around the area.  Some of the lakes have established ice roads and others only have a few anglers… Continue Reading

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

Decent Bite of Walleye and Panfish in Alexandria Area Lakes


Not much has changed since last week, other than the ice has gotten thicker.  I’m finding 8″-12″ of ice nearly everywhere now, except for the few spots that froze over late.  Keep an eye out for these areas.  The easiest way to spot the thinner ice is by the noticeable difference in snow cover.  As… Continue Reading

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

Alexandria Area Lakes forming Good Ice


The ice around the Alexandria Area is shaping up nicely.  There is around 8 inches of ice on most of the lakes.  Of course there are some thinner areas that froze over later, but for the most part you can find good fishable ice on most of the lakes… but still use extreme caution and… Continue Reading

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

Fish-able Ice Present on Some Lakes, but ALWAYS use Caution


Currently the ice conditions in the Alexandria lakes area are very inconsistent. (1″-10″ thick)  To tell you how widespread the varying conditions are, we have lakes with wheel houses on them and lakes that just completely froze over in the last 48hrs.  For the most part there is fishable ice around the edges of most… Continue Reading

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

Ice slowly Capping Over Lakes


I wish I had more to report but with the unseasonable weather it’s been an uneventful few weeks. We are nearly at the same place we were the last time I reported, except warmer!  On the bright side, it is getting very difficult to find a place to launch a boat around the Alexandria area. … 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.