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 to be a bit more hit and miss than it has been before, but still very productive. We are catching some very nice fish and they can be very aggressive at times. As always, the best time to fish walleye is in the low light time periods. A good indicator as to when the walleye are going to start showing up is to watch the perch. During the day the perch will be nearly everywhere. Most times the perch will not leave your hole until the walleye start to move in at low light. Once the perch are gone you have to be ready because the walleye will show up quick and may leave just as fast. Sometimes the walleye will come through all night long and other days they will only be around for 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening. Fishing during these bite windows will drastically increase your odds of a successful outing.
The panfish bite is fairly strong as well, but it will only get better as we progress towards the spring season. People are catching a good number of crappie and sunfish. The Le Homme Dieu chain seems to be a favorite around the area as of late.
As always if you have any specific questions feel free to email me. Good luck and get out on the ice!