The area lakes ice thickness varies across the lakes and because of the snow, on the lakes, we are seeing large slush pockets. Anglers need to use extreme caution around the ice because of the weather and water conditions.
Richmond: Anglers are catching some walleye and perch. The best bite has been in the afternoons and evenings.
Elm: Anglers have been catching walleye, northern pike, crappie, and perch. The best bite has been mornings and evenings. The ice thickness varies around the lake and there are lots of slush pockets, so be careful venturing out.
Dry 1: Still seeing some angling pressure with a moderate perch bite from day to day.
Lamb Slough: Still producing smaller perch, but in more confined areas. Every once in a while, a jumbo will jump out of the ice though.
Dry 2: Rumor of a shallow bite somewhere. So far little angling pressure and lack of seeing fish has been the report.
Reid: Been seeing a few walleye and smaller perch.
Lake travel is difficult with wheeled vehicles. If you try it remember less hesitation and more gas and also bring a shovel and tow rope.
Travel continues to be difficult do to snow depth and drifts.
Goose: Fishermen continue to catch a few walleyes in the mornings and evenings. Most walleye are under 14 inches long. Fishermen are also still finding a few perch; the perch are in the 11-13 inch range when you find them.
Blythe: Fishermen are catching a few walleye and perch, some moving around may be required to find the schools. A few bigger fish are being caught in the mornings and evenings. Fishing has slowed some over the past week.
Kampeska: Fishermen are still catching a mixed bag of walleye, perch, crappie, bluegill and northern pike. The walleyes are in the 15-20 inch range, the perch range from 11-13 inches and the crappie for the most part are under 8 inches.
Pelican: Fishermen are catching a few walleye, crappie and northern pike. The walleyes are in the 16-20 inch range. The best bite has been after dusk.
Waubay: The walleye and perch bite picked up a little on the north side
Bitter: The bite has been slow for perch and walleye; anglers are having to stay on the move to have some luck
Pickerel Lake: Still seeing people targeting bluegills and crappies, again success has been up and down.
Poinsett: Bite remains inconsistent. With the recent snow travel on the lake the travel will get a little more difficult.
Albert: Anglers reporting a slow bite with an occasional large walleye.
White: Snow has been removed from boat ramp area. A few anglers have caught a few crappie and walleye.
Six Mile: Snow has been removed from ramp area. Anglers are catching a few perch and good numbers of northern.
Cottonwood: Snow has been removed from ramp area. Anglers have caught a few northern.
Roy: The access near the resort is decent. Angers have caught walleye, smaller perch and northern.
Clear: Access to the lake is by foot or tracked machine. A few anglers have caught panfish and walleye with the occasional smallmouth bass.
Pelican Lake Recreation Area:
Week four of “Operation Adventure” is next week! Operation Adventure is open to everyone at any age. Join us at the Pelican Lake Recreation Area picnic shelter at 6:00 PM Thursday, February 20 for a fun and informative session on winter survival. Equipment will be provided for the program. A Park Entrance License is required.
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