Lake Minnewaska Ice Update 12/7/2017
Minnewaska is still not fully locked up, with the high winds we have had a few spots opened back up. Also the case on Reno and Maple Lake.
Please use extreme caution when venturing out. The bays that were frozen on Minnewaska and stayed frozen have 4-5 inches of ice on them. There have
been a few people venturing out on Reno in the bay on HWY 29, and also some out in front of the beach on the Glenwood side.
We have everything you need to make your ice fishing trip great. Eskimo shelters, ION Augers, 13 fishing ice rods, Fly line, and so much
more. Come in and checck out our great selction of tackle, as well as snacks and goodies before you hit the ice. Our minnows are fresh and ready to
catch the big one for you. We are open at 5:30 Monday thru Saturday and close at 9:00 - Sunday our hours are 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
The ice on Minnewaska is not great. we had rain and temps in the 40's - to 50's today. Saturday out in front on the beech I heard
there was about 2-3 inches. However, that was Saturday. There have been a few people on Reno, in the bay on 29 catching sunfish
and crappies. With today's forcast for highs in the 50's, and sunshine it will problably be the last day to fish that as well. My recommendation
stay off the ice until it gets colder.
10/18/2017 - Fishing Report for Lake Minnewaska -
Fishing has been very good on Minnewaska, the fall bite is defianlty in full swing around here. Before sunrise, and about 2 hours after sunset are
your best times to catch the walleyes, anywhere from 15-22 feet of water. What's been working best for me is a gold jig tipped with a golden shiner.
If you plan on doing some night fishing in the shallows, they have been pulling cranks and doing well with that too. Sunfish are still very active
and hungry as well. Reno has been a little slower then normal. With the water temps cooling the crappies and walleye's should start soon.
Pheasant Opener wasn't the best in the area, you can tell the population is down. However, there is still a lot of corn standing and
that could be a big part of it. We are geared up for all the fall activities, deer hunting, archery hunting, duck and goose, plus pheasant. We have
plenty of shells in stock, included steel shot, pheasant and target load. We also have some bigger size sucker minnows in stock for the guys
fishing for muskies, they sell fast, so you may want to call before you come to make sure we have them.
Fishing Report for Lake Minnewaska 9/29/2017 -
The smell of fall is in the air. The fish are starting to change over to their fall patterns already. If you are looking for walleye's, two great spots to check out
is the bar by priest point and also the high school bar. Find the weed line, use a gold or silver jig tipped with a golden shiner and you will find them. 15 to 20 feet of
water is going to be your best choice. If you are targeting the ducks, geese or deer please stop in and see our selection of shells, calls, cover spray, plus everything else
we have in stock for hunting. Looks like weather will be good thru Saturday, then the rain comes in again for a few days on Sunday. Make the most of the next 2 days,
and stop in before you hit the water or fields. Remember all our summer tackle is 20% off, and I got my first of many shipments in of ice fishing items. Today I got Eskimo Houses, and ION
augers. They will be getting put out for display soon.
If you are looking for a good sunfish bite, go to Lake Minnewaska. Head towards 10-13 feet of water, if your in the weeds, fish in 8 feet, just right above the
weeds. Bobber fishing, or sight fishing will work great. Leeches are your best bait, but if you can't find any of them, night crawlers would be your next choice.
Walleye's are out in about 20-25 feet, and are already starting to transition into their fall patterns. May people are already pulling lead core, trying to get down
to the bottom to pull those big ones out. Others are pulling plugs right over the top of the weeds and have been successful doing it that way.
We still have leeches available, they are not big, but we have them, and are just selling them by the one dozen.
All our summer tackle is all 20% off, this does not include the rods that are already on sale. Stop in we are open at 5:30
in the morning, and will have the coffee on for you.
Fishing Report Lake Minnewaska 5-19-2017
This years 2017 opener wasn't bad, considering the weather. It was almost too hot and calm for the walleye's
to be active. However, the morning bite was very good. Fisherman got plenty of walleye's in that 6-14 feet of
water range using a jig and a shiner minnow. Pitching into the weeds and also trolling along the weed lines.
A lot of fisherman were out in the 'Hole' as we call it, right off the High School Bar, in 20-25 feet of water. I know it
doesn't seem right, but it's true. So if you are struggling with the walleye's, go deep - you might be surprised
what you get. We still have a full supply of minnows including Lake Shiners, and we got in Jumbo Leeches
now as well. Stop in and check out all our great tackle sale we have going on now through Memorial Day Week-end.
Fishing Report 5/5/2017
With the warmer temperatures we have been having, it will not only warm up the water, but it will get the
crappie bite going again. Right now the water temp is between 51-52, with the nice weather it will go up
these next few days. If you ae looking for crappies, out by the DNR Landing is a good choice. You will find the
crappies suspended in about 14 feet of water. White and Pink tube jigs tipped with a crappie minnow will be
a good choice. If you looking for somewhere to fish from shore heading to Hobo park is a good option, or the bridge
by Captain's Bar & Grill. We are gearing up for opener, our leeches, worms and minnows are in. The tackle is up
and now we just need the Walleye's to cooperate. Remember we are your first stop before the lake, we have everything
you need before you hit the water.
Lake Minnewaska Ice Conditions 2/21/2016 - The DNR access on the Glenwood side is pretty torn up,
someone dropped a fish house thru, and made the landing impassable. I also heard the same thing on the Starbuck side by the
beach that a house went thru on the landing. The beach access on Minnewaska isn't much better, the ice heaved up, causing big holes from the top of the ice heave to the bottom of
the ground. There is also large crack that goes out from the beech landing , yesterday it was full of good size holes, with lots of water runnig into it.
There is also open water in this crack that a size ten shoe can fit in. So please be very careful. Once you get out onto the lake there is still a good
19-20 inches of ice, but it's just being able to get out there. I've heard the crappies and sunfish have been doing well, my son and I went out yesterday and
only got a few smaller sunfish that was it. Wax worms are a must if you are going to fish for panfish on Minnewaska. We still have plently of minnows
in stock and our winter ice fishing clearance will start soon.
Lake Minnewaska Fishing Report 1/6/2017 -
Happy New Year, we hope the New Year is treating you well. Fishing on Minnewaska and Reno have both been good.
Minnewaska has 14-16 inches of ice on it. There are some ice heaves forming around the lake, so you do want to watch out for
them. Best access to use is the DNR landing in Glenwood or the landing by waters edge in starbuck, espcially is you are going to be
pulling a fish house out. If you are looking for a mix bag of fish, walleye's, northern's, bass or sunfish going out towards the 'Wall' by the
DNR access is going to be a great spot to set up. It will defiantly keep the kids busy. If you are looking for just walleye's, head to the bay called
'bottle bay', it is right past priest point, they have been doing well there, and also out in front of Peter's Resort.
Reno has about the same amount of ice as Minnewaska, trucks, duel axel fish houses going all over the lake. Out in front of the Green Iguna is a
good place to set up for panfish and walleye's at dark. Another good spot is over by 'blair's bar', if you are looking for Walleye's. The sunfish can be
found on the south side in 12-17 feet of water. Glow in the dark lures work great on Reno, go with the glow red or chartreuse.
Have fun fishing and remember 'No ice is Safe ice'.