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'.
Ice Report for Lake Minnewaska 12/12/16 - Minnewaska is fully covered with ice, currently I have heard any where
from 4-7 inches out on the lake. We also received 4-6 inches of fresh snow over the week-end, that is on top of
the ice now. There are people out on 4-wheelers as well as sleds on some of the area lakes. Fishing was really slow over
the week-end, and into this morning. Reports coming in have not been great. Possibly the cold front that is over us, could
be causing the fish to have lock jaw? We are stocked up and ready to go, for ice fishing. We have our famous XXL Shiners
in, along with small and large shiners. Our minnows are ready to catch fish, so stop in, grab your bait, fill your
propane tank, get your snacks, and you will be ready for the lake.