Ice Report/Fishing Report - Lake Minnewaska/Reno 2-9-2020
Ice and Fishing Report 1/9/2020
Ice conditions still vary but have improved greatly over the last week. On Minnewaska there has been vehicle travel out to the “wall” but not very much past it. Everywhere is is still mostly ATVs and UTVs. Hearing reports of anywhere from 10-16 inches. Reno has more ice than waska in most spots, anywhere from 12-16 inches where people have been fishing. Travel is good, little snow and almost all slush is firmed up again. Other smaller lakes vary greatly with ice conditions, be sure to be checking as you go.
Minnewaska still has a decent crappies/sunfish bite on the wall. Start to look for some of those fish to move a bit deeper and into the main lake later in the year. Getting away from the crowd can really help your odds on the panfish. Walleye reports vary but most fish are being caught deeper by the high school bar or just west of priest point. On lake Reno walleye reports are about the same, depends on the night. Getting away from the crowds and finding transitions or structure is your best bet.
We have still have crappie minnows, fatheads, suckers, spearing decoys, and three sizes of shiners at the shop! Also wax worms and spikes for those chasing panfish. Good luck and be safe!