1/3/2019 - Lake Minnewaska ice and fishing report
The ice on minnewaska is pretty much between 13-15 inches. Lots of truck travel on the lake, however over the Priest Point where
the open water was, there will not be that much ice, so please be aware of that. Most of the landings froze up with the cold spell we
have been having, and are passable. Travel on the lake isn't too bad, there are many plowed roads on the Glenwood Side. Fishing has slowed
some with the cold snap we had, but the warmer temps should start making the fish active again. 10-15 feet of water for the crappies, the bar out in front
of the DNR landing is a great choice, for lots of action with sunfish, perch, bass and northerns. At dark some crappies will move in along with
an occasional walleye. People are also out deep fishing in 18-24 feet of water looking for the walleye's. We have our XXL shinners in again,
so stop in if you need them for your tip up's. Check out our great section of tackle while you are here, and don't forget the snacks.
We open at 5:30 - and Close at 8:30 - Monday - Sunday
Fishing/Ice Report Lake Minnewaska 11/29/2018
Ice Conditions on Minnewaska fluctuate alot. Some spots have 5" other spots have a solid 8. We still have open water by Priest Point. It is about the size
of a football field. It freezes at night, but them opens back up in the morning. Not really sure what is causing it, but use caution when traveling around
that area. There are people putting out their permanent houses 8x12 is about the biggest we have seen out there. There is 4 wheeler traffic on the lake, but have not seen any vehicles of
Reno has a little bit more ice with that ranging from 7-9 inches. The south access has a small pressure ridge that starts about Pelican Point and
goes across to the east. Last Saturday the ice chisel went right thru - so use caution there as well. The west side off of HWY 29 is good, everyone on 4 wheeler with
trailers, plus some permanent house out there.
The pan fish bite has been crazy on Minnewaska, sunfish and crappies are doing well. Look for the weed line in 13-14 feet of water. Walleye have been
being caught towards evening, best bait of choice would be a shiner. Staying around that 15 foot range will be your best option to catch the walleye's.
Starting Friday we will be carrying spikes - we will have red and white one available in 30 count containers.
Remember we are your one stop before the Lake!
Lake Minnewaska Fishing-Ice Report 11/22/2018
Ice fishing has started! On Minnewaska there is anywhere from 5-7 inches of ice. On the Starbuck side there is still some open water, due to the geese hanging
around. Lots of people going out my the DNR landing, and so far the Landing is good. During the day, they are catching nice size sunfish, head to 10-13 feet
of water, and try to find some weeds. Just before sunset is when the crappies will start to hit, small tungsten jig tipped with a crappie minnow. The walleye bit has
started out slow, but hopefully the bite will start to pick up soon. If you are in search of walleyes start in 12-17 feet of water.
We have everything you need to hit the lake, propane, full line of ice tackle with new items coming daily, 3 different sizes of our famous golden shinners - small-large-XXL,
fishing and shelter licenses, plus all your snacks for the lake. We have augers and Eskimo fish houses on display as well. We are open Monday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:00 and
Sunday 5:30 - 8:00. Remember, we are your one stop before you hit the lake. Remember no ice is safe ice - please be careful on any area lake as some may not have
consist ice thickness throughout the whole lake. Happy Fishing
Fishing Report Lake Minnewaska and Lake Reno
Sunfish and bass are both bitting really good right now. You will have the best luck if you look on or
outside the deep weed lines. For sunfish use a small jig tipped with crappie minnow or a worm.
Walleye fishing has been pretty tough on Minnewaska, as always early morning, or the evening bite
is when you will have the best luck. Pulling Lindy rigs with worms is going to be your best presentation, for the walleye's right now.
Some guys are starting to pulling lead core as well and have been having some
luck with that.
The walleye bite on Reno, continues to stay strong. Lindy rig's with or without a spinner tipped with a worm is going to work the best.
Some are using lead core on Reno as well. If you enjoy driving around 'Road Hunting' and looking for schools of fish, jigging raps will
work the best. Sunfish and Crappies are in the weeds, use a light weight jig tipped with a worm, wax worm or minnow. Find weeds that
are out in 15-18 feet of water, and pull your jig over the top of the weeds. If your looking for bass, head towards the pencil weeds and cast either
top water into the weeds, or try drop shotting.
We have everything you need before you head to the lake. Don't forget we do Take-N-Bake pizza's now.
We create it - You bake it, simple, fast and fresh.
Lake Minnewaska Fishing Report - 6/15/2018
The Walleye's are very spread out right now. A Lindy and a leech, or a spinner and crawler have been the best presentation to entice
them to bite. Priest Point is a great starting point, as well as the Starbuck end. You will be able to pick up some bass
and sunfish as well, when you are trolling in those spots. Bass and Sunfish are going a little deeper, in the 14-17 ft range. A jig/worm/bobber
combo on the weed lines, or a drop shot has been working well. The small mouth are in the 5-7 ft range, however the bigger ones have
moved a little deeper. Good Luck and stop in for all your needs before you hit the lake!
Lake Minnewaska Fishing Report 1/10/2017
Fishing has been very good on lake Minnewaska. Hearing lots of reports of people catching walley's out by the high school bar,
and also finding some bass mixed in. Don't be afraid to try that 10-16 feet range for walleye's, we are seeing them in a
little shallower than normal for this time of year. If you are looking for sunfish, find the weeds. Finding the edge of the weed
line is huge, in 13-16 feet of water, or even a little shallower. Some nice size northern pike's have also been caught along
with being speared. We still have some Eskimo Shelters in stock, along with ION's and Strikemaster augers. We have the EVO1i and
the Sierra from Eskimo set up for you to look at, and they are $50 off. We did all the work putting them together, so your ready to go fishing.
We still have a great selection of bait, including 3 sizes of shiners. Wax worms can be bought by the 2 doz or the tub.
Good Luck and have fun fishing!!!
Fishing Report for Lake Minnewaska 12/21/17
Merry Christmas from all of us at Koep's. Fishing has been pretty steady for the walleye's, crappies and sunfish on Lake Minnewaska. Walleye's are in the 13-16 feet of water range,
and you will also find the crappies hanging out there. If you are fishing for walleye's, use a glow jig tipped with a shiner minnow for the best bite.
Sunfish are very plentiful right now in most spots on the lake. Small jig tipped with a wax worm will be your
best bait of choice. Out from the DNR access by the 'Wall' you will be able to pick up many sunfish and also crappies. Please remember, there is still open
water on the lake that stretches for about 1/2 mile. Use extreme caution when traveling on the lake, especially if you are somewhere where there are no tracks. Ice depth
ranges from 5-10 inches. Some places have very good ice, some is marginal at best. The open water it towards the South East side of the lake. It basically goes from Morning Glory Gardens,
to Halverson Point, over to Cannel Cove. It's shaped in a triangle so the open water goes for a ways. Hopefully with the colder temps coming it will freeze. However, remember the ice
underneath will not have 10' of ice right away. There are lots of other good places to fish on the lake, please travel to those areas. We will be open Sunday December 24 from 6:00 - 5:00 and
will be CLOSED for Christmas, so get your minnows early. Wishing all of you a happy and safe Holiday season.