Fishing Opener 5/9/18 -
We are ready for the great Minnesota Fishing Opener. We have leeches in stock, as the days goes by, we should have nice size leeches for opener.
We will sell them by the 1/2 pound or dozen. Our crawlers are in, you can get them by the dozen or flat as well.
We are working very hard every day to get Lake Shiners/Spot Tails in. With this weather we have had lately, no sun
and rain, it's not good for them. They like sunny days that are hot so they can start running. We will keep getting
updates from our minnow trapper on the likely hood of lake shiners or not.
If the walleye's are not bitting, we have all our panfish items up - stop in and check it out.
We are your one stop before the lake.
Have a great opener and remember Mom on Sunday.
Fishing report - Lake Minnewaska 2/20/17
Fishing has slowed down a little for walleye's and crappies. They are still biting you just need more patience. If you are looking for action, I would head out towards
the DNR landing on the Glenwood side. During the you will keep active with bass and northerns. If you find the right spot the sunfish will keep you busy too. Many are
on the smaller size, so you do need to pick thru them. Travel on the lake is ok, with the recent snow it did create a few larger drifts, but are easily passable. Good spots for
walleye's to try would be by Priest Point or the High School bar. Look for water in the 15-20 feet range. We still have shiners in, however we are out of the large and XXL shiners.
We still have plenty of tackle on hand, as well ice combos. Good Luck Fishing!
Fishing Report Lake Minnewaska 2/1/2018
Fishing has been pretty steady on Lake Minnewaska for the past few week. If you head out in front of the Beach or Lakeside you will
have plenty of activity all day. Northern, bass, sunfish, perch, few crappies and possibly some walleye's. There are a lot of people in that
area now, if you want to stay out of the crowd, head out towards the middle of the lake. Please watch out for the huge pressure ridge
that is out there. You can get around it, so please do not attempt to go over it. Sunfish can be found in the bay from priest's point or Lawrence point
as it's called on the lake map. We have also heard the Starbuck side is producing some nice fish as well.
Good Luck if you get out, and don't forget to stop in for all your fishing needs. We got you covered.
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.
Ice Conditions Lake Minnewaska/Reno 12/15/2017
People are starting to venture out more and also heading a little further out on the lake. We have heard repoorts of anywhere from 4 - 8 inches
of ice on Lake Minnewaska. There are smaller permanet houses out there with 4 wheeler traffic on the lake. People are going out of the DNR landing
on the Glenwood side, as well as Sheriff's Landing and by the beach. The bite has been pretty consisitant for sunfish and crappies at night. Have not
heard much on the walleye activity yet. PLEASE be very careful as there was open water over by Bay Crest, Peters Resort and streches over to the High
School Bar. As of yesterday some of it was still open. Reno has been producing some crappies early in the morning and evening . Reno also has a open spot out in front
of the condo's by Hwy 29. There are permeant houses out there as well and 4wheeler traffic in the bay. We have heard reports of 6 - 9 inches out in the bay on Reno.
Make sure you stop in for the best bait in the county, and don't forget to grab at lure that will out fish everyone else.
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.
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.