Keithe Sebelius: WATER TEMPERATURE- 32°
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2291.56 ---- 12.74' below conservation
Currently, the water level is 3.68 feet higher than it was one year ago at this time. Main part of the Reservoir is ice free, however, the coves are still iced in at this time. I would not recommend getting out on the ice at this time. If venturing out on the ice use extreme caution and fish with a buddy.
Crappie Fair 7 to 16 inches Would try fishing off the public fishing dock and private boat slips using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Would also try around the 3 fish attractors. Main part of Reservoir is ice free, however, the coves are still iced in. I would not recommend getting out on the ice at this time. If venturing out on the ice use extreme caution and fish with a buddy.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair 14 to 26 inches Would try fishing off the swim beach and up west by the Marsh Dike using jigs and jigs tipped with worms. Would also try fishing along the North end of the Dam and along the south road bed using jigs and jigs tipped with worms. Stocked in 45,000 saugeye fry on 05-19-2016. Also heard of some short fish being caught, therefore, remember the 18-inch length limit.
Wiper Fair 15 to 28 inches Would try fishing around the mouth of Leota cove and Concrete cove using jigs and jigs with worms and/or minnows. Stocked 40,000 wiper fry on 05-11-16.
Catfish Poor 14 to 30 inches Would try fishing up to the west end using stink bait, liver and worms on the bottom. Also, look for them to come up shallow as they start feeding up for the winter.
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches Would try fishing along the Dam, in Leota and Schoen's coves and up by the sand pit using artificial baits and crankbait's. Remember there is a 15" length limit on all bass.