Alexandria MN Walleye Fishing Guide
The Alexandria Lakes Area and its surrounding lakes are one of the best places to catch our Minnesota state fish while Walleye fishing.
By the first Saturday in May, true Minnesotans can be found casting for this great-tasting fish.
Walleye Fishing on Lake Miltona
As the summer sun warms the waters of Miltona, the Walleye become a common sight on the docks at the resorts. Lake Miltona owes its healthy fishing habitat to its extensive flats, submerged islands, and bars with depths over 100 feet. It also sports excellent water quality and clarity. Families spend the day catching their fill of of fish while enjoying the beautiful and calm surroundings. The excitement of the catch keeps fisherman coming back to the water day after day.
A great time for Walleye fishing is in the fall when they become even more aggressive and bite frequently. The colder temperatures are a signal to these big predators that it is time start feeding. At this time of year, many of the visitors experience a once in a lifetime fish.
It is not uncommon to see a Walleye over 30" caught
and even released each fall by our visitors.
During the middle to late December, ice-fishing shelters take up residence on the ice of Lake Miltona and other area lakes and then the holes are drilled in search of our favorite fish. The best walleye fishing is from late December to late January.
Be sure to browse through the many cabin options available at the Woodland Resort if you are are looking for an excellent place to stay while experiencing the great fishing on Lake Miltona.
Lake Carlos is another Walleye gem
Douglas County's very own Lake Carlos is featured as a prime "walleye hole" in Game & Fish Magazine. According to Tim Lesmeister, this lake has many options for the walleye fisherman.
One of the bigger basins on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes, Lake Carlos provides a lot of options for the anglers chasing walleyes. There are plenty of points covered with sand and grass, some bulrush beds, a few nice sunken islands, and where the cabbage and milfoil are well established, anglers will find a productive weedline. For the shallower water consider casting or trolling a perch or fire-tiger crankbait. Perch are a prime forage in these lakes, and walleyes will fall for a lure that matches the hatch. In the deeper water, where it’s tough to get a crankbait down that far, you can’t beat a 1/2-ounce jig with a small sucker minnow or a large fathead. With the jig you are using a vertical presentation over walleyes you have found on the sonar. These fish can be tight to bottom or suspended up a few feet. You will likely have to work for the walleyes that are holding close to the structure. Those suspended a few feet off the bottom will be more than willing to bite. In some cases those fish that are suspending deep will be largemouth bass. If that’s the case, keep searching. -Tim Lesmeister
While walleye fishing is at the top of the list for many, there is an abundance of other fish that are fun to catch in our area lakes.