Groundhog Day fishing report for Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs by Brian Nelson 2.3.23
By angelamontana

Posted: February 3, 2023

Fresno walleye fishing is good. 15’-18’ of water on main lake points are producing in the dawn and dusk periods of the day.

Jigging, as well as tip-ups with salted minnows, are working.  Northerns are also hitting the same presentation.

Big crappies are being caught out in the basin regions in 25’ and deeper using small jigs.

Nelson walleye fishing remains good.

The best fishing is in the weed line areas using tip-ups with live minnows. Jigging, especially with jig raps, is also producing.  You will catch northerns on both presentations.

Perch fishing is slow in the basin areas north of the big island using perch jigs. Don’t be afraid to fish shallow 4’-6’ for walleye and northerns.

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