Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs Fishing Report by Brian Olson 9.1.23
By angelamontana

Posted: September 1, 2023

Fresno is 36% full. Inflow is 405 cfs and outflow 790 cfs. I fished there Tuesday afternoon, fished the south end of the reservoir including the dam area. I caught 18 walleyes and released all, my partner caught 14 and released all but 5. The walleyes averaged 18”. We used a slow presentation using a 1/8 oz jig with a 2 1/2” gulp minnow. Average depth 12’. Drag the jig on the bottom, when stopped allow jig to sit on bottom for several seconds.

Nelson Reservoir is 75% full. Inflow is 80 cfs outflow 173 cfs. Walleye fishing is good, especially along the weed lines. Most presentations are working using crawlers, leeches, and minnows. Tight lines!

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