Fresno and Nelson Reservoirs Fishing Reports by Brian Olson 2.1.24
By angelamontana

Posted: February 1, 2024

Fresno is 21% full. Fishing is slow. For walleyes best bet is in the darker hours. Jig and place tip ups with salted minnows in the basin/deeper areas.

Nelson is 75% full. Fishing is good. For walleye concentrate near the humps and drop offs. For perch jig in the basin areas in 25’ to 35’. Northerns are scattered in most areas. Live minnows on tip ups work well. Also if jigging a half minnow works well. Most areas on both reservoirs have up to 2’ of ice but with the warm temps be sure of ice conditions before fishing. Good luck.

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