Fresno and Nelson Fishing Reports by Brian Nelson 3.1.24
By angelamontana

Posted: March 1, 2024

Fresno is 23% full and rising. I got blown off the reservoir yesterday. There was still about 2’ of ice but the pressure ridges are opening with the warm temps and wind. With the water level rising the shoreline will get unstable. If the warm temps and wind continue the reservoir may be open in a couple of weeks.

I then continued to Nelson where it was a very nice day with light south breeze. Still about 2’ of ice, I fished the west end of the reservoir in 6’ – 8’ of water using tip-ups with live minnows and did well on walleyes. The reservoir should be open by April. 2024 fishing licenses are now required. Check ice conditions before fishing and good luck.

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