I hope to be out Friday afternoon. The wind looks like it will be kicking agian. I am guessing with the wind,it will be tough with flasher. Either way, I most likely will be out Friday and hope to have a report of some activity. Thank you for the info!! God Bless.
JSW84, I was over by the deep trees 20-28 feet, tied to a tree so boat was still and dropped the regular ducer over the side of the boat, it was just like ice fishing. I will also tell you this that pink jig with red plastic tail tipped with a waxie was a hot combo. Tried a fish crib later in the wind but it was too tough to stay on it, you did well thanks for the report!
MOON PHASE (59%)
46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
Water temp in the morning was 38, by afternoon it was 40. Fish were in their winter pattern, used flasher and ice jigs from a boat, caught some crappies and gills which hit pretty aggressive. Got real windy later and called it quits. Waxies did better than minnows for us.
MOON PHASE (84%)
51° - 55° F
40° - 45° F
Went out on Sunday, 3-5-17 (2-5:30) for Crappie. Bait shop closed so I had to use jigs only...no minnows. WINDY WINDY WINDY. I only went on North side of lake (maybe should have hit southside but I can only use trolling motor.) I caught one on a black and chartreuse jig with a chartreuse head 1/16 oz at a campground crib (no float). I caught two more at the brushpile in the campground cove (silver glitter tube jig (gitzit type) under a bobber. all about 7 ft down. (2 of them were around 9 inches and one was maybe 10.5-11inches). God Bless
MOON PHASE (21%)
Like the booth setup there Jim. I'm sure it will bring in quite a few trips.
never made it to Shab for that very short hard water season. First time ever that happened.
looks like I will have to get the boat there soon.
For those that are interested ...I will be giving a free seminar at Cabelas on March 26th at 10:00-11:00...high lighting some tactics on Shabbona lake....stop by the booth or attend the seminar...look forward to meeting you guy's up there...