Fished yesterday from 1:30 - 6:45. Accessed the lake from the Park District ramp and fished a little north of Lindy's ramp in 12 FOW. Had a productive day catching bass, a catfish, perch, pumkinseeds, gills and several crappie. Most fish were caught within 2 foot of the bottom. All crappie came on small minnows. The bass hit a slender spoon with white spikes added for scent. The perch hit a small kastmaster with spikes added. There were 11 inches of clear solid ice with approximately 2 inches of frozen slush on top. With the rain coming this might have been the last trip of the year. I hope not.
MOON PHASE (1%)
41° - 45° F
Got back out today after a couple weeks away from Bangs. The water has cleared up. Marked 11" good ice under about 6-12" snow. ATV travel was good, foot travel was slow but doable. I went out off of LVVA. Got a nice mixed-bag in 3 hours while the sun was shining bright. 7-10 f.o.w. and fish were aggressive. 1 perch and 1 crappie were pushing 12". An excellent day to be out
I usually park off Bonner Road, go down Bonner and make a right on Madison. Go all the way down until you see the lake. There are a lot of signs that say "members only parking". I have never been a member and have parked there for years and so does everyone else. I never had an issue. Walk out to the left of the lake. There is a nice 16ft hole about 150-200 yards out. Good for crappies at night.