Really slow was out for 4 hours caught a few big bluegill but that's it
MOON PHASE (90%)
16° - 20° F
Finally got on the ice today. Fished from 2:30 - 8:00 on north side and set up in 15fow. Used a red teardrop tipped w/2 spikes on jigging rod and #6 aberdeen with small minnow on dead stick. Caught some gills on jig .Size range from 4" to 8 1/2".As soon as sun started to fade the dead stick was on fire. Crappies were hitting.Pulling minnow off bottom they would hit it about 2 to 3 ft. up. Caught over 30 and missed many more. Kept 2 gills over 8" and 3 crops over 10". On a side note. Stopped at police station and got my permit. I just got set up when officer came by to check licence and permit.Thanked me for buying permit and told me 100% of permit fee,s will go toward restocking. He told me that they have had problems with people keeping every fish they keep. Hope this would cut down on the poaching. Tight Lines Jim
MOON PHASE (12%)
Got into a bunch of Gills all day. Missed a very nice Pike on a tip up with a smelt. Saw him cruise through on the camera seconds before the flag. Fish seemed staggered in water column best bite was several feet off the bottom making the fish come up. White ice jig worked best today. The ice was singing early on. Boy, that sound never gets old. No bananas!
MOON PHASE (12%)
Out 9-5 today,slow few decent gills, maybe a dozen tiny gills.watched a wheeler go threw. lucky it was shallow. too bad not more people came to help. there's still a few of us that instantly went into rescue mode. 4 wheeler is out and everyone is safe.
Sean/FRR: Thanks for the heads up on the "shanty tax". It's good to know. Absolutely ridiculous, but good to know before getting hit with a fine. I usually fish Bangs several times a season. I also usually buy food, gas, and bait while I am in Wauconda. No more. There are lots of other good places around. Thanks again for raising awareness of this nonsense.