Just having fun fixing the house up a little till it warms up abit
Lake Summerset, Winnebago County
Hey Fishingbudy3, congrats on becoming a resident there. I have a friend who resides there and I have fished the lake with him. Caught some very nice smallies by pitching texas rigged watermelon flake crawdads under and around docks.
It has been a few years since I have fished there, but at the time, whoever is in charge really enforced the lake rules. We were "pulled over" twice by an "official" in a boat because we did not follow the clockwise rule on the lake. Meaning you could only travel in one direction on the lake. If you were trolling the shoreline and had some good action at a spot and wanted to get back there, you could not just go back. You had to drive all the way around the lake in a circle to get back to the spot that you just fished.
I know that the residents there make their own rules because its their lake, and I totally respect that. I was just giving you a heads up because you are new, that they do (or at least used to in the recent years) enforce their rules.
Good luck, I have seen muskies in there too.
Went out to check the ice today, after putting the ice poles away for the season. Lots of open water by the north side of the dam and some on shorelines. Looks like the ice is hanging in with all its mite.
Did cast a couple times just to say i did.
MOON PHASE (99%)
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
Was out braving the elements this morning hoping to get a few of those giant musky on crappie rigs??
Probably caught around 30 gills and perch with the biggest being around 3 inches.
Talked to a bunch of people and nobody was having much luck with anything of any size.
Ice is still holding up for now but with the warm up im afraid it will be over soon, shorelines are starting to open up and getting weak on the north side
MOON PHASE (99%)
Got out yesterday and action was Hot from the start before it really died down around 1:30.
I ended with 15 nice Crappie and 6 big gills.
Now for side fishing story that I'll never forget. My buddy hooked into a huge fish jigging for crappie and Gills. As he slowly pulled it towards the hole with his 3 pound test line we were excited to see what it might be.
It was really strange because it hadn't fought much at all. After 5-10 minutes it comes into sight and we realize he has a 40 plus inch (Tiger?) Musky on. We'll just about that time it decided to fight.
We didn't really have anything to grab him with and we are trying to get him through a 6 inch hole. But he was able to get he head into the hole twice. We missed a good opportunity the first time and the second time he was almost up high enough in the hole to where I could grab him and snap goes the line.
I felt awful that I couldn't have grabbed a hold of him. It really was to difficult to get my hand down along side of him in the small hole.
I did get a picture of the top of his head the first time he got it near the hole just in case it broke off.
Anyway we stuck it out for a bit longer but the fishing just turned off.
Ice was 10 inches but the top 2 inches by the end of the day seemed soft to me. Good Luck and be safe..........F.P.
MOON PHASE (78%)
Was out Friday and Saturday. My focus on Friday was Perch. Well you don't have to go far in this lake to find perch. They are everywhere and I marked Huge Schools of them. Now the hunt was finding keepers. I did manage 4 keepers between 9-11 inches. Measured the ice that day with a ruler at 10.5 inches.
Saturday was back to target gills and Crappie. Found both but it was tough to get on some keepers. I did manage 12 nice Crappie and 3 big gills......F.P.
MOON PHASE (1%)
21° - 25° F