Anyone know if the ice is still safe
Lake Summerset, Winnebago County
MOON PHASE (18%)
36° - 40° F
Below 40° F
Went out today for a couple hours off of beach 2. Had a solid 6 inches of ice with that wonderful 3 inches of slush on top. Fishing was really slow. Had a couple followers but couldnt get any takers. Watched a couple burst off the bottom and then just hang there. A few people out but didnt see much catching at all.
MOON PHASE (34%)
26° - 30° F
Went out Tuesday. Were catching nice size gills and a few perch off the old road bed. If your looking for spots to go buy a lake map from the front office. All the structure and cribs are located on there. It's tough fishing with out structure. Lake is about 6" of glass under 3" of snow.
Went out and drove around the lake this morning.
Bays are totally frozen over and shallows almost all the way up to beach 2 are frozen over. Still open water after that. Im ure by the end of next week with temps in the teens she will be totally ice covered.
Wont be long now, tune up those augers
It seems they are all in deeper water.
Been killing crappie in around 20 feet of water on a black and green tube jig.Mostly by the dam and points fo the bays. If i get in 20 ft they bite like crazy, but if you float to 23 feet there is nothing. Its been one of those years that it pays to have a boat
If you are planning on shore fishing dont even think about going until just before dark and staying til about a half hour after.
The water is so clear right now that i dont think the fish come in until later in the evening