Thank you Bull Gill for all of your great reports.
MOON PHASE (16%)
56° - 60° F
was on north end east shore last pm lake is at winter pool low low ice is pretty much gone only ice I saw were floating islands and most were in heavy weeds last night ,if ice has not sunk out of sight looks like it is gone on north end for all practical purposes as of 5pm tuesday. 2/21/17 the weed beds may of been just weeds but looked like ice to me ,vision ain't sharp at distance anymore, can not see a bobber at end of cast..........
Had a great time Saturday...won some hourly prizes and met up with Chi-eye and rawfish....thanks for the brats guys hope to meet up again next year.Brought home 3 really nice crappies and 10 other gills and crappies mixed.Let a lot of dinks,one striper and one really cool red ear sunfish go that I just couldn't keep!SW
Hey there is alot of open water so It doesnt look like you can walk to the turtle on the ice . But there is definitely some good ice on south bay . but watch your walk out from shore by choppers. But the tent is up on beach at turtle and there looks like safe ice on a few lakes o the chain so we will see what happens. I will look for you
Has anyone been out on the south end?Would still like to come out to the derby on Saturday but don't want to drive 50 miles from Rockford if you can't access the ice from the Thirsty Turtle. Thanks for any and all replies! SW
MOON PHASE (87%)
41° - 45° F
that open water in channel at north end of lake capped and snow blew over it ,,Sunday idiots were riding machines over water that had waves on it sat,just can not figure how they failed to get wet much less dead my neihbor was asking me how they were pulling that off ,I could not tell him ,was around corner in catherine fishing ,at the time thinging any minute,now but as far as I know they all went home ,thinking the ice was fine.wish it was would rather fish the north end of channel rather than catherine, can't see it but must be a goose hole toward center of catherine,going by the noise and all the birds that set down there at sunset. where the ice is good it is really good but alot of ice is less than a inch and you can't see much differance right now,