Lehr Area Lakes, McIntosh, logan Co.
2/29/16 @ 10:26 PM
MOON PHASE (62%)
FEBRUARY 29TH; Measured the ice today near Lehr. Had 17 inches at 100 feet and 15 feet from shore. We had a very warm week end. Fortunately, we had little wind when it was warmest. Today we had 9 deg this morning. The ice is in very good shape on this lake. The landing has some dirt on the ice and some water. Most of the 2 inches of water is now frozen. The shore line is very good. The ice came up like a snow cone, no chunks. The farm pond north of Fredonia that had some cars go through the ice two weeks ago, was actually in two places only. One was on a submerged road (2 feet). The other was in a narrow pass that has a pressure ridge and 3 feet of water. So, no springs after all. No snow anywhere. No water on the ice. A shallow walleye lake North of Lehr had 14 inches of good ice and 4 inches of chunky ice at the bottom. The fishing is slow with some moments of glory. Getting lots of smaller perch with a few big ones. The walleye are doing good. The northern are always good some where. Remember, you are always responsible for testing your own ice! All ice reports are history of ice conditions, not the now ice reports. It is never safe to drive on ice! We do it because we are crazy and need to fish. ATV's are a good idea. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c
2/29/16 @ 9:44 AM
2/28/16 @ 7:47 PM
MOON PHASE (71%)
51° - 55° F
I wanna give a big thanks to Mr. Don Schneering for our great stay out in Lehr we had a three day trip from Thursday through Saturday and our first day was pretty good fishing our group ended up with 30 fish mostly perch and a few walleyes biggest perch being 13 3/4" the next two days were fairly slow most likely due to the huge high pressure system but Don was very accommodating and put us on fish can't wait to come back and I can't say enough about his operation Thx from all of us Don keep up the good work out there
2/24/16 @ 12:37 PM
MOON PHASE (96%)
February 23rd; Monday night in three hours, I caught 5 walleye and two big perch. The next night just one nice walleye. Some of my friends were 100 ft to my side and did well. Some days were getting a dozen big perch and some walleyes. Other days not as good. When we find new perch farm ponds, my customers will be on them. The ice on this lake was 18 inches of near perfect ice. No water on the ice. Accesses are good. Low snow on the ground and on the ice. Renting heated ice shanty's to my house rental customers only. No sleepers'. Tuesday we had a very strange thing happened. One of my customers drove into a place where an ice shanty was sitting for a long time. It was heated continuously for a month or so and the ice was getting thin under his shack. The front of the truck made it but the back dropped in to the bumper. They called me and I came out and hooked up to the trucks front. I used a 60 foot 3 inch snap strap. I took off as fast as I could and when I was stopped they were out. You should have a 30 foot 3 inch strap with you. When driving on the ice, do not drive where a large ice shanty was recently sitting. You can tell by the large snow banks on each side. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c
2/22/16 @ 2:37 PM
I have been doing lehr for 3 years now hunting and fishing don's reports are spot on he always steers us in the right direction his rentals are old farm homes in town very clean and very respectible fishing this year was very good for us we had a blast not everyday did we limit out but we did bring home lots of fish and had some for dinner why we were there if you ever wanted to go try something different and reasonable dons place is that place cannot wait till next year thanks don and keep the reports coming
2/19/16 @ 11:39 AM
MOON PHASE (91%)
February 19th; snowman01 is referring to a farm lake north of Fredonia. This lake has lots of springs and they are causing dangerous places. The fish quit biting there weeks ago. The other lakes in our area have not had this problem to my knowledge.
2/18/16 @ 9:52 PM
2/18/16 @ 11:40 AM
MOON PHASE (84%)
February 17th; Measured 20 inches of ice. We are getting some nice perch and walleyes. A large front came in on the 16th. The perch and walleye turned on big time. Almost everyone on the ice did very well. The weather and the fertility of the lakes, both have their influences on your fishing success. Some snow and drifts on the ice. Four wheel drive is a must. We both have openings. Short notice is OK. My friend Kurt has openings also 712-330-3711 cell. Accesses are good. Low snow on the ground. Renting heated ice shanty's to my house rental customers only. No sleepers'. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c
2/14/16 @ 9:00 AM
2/13/16 @ 9:19 PM
what is the bait of choice for northern pike on the lehr area lakes we are planning a trip the first week in march and would like to have some great action fishing pike with tip ups,i understand live bait is not an option, any info would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance and you can pm me if you like.