Lehr Area Lakes, McIntosh, logan Co.

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3/9/16 @ 12:26 PM
Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09
March 9th; This morning at 10 AM, I measured the ice and observed the ice color. I also drilled a hole and noted the marbling. I'm glad to report the ice looks good, not black. The marbling is barely noticeable. The ice is 11 inches of good ice. The shoreline is intact for the most part. The landing is showing wear, but places like this picture are working good. This lake is 10 feet deep and has a good bite. I think we looking at up to two weeks of ice. Remember, you are always responsible for testing your own ice! All ice reports are history of ice conditions, not the now ice condition. It is never safe to drive or walk on ice! We do it because we are crazy and need to fish. Bring ice picks or a screw driver, rope and a board to help you get out if you go in. The snow geese are here big time. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c

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3/8/16 @ 11:38 PM
Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09
March 8th; The fish bite was good today. However, it looks like all lakes have honeycombed ice as of today. Shore lines are still usable. One lake is good on the shore line but just got honeycombed and it's very deep. With the warm weather coming, we are at the mercy of the wind when it's warm. The boads to get on will come out very soon. I think we are in the last week or so of ice fishing. Remember, you are always responsible for testing your own ice! All ice reports are history of ice conditions, not the now ice condition. It is never safe to drive or walk on ice! We do it because we are crazy and need to fish. Bring ice picks or a screw driver, rope and a board to help you get out if you go in. The snow geese are here big time. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c

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3/6/16 @ 9:44 PM
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Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
12 inches
March 6th; We had a 50 deg Saturday with 20 MPH wind and Sunday 72 deg with very low wind. I tested the ice 6:00PM Sunday at the lake near Lehr. At the shore to about 10 feet out I had 6 inches of slush water and 6 inches of ice. At 15 feet out I had 12 inches of good ice. At 50 feet out I had 14 inches of good ice. The surface was dry and had one inch of marbling. The landing was usable by wheeler's. The lake we fished late last winter was driven on by a truck today. The lake had a lot of slush on top. This lake could last about two weeks or so. Remember, you are always responsible for testing your own ice! All ice reports are history of ice conditions, not the now ice condition. 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 or walk on. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c

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3/3/16 @ 2:58 PM
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Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
17 inches
March 3rd; Fishing is slow on most of the lakes. When a small warm front came in yesterday evening, the fish responded. One lake had three of our fishermen. They caught about 50 big perch between them and some walleyes. One guy had a 28 inch walleye. The new farm pond is still producing small perch with some 10 to 11 inchers. One of the Northern Lakes some of our guys had 8, 32 inchers. An other lake has 22 inches of great ice. It is producing lots of small perch with some good ones. The northern have been good. The walleye are good in some places. Goose lake, on the north end, a local seasoned fisherman, broke through the ice into about 3 feet of water with his SUV. This area, about 100 feet West of the road at the edge of the lake, had some bull rushes that he was driving through. The sun warmed the ice due to the rushes. He was traveling our normal path to the lake. We can all learn from this. Even just a few rushes at this time of year, is to many. The submerged road is always bad there also until you get out well into the lake. 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

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2/29/16 @ 10:26 PM
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Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
17 inches
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

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2/29/16 @ 9:44 AM
Musky IL
Musky IL
USER since 4/10/10
If you have an ice report on Dry or Green, I would really appreciate it. Coming a long way.... 11 hours and brining ATV's.

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2/28/16 @ 7:47 PM
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stabby17
stabby17
MEMBER since 12/14/11

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
19 inches

AIR TEMP
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 Cool

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2/24/16 @ 12:37 PM
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Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
18 inches
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

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2/22/16 @ 2:37 PM
jawzon
jawzon
MEMBER since 4/1/09
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 Smile

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2/19/16 @ 11:39 AM
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Donald Schnering
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MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous
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.

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