Slow day on Dry Lake. Kept 4 big perch and 1 16" walleye.
Lehr Area Lakes, McIntosh, logan Co.
MOON PHASE (15%)
January 31th; We had some very nice walleyes, one 30.5 incher and some mid twenties. Found a walleye bite on another lake. We had some sucking bad days with three days in a row so far of great perch fishing. The size is like the last picture, half over 14 to 15 inches. Found some good northern fishing. The recent warm weather has settled down the snow on the lakes. Lots of very low snow spots with some drifts that can be driven through most of them with some speed. Drifts from shacks are to big to drive through. Use yellow or amber shooter glasses to see drifts much better on the ice. Wall Mart for 7 bucks. You can drive almost anywhere with 4x4 truck and no where with a two wheel drive. A snowmobile will get you into some remote lakes, one is worth it. Accesses on lakes where fish are biting is very good. I have been looking for snow blower system for clearing out lake accesses. A skid steer with 6 foot snow blower or a tractor with blower and bucket. Bob cat 7753 or better would work. A good deal on a unit that you know is without problems would be nice. Buying from a unknown source is asking for problems. $20K or less. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Dave ee, I give out info like you want for $100. My guide outfitter license with insurance is $1500./ year. I do not guide anyone in the field or lake. I guide my customers for free on paper. If your not staying with me, you pay like I pay. We have openings call me at Don 608-697-6910 or Kurt at 712-330-3711 Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 cell
I agree! Don did a great job and effort in trying to put our group on fish
Was always there to answer our questions and to pull us out of the
snow drifts. Would recommend him to anybody. He works long hours to
make sure his guests have a great trip
Don and kurt are great guys they go the extra mile they spend alot of time and effort putting there customers on fish plowing lakes and making sure you have everything you need to have a very enjoyable trip if they said what lakes are hot everybody in there brother would be there these are usually small secluded lakes i have been staying with these guys for 3 years now and it has been nothing but a great time clean houses and bedding nice fish and bird cleaning facility's in each house it doesnt get much better than that thanks for being out there
He's a guide. He puts in a lot of hours to find fish and goes through a lot of gas plowing accesses for his customers. He posts to let you know he has good information. You can either pay him for more specific information, or you go do the legwork yourself.
Kind of like a stockbroker wouldn't make any money if they gave out stock tips for free. Nice, but not lucrative.
Lakes that small would turn into Grumpy Old Men villages if he gives out the names on a public forum.
I appreciate your info about snow and ice conditions and some of your reports about fish that are being caught, but you never mention the name any of the lakes where the fish are being caught. Why is that? it would be nice if you mentioned those lakes. I would consider that a must in a fishing report. I'm not looking for exact gps co-ordinates or anything like that, just name the lakes. I've been out there enough times to know the area and the names of the lakes (Dry, Mundt, Perch, Green etc.) and where they are, just looking for a little more detail is all..... could and would you oblige??
MOON PHASE (10%)
January 24th; Fishing is spotty, with some gold mines on one lake. Found a decent bite for walleye and perch on same lake. The recent warm weather has settled down the snow on the lakes. Lots of very low snow spots with some drifts that can be driven through most of them with some speed. Drifts from shacks are to big to drive through. Use yellow shooter glasses to see much better on the ice. Wall Mart for 7 bucks. We plowed out two more lakes to be tried. You can drive almost anywhere with 4x4 truck and no where with a two wheel drive. A snowmobile will get you into some remote lakes but the bite there is not worth it today. Accesses on lakes where fish are biting is very good. We have openings call me at Don 608-697-6910 or Kurt at 712-330-3711 Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 cell
MOON PHASE (25%)
While staying in Lehr, with help from Don Schnering, we found a "hot hole" of perch that we set our Ice Castle over. We each got our limit of big, fat, perch. 9 were 15" pigs! After we got our limits our friends moved in and got their limits as well. Great fishing and fun was had by all, except for the perch! Thanks to Don for the hot tip!
MOON PHASE (98%)
January 13 th; Perch fishing is now very good in one area. Some nice walleye action with a 29 incher coming in. We have plans to open a new access on a perch lake in McIntosh Co.. We have lots of snow in towns and anywhere it can get out of the wind. I have kept the accesses open to the lakes that are good fishing in our area. The lakes can be driven on with a 4 wheel drive with out a problem. You have to watch for places that had a shack and made a snow drift. Very few fishermen this year. The state HWYs are mostly free of ice. The county and gravel roads are icy. I can travel 35 mph on them with out problems, however when the temps get near freezing they may get more slippery. Remember, you are always responsible for checking your own ice. If you have a problem with ice safety, it is up to you! We have about 18 inches of snow in Lehr and big drifts. In the country and on the lakes some of the snow blew away. I guess it's in South Dakota now. Note; all ice condition reports are only good for when and where they were taken. Other lakes can be different! Driving on ice is very dangerous! Only crazy fishermen do this. Bring a snowmobile instead of a wheeler. With the snow blocking some accesses a snowmobile will get you into some remote lakes. We are driving on almost all of the lakes. We are plowing out most accesses. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 cell