Lehr Area Lakes, McIntosh, logan Co.

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3/23/16 @ 7:23 AM
FISHING REPORT
barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE
Full Moon
Hipster. I was out the 10th-21st. Gave up on mushy ice after the 12th and shore fished the 13th. Launched boat in a small bay the 14th and did well on walleyes and norts, couple nice perch while watching the wind bust open the main lake. Never did get boat out onto big open water due to high wind/waves. Stayed in close. Most lakes were wide open 16th. Then turned back to winter with sleet, snow, wind, freezing cold temps. Not enough to freeze up the lakes though with the high winds. Cold enough to shut down the fishing though. It is open water season! Be careful what you ask for. On shallow, fertile lake with potential for jumbo perch, sometimes reducing the take with restrictive bag limits results in many more perch,,,,,but they end up all at 6". Have seen it happen. Maybe some of the people worried about how many fish are being caught should talk to the fisheries biologist? I have. There are many more lakes full of jumbo perch than you imagine. Most of them never get fished at all because everyone goes to the the popular lake and pounds them. A little exploration may paint you a different picture.

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3/23/16 @ 5:40 AM
petes.pub
petes.pub
MEMBER since 1/26/06
That is resident and nonresident possession limit

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3/22/16 @ 5:35 PM
Hipster
Hipster
USER since 12/15/15
40 is plenty they are nice perch but the thing is until they control resident possession limits they won't stop the decline in fish and after all that said . Hey Don how's the ice is it gone yet looking to come out early

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3/22/16 @ 2:21 PM
petes.pub
petes.pub
MEMBER since 1/26/06
I just read that they changed the possestion limits for panfish to 40.Thats too bad its an awfully long ride out there for 40 perch!

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3/13/16 @ 12:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
Donald Schnering
the fish breeder
MEMBER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
1 inches
March 13th; Some are on the ice today but it is to dangerous to fish any more. The wind with high temps has taken it's toll. The end is here, no more ice fishing this season. The shore fishing was very good yesterday. Some very big walleye and northern were caught. More places to shore fish are opening each day. Good fishing and good luck. Don Patrol 608-697-6910 c

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3/11/16 @ 3:55 PM
Donald Schnering
the fish breeder
MEMBER since 12/22/09
March 11th; Your right FishinFool12. The lake your referring to goes out about two weeks before the lake in the picture in last post. 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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3/10/16 @ 7:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
fishinfool12
fishinfool12
USER since 3/10/16

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
I was out north of Ashley. Ice is getting very sketchy and I won't be going out on the ice any more this year. Got a few walleye. Although as noted on a previous post the extended forecast is for cooler we have to get through 72 tomorrow, 70 Saturday and 68 Sunday & Monday. Can't imagine there will be any safe ice after that.

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3/10/16 @ 4:12 PM
Donald Schnering
the fish breeder
MEMBER since 12/22/09
March 10th; This is a different lake than yesterday's report. The two pictures show good shore line and access. The normal accesses have been busted up with trucks earlier. I drilled a hole at 100 feet from shore. The ice has some marbling but not to bad. The long range weather forecast is for much colder. March 15th 49/23 16th 35/18 17th 29/17 18th 33/21 19th 38/13 20th 34/16. This will keep us on the ice for one to two more weeks! This lake and yesterday's lake are the two lakes my customers are fishing. Other lakes may be very bad ice or not. 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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3/9/16 @ 11:26 AM
Donald Schnering
the fish breeder
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 @ 10:38 PM
Donald Schnering
the fish breeder
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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