Our group fished the tournament and caught a nice mess of gills and crappie, no monsters but eating size. Fished between the dam and the point. Seen many flags from other guys using tip-ups. We used some tip-downs and jigged.
Musser Flowage, Price County
MOON PHASE (28%)
36° - 40° F
Well gents we started at the West end of the lake where the elk river flows out. Couldn't find any weeds for the life of me. I drilled over 60 holes. Talked to some nice gentlemen that were out there within sight of us and they reported the same thing. It was a dead sea.
In terms of other reports I did hear of quite a few crappie being caught for the tourney. Also some 7-8" gills. I believe the winning northern pike was 31 inches or something like that.
We had a set of 18 tip ups going at one point and not a single flag popped in a day and a half of fishing.
Any recent updates to Musser? Heading up Friday-Sunday. Are we driving trucks out? Areas to avoid (thin ice)?
In terms of fishing we'll be tip upping, tip downing and jigging. Any suggestions would be appreciated as to what has worked for you recently. Our targets will be mainly pike but will gladly accept a bass or panfish up the old ice hole.
Will post a report Sunday/Monday.
MOON PHASE (96%)
Below 0° F
Below 40° F
Fished last week in frigid temps. Thank God for heated shack! Had 8-10 inches of ice but top 6" or so was slush that had refrozen so wasn't very strong. Use caution!
Fished in 10' of water. Managed a dozen or so decent crappie and 1 northern on jig poles and tip downs. Small blue or orange jig with small minnow, about 2' off bottom. Nothing on tip ups with 4" minnows.
Tight lines, stay safe.
MOON PHASE (26%)
61° - 65° F
71° - 75° F
Caught my first Musky yesterday went 37 inches about 15 pounds. Rainy and nasty day but happy with the one I caught returned safely to the water to be caught again. Picture does not do it justice it was a thick healthy fish.
Please check our reports page (we update as reports are received) or contact a guide for ice conditions. Ice fishing tournaments are also posted on our website. See all links below.
Ice Fishing Tournaments - http://www.co.price.wi.us/478/Ice-Fishing