Stopped out after work check the few spots 4to 5 inchs various spots would still be cautious the middle of the launch was open a couple days ago. There were a few people out further fishing
MOON PHASE (26%)
Hey, that guy in the gray jacket really looks like he knows what he is doing... As paidhobby explained and you can see in that pic, the channel straight out was open and a couple schetchy areas to northwest. Ice to the southwest has looked the best over the last week. Take a spud bar and stay dry.
Just got back from a short exploratory trip out of Boxhorns. Ice conditions were generally very good with a few exceptions. The channel directly out from the launch has a rather expansive soft or open area. This will likely be problematic for a while. There were a few other small areas grouped together that may not be frozen quite yet. Fortunately with the snow cover it is easy to distinguish these areas. I fished quite a ways west of the launch maybe 4/5s the way to the first island. Had 3.5 inches of quality ice the entire way. No heaves of any sort. No dodging sketchy areas like last year. I fished just a short time targeting perch and ended up with action from perch, crappies and northerns. Good to be out again!
MOON PHASE (80%)
36° - 40° F
Below 40° F
First off.. the pier is still in at Boxhorn launch..11/29/17 noon
No ice in the channel to the bay however there was a very light skim along the shorelines
I drifted over deep water in Bass Bay w/minnows NO bites
MY last outing until I can walk on it. !
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