any update on ice conditions on Sunset, otter and Miner.
Going to be heading up for fishing on thursday-saturday worried about the warm up
Columbia is most popular for Northern. Good crappie and bluegill on Taylor and Dake lake. Seems like most walleye (though they are rare) come from Round lake or McCrossen. Some perch have been caught on Rainbow, but they are rare too.
I will concur with Govener's report on the ice. Bumpy but solid ice at Taylor landing. Drive slow to preserve the ice when entering and leaving. I drove all around Sunset. Holes drilled showed solid 15" of ice. Fish below waved goodbye! :)
Wetpiece4, I drove on Sunset in a full size truck with no problems yesterday checking shack locations. Fished Columbia last weekend, and there was a solid 15". Both Taylor and Columbia landings are chewed up from truck traffic during the warm-up, but are solid again!!!!
I can't imagine Sunset is ready. It was open water 2 nights before the big snowfall and no one has dared venture on the lake yet. You may want to test some of the shallower lakes in the area. Sunset and Rainbow are the last 2 lakes in Waupaca to usually lock up.