MOON PHASE (99%)
36° - 40° F
Monona bay... Fishing was really slow yesterday afternoon. A few small gills.
There were 5 guys total on all of Monona bay.
The ice was bad. Folks were going on at Brittingham park earlier this week. Yesterday, my leg broke through and I watched another guy fall in up to his waist. We found another way off the ice but it wasn't much better.
On the lake, the ice is also getting bad. It is about 8 inches thick but most of that is that crystally spring ice. There is very little hard, solid ice left.
Thanks Bone,, Yeah, I drove by today. Wow. I did check off end of Techumse and it may be possible to get on the ice and just not venture too far into the bay?? I did see 3 guys out on the south side across from Techumse / Winnequah boat landing. Figure they probably came in off the beach over there since its on south side and may not be as bad near shore due to no sun hitting it? Anyone been near Warner beach? Is it possible to walk on from there?
I heard Squaw bay was melted...
I fished Monona Bay Monday and Tuesday. My buddy fished it yesterday. It is getting pretty slushy. I might try it today and I figure that I have a 50/50 chance of getting on the ice...
The fishing has been okay but mostly little gills.
So,,, Is anyone still able to get ON the ice at all? Last week I put in for March 2nd off figuring on fishing as much as possible Fri/Sat/Sun and then heard/saw the forecast for all this warm crap. One guy at work said they needed 10ft long 2x8's and those barely reached to solid ice. Thinking if I'm hard up enough maybe I'll just wear my waders and wade out to the ice. Where I like to get on the ice its only about 3' deep out to about 20' off shore so??? Who knows. Dont wanna waste my day off ya know. Looking specifically at Squaw bay.
41° - 45° F
Spent the afternoon fishing Turville. Kept 3 "I'm hard up for a fish dinner" sized panfish. Worked the weed edge & in the thicker stuff. Had a Northern (I guess) on my rattle reel set up for crappie. 3-4 head shakes and cut line. A few other guys out there, but from all the moving around they did, I suppose they must of had the same (lack of) luck that I had. Pretty slow, but great weather to be out there.