Out this am on North side. Some fish marked but not biting. Fair number of people out but no one doing much. Cold front probably turned fish off.
It's confirmed. Car fell through an open-water hole out front of Lincolnwood. There was a pressure ridge in the ice about 30 ft from shore and with the warm weather this past week, a hole opened up. This vehicle was driving at night and drove straight into the hole. Sad day for the lake community.
MOON PHASE (5%)
SUV went into the drink yesterday out on Long. At least that is the report I heard. Sounds like there could be a fatality involved. Cant find any information online yet to confirm.
I was told Ross at Lincolnwood watched it happen.
MOON PHASE (71%)
21° - 25° F
Finally made it up to Long Lake to fish this winter. The weekend was warmer (mid 20's) as compared to last weeks negative temps. It was sunny both days and very calm. About 6 inches of snow so I could easily tow with the snowmobile.
Saturday Jan 14: Around 11:30 I got out and set up tip ups on weedlines and then jigged nearby deeper flats. Got a nice 5-lb Northern on a tip-up using a large sucker minnow. Jigging with a teardrop and crappie minnow yielded lots of Perch and a little 14" Walleye, with the biggest perch about 9 inches. As the sun went down, I moved the tip-ups deeper and switched to shiner minnows. Caught 22" and 19" Walleyes. From 5-7pm we had this same tip-up go off 6 times, the other 4 got away. After reports of a slow week last week, it seems that the fish were back and active!
Sunday Jan 15: We got started around 3pm. We did have 6 flags go up over 2 hours but didn't ice any fish. After dark, we had a school of crappies come under our shack and stayed there from about 6-9pm in 18 FOW. Caught crappie from 5-in up to 13-in, suspended anywhere in the water column. Crappie minnows on teardrops jigs.
Overall a great weekend at the lake.
Angler's Dream, how much ice did you have and which part of the lake did you fish? Was thinking about going out again on the south end and would like to drive my truck out if there are any trucks running out. Otherwise I'll load the snowmobile up and use that.
MOON PHASE (81%)
6° - 10° F
Below 40° F
Very little going on here. Saturday was cold and windy so we were primarily confined to the shack. No hole hopping. We registered a few marks, but no bites in about two hours of fishing. Hopefully this front passes, and things pick up.
MOON PHASE (28%)
16° - 20° F
I was out on Saturday evening. Ice on the south end was 6-7". Sleds and ATV's were all over. Should make quite a bit of ice the rest of this week. Fishing was slow, two pike and one 13" walleye.