Fished Boom today for crappies and the action was steady. Jigging a plastic next to a dead stick was lethal. Marked the fish and jigged it up and the fish would hit the minnow time after time. 13 inches of solid ice and atv or snowmobile travel was fine. Wish I was off of work this week because it would be a lot of fun on the lake. Great time to take out new fisherman and kids.
Boom Lake / Wisconsin River (Rhinelander), Oneida County
Fished Boom today for crappies and the fishing was very good to excellent. Minnows were the ticket but caught a few nice crappies on plastics. The hot window was about 11:30 to 2:30. Very slick out there so the right foot gear is a plus. Good luck.
I fished Boom March 4/5 using snowmobile. Ice conditions were no problem at all. I know Monday/Tuesday were warm and wind blew like crazy and I haven't seen the lake this week but can't imagine that the ice changed enough to make it unsafe. I didn't measure but my guess based on drilling the holes that there was still around 15-18" of what seemed to be good ice. Cold weather Friday should help too.
In reading past reports, it sounds like the ice may be good yet this weekend for walking out. We plan to fish Friday and Saturday on Boom walking off of Hodag Park looking for some crappies, gills and perch. If anyone could tell me if this plan is still a good one according to ice conditions, that would be very much appreciated. Being able to fish will rescue us from having to accompany our wives to the annual Rhinelander St. Patrick's Day parade. Thank you in advance for your help.
MOON PHASE (78%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F
Fished the jamboree this weekend. Caught a 26" Northern at 130PM Saturday. Secret bait, Secret Set-up, random "plan C" spot. Kinda got fished off my normal area by not getting setup before 6 AM (I was surprised lol) and my backup spot (not that surprised) Only other fish all weekend was a 6" Perch that hit a 5 inch shiner. Didn't even hook it, goofy thing choked it down that much I could bring it in. Sunday (in my "plan D" spot) I had something rather large on for about 10 minutes, then it took a hard dive and wrapped up in some brush or something, I still felt it on the hang up and as I put my arm down the and kept the gradually increasing the line tension the hook bent and I got my rig back without the tank or my bait. Curious what it may have been. ALSO super curious if anyone caught anything interesting or had a fun time in the wind Sunday, I sure did. Hope it was a fun time for all! Any Dogfish (Bowfin) caught this go-round? Best of luck and tight lines.