Anybody having luck on Boom this last week? How are the ice conditions?
Boom Lake / Wisconsin River (Rhinelander), Oneida County
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.
ATV or snomobile is the way to go. Truck broke through on the main ice road from Hodag Park last Sunday. The most recent snow helped smooth things out but there are some pretty rough areas here and there from folks like me who got out when things were slushy. If you want a bumpy teeth chattering ride, try zooming through Peggy's slough. Also, ice creepers aren't a bad idea once you are on foot.
Great opportunity to fish with a flip over. The permanent shacks are not as easy to set up and less plentiful because of the limited truck travel and your options are greater this season as to where you can go with a ATV/flipover.
MOON PHASE (2%)
6° - 10° F
Below 40° F
I've fished the hell out of boom and the river during the summer, but never much on the ice. I live in duke's old place and being our first winter here I'm excited to get on the ice. Yesterday I fished the main/bostrums side of nature road, caught 2 norther, had a walter up to the hole but he shook off. it was sloppy. Today I fished dukes bay in the afternoon again. Just 1 Pike. Moved out by dog island to be near the channel. nada. Hoping someone has some input on where to fish near my place this winter that's within walking distance. Tight Lines.
Any tips on finding crappie this time of year here? Tried earlier in the summer with no fish caught up the river or on the main lake. Also thinking of doing top water for bass, is it a good lake for that or am I better off at another location? Feel free to message me and thanks in advance!