Fished boom the last couple of weekends and picked up crappies in 15 feet of water. Drifting a minnow on a jig along the bottom. Yellow and orange jigs did better but all colors worked. Action seemed to drop off at dusk. Action was steady when we hit pods of fish.
Boom Lake / Wisconsin River (Rhinelander), Oneida County
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.
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.