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ALshiner
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2/23/15 12:09 PM CST
Jark and I went out all day on Saturday...fished from 830am to 430pm. Fished the west side of the lake and moved around quite a bit. Tried different spots from 6FOW out to 35FOW. No flags, but we did get a couple of perch. The perch were in 20-30FOW and came on a glow jig and wax worm.

The other groups around us didn't seem to have much action and people were moving around.

Nothing too exciting, but it was a nice day on the ice and was way better than sitting inside!

jark924
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2/19/15 9:14 PM CST
Careful on giving AL any advice. I did for another lake that my wife had known about way before he did. I went out the next day to find he'd set up all over the holes that I'd drilled. He was kind of a dick about it too...

jk... I'll be out there with him... Feel free to stop by and say hi, maybe you can pry a brewski out of AL's cooler when he's not looking.

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2/19/15 7:33 PM CST
AL - I live on north end of Tich. Fishing has been very slow for panfish. A few bluegills here and there. North end is 6-7ft and scattered weeds. Just poke a bunch of holes and hop around until you find some. I use purple wedgees. Good luck to you guys <•{(|))><

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2/19/15 5:26 PM CST
Talk to Plmlk out there hes the go to guy.

ALshiner
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2/19/15 3:49 PM CST
Never fished Tich before, but we are going to head out on Saturday. If anyone could give a few tips (depth, color, etc) for targeting perch and other panfish, it would be appreciated.

Was thinking about going to the North part of the lake in the 10 FOW.

Feel free to PM if you prefer. Thanks and good luck to everyone!

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2/3/15 8:53 PM CST
Sam be careful on the river. I live on the north end of Tichigan, and have watched the river open up more than a few times this winter.Also there are some springs along the lakes east shore towards the North end of the lake.Good Luck stay safe.

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2/2/15 7:34 PM CST
I'm going to head out on friday with some buddies to hopefully get some walleye. If anyones know a good walleye spot and wouldn't mine to tell me that would be great. But I need to know if it is safe to ride a snowmobile with gear from Fox Bridge landing boat launch the one north of the lake to the lake. Thanks.

stepnahalf
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1/29/15 10:50 AM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Partly Sunny
OUT NORTH END FROM 1-4 KEPT 20 GILLS 1 PERCH YESTERDAY src=/images/emoticons/emoticon-0103-cool.gif height=19 width=19 hspace=2 alt='Cool'>

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WisconsinHardwaterOutdoor
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1/25/15 4:27 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Did ok today on the Tich with gramps... Caught a night 9.5 incher on a tip up (perch) then a whole mess of gills but had to do a lot of sorting! Ended up keeping around 20 gills! and 2 big perch

chadx99
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1/20/15 9:58 PM CST
To PlMlK,,, don't want to turn this in to,,, FACEBOOK ,, LOL....had to let you know how the crew did in the north woods ,,,,,,OTTER LAKE..........5 Northern,,a few Perch,,,but limmited out on GIlls... Between 7 and 8 inches.....Northern 18 inches and 31 1/2 .... But one thing had to throw a lot of small ones away... Good to be with family... This weekend ,,,TICHIGAN!!! Pumped ,,I'll find Northerns north end!!! Smile

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Plmlk
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1/17/15 12:36 PM CST
Ice Depth: 11"
Ice is just shy of 12"

Fishing was slow today. 0 flags. We didn't see anyone else running down flags either.

Fishing with the jig rod was slow too.

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1/16/15 1:03 PM CST
"Strangers" were asking if I knew about a spot mentioned...I've already forgotten about where it was...

Anyway,first post got eaten by the LL quirks....

When I say ice is "safe" I mean acceptably "safe" FOR ME,or IN MY OPINION until until something changes. River ice changes whenever weather patterns change.

I am not as familiar with Tichigan as with other local lakes. If I'm heading there I take note of river ice in Waukesha and Big Bend and just south of Big Bend and.. . If it has changed significantly for the worse I go somewhere else with more stable ice.

I see river ice in Waukesha has changed since yesterday. It had been stable for several days. Temp today when I noticed was 28* - it doesn't necessarily mean the river needs temps above freezing to deteriorate.

I have learned a lot about "sketchy" ice by falling thru often when I was younger. I've even dropped a sled thru a time or two....I also occasionally icefish other rivers... I generally have a pretty good feel for where "the line" is and now that I'm older I don't care to push it very often or very far....

But I'm amazed every year by people who step - or drive - WAY over that line and have no idea of the risks they take.

That all said,there were quad tracks on the river on Sunday. Someone had unloaded a quad at the WDNR launch but those tracks disappeared under sled tracks on the river. Today's different. Tomorrow's warming,snow's thawing and the river's rising even if only a little.

Don't park on wet spots Big Smile

-huntnfish-
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1/16/15 10:22 AM CST
I think cds was referring to HunterandFisher4Life's post a little while back. That or maybe it is some professional ice fishermen code

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1/16/15 6:41 AM CST
What the heck does H&F4L mean cds? You talking in code? lol

Are you saying that the ice was decent from the launch to the lake? That really surprises me, but I certainly believe you. Most of that area is 3 feet deep, and much of it even shallower at about 2 feet deep. Current moves quicker here because it is so shallow, and you end up with soft spots that barely freeze over and then get covered in snow. They are traps just waiting for an unsuspecting someone to drive over them slow. The good news is that the area is shallow enough that you'll live if you break through, but the bad news is that you will sink your wheeler in 2 feet of water, followed by 2 feet of muck. Talk about a bad day!

Also, which dam did you go to? I drove by the marina yesterday and noticed a lone set of snowmobile tracks that turned around about 100 feet east of the dam in front of the Marina's piers...

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1/15/15 9:12 PM CST
I'll revisit the ice safety from the WDNR launch for machines...

I put in there today and the worst ice I found was right at the drop off on the west side of the main lake basin. Sleds had clearly been skipping a small patch of open water there some time within the past couple/three days.

There was a nearby atv.

Unfortunately I don't have a fishing report. I do not have nearly the time icefishing Tichigan as some and I had planned on jigging that weededge for walleyes at sundown.

All I had were two rods and a box of jigging raps.

I forgot my flasher.

Since that's not the kind of fishing I like to do blind - especially in a spot where I'm not sure what to expect - I decided to run down to the dam and back instead...then get out near the launch and walk the marsh.

That spot I mentioned was the worst ice by far although there were near-shore spots I wouldn't walk on never mind park a machine near. Tiny bit of open water right next to shore in one spot,some wet spots in shallow in others. No worrisome spots besides the one...Kind'a roughly east of hilltop

I was also curious whether a recently mentioned spot was the same one I figured it to be...it was. H&F4L - might wanna keep that a little closer to the vest. Someone asked me about it because of yer report. I already forgot where it is Big Smile but...

Nice day for a short ride.

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