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chadx99
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3/23/14 5:10 PM CST
Ice Depth: 24" Conditions: Sunny
Was out today for about 3 hours, on vex fish would come to bait just wouldn't take. Shoreline okey walking on fine. Was at Windlake first Sportsmans hairy ATVs have that beaten to crap!!! That's what's nice here walk on path. Might have another week. Scales Tales by the way thanx for that bluegill info couple days ago good luck on summer fishing . We should see it around July LOL!!!! Sad

[This post was last edited on 3/23/14 at 5:13 PM]
chadx99
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3/22/14 5:52 PM CST
Has anybody have shore line reports. A lot of our lakes near buy giving a lot of open water reports like Sportsmans , Windlake. My access walking though yard should be good still , guys can only walk on no ATV's big difference . I'm still wandering before heading out tomorrow.

SCALESnTALES
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3/20/14 12:39 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30"
Fishing has been okay lately but catching very slow. Gills have been relatively small this year. Good luck if you go

chadx99
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3/19/14 8:04 PM CST
Heading out this weekend how's the bluegill fishing been. Going in area were Doolies bar use to be.

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3/2/14 7:08 AM CST
Young Boy was on Gillespie yesterday with 20 or 22" LargeMouth. Great job!!!!!!!!

stepnahalf
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3/1/14 3:10 PM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
Caught 2 keeper gills quick then 3 hrs for 3 more. Almost out of auger , the drill is almost in the hole when break through. Most ice since i been here 1992. Thank god for that global warming! Smile

ryguyangler
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2/19/14 11:21 AM CST
Awesome thx. I had no clue! Makes sense thought.

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2/19/14 10:14 AM CST
Trails close whenever temps are above 32*f. I called the hotline and the recording mentioned "saving the base for the weekend".

ryguyangler
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2/19/14 9:29 AM CST
Cds. Why were the trails closed. We got 6-8in of snow. On top of a great base...

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2/19/14 9:13 AM CST
I fished Tichigan yesterday late afternoon. Accessed from Big Bend village park. I had wanted to icefish a couple deeper holes in the river,I had wanted to go snowmobiling,AND I wanted to fish Tichigan.

The river holes I checked were shallower than I remembered - 6' to 8' - and I don't really care for jigging in shallower water when I need the locator. Fish did appear when I removed the jigging rap...Maybe tip-up fishing?

Since all Waukesha county,Dodge,Washington,and I assume Racine county snowmobile trails were closed yesterday I wasn't surprised to see a bunch of sleds on the river...I used my hitch extension for my Otter magnum. I had it for years but it's the first time I used it. I could have left the lid off my minnow bucket - the extension makes the sled ride much smoother back there....

I got to the lake with an hour and a half before sundown. I'd thought of fishing the south end weededge but there was a guy fishing in the area. I went instead to an east side area I'd icefished once before and had caught perch..Lakemaster shows a deep underwater bar that extends into the main basin but I'm not so sure about that...

I drilled holes from 5' to 45' fow. All mud. No weeds,no hardbottom...I looked for the inside turn but time was starting to run out before primetime.. I checked holes with a blue/chrome #5 jigging rap on one rod and 1/16th oz perch foxxee spoon/fathead head on the other. Nothing in the 30' to 45' range. At 26' I marked a few sniffers with the rap but it took the spoon to get them to bite. Walleyes. Short walleyes. I caught two then moved on. At 22' I had another short walleye slam the jigging rap.

I ran thru the 20' to 30' holes again for a few sniffers but no takers. Sun on the horizon,I headed to the 12' to 18' holes. Not a thing,no sniffers,nothin'. Ran thru the deeper holes again and had sniffers but no takers.

The sun was well below the horizon by this time. I loaded up and headed out,but first I stopped at the open holes on the S end....They weren't as deep as I'd thought they were. My Marcum had a "fuzzy" bottom signal and when I bounced the spoon off bottom I found why - angel hair algae. I've rarely caught fish thru the ice over bottom covered with that stuff...the guy walked all the way out,drilled 4 holes...they weren't on the drop,weren't in weeds...Last year I'd fished the drop and there were nice weeds,crappies...

Anyway,I ran the river all the way to Vernon Marsh,then back to Big Bend. I would have unloaded and done the trip again but first checked my phone - venny meatloaf in the oven. Playtime's over...

[This post was last edited on 2/19/14 at 9:16 AM]
HAWG Master
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2/14/14 5:40 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Got out at 9 am ran the river with ATV to get to lake and yes its safe, for now. Tip ups with med shiners no takers for 7 hrs. Jig pole lots and lots of lookers hitting rel soft when you can get them to bite. 2 perch, 3 smaller crappie, and around a 15 lb catfish that I threw back fought like a cinder block in 30 ft of water. tip ups were in 4 ft. Good to be home.

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2/6/14 7:04 PM CST
Can't say I totally agree with you GC....

On the Wolf River by Poygan, you'll see all sorts of trucks on the river. It all depends on current and depth.

That said, in this instance, on the Fox from the public launch to Tichigan - super bad idea, unless of course sinking a vehicle and swimming in 32 degree water is your idea of a good time....

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gillcrazy524
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2/6/14 1:03 PM CST
Holy F^&%!@g S*&t that may be the most stupid thing I've heard on this site yet. Winter rule #1 is don't eat the yellow snow. Winter rule #2 is don't drive on a frozen river. I wonder what the DNR fine is for sinking a vehicle in a wildlife refuge? Guess my account is going to get flagged now... so I'll say it again, stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid

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2/4/14 9:53 PM CST
Absolutely not, that idea has bad written all over it. You are almost certain to break through. I wouldn't even try that with an ATV, maybe a snowmobile...

Stankie1331
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2/2/14 5:19 PM CST
Is it safe driving down to the lake from the fox river landing? Thanks

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