There is zero ice
I completely get where you're coming from.
I'll ice fish with water on top of the ice on lakes to a certain extent, but water on ice in a body of water with current is extra sketchy.
Hoping for a cold snap really soon!
I don't think it was an issue of the ice thickness per say but rather the amount of water ON the ice that kept me off, I know that dairyland can be kinda wet but I didn't care to ice fish from my boat...lol. I know that's an exaggeration but still.
As for the prediction of ice, unless we get a rather nasty cold snap or slip into another polar vortex I don't see any "safe" fishable ice til at least Christmas or later unfortunately... And this is one instance where I really hope I am wrong!!!
Just asking for reference of locals:
Last winter was a really warm winter. at what point last year was it safe to walk 100 yards off shore(safe meaning 3"avg. at 100yrds)?
And based on what the weather is currently doing, what would be some predictions on early ice formation?
MOON PHASE (14%)
61° - 65° F
46° - 50° F
Chasing smallmouths today. Caught 8 lost a few good ones broke off something toothy on the James Gang Flappin Jig and some hand poured swimbaits I made at home. These fish were super girthy. Two of them were within a couple ounces of 4 pounds on a digital scale at only 16.5" long with sixteen inch girths! ! Released them all and enjoyed the amazing weather. Never do well in fall what a fun three hours.
Not a report.... Hoping for some insight. I have some hunting land near the flowage and have fished the fall for pan fish the last several years and have noticed a trend. Once the algie bloom is done and your fishing line no longer covered in green the panfish bite turns on pretty good in deeper water. Obviously a water temp situation LOL but all I know is no green line equals quality pan fishing in the fall!! Coming up this weekend and wondering if the algie is gone or still bad and covering your line while fishing. Any insight is appreciated!
Tight lines and stay safe!