Tried night fishing out on Nokomis and this is how we did!
11° - 15° F
Fished Nokomis on 12/26 and 12/27. On the 26th, there was about 5 inches of good ice near the shore of the highway N boat landing. We caught and released 3 +/- 18" Pike. Very windy. On the 27th, we fished a northern bay of the lake and found between 5 and 7 inches of good ice and 3 or 4 inches of hard crusted snow/slush on top. A few snow covered spots were slushy underneath and we almost got the ATV stuck. Caught and released 2 healthy 16" walleye at dusk in about 10' of water. All fish were caught on tip-ups with large shiners. There were only a few others on the ice at the time, but ice conditions were good.
MOON PHASE (44%)
Any ice updates? Heading up January 5-8 and have never been to this lake, just wondering if there are any areas that I should stay away from, also any ice information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, happy holidays, and tight lines
MOON PHASE (90%)
Fished last night, 12/15, and this morning. I am on the west end of the lake in a bay directly east of highway Y. I measured 4 1/2" of ice last night but I only measured it in that one bay. I would highly doubt the channels and neck down areas have that much so be careful where ever you're going to access. If we get the 8-12" of snow they're forecasting, things could get interesting because there is a considerable amount of slush and water on the ice already.
As for fishing, I managed 3 walleyes last night with two of them being legal (15 1/4" & 16 3/4") and one short one. This morning I had a short one and a nice 10" perch. The two legals and the perch were caught jigging a slender spoon tipped with waxies and the short ones were on shiners on tip ups. Also had 3 other flags but they dropped the bait. I was fishing 7-9 fow but might try pushing up shallower tonight.
Good luck guys, stay dry