Ripley Lake, Jefferson County

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1/17/17 @ 10:11 AM
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Fisher Doon
Fisher Doon
USER since 1/19/09

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

A friend and I had our ice shacks out over the weekend on 12 good inches of ice. The landings are probably getting rough after the rain Monday and today. We used our ATV's, but did see a few trucks drive by.

Tip-up fishing was anywhere from slow to steady. We caught a lot of small pike with one legal 31", a legal bass or two, a few walleyes after dark, and lots of little perch that insist on harassing shiner minnows. I actually looked down my hole and saw a 5" perch trying to engulf my shiner...which was almost the same size as the perch! Better days ahead hopefully, hope it gets cold again.

Tight lines, be safe.

FD 

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1/16/17 @ 12:02 PM
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Mr. Lowrey
Mr. Lowrey
USER since 1/16/17

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

Solid ice, slow day.  Haven't even marked a fix on the vexilar.  I'm jigging Milwaukee bay with no luck.  Where are all the damn fish!?

Edited on 1/16/17 12:04 PM
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1/13/17 @ 7:05 PM
SLEEPER
SLEEPER
USER since 2/9/10

Thank a boss hog.  Have you been on it since the rain or is that just your educated guess?  I have heard that it didn't effect the ice too much on other lakes with the cold snap that followed.  Thanks again.

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1/13/17 @ 12:18 PM
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BossHog
BossHog
USER since 12/21/10

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous
I would stay off the lake with Vehicles. The rain did quite a number on the lake ice. I bet the lake will be unsafe by next weekend with the 50 degree weather on the way. Keep the shantys off until next year unless you want to make a fish crib. The ice varies really bad out there right now. 

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1/13/17 @ 12:10 PM
SLEEPER
SLEEPER
USER since 2/9/10

Has anyone been driving on the ice since the warm up?  Was thinking of bringing the shack out for the weekend and was just wondering if the ice was still ok for a light truck.  Thanks and tight lines!

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1/9/17 @ 5:13 PM
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Icehole37
Icehole37
USER since 1/7/17

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Fished for a few hrs 11:00am /2ish. Had a few flags 1 pike 20" few small perch. 

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1/9/17 @ 4:33 PM
Learn as i go
Learn as i go
USER since 12/28/16

There is a black back pack someone seems to have left behind with a set of toyota keys at the island rd launch. I hung it by the boat launch fee box.  

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1/8/17 @ 8:42 PM
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Fishin_time2302
Fishin_time2302
USER since 1/25/16

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Fished the northside of the East bay Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. Sat we had 6 tip ups out and had 7 flags landing 2 snakes. Sunday we had 12 tip ups out. 11 flags. 2 snakes and a 24". Not too much was happening it seemed. 

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1/8/17 @ 9:19 AM
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dixieland
dixieland
USER since 12/25/09

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

33 inch pike, lots of others too, 20 to 25 inchers

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1/8/17 @ 8:00 AM
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dixieland
dixieland
USER since 12/25/09

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

Plenty of ice, drive on no problem,  lots of small pike, 1 out of 10 might be legal,  good time though, bass average length  .i dont jig,  so cant help you jiggers out, sorry. Good luck 

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