This is the first ice I've seen all winter. Must have just capped over overnight. It was all open water yesterday.
Winneconne Bridge, Winnebago County
Took a ride by the bridge today just to check out how the new pier is coming. I know they aren't supposed to be done until later next year but I can hope. It would be nice if they could use the old railings just dont have them so high. This way people can still use their rod holds that they bought from the bait shop or made their own. It should save them money seeing they could just use the ones from the old bridge. It looks like they are making really good progress fingers crossed for a spring opening.
MOON PHASE (86%)
Yes, there are now some White Bass being caught. Three groups today came in with 5 to almost 20 fish, from the gun club up just past the bridge. Scattered fish, not in schools. There are a few small walleye being caught also. The water temp. is now at 58 degrees. Not many people out due to the cold, and the wind. Could get better real soon.
MOON PHASE (57%)
71° - 75° F
I fished the river from Lang's all the way to the gun club, very slow. The water temp. was up to 73 this afternoon. Current is good, but the high temp is not bringing in any whites. There have been a few white bass caught , but not many. I fished under the bridge for a half hour, and only caught 2 channel cat's. one was a 29, fyi. Water temps will fall this week
This is normally a good time for fishing here. But, there has not been much action at all, and not any whites. Sheep's and some fair perch. The water is starting to cool off, with the cool nights, and a lot of rain. The water is as high as it has ever been in the fall. Going back out tomorrow.