I would like to go out of Fisherman’s Landing w/a Tahoe & an 8x17 fish house (12,000#) and head NWW direction about a mile. I have no desire to go through slush and get stuck and just need a validation if there is heavy slush spots that direction, or just by pure luck, the ice has locked up hard. Was up over the super cold stretch around New Years and I know there was slush. Can anyone give me an accurate report? I am certain my plan will not be able to be done, but wanted to Check last minute.
A huge thanks to email@example.com for finding my tip up and posting it here. I noticed on Sunday I was missing one and figured it fell out of the sled on the snowmobile ride in and that it was gone for good. Pretty awesome to have someone make the effort to post it on here knowing I may visit this site. Hope karma brings him a few extra fish this weekend!
TIPUP FOUND !!
I was up this past weekend fishing and parked at Fisherman's Landing. A good Samaritan found a tipup and must have figured it was mine . It was on my truck when I came off the ice. If you lost it give me a call and we can connect. I am working on my house and am up frequently or we can figure something out. Phone 920-222-1400 call or text.
This weekend is the 13th Annual Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree, raising funds for suicide prevention and positive life choices. Saturday, January 27, 2018 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by the JPD Warrior Project, Inc. At Donner's Bay on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage ... you don't even have to fish to participate ... Please see webpage below for full prizes and rules! Should be great weather for a great time!
MOON PHASE (6%)
6° - 10° F
Below 40° F
Nice weekend of weather coming up received some calls on conditions.
I fished last Sunday and found 14" of ice. We fished in 6-8 fow had 11 tip ups out. In the afternoon outing we caught 4 walleyes 12-16" and a pike. We had quite a bit of action and missed several fish most of the flags were mid afternoon the typical sunset bite wasn't as good as the bite around 3 in the afternoon. We brought walleye suckers , shiners and x-large fatheads.
Our group consisted of two woman and a 12 year old son Michael all from Illinois. He tended most of the bites and caught his first tip up walleyes. His first time ice fishing he took in the whole experience : moose burgers on the grill,a campfire on the ice, setting out the tip ups, catching fish and a big deal for a 12 year old riding the snowmobiles. I led them back to friend Sarah's cabin on the flowage in the dark, I'm sure another part of the memory, helped them put their gear away. Michael told me he was really disappointed they had to leave the next day. It reminded me of when I was 12,deer hunting my first year in northern Wisconsin.
TRAVEL: Been getting asked about trucks. There is plenty of ice in the places I've drilled holes however there is the potential to have unwanted issues. My cousins were up last weekend they brought a couple of trucks out they suggested I put a post up advising people not to drive out. They encountered a couple areas where there was shell ice they broke through and went in up to the frame, they kept their speed up and got through it but it was scary. Coming off one of the nights they got stuck near shore , they summoned my youngest son Tom who was fishing a different part of the flowage. With a spade shovel his big truck and a chain combined with his tenacity he got them out around midnight. The poker game was cancelled that night.
You might get around good with a four wheel drive truck or you might not, have some implements to try to get unstuck, I was on my way to help when I got the call they were out, it really isn't much fun, was deprived of the pleasure by Tom.
Snowmobiles and four wheelers were working great.