Ice was 5 inches everywhere I went. Hard too, my butt can testify. No fish caught or marked on the flasher. Had a hard time finding vegetation to fish edges. So what did I learn yesterday you ask? Cleats work very well but that does not mean you cannot slip and fall. Dam is closed in case anyone is interested in knowing.
Do you want to know the thickness of the ice in any particular spot? Well, if you go out on the south end, the answer would be zero. The geese have a few holes open. I would guess that on the other 15000 acres or so the answer would be anywhere from 1/2 inch to 3 inches. I hope this helps.
MOON PHASE (26%)
11° - 15° F
Below 40° F
26° - 30° F
I concur. Ice looks spoty around the lake, but looks locked up. Some open water here and there, but looks locked up for the most part. Watchin a couple guys out about 100 yards off water works, and see another guy just north of waterworks in a shack. Too dicy for my blood, dont see them doin anything over the last 30 min. Im goin to fish a little open water by g, and below the damn. Guessin next weekend should be relativly safe if weather holds.
MOON PHASE (61%)
Edgewater, water works, and g have been non productive for crappies. Water has been churned up from the wind, found one spot that had a couple, but no size to them. 9 inches at best. Below the dam was good for eyes, caught one legal, and the rest were 9- 14 inchers. Perch also hitting at night, but again no size to them, 8 inchers, all fish released. All the ice went bye bye.