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.
MOON PHASE (31%)
61° - 65° F
Alot of ice in the bays, moved around for open water and got one crappie, a couple short eyes, and a gill. Ice up , good ice that is , will be quite a while now with all the bad ice left.
it is hard to catch them two years in a row when an army over fishes them when they are biting, and more than a handful of people double dip their limit during this time. Just like the walleye this fall. Next year we will hear the complaining of no keeper eyes in this lake by the same people who double dipped on the limits just cause they were biting. It is sad to see the greed instead of the future of the lake.
MOON PHASE (14%)
We've been out a couple times looking for the perch and have failed. This time last year there was an armada off Hickory Point. We also caught them a little south of Hickory nearer to the west shore and in the Narrows; no go. All we catch are stinking cats. Then we get mad and go to Fox and catch gils and perch, though keepers are hard to come by there, at least the species is right.
I don't know what it is this year, but the perch really don't seem to be around. Lots of little ones if you know where to find them, but not many keeper sized ones. Heard a few boats had gotten into some decent ones on the south end of the lake, but nothing much for the shore spots except some occasional walleye and catfish.
MOON PHASE (14%)
71° - 75° F
56° - 60° F
Went out Saturday afternoon - A bit windy but a nice day. Fished from 2pm to 6pm. Started off the point no perch yet. Hit a few islands. Walleyes were biting. One 19" and 5 more between 8-16. One perch and a few big Catfish.