Out today. Caught 9 gills and 3 eyes.
Waubesa is mostly open now, only ice runs from Babcock past Rockford Heights. Water clarity poor, temp is around 40° down to 25'. Couple boats fishing Upper Mud, didn't see anyone else in Waubesa. Don't expect Babcock launch to be available anytime soon. Contacted county Parks earlier this week to see when they'd open the gate and they said not until 4/30/18. Rick
Actually still quite a bit of ice on Waubesa but it's blowing around so it shouldn't be around too much longer. Put in at Lottes Landing and was able to move around a bit in the northern part of Waubesa (Upper Mud is all open). Lake Farm was all iced up. Surprising how fast the ice is actually moving. Ran past a known waypoint that was at the edge of the ice, and after I made a couple more passes there was 1500' of ice over it then. Water temp in upper mud was at 40.2°, out in front of the Beach House it was 38.9°F. Water clarity (as expected) was poor. Lots of waterfowl! Rick
MOON PHASE (99%)
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
Out from lake farm, fished 10:30 to 2:30 slow slow slow. Shore ice getting very iffy at best, planks out another day possibly Sunday would be ok.
Seen guy at 2:30 coming out with 4 wheeler zero common sense busting shore up even more. Come on guy you should have that shack off long ago. THANKS
MOON PHASE (86%)
31° - 35° F
This was probably the last trip on the ice for me this year and it's been a great. Started out of Bible Camp and pretty much stayed in my area. Fished 5:30 - 2:00 targeting eyes, crappies, and perch which we found right away. Ended up having to sort through the crappies more than perch. Launch was fair in the morning but got soft when I was leaving and the usual open area in front of Bible was starting to show so be careful if you venture out from there. Once on, the ice was still in great shape. Measured 18 inches in almost all area. Took home 8 crappies 10-12", 9 perch 8-10"and this was the biggest eye. Best of luck all and stay safe!