Went off Horners again down to Sandstone. About an inch of slushy water on top of 4-5" of ice. Few Cisco and no Lakers today. One of the guides was hauling clients across lake on 4 wheeler. Was out there from 7:30 till 3 and ice didn't seem to change much, water seemed to stay same all day. As long as temps get down below freezing tonight don't think to much damage to ice should occur.
MOON PHASE (71%)
I covered a lot of area on Saturday and had 4" of ice on average, didn't really find much that was less or more than that. There were definitely 4wheelers all over, but I'd be pretty skeptical until the next hard freeze. I'm sure people who know this lake real well will be back out there this week, but not me.
I need a report guys, planning on going out tomorrow but down here we got hit by rain all day and by this time Saturday ice will be unsafe in some areas. I see only reports of 2 to 4 on the 13th so any info to help out with safety would be awesome. Just going to do some laker searching don't need hot spots or tips just good information on ice safety. Thanks pm if you want!
MOON PHASE (98%)
6° - 10° F
Still 2-4" off Horners out to 120' depth. Quite a few guys tracked over to sandstone. Looks like the North South crack formed. As for fish nothing tried from the deep to shallow. A few small perch hitting baits around 80', and marked a couple bigger fish off bottom out deep. Didn't mark and bait fish moving through and couldn't find any. It's been a tough couple mornings.
16° - 20° F
Was the first two adventurers off Horners yesterday morning. Yes was fishable. Had about 4" over 100' of water. Was a wind blown trail out there that contained a few small areas of water pockets between the base ice and upper crust, but other than that ice was solid. After snow who knows but shouldn't have changed much as there wasn't much. Marked a couple big marks but nothing to show. Did have a few small perch hitting the bait.
Yes this lake does take a long time to get cold enough to freeze. It just finally locked up and not much ice yet. Dennis Walkers Guide Service updates fishing reports and ice conditions on their website often. As far as guides, Justin Kohn with all seasons adventures does very good on this lake. Other guides are Dennis Walker and Nortons. All of them are inexpensive and knowledgeable.
Trout aren't an easy fish to target on this lake and there really are no secret spots or baits. Jigging raps are a good start but don't always work. Various spoons, tube baits, and airplane jigs may also work. Download Navionics, do some research, and move a lot. Electronics that go deep aren't a must but I personally would not go without.
MOON PHASE (90%)
Not to be rude, but there are almost 7000 posts for this lake. With 30 minutes of exploring, you would have all the answers you are looking for. Latest lake to freeze in the state, and there are a couple trout left. There are also guides that can rent you shacks, take you out, and give you all the info you need. Most answers come easily today, but there are still people that want years of knowledge in 10 seconds worth of typing a message. I wish you luck, but show a little effort man.