Got out a few time over the 4th of July weekend. Lot's of sun and not much wind. Had our best bites towards evening. We lindy rigged or dragged jigs in about 10-15 FOW trying to find weed edges and edges of the channel. Ended up with 10 small walleyes (12-14 inches) and a few crappies. They bit on both leeches and minnows. Lake was very busy with boaters for the holiday.
MOON PHASE (91%)
91° - 95° F
Fished a few hours Friday afternoon and then again Saturday evening after the wind finally died down a bit.
Targeted gills and found them. They were very shallow, 1-2 fow right up against the shoreline. Caught many that were keeping size, but only kept 3 larger ones for the pan. Some of the best bluegill fishing I've had on Holcombe in years in terms of size with the biggest being over 9" and many being over 8. SMB and perch were biting just a few feet further from shore than the gills. Everything came on worms under a bobber set about 12" down. A small glow jig seemed to make a pretty big difference. Water clarity was very good were we got the most fish.
MOON PHASE (31%)
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Got out a few time over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday morning tried deeper areas of river channel 11-14 FOW. Caught one small walleye and blue gill around 9:30am fishing slowed.
Saturday night we tried where the Jump comes in to the main lake. We pitched jigs and caught around 10 walleyes kept a few 12 -13 inch fish. Had two in the slot around 16 inches. Nightcrawlers also produced, but not as much
Sunday with the wind and threat of rain we fished off the dock. We caught a few more smaller walleye and crappies.
Haven't been out in a few days, last chance to fish was right after the cold front moved in.
Crappie were a little deeper (12-16 ft) and walleye are still relating to shallower cover and structures. Bluegills should start biting around the weekend.
MOON PHASE (100%)
66° - 70° F
Below 40° F
Took our small fishing boat out on Sunday to see if it would run. We fished the northwest area of the lake. I got a nice 12 inch crappie on a slab rap. Boats around us were catching crappies on slip bobbers and minnows. 10-13 feet of water fish close to the bottom.
MOON PHASE (4%)
Updated ice conditions report: there is open water everywhere. I drove around the lake and checked out the bays and attached smaller lakes and nothing looks safe. It will be several days before there is any safe ice here.
MOON PHASE (9%)
I'm not there to give conditions, but I can tell you that the Chippewa, Flambeau and Jump Rivers all opened up today based on video I've seen on Facebook. That plus maybe 10" of snow that might fall tonight might make ice fishing moving forward a bit risky.
MOON PHASE (24%)
MOON PHASE (24%)
Was well over a foot of ice at wayside yesterday before the rain. But the landing wasn't very good. Still managed to get my utv out there. But looking like it's just guna be foot travel from now on. Managed to get about a dozen crappies. Be safe.