Swan Lake, Columbia County

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2/22/17 @ 5:03 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Open & mush out 50ft early morning. By noon mush to 100ft out. Used canoe to get to hard ice then ok to walk till noon then, no more. Able to get old shack broke down, pieces hauled into winch distance. Ready for burn pile. Was the last season for the old wreck. Build new one for nxt winter. I don't quit till it's over. IT IS OVER.  


for now, hahahaha. Winter will be back soon.

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2/21/17 @ 8:30 PM
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Walleye Wizard
Walleye  Wizard
USER since 6/23/01

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waning Crescent

Time to give it up. Get in the boat.

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2/21/17 @ 8:03 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Set to jig an hour yesterday before sunset. Crappie and yellow bass just started biting when had to leave...


All the old snowice, grey mush on top was gone, water soaked through, leaving the black, clear ice only. Lost a few inches from sun and balmy wind. Then it rained last night, more sun, wind today. May need waders to get out to ice now and it looks black and wet out there. Not going far till it refreezes.

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2/19/17 @ 8:00 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Tippups set for northern noon till dark=nuthin. Too busy playing with kids to jig. Atving, sled rides, ice skating in inch of slush, cookin hotdogs. Sent em all home soaking wet, sunburnt, tired, full of snacks and sodapop. Hah! ...Finally sat down at sunset, pulled up couple 11in crappies, missed and lost a few too. All in a few minutes then folded it up,,,long day.

Shorelines cracking, will need planks tomorrow. Still 11in good ice under old snowslush. Not going to be good after couple more days of this though.

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2/19/17 @ 8:28 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Lounging in sun yesterday, sleaves rolled up, sunscreen and sunglasses. Tippups didn't tip up as usual but few gills near sunken brush and schools of crappies out in baren 30fow drifting by every few minutes later in day was fun. Only landed few but many hits and losses. They come up off bottom, have to tease them up 8, 10, even 15 feet till they take. Line goes slack as they run up under lure fast, hard to set hook properly. Lift rod too fast, rip a lip loose, too slow ya miss.


Snowmelt water drained off, 2 inch grey slush with solid , clear, 13" under. No harm to main ice YET. Will be if couple more days of this heat. Enjoy while we can.

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2/18/17 @ 4:08 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

Fri. moved to new spot, same deal, mark active fish, chase but, only kiss it wth tight lips. Some water on top, 13" hard clear ice main lake. Shore and landings may get soft by Sun. Set out planks to get on. Nice to fish with only flannel shirt, no gloves, geese and swans flying over.

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2/11/17 @ 8:37 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Nice day for a picnic on ice ,,,,and even caught fish. LM bas on tippup right away, few other flags=run and drops. Kid near us landed some little sloughsnakes. Perch up to 10in and gills kept couple guys busy while I grilled dinner. Bounced some gear loose getting over heaved ice at shore , fell off dogsled along the way. Thanks to one of the local fishermen for returning it to us. One thing was a special jigrod my partners parents gave him years ago.

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2/11/17 @ 12:48 AM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Shallow weed gill bite went dead since last Sat. Dinks now. So, went to deep slope hoping for craps or stripers. Partner hooked 2 wiskertrout, 28 and 28 1/2. Long winch out of 40+ fow. Made our day exciting , before sunset even...after sunset yote calling in da moonlite....

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2/6/17 @ 6:45 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Nice on ice this afternoon. Drilled/jigged for gills over several cribs/brush different areas of lake. Scouting possibilities. Pick up gills on most, most small but not spending much time at any 1 place. Nice ones caught in weeds 6-8fow over weekend along with few perch deeper and several flags near dusk.

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2/2/17 @ 7:38 PM
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barefoot
barefoot
MEMBER since 8/24/01

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Last 3 nites till after dark in 35fow with northern rigged tippup over shallow weeds, walleye tip on break, jiggin in shack for craps n cats. 1 slab crap last nite is it for me. Nephew had few bumps and couple arm wrenching hits 2 nites.  Ya, it's slow but never know, Feb usually pics up.

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