How's the ice? Safe enough to walk?
Asylum Bay (Lake Winnebago), Winnebago County
MOON PHASE (8%)
Walked off by the point and hopped the working crack to get out to the reef on Tues.AM. Fished 5ft., then left to fish 14ft. Saw some fish on the finder, then PK caught a walleye. I switched to similar colored jigging rap and teased a fish up seven feet before the walleye in the pic finally hit. A snow squall came thru rattling my flip over shack but, we were totally alone off Asylum in stark contrast to the "Battle" weekend when the Lake was a sea of cars. Had to work so we pulled the plug at noon. Live bait went un- touched but for a small perch PK kept, so he could say he caught more fish than me!
MOON PHASE (93%)
21° - 25° F
This weekend me and some buddys competed for the first time on battle on bago. The bite was slow but we had a lot of fun. Congrats to anyone that won something. If you want to know more go check out my video right here.
MOON PHASE (15%)
11° - 15° F
Below 40° F
not a bad weekend in asylum. hesitated going out there because of the last couple of weeks but production was much better. perch bite was very light but schooling pretty steady both days. saw the size uptick as well. went out Saturday morning from 6-11am and got around 15 fish. Sunday I went out from 6-830 and got another 10. I kept 10 of the 25 all over 8 inches. got 2 that were right about 10 inches and fat too. had one dead stick rosie with silver spoon and was jigging gold spoon with red spikes. one of the big ones came off the dead stick and one off the jigging stick. minnow head was not as consistent as the spikes were on the jigging stick. a lot of lookers when I switched to it with little bite. however, when they did hit they were bigger. I know its all over the map as far as a report but i'd rather give good info than crap. best guess is bring both baits and switch like I did until you see whats working. I will say the dead stick did bring them in more frequently then id hammer with the jigging stick. good luck this weekend to all those fishing the tourney. ill be out all day Friday and Saturday. more than likely not in the bay but out deeper in search of the elusive eye's
MOON PHASE (69%)
11° - 15° F
Below 40° F
Based on the board I’m guessing most had the same kind of luck I did this weekend. Bite was super slow for me Saturday morning. Ended up walking out of the back bay trying some new area. Found fish at 12ft consistently but nothing of great size. All perch between 6-7 inches. Hopefully the bite picks back up for the weekend.
I was out this weekend on sunday. bite was pretty good in the morning. crappie and perch mainly in the cove. fished 8-10 fow ice is good. a lot of guys were out by the crack heard they hit a school of white bass. I'm not one to travel out that far by foot but may try further out this weekend depending on weather.
MOON PHASE (80%)
My Buddy and I tried Asylum Bay again Friday 9am - 1pm. Windy, rainy & slippery. In 10 fow only small perch and bluegills. Was hoping to ice at least one crappie this season in the bay. Have the crappies moved out of the bay?? End of next week will join the 'circus' 2+ miles off Merritt St. With the upcoming cold weather lake should heal by then.