Ranger 30 , open h2o ! C u out on the lake this weekend , look for my pontoon !
Apple Canyon, Jo Daviess County
BFM99, Thanks for an ice report last week. Walked out on a couple of the marina docks and the launch area was open and ice pulled away from the shore in the marina. I put 1 foot on the ice and it broke easily. It won't be long now. Give me another report if you live in the area? Thanks again in advance.
Thanks in advance. Any open water yet? Ive seen the launch open up first and then main lake, but usually the launch and the main lake are open but the protected bays stay iced....and sometimes you have to make a path to get to open water. Headed up to get new boat sticker Saturday. Was hoping not to have to drill holes with an ice auger to wet a line.
MOON PHASE (66%)
We went out today 8 am - 2 pm. We fished a bay on the northwest side of the lake. In the bay the ice was 10 inches. Towards the main lake the ice was 13 inches. The bottom 4 inches were pretty soft. Caught a few gills, a couple 8 inches, and a two small crappies in 15 fow. Marked quite a few fish, but only a few bit. Water was dirty, could only see my jig 4 inches down.
MOON PHASE (89%)
26° - 30° F
Was out again this afternoon, fished from 2-5 and only caught two bass and a gill. Getting kinda frustrated with the lack of fish action. Anyone having any luck?