any tips for a first timer on the lake with no boat shore fishing tomorrow
Candlewick, Boone County
MOON PHASE (92%)
One of my best seasons for night time walleyes. Gills were tough and tight in the milfoil weeds most of the season. The last few weeks I found some nice 8-9 inch gills on key weed edges. Last spring the the gill spawn was good and they were plentiful as always. The Pike did not eat them all in one summer in my opinion. Mid summer on panfishing was tough. Mainly because the milfoil was so thick mid summer they had plenty of places to hide from the pike. Pike are getting out of hand and I am working on getting the 24 inch lowered to 20 and 4 fish per day versus 2. Trying to thin out the snakes. Years ago I posted regularly on here but the haters pushed me off. I run the Candlewick Anglers Facebook page. Feel free to post,ask questions or private message me on there. Lake is soft and un safe in my opinion. Tight lines <')))><
MOON PHASE (97%)
41° - 45° F
Firstly, I wish more people would post their activities on this wonderful lake. It's always good to see what's others are doing.
Went out Saturday afternoon for 4-1/2 hours. Ice was still good - 7" - 8". ATV's moved around safely. Fished in 10 FOW with heavy weed cover 1-1/2' on bottom. Saw lots of 'sniffers'. Caught a 21" and 23" northern on my gill jig tipped with a waxie. Rest of the day were 4" - 5" dink perch. That's it.
Now for my observation: the chemistry of this lake has changed tremendously. 7" - 9" bluegills almost non existent. And the northern population has spiked up so that I can't fish for more than two hours for gills and not get a snake.
The weed status must have something to do with this, but the northerns have taken over this lake - and the pan fish with them. Are we doing anything about this?
MOON PHASE (81%)
Was out this morning with a buddy for a few hours and between the two of us caught probably 80 or so perch anywhere from 3inch to 6 inch and maybe a few 7 inchers pretty much the whole time and one northern about 22 inches or so everyone was released till another day.
MOON PHASE (99%)
21° - 25° F