The ice should be melted by the end of the month, I plan on heading out that last weekend
Lake Catherine, Lake County
MOON PHASE (4%)
26° - 30° F
was out this afternoon was going to fish crappie but tooled out to the deep water and saw water coming up on the ice in 3 places plenty of ice 8 to 18 best guess 8 is along the north shore the 18 along the northeast shore this whole area has snow cover with water under the snow walking is a bear good place to mess your knees up for sure,,anyway chickened out on the crappie and went gill fishing, fishing sucked until after 330 and was done buy 430 the cats and I both will have fresh fish tonight no real big gills but big enough to fillet..........
It has been one thing after another for last 10 or 12 days ain't been on the ice at all ,,,,,, ain't had that many days in a row since the last time I had phewmonia few years back went out for an hour and a half tonight hooked maybe 8 perch and a dozen dink gills not much but I was out anyway....we have water under the snow all ready and 12 to 14 inch of ice under that I am guessing any where a quad or snowmobile runs are wet patches ,we get a foot of snow on this and walking and the slush well be a pain.
sunk my quad at the ramp monday got her out and she ran right up to my garage door where she quit..... just got her to run again today been trying to dry her off last few days .would you believe the air filter calapsed and she was not getting air the wet had nothing to do with my problem, any way shore line ice was shot. wed, it was 42 here so this cold snap is needed well be walking on somewhere tomorrow......
MOON PHASE (0%)
11° - 15° F
well ice is good now 16 along east shore 8 to 16 along north shore didn't get west or south, fish are hard to find but when found they are hitting, today the winds would cover your hole in a few minutes hole hopping was a pain finding your old holes from 1/2 hour ago was a challenge when a hole died it was dead so looking for a hole you had moved from was not worth the effort......... I have yet to find the spring along the north shore yet , but have not looked for it.....
MOON PHASE (75%)
11° - 15° F
went out with a spud about 300 feet + - 100 anyway only had about 21/2 maybe 3 nothing I am going to want to wander around hole hoping so I well be fishing some of the smaller pot hole lakes I can get access too near here for a few more days......... pray we don't get any big snows for a few days last thing we want is a slushy lake for the next month..........
MOON PHASE (98%)
16° - 20° F
out today was fishing for gills and crappie missed one three undersized perch worst day this winter 2017 now the bad news ice is about 8 inchs but is all candled or chandeliered long ice cubes today it was cold tomorrow well be warm am done here for a will this stuff lets go it is like dominios whole lake can go from thick ice to open in a few hours or a few minutes they are pulling the water out of the chain trying to get it back to winter pool, today the ice poped and cracked but now and again it would grown and sqeak and drop a little am sure this ain't helping, this is same stuff that tried to kill, tony on channel couple of weeks back, will be fishing none chain lake maybe but not here or channel now. stay safe wear flotation gear if your going to try it