I’m sure there is ice cover yet however I was there on Saturday fishing, the shores ARE GONE!!! Two guys fell through and it hasn’t been freezing at nights so I don’t know how you’d get on. Also I was at the lake Sunday walking the dog and the ice looked HORRIBLE. You have to remember the ice is cold so any snow will stick and make it look safe.
Lake Summerset, Winnebago County
MOON PHASE (96%)
Have to agree with Fishin Pole. This week has been a good one for ice fishing however the ice has finally givin out. The bite was good today with crappies and a gill here and there however it’s over for the year. Yes I was out today and so was three others all having a great time in spite the wind. As we walked off, the ice along the bank gave away on a couple of the guys leaving them with wet feet and a cold car ride home. AGAIN it was a safe day no one got hurt but THE ICE IS NOT SAFE ALONG THE BANKS. It’s time we all start getting the boats ready it won’t be long warm days and a breeze will have the lake open in no time.
As always stay safe guys be smart better days to come.
MOON PHASE (99%)
Got out yesterday with my buddy and the bite was the best it was all winter.
Found lots of active crappie and some pretty nice gills.
With lots of holes open it made it a little easier to get on them. Although we did have to drill a few holes to get on the hottest bite.
NOW FOR THE ICE! We walked on, off the dock by the boat landing across from the small beach.
Ice was sketchy but once away from shore it felt so so. I checked it by drilling a hole and it was 7 inches but to much on the soft side for my liking.
We walked a little ways out and it felt better so we made our way across to the south side and found crappie in the bay. Stacked pretty good. Lots of mixed sizes with are keeper crappie between 10 and over 12 inches. Keeper gills were all about 9 inches except one. We did fish the North side before calling it a day but it was much slower.
Walked off in the afternoon and it was flexing with every step. ICE IS ROTTEN in my opinion.
It was a pretty good season but had trouble staying on nicer fish the season. Perch were a problem throughout most of the lake with only several Jumbo's.
As always stay safe.....F.P.