Neilsons channel, Lake County

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12/31/16 @ 6:15 PM
Praise_The_Creator
Praise_The_Creator
USER since 12/21/16

Ice is safe...5"-7" thick anywhere I drilled

PTC

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12/31/16 @ 5:38 PM
fishfishmen
fishfishmen
USER since 1/26/12

How was the ice today? I was out on Friday and the ice by the boat ramp was looking bad I'm thinking about going tomorrow thanks in advance 

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12/31/16 @ 4:47 PM
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Praise_The_Creator
Praise_The_Creator
USER since 12/21/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished today but the bite was SLOW...a couple crappies & lots of SMALL gills. Kept a few for a fish fry...most of the fish went back. Used spikes & waxies.

well, another year passed by...hopefully we all learned something & we're better fishermen with much more appreciation of God's creation.


happy new year & go catch them!

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12/31/16 @ 10:02 AM
icestalker
icestalker
USER since 11/14/12

You can fish the channels after dark.  I have had limited success after about an hour after sunset.  During the day has always been better for me.  You can get some crappies after dark but the bluegills seem to shut down completely. Tight lines.

Edited on 12/31/16 10:04 AM
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12/29/16 @ 4:03 PM
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FishingKusch13
FishingKusch13
USER since 2/25/15

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Yeah fishing is good any where from 430 to 7 I haven't tried any later then that. Crappies bite best in the morning and right at night and a hour or so later.

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12/29/16 @ 3:50 PM
Captainicus Chub Dickikus
Captainicus Chub Dickikus
USER since 7/11/14
Good question, is fishing allowed after dark? Is it any good? Im stuck working all day (even weekends lately) and have no other time. Any input is greatly appreciated!

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12/29/16 @ 1:58 PM
FmrRiverRat
FmrRiverRat
USER since 12/27/16

I just fished the channeld for the first time last Friday afternoon - how is the fishing after dark? Anything I should be concerned about? Thanks.

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12/29/16 @ 8:22 AM
The Popper
The Popper
USER since 3/7/16

There is no need for a flasher at Nielsons.  My best success with crappies there is when its sunny out, and I am fishing inside my shack with all windows closed, no light.  Fishing right under the ice, you'll be able to see the fish through the hole.

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12/28/16 @ 8:03 PM
Praise_The_Creator
Praise_The_Creator
USER since 12/21/16

SF, thx for your prompt & informative response...appreciate it much! GBY

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12/28/16 @ 7:58 PM
StubbyFisher
StubbyFisher
USER since 1/7/13

PTC,

For me, the time of day is the biggest determining factor for catching crappie. Early/mid-morning and near sunset. I caught (6) today between 9-12" (5 released) and all after about 3:00pm. Orange tear drop jig tipped with waxworms. Any sort of tear drop jig, spoon, or Swedish pimple tipped with waxworms or spikes usually does it for me. Deadsticking a minnow on a jighead at a depth of 1-2 feet will work too. Whatever method you use you might try fishing the upper half of the water column. It's a good way to weed out some of the smaller bluegills too. 

There might be a few spots there that hold crappie more consistently than others. But every year is different particularly this year with so much of it choked off with the weeds.  

This is what works for me. Good luck out there!

SF


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