Went out on 1/15 and 1/16 and caught some gills and crappie in 10 feet of water on the south side of the breakwall of the boat ramp. Great spot to take kids right now because the action is nonstop. The crappies started getting bigger around 4:30. I caught 5 nine to ten inchers in 5 minutes on 1/15. Caught bigger gills on the east side of the lake in the late afternoon on 1/16. I left at sunset before the crappie start ed to bite.
I was hoping to get out there this week since I finally got a smaller auger. It looks like Independence Grove was open recently so I would think that Sterling should be open as well. The ice should be good after today and tonight but I might call before I head that way
MOON PHASE (90%)
21° - 25° F
Sign at entrance reads closed for ice fishing, but someone drilled some holes recently. I'm gonna try this one again later in the week. Ice looked okay to go on, unsure why it was closed but I follow directions. Anyone else ice fish here?
MOON PHASE (97%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F