Hello to all fisherman!!!
I can see two people on the ice right now at 8:45..
How much ice is there? Thinking of trying my luck tomorrow.
Please let me know.
Thanks and good luck to all.
Walking out wasn't too bad Saturday morning. PK and I hand augered thru multiple layers of ice in 12 foot depths, dropped the camera, and saw a whitefish right away. We were on rocks but couldn't get the few fish that bit thru the holes. Nice day to be out but few bites on the spoons and jigging raps we tried. One smelt but no perch or walleyes spotted. Counted more than 50 guys, and someone in a helicopter buzzed us. One spot of open water out a ways directly off the launch looked kind of spooky.
Went last Tues 1/1/19 8am -1:30pm. Our group only caught 4 whitefish. It was a struggle. There were a lot of spots with double layers of ice. 6-7 inch of ice 100 yards out. The further you go out, the thinner the ice. It was 3-4 inches of ice close to the broken ice wall out about 150 yards.
Not recommended for atv/snowmobiles yet.Be careful and self conscious of where you are...test the ice as you walk further out. Good luck!
Fished 8-11:30 this morning out of Bayshore. Mostly fished by Vokes where a lot of other boats seemed to be also. Plug and planer board got the first and only keeper 21" walleye. The wind never let up and the waves got bigger towards noon. Kept by the reefs and got hung up on rocks more than usual. Surface temps were 67 degrees. Harnesses were great for catching small white bass. Walleyes hit the plugs today.
Mid Monday morning, ended up heading south again after the rain ended, dropping lines south of Vokes. Fished some reefs for over an hour changing up body baits and harness colors. They were down there but nothing. Finally the baking sun came out and near noon I got a bite on a pink/white harness. After the keeper walleye, we got hit by dinky white bass and two sheepshead. A slight breeze picked up cooling things down but we decided to call it quits.
Fished to the north this time from Red river to the south which was the only way to go as the wind picked up all morning from a northerly direction. Tough sledding with white caps but PK"s boat got us two fish today; one 23'' and another 21"walleye, both caught on perchy looking plugs. The water was 47degrees to the north which was way cooler than the 57 degree water we fished on Thursday. Bit of a crowd both leaving at 8, and getting back at11:30AM. Nothing on the crawler harness today. The pic is of the fish that bit the metallic perch wally diver.
Headed south from the launch and motored past the guys by Vokes. Dropped lines: planer boards, longline rods, and one bottom bouncer with a crawler harness. Nothing for close to an hour then the diving plug on the longline got hit. The wind petered out and sun winked thru the clouds, and the bite continued. The harness got three walleyes and one white bass. The body baits ended up edging the harness at the end. Fished from 7:30-11:30AM ; kept 4 medium sized eyes, and released two barely over 15. The big surprise was getting the crawler bites. Fun trip for PK and my first time out this year.