Hadn't fished this lake in decades but managed to get a few today.
MOON PHASE (98%)
Sounds like fun but while the lake needs less bass the one that should be removed would be the ones under 14 inches. I know that is illegal but the DNR should fix that and let us keep some smaller bass.
MOON PHASE (93%)
Well, it's been the best ice fishing season for me in years. So I decided to do something tough for a change. Tried to solve the Beaver problem again. Did a perch search today. Went to my March GPS spots and drilled around 50 holes. Guess it was a bit early for that. Had a few definite perch rises off the bottom, and had a few on the line before they shook off. But not one panfish landed. Zero.. .
But it still ended up being a fun day. Caught 36 bass, beating my all time ice fishing record by 6. 26 smallie and 10 largemouth. This lake needs less bass, so I kept a limit of smallie 14-15 inch. Released a few 15 to 17 inch .
Bass were caught in 12 to 22 ft of water, with 15 ft being the best depth. Caught half on tip downs with minnows and half o n spoons and a jigging Rap. So still had fun despite the tough panfish bite
MOON PHASE (23%)
Well, have had only one bad ice fishing trip this past winter, and that was on Beav. The worst otherwise was a day I got 12 gills, 2 were over 8 inch, and 3 keeper size crappie, biggest was 12 inch. That was Middle Genessee, the 2nd toughest lake I fish. Tried to redeem myself again today on Beav. Nope. Fished 4 hrs and caught only 2 keeper perch, 12 1/4 and 9 3/4, plus a bunch of dinks. For the first time in my whole life, did not catch a bass on Beav. This lake has my number
MOON PHASE (28%)
36° - 40° F
Below 40° F
Fishin been very good for me this winter, so I decided to hit a tough lake for a change. Well let me tell ya, ol Beaver brought me down to earth. Any time I start to think I'm a pretty good ice fisherman, I just head on down to Beaver and get schooled.
Fished 4 hrs in the afternoon in what I know is a"good" area. There was around 80 holes drilled by others the last week that were not frozen over. So I only drilled like 5 of my own. Fished like 30 holes and had 2 tip downs out. Caught 4 fish in 4 hrs. Two keeper perch, a 9 inch bass and an anorexic 23 inch pike. Nobody else I talked to caught much either.
Thanks for the reality check, Beaver. Going back to fishing much better lakes, see ya after ice out