Anyone check ice thickness by the park recently? Curious what it is.
I will be out there this weekend and will update ice conditions and post a fishing report.
Good luck and be safe.
I fished east of O and found 6” of ice. Not much fish action to report. I saw a car on the ice on the east side of S bridge? And several ATVs running around. When I walk toward a hole I can see the water moving with my steps, I weigh less than 200lbs all bundled up. Too early for any vehicle in my opinion.
Fished this morning in front of county S boat landing in 15 fow.lot of traffic some were setting permanent shacks.had solid 6 inches under foot .managed to catch 2 crappies few short walleyes and 1 16incher all cpr.crappies came on jigging rap tipped with rosie head.walleyes on 1/8oz castmaster and perch talkers tipped with minnow head
If anyone thinks a fish species can’t be fished out or almost fished out. Where did the crappies go? BEP was hammered by people keeping everything they catch the last couple years. Can’t catch a crappie to save my a**!
fyi, This post is for ice conditions as of sat 12/8 am. 5 to 6 in along shores. the farther you walk out the thinner it is. Sat,I was in 28ft. with 3 in of ice, as measured. I would only recommend walking if you want to try your luck in deeper water. Please stay away from the center of the flowage,the bridges and any rock walls along these areas.
Fishing was fair ,with catching 1, 18.5 eye. and 7 that need time to grow-up.Caught fish on fatheads, 10 - 12 in off bottom. Jigged with spoons and raps,also. Did and talk to others with the same results, a few perch,no crappies, small eyes and 1 pike. Overall fishing sucess is best at 20 ft or more.