Can anybody let us know about ice thickness on Siss, Sand or Stone lake coming up next weekend how things are.
ice thickness 100 yards out 3" with 3"inch of water on top, 2" snow on that, areas without slush/water ice maybe 5" some areas were more firm. Today 1-5 pm one small pike right away nothing til dark.this cold weather is just not making ice with the snow cover. We had probably a total of 12" of snow so far and the first snow was really wet. fished sunday and monday on another lake close by and ice was only 5" with water 2-3" on it not good
brother has been fishing some back bay for couple weeks now. if you venture out over deep water make sure to check as you go. big water like round, lco, grinder have couple inches of ice with 6 plus inches on snow. it has not been that cold and not making ice with all that insulation.
Spent the past two days on Big Sissi trying to learn the body of water. Working the southern areas of the lake as I have fished from a pontoon with family, and in my trusty kayak. Fishing is slow and fish are small. Getting a pattern was hard, but gravel bottomed areas inside of a deep weed line produced perch on standard rigs with crawlers. Walleye came on a weed edge drop from 10-16 with a rapala jigging rap, without a tip. Largemouth came on a mix of chatterbaits and a white 3" swim shad. Threw into shorelines or over pads to draw them out. Good numbers with LMB, just small in size. Pike hit both chatterbaits and swim fish in shallows next to weed edged and Lilly pad lines. I'm pretty new to fishing, but this was the groove I laid out. Will try again tomorrow to see if I can get into a multi species day.