Ice is good - several permanent and wheel houses on the big lake. I'd stay away from Lower Clam (little clam unless you know it well.) Folks have fallen through on foot in the far north-east area. I've fished there many times in the past so something has changed there with regard to currents. Did well on tip-ups last weekend - caught a bunch of pike and kept a couple for the smoker. Good luck!
Clam Lake, Siren WI
I hear you there. We've been on Clam for 19 years. It's a strange fishery in that it changes constantly. I've seen too many guys take advantage of the good years and slaughter them (last spring watched one guy boat and kill 100+ bluegills off their beds in front of our place. This year the walleye bite has been very good and those fishing them are taking them - which is legally OK. Unfortunately there are those who take the privilege to the extreme. Clam is not stocked, so the supply is finite based on reproduction habitat - which I might add is not much and constantly being destroyed by massive boats on a very shallow lake. I'd like the DNR to drop the limit even further on walleyes, but that's certainly not my call. Good luck out there!
Yep, the northern population is really booming on the clam after a few years of not seeing too many. We are catching pike during the day and just after dark we are getting a few walleyes. Same presentation as you - small hooks with smaller shiners and clear fluorocarbon leader so the presentation is natural. We had 50+ flags (all pike and a couple jumbo perch) last Saturday which was a lot of fun - and did manage a couple eyes after dark.