I fished Cox Hollow yesterday morning. Some water on top of the ice and slick but still plenty of ice. Fishing was slow but did manage a few nice gills and smaller crappies. Did catch one very nice walleye on the jig pole.
MOON PHASE (3%)
21° - 25° F
Out yesterday from 1:30 until 5:30PM. Really slow compared to last weekend and Monday. Marked a lot of fish and caught quite a few chippers but only 2 keeper gills (waxies). Switched to minnows for crappies in the evening and had 3 smalls and one keeper (minnows on glow jig).
One negative besides the fishing. If you fish Cox regularly and someone is on "your" spot when you get on the ice, that's just the way it is and you have to respect their space. There's plenty of room for everybody on the lake.
MOON PHASE (5%)
31° - 35° F
Late report from Sat and Monday. Saturday I was out in the late afternoon (after the tournament). I managed 6 really nice bluegill out of about 15 total. All on waxies. Also had one nice largemouth on tip-up (shiner). See pic. Wish I would have put something by the fish to reference because the pic doesn't do it justice. But I was by myself and just wanted to get it back in the water.
Monday was out in evening again and ended up with 5 nice gills and a lot of little chippers. Also kept one nice crappie. Lots of people telling me about the crappie bite being really good last weekend but I only got 2.
Both days I fished near the point. Ice was ok once you got away from shore. Might be sketchy by this weekend.
Ice was fine. About 12" total with the top couple inches soft. There was 1 ATV out. A little water around the edges, but no big deal. I fished probably 30 holes today and never started the auger! They were all open. Bite was decent until noon, but all were on the small side. 13-15 ft was the best for me. Fish were right on the bottom.
MOON PHASE (10%)
Thanks for the good deed gobblestopper. I did the same on an Iowa cty pond last weekend. Some people are slobs. Cig butts annoy me to no end. I'm for an out right cig ban personally.
ice ok on cox? How thick?
Spent the morning on the lake hole hopping and picking up trash! Pop and beer cans, cig packages, bait containers, old rags, etc.. Seriously!?!? My sled was half full of trash by the time I quit. Must have been a hell of a weekend on Cox! What is wrong with people!?
my fishing partner phoned in sick early sunday morning, and my son said he didnt want to go. So I played basketball instead
wife is freaking out about ice safety. any reports on the gov D lakes? colder snap later this week will help. Ice still safe on cox? twin? blackhawk?