This lake USA tough bite in winter... usually late January and early February are tough. I was out there about ten days ago and did not mark a fish all day, I live on this chain, it should get better towards end of February or early march
Below 0° F
Below 40° F
Went out on this lake to try. Ended a failure. Was bitter cold and very windy. Dove out on the snowmobile trail with my pick up and drive out to about 20 fow. Set up a bunch of tip-ups and jigged for a few hours with a bunch of guys with every type of jig we owned. Not even the slightest nibble. Not even the slightest. I hear this is a summer lake and may try then, but will never ice fish here again.
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wow I finally was able to log in!! After not being able to log in all year it finally worked!!! Crappie fishing has been great if you like mid size crappies. Lots of 7-10 inchers, once in a while you get a few bigger.It will take another year or two to get this class up there. too many getting raped in the spring. deep water has been the best bet for crappies. minnows on slip bobbers and small jigs in various colors vertical jigged are working great.
Muskies are all over the chart, no real patterns or baits stand out. Getting some on the bars while getting some in 2 feet of water . water temps are about60 as of the other night. Water is dirty, not from turn over either, it still needs to drop to about 52 to start. A green bloom is happening also.
The river is dropping , they let it down about 2-3 feet in the last few weeks.
Smallies are working rock bars and flats near evening now. twitching rapalas on the surface is fun.
My father and I are headed up this weekend to fish the area for muskies. Does anyone have a recent water temp? Do the lakes on this chain undergo the full turnover and have they done it yet? I am looking for my dad to soak some suckers as he recently had a stroke and will not be able to cast.
Thanks for any help you can give.
MOON PHASE (15%)
56° - 60° F
Just got to one of the sugar camp lakes, first cast 18 inch smallie on a sinking minnow wacky style. Then one dock over heard what sounded like a human cannon ball! Had to be a Musk. Ran up to my take box and slapped on a liter and my favorite surface lure on 8lb test. Snuck down right b4 the dock and casted 15ft over where the raise was. As my jitterbug was half way to my I saw a wake in its path 5 feet in front of it. BAM! Blasted it and it was on, guessing low 40's. Had it on for 10 min w/o net and made another jump and shook and spit. Moved 2 docks over and had another follow a bit smaller say 35. Within t hrs of being here I know where 4 respectable musks are. Been coming here 4 years and only seem two total.