Current ice conditions vary greatly.. I haven’t been on the s c chain yet this year, I was on the rainbow flowage, I had 6-7 there, Sunday I hiked into a 32 acre lake, ice thetecwas 4-5 inches.. one other spot I was on, about a 10 acre area only had 7 inches.. so it’s getting better, just be careful and use a spud bar in your way out it’s your first time to the spot. I would not drive anything yet on the iceunless you know for sure it’s safe.. but then again no ice is ever truly safe.. be safe and good luck
MOON PHASE (40%)
Saturday Brian and I hit the water for a few hours in the afternoon, started hot and humid, ended 68 and rain.. we managed to move around and get a mixed bag.. pike, walleye, smallies, perch and crappies... had to work for them though... live bait and jigs tipped with minnows worked well.. water temps down to 70! Which is great, as they are calling for heat again this coming week after Monday and Tuesday..
MOON PHASE (61%)
Well fishing in the area varies.. crappies remain good, walleye are spotty, smallies are good.. perch are slow, Muskie are spotty..
i had Molly and Robbie out for a variety on Thursday.. both caught some nice crappies and Robbie got his first walleye. We also did some musky fishing, it was Robbie’s first time, for a 7 year old he did pretty good with the bait caster, he also missed a musky on top water?? he said that was exciting! , I got out for a lil solo fishing finally.. caught some nice smallies, had a few perch and a walleye..had a nice ski follow up,, I took a video of an osprey getting a fish off the water , that was cool!
All fish were released..just a fun couple of days!!
MOON PHASE (99%)
Well conditions have been varying,, hot and sunny to 2 inches of rain to east winds to all points of the compass!!
highlights.. water temps have dropped from 82 degrees to 72.. we really needed this.
area lakes though have been having good crappie fishing .. bass fishing has been good, pike have slowed a bit along with walleye..
ski action over all in the area slow to ok..
MOON PHASE (66%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
The crappie bite is good in the area.. the key is moving until you find an active pod.. deep shallow brush cribs .. crappie minnows on slip bobbers and worms or small jigs...
walleye bass and pike in the area are hit and miss right now...don’t get hung up on one pattern..
weeds on various waters are starting to improve along shoreline areas.. mid lake flats not so much..
MOON PHASE (73%)
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Wednesday evening I had Jay and Sherry out for some panfish action.. we couldn’t get any gills.. others been getting them shallow.. we fish from a foot to 18 feet deep.. we moved a few times.. we went thru a scoop of crappie minnows and a bunch of baby crawlers. We caught plenty of crappies and perch and a walleye.. mayflies were hatching.. we had fun, all fish were released!!