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To cat, sorry if I used the same pics and it hurt you, my apologies,, my phone died or crashed and I lost my pics, I used what I had,, besides if you want to do my advertising for me please feel free...
MOON PHASE (70%)
Walleye and crappie fish was pretty good early, walleye are or should start coming out of recovery in the area, crappie are mostly done spawning, there’s still some in the shallows..gills should move in as soon as the water warms back up..
water temps dropped from75-78 to 63/65 with all the rain we Been getting and low temps in the 40’s.
minimal weed growth in main lakes. Need more sun. River is high, the chains are high..
MOON PHASE (70%)
51° - 55° F
61° - 65° F
Well the water temps have taken a big hit, they went from 75-78 to 63-65.. numerous fish have pulled out of the shallows...look for them on first breaks and rock piles and cribs.... crank baits should be working on these fish right now.. top waters were getting some action, my first ski came on a topraider. We been moving some big fish, I can’t wIt till they get fully recovered from the spawn, then look out!
MOON PHASE (10%)
This past week area lakes opened , the walleye spawn went fast , some had eggs and milt on Monday, Wednesday they were empty... water temperatures ranged from 48-53...on different lakes the fish were found along breaks in 6-9 feet of water..the bite was late morning till about 7 pm.
small rapalas were hot , count down models in fire Tiger were good.. jugs with minnows or twister tails worked well also.
fatheads on slip bobbers set as close to the bottom as possible working well also.. the river was really good for big eyes.. deep holes with wood vertical jigged was also good... water temps took a dip after the last couple of mornings, but should climb as this weekend warms... also we picked up crappies and perch on rock bars and deep cribs... remember, these fish are just coming off the spawn, except the crappies, they are hungry, let some go to keep the population in shape...
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.