Went out poking around the ice on Half Moon to check conditions. Two inches at the most with entire lake coverage. With the weather as cold as it is, possibly fishable ice by early next week.
Dells Pond, Altoona Lake, Half Moon Lake, and Chippewa River, Eau Claire County
I am new to the area and was curious were all the bait shops are besides scheels.I would like to support the local guys more than a big store. I ice fish a lot so shiners, fatheads, crappie minnows are a must. I would also like to know who carries musky suckers around here! Thanks in advance!
Also, I don't have anyone to fish with out here but I have a boat and everything for ice fishing and wouldn't mind going with someone every now and then!
PM if you'd like and we can talk there!
have been out on altoona, half moon and dells pond.
Altoona had 5-6inches of ice west of the handicap fishing dock.
half moon has 6 or 7 inches but I was behind 10th Ave in the bay up against the rock wall. marked lots of fish. no takers. I only fished for 45 minutes.
dells pond is sketchy. some places I found 8 inches of ice. 250ft away, soft spots with grey ice. use caution. maybe a life jacket and safety picks if you go down the hill.
Anyone been out at Half Moon yet? I am coming up for Holidays- MIGHT be able to sneak away from inlaws tomorrow AM for few hours- prob just throw out a few tip ups and drink coffee, but if you have ice report or anything, please let me know
Thanks, good luck and Merry X Mas!