Delta-Dummond Area, Bayfield County

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8/10/15 @ 9:04 PM
gobbler
gobbler
MEMBER since 6/30/01
Any new info area lakes heading up thursday

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7/16/15 @ 11:10 AM
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Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
Fished for crappie on Friday and did okay. If you want to have some fun, take a kid crappie fishing on Lake Delta. Have them cast white or yellow Beetle Spins with a slow retrieve in 12'-15' of water on shores that have extensive weeds.

I caught 60-70 fish to be able to keep 8 for a meal for my wife and I. The ones I kept were 9-10". Cookie cutter size I tossed back were 6".

You'll catch quite a few little pike doing this as well.

You'll only be able to keep up with one rod each so don't bother doing what I did and use slip bobbers. I couldn't keep up with two rods which points out the fact I would've done just as well with a slip bobber and crappie minnow.

Also, Texas rigged Senkos in 6'-10' of water will catch you some nice bass and pike.

Have fun! Chris

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3/30/15 @ 7:02 PM
1dcell69
1dcell69
USER since 4/25/14
Has anyone been on the pike chain ice fidhing lately? Was wondering how conditions were.

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3/30/15 @ 12:19 PM
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dimer10
dimer10
USER since 4/29/11

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous
We were on a couple bayfield county lakes over the weekend and was surprised how little ice was left. The two we fished were ok yet, but 90% of the lakes we looked at were in rough shape with some open water, perch lake being one of them. I imagine it will be hard to get on anywhere by this weekend.

The two lakes we fished had anywhere from 6-14" of ice, but the bottom few inches was very honeycombed and the top inch was pretty soft as your auger would bury right through with ease. Conditions were perfect for covering lots of water and drilling lots of holes. Gills and crappies were on a rip, took home a one man limit both fri and saturday, but didn't find anything big. Gills 7-8.5" and crappies 10-11". Everything was caught using B-Y Baits plastics on tungsten jigs, even a few nice bass and northern caught by accident were quickly released. Looked like most fish had vacated the main basin in search of shallower, warmer water. We found a lot of gills and crappies in 6-8' of water.

Delta-Dummond Area, Bayfield County Photo
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3/30/15 @ 10:43 AM
Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06
A man drown yesterday on Perch lake.

Public Service Message: If risking your life for a bluegill is so great, please, for the sake of your family and emergency crews, wear floatation devices!

This is 2 years in a row that area men have drown while ice fishing.

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12/31/14 @ 8:37 AM
Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06
Depressed because I won't be at the cabin ice fishing New Year's Eve weekend for the first time in a decade!

SO...somebody please hook me up with some reports. My jealousy will be closer to admiration.

Tuning Forks, we will see you at the Fishin Chicks outing on January 17th. Don't forget, I'll be bringing bloody mary mix, steaks, and poppers. Can't wait to hang with you!

Anybody interested in the Fishin Chicks outing, it's for a great cause and is a great time. I wrote about it last year at this time if you want more information, look below.

Tight Lines, Chris (P.S. Dave...I'm at work right now)

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12/29/14 @ 6:27 AM
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gut shot
gut shot
USER since 1/14/13

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Fished the area on friday and Sunday with minimal success. Friday was ok for a mix bag but not many panfish. More LM bass and northerns than anything. Friday ice conditions were ok with just a little slush but Sunday was a different story. Slush was BAD with water coming up any holes drilled before the snow. Walk out or ATV/snowmobile only. Ice thickness is kind of goofy considering there is 14" On the Upper St. Croix and people are driving all over it. I might wait for this cold to thicken things up a bit so I don't have to drag my sled through the slush.

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2/17/14 @ 6:23 AM
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Chris2fur
Chris2fur
USER since 3/4/06
Law, The lake the 68 year old fell through and drown in is the lake my cabin is on. I will be heading up there this coming weekend to find out exactly where he went in. The reason: everybody that fishes this lake knows where to go. It's not rocket science as all the fish in the lake are congregated in a spring filled bay. However, I've got friends and relation that are fishing there every weekend and reporting 20" + ice in this area. Anybody who has fished this lake knows that there is a spring about the size of a pool table that all the gills go to. Stick a camera down there and it looks like an aquarium of 6-10" gills! Makes it nice, because you will know in 30 seconds after putting your line down if it's worth staying or not.

With that said, there is a culvert where the discharge current never freezes and a few spots on shorelines, 10' to the right of my dock for instance that stay open as well...I have otters come out by my dock. I don't know if the ice got soft with the weight of the snow or what...

There are people driving on the lake. I promise I will get the scoop and report about it when I return. Safety first.

We had planned on having a memorial ice fisheree there this weekend, however might move to Lake Delta just because of this accident.

New Year's Eve, I had friends build an igloo in front of my cabin and sleep in it when it was -18 at night. They're crazy, and alcohol might have been at play here, but they did this about 40 yards from where my shore is "soft" and had plenty of ice.

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2/15/14 @ 2:56 PM
lawdog616
lawdog616
MEMBER since 1/20/04
A man fell through the ice last week and lost his life. Heard two people fell through the ice today, but it sounds like they got out. Even with all this cold weather the ice is still dangerous. Be safe out there.

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1/20/14 @ 5:14 PM
Gritz1980
Gritz1980
USER since 1/16/14
Chris I saw the group on delta glad to hear they were doing well. Talked to some other groups at flying eagle Saturday evening and they all said real slow too. Guess it was hit or miss. We almost pulled into spider lake as we drove right by but decided not to. I'll be back up in a few weeks to try again. Keep the reports coming!

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