Thanks for the kind words! My season has been great so far, luck sure has been on my side. Going out now will let you guys know how I do! Small 3/16 Gold kastmaster with a larger treble. Those small silver treble hooks just don’t stay hooked well with hole the trout fight crazy and roll. Whole crappie minnow I found has been the best the last two years
MOON PHASE (12%)
36° - 40° F
Below 40° F
Greetings, Lake Linkers!
Got out today at the South Shore about 200 yards or so from the cabins on the West side of the lake. There were quite a few folks out today on the South shoreline!
Fished in about 30' of water today with a jig pole tipped with some cutbait (minnow tail) on a Sweedish Pimple with a red flasher on there. Had another pole out with a tuffy on it fishing about midway up the water column and I put a tip up out with a shiner on there. Had a flag early on in the day, but I think that might have been the shiner setting it off as I had the tip up set to light bite.
Had one on the minnow line and lost it after about 5 seconds or so. Also, had a few light taps on the jig pole, but was not able to reel anything in. The hits happened sporadically throughout the day and seemed to pick up when the sun came out but would shut off once the sun was blocked.
Spoke to a few folks out on the ice today! Some nice people out there! Spoke to a gentleman who was taking his six year old daughter out on the ice. From what he heard, not many others had much luck today. I did overhear some folks who were closer to the west shore tied into some trout but further south, the bite was very slow. Spoke to another young girl who was on the lake and she said the bite was slow where she was and spoke to another gentleman who was getting ready to go out and fish about the fishing today.
It was nice to see all the folks on the North Shoreline for the Ice Fishing Clinic today. I hope the ice fishing bug was instilled in some newcomers today!
Packed it in around 3:00 pm today after the chair I was sitting in broke! Time to get a new chair!
Tight lines all and stay safe out there!
Greetings, fellow Lake Linkers!
I am going to go out tomorrow morning on the South shore to give it a go. I haven't been out in a few seasons ice fishing due to working three jobs again.
Will try to get a post up later in the day.
Good luck to all of you who go out tomorrow!
MOON PHASE (6%)
Fished for about two and half hours after a 15 minute battle with my pop up shanty that some how managed turn inwards creating a mess. After setting up with out the shanty my wife got a decent brown right away. Followed by a second one right away. Then it stopped. Wind picked up she got cold, so we headed out. Still an amazing time with some great scenery.
MOON PHASE (6%)
26° - 30° F
First time out for the year. Although the trout weren't biting fast and furious, I still did get my three in about as many hours, with one 13 inch bonus bass. Should be lots of people on Sat. with ice fishing clinic at the north shore boat landing.
Yes, you would need a stamp to legally fish for and posses trout. Now, if you were fishing for say Walleye and accidentally caught a trout or two and released them, it would be hard for a warden to pinch you.
By the way, does anyone ever catch a walleye or other species when they are after trout out there.
MOON PHASE (24%)
Was on the south end early this morning about an 1” of water on the ice in most places. Was not too soft when drilling the few holes. I think we should be in good shape and all solid by Saturday morning. Very very slick out would suck to slip and get soaked so bring your creepers! Fishing is best away from the crowd and today showed! Had my first three by 8am fished till 10am and let go 5 more. Really good early morning bite and I find that it slows down after 10. Gold kastmaster and crappie minnow.