MOON PHASE (98%)
91° - 95° F
71° - 75° F
Played hooky from work today and almost melted in the heat. Was out from 8-1. Found a couple of patches of very active, good sized bluegills in shallow. Was using Gulp minnows/worms and they devoured them. Caught about 15 in one spot and a dozen in another...all between 6-8 inches. Both spots were next to docks with sandy bottoms. I saw a bunch of other bluegills in other areas but they were extremely skiddish. Also caught a couple of LM bass including a really nice 17 incher on a green senko.
All in all it was a decent day given the crazy hot weather. Talked to a nice guy at the launch who was tossing a stick to his dog. Can't believe all of the super pricey condos being built in Oconomowoc.
Taking my son and his best friend (who has never ice fished)out on Fowler tomorrow. I have never fished this lake and would like to get them on some fish. Mostly tip ups but some jigging as well. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
MOON PHASE (2%)
Had my first good day of the season today, was hoping to catch walleyes but ended up catching lots of northern, some were surprisingly decent in upper 20’s. All went back in the hole (I don’t know how to pickle them, and even so doesn’t sound appetizing...) i also met some awesome folks out there, the two brothers fishing in the black hub blind, you guys were awesome, me or my father in law would have a fish on a flag and every time they would come out and help spool up the tip up while we were still pulling one in, good time great folks. Also the guy (Andrew I think you said your name was) you left around one o’clock and I used your middle hole of the three you had going out from your chair. That one turned out to be the honey hole! For the first time ever I was irritated there was so many flags, couldn’t reset bait and tip up’s fast enough to get back to drink beer, then I realized this was probably a good thing after all the flagless days I’ve had. Location was by the dam 10ft to 15ft deep, large minnows halfway down on tip ups.
Certainly not trying to keep anyone away. Like I said, I can throw a rock out my front door and hit the lake, I haven't fished it in years. If people are having luck, great! If I wanted to keep people away I wouldn't comment at all.
MOON PHASE (2%)
0° - 5° F
Just wanted to get a report in after the last few comments.
I'm out almost every weekend and am catching fish every weekend. I'm normally targeting northern, just cause they are plentiful and fun to catch. I'm not normally looking for a meal.
Caught 4 this weekend ranging from 16" to 27". I'll normally get 7-10 keeper northern throughout a winter, which (the last couple years) is almost one a weekend.
And on the few times we target panfish, we are always able to leave with enough for a good meal.
Pic is of the 27" from this past weekend...