Has anyone been out to check ice since new cold snap. Would like to go out as soon as it is safe
26° - 30° F
Went out this last weekend, caught some nice gills, a crappie and a bass on jigs. was out for 6 hours with a friend with 4 tip ups out and not one flag.
Last year I watched a PBS show about Wisconsin waterways and how the ecosystems are evolving. They used Lake Hallie as an example of a lake that used to have cool enough water to support trout. But as more of the area was developed there was increased runoff of warm surface water that raised the water temp to a level where it will no longer support trout.
They also talked about development on Long Lake (chippewa county) and are monitoring what effect that will have in the next few years. Very interesting show.
MOON PHASE (24%)
31° - 35° F
Really small bluegill that were very picky for me.. the I got a nice Northern on a tip up. 30". My personal best! Thanks to the other guys out there for snapping a pic!
Oh yeah and there were full size and mid size trucks out there which I thought was pushing it so I just stayed away.