MOON PHASE (89%)
36° - 40° F
Ice depth has gone down inch or two since last weekend. Slick footing w/o creepers. Fished 8:00am until 4:00pm. 4 guys had 10-12 flags all day. 4 keeper northerns biggest 24 inch. 2 nice largemouth. Overall pretty slow day w/ strong winds out of west. Not much melting going on. Boat launch had standing water but no issues getting on or off.
MOON PHASE (19%)
41° - 45° F
Fished Sat. from 8-5. 17-18 inches ice at all holes. Water clarity better than week prior. Set-up couple hundred yards SE of smaller island in 6-8 FOW. Had steady action all day w/ couple dozen flags. LOTS of light hits incl. several fish hooked that didn't trip flags! 3 keeper northerns 18-22 inches and two chunky largemouths. Threw back in quite a few snakes. Nice day out w/ my son. Planned on moving around the lake a bit w/ the warm weather but didn't need to w/ all the activity. Looked like they were setting up a course for a bike race on the ice? Anyone know what and when?
MOON PHASE (2%)
11° - 15° F
On lake from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Tiki launch area in great shape. Dozen or so flags; no keepers. 7-8 small snakes and one small mouth. Very slow action in 7-8 FOW SE of small island. Water clarity seems worse than usual? One of the slowest days in recent memory. Less than 20 shacks on lake and relatively few people out. So far not a year to brag about here.
MOON PHASE (5%)
My fishing team competed in the tourney yesterday and found green weeds in 6-8 feet. Milfoil is dead and lying on the lake floor like hay or dead stalks standing upright . (I had a camera). All of our fish came near green weeds. We caught 33 fish with most being small northerns but we had 18 anglers and we fished from 7:30-2. Weather was brutal yesterday with a consistent 10 mph wind. We saw a bald eagle circling the lake at 2 PM. Pretty cool.
We saw some people fishing very close to the aerators and open water. If those were kids from the tourney, shame on the people who were supposed to be supervising them. We don’t need anyone dying from making stupid decisions.
MOON PHASE (5%)
Ice is really nice on the lake. thick, clear, and slippery. The new owners stuck a million bucks into the Tiki Bar and are allowing people to access lake but want you to pay the $5 launch fee to assist with maintenance. I took my ice skates out there yesterday with the 300 other WIFA folks and had the easiest mode of travel on the lake. Beautiful ice rink right now. You can actually see the weeds thru 14" of ice. Steer clear of the area by the aerator though. plenty of moving water over in that section now.
Fishing was about 40% as good as it was in years past for our high school event but everyone had fun and went home safely.
Had to clean up a few spots with beer cans and other garbage piled up on the ice though. hope that doens't have to happen again!