Anyone fimilar with this lake please pm me. Never fished it but was told to be careful when ice fishing? Are there danger zones to stay away from? The person who warned me couldn't tell me anything but just to pretty much stay off...
Very surprising to hear that, this is where I’ve caught MY personal best bluegill that was bigger than my hand & XL gloves are tight on me!! Through the summer I catch nice eater gills as well. Bass abductor says there’s a plethora of yellow & white bass in here & as far as I’m concerned those are good table fare as well. I’ve never fished the lake during ice because I’ve been warned that this lake has some strong currents & I don’t want to play with that.
Since you asked: LaBelle would not be my first choice for ice fishing. Pan fishing is so-so to bad. Some crappie to be had at dusk. Northern pike very low numbers. You can catch plenty of walleyes but with the size reg's not likely you will keep any. For summer fishing the smallmouth fishing is outstanding.
MOON PHASE (15%)
Just wondering what the launch situation looks like, I know Labelle in spring can be pretty high by launch, just curious how high it is with all the rain we have been getting. Thanks, not sure I am going to fish again this year but if I do will post detailed report on Labelle.
MOON PHASE (99%)
Channel cats will eat algae, crawfish, and any small fish they can get in mouth. The only problem is that carp grow fairly quickly so there is a short time frame where channels can eat the small carp. Flatheads on the other hand will eat carp up to a couple pounds or 3 or 4 years of age. The channels will probably help keep the yellow bass population in check, I am sure the walleye do a pretty good job at eating yellow bass also. In about a month I plan on spending a few trips on Labelle, will let you know what I find.