fished lake e c today for a couple hours this afternoon got 4 undersize walleyes and a perch trolling flicker shads and salmo hornets got bit off right away before i could get the last line out quite a few more logs out than last year wind was terrible and the random heavy showers drove us off around 4 anyone else been fishing out here ????
MOON PHASE (78%)
6° - 10° F
2-2-17 fishing to the west of North landing in 15fot marked a lot of fish but our group of 4 guys had no bites or flags fished from 2:30-6:00 I had good luck all year in that same spot up until 2 weeks ago.
MOON PHASE (8%)
Fished the island off the south landing on 1/28, 730-11AM. As River Rat mentioned, I didn't catch my first fish until 10 either. Caught 4 in that hour, walleye, 2 crappies and a perch. One crappie caught on a tip down with a rosie red with everything else caught on a spoon and full minnow. Tried minnow heads and waxies without any luck. Marked a lot before 10am with no takers, between 10-11 they hit pretty hard but didn't mark as many. Fished the middle of the channel in 20' at first but everything ended up being caught in 14' on the edge of the channel.
More vehicles than I expected out. Looks like someone put their front wheels in on the south landing. Everyone else was driving in off the north landing which I also heard broke through by the end of the day.
It's a shame more people don't post more reports out here. There are several groups of permanent shanties in areas they don't usually congregate, would be interested in seeing what they're targetting and how they're doing.
MOON PHASE (25%)
31° - 35° F
Caught 3 small walleye (8, 12, 15") on tip-downs (8,12) and panfish jig with small minnow (15). Also 4 crappie averaging 10 inches. 8 perch but only one nice 12-inch one. 1 keeper gill. All in 16-18 fow on river channel. Switched it up throughout the day on the jig pole: waxies, minnow heads, very small minnows--all worked somewhat but waxies best for jigging panfish.
Also noticed bite did not start until almost 10 am and pretty much shut down by 430 pm. Lots of lookers no takers late in the day. Is this typical of Lake Eau Claire?
Fished on Wednesday Jan.18.
North landing is very sloppy with lots of slush and water on the ice! Solid 15" of clear ice with 3" soft ice on top. Cars and trucks were still able to drive all over! I wouldn't drive without 4 wheel drive. Fished walleyes in 8'-12' of water. No luck!