Slow morning so far. Marked a couple, no takers in 14fow. Ice is crystal clear and solid. 13" at the launch and 16-18" everywhere we drilled. Seems that the weed bed that usually holds holds the fish is sparce this year.
Lake Ellen, Sheboygan County
MOON PHASE (75%)
0° - 5° F
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
I went for a quick 3 hour trip last evening and ended up with a few 7 and 8 inch gills i kept and 12 bass biggest was 17. Average size was 13. Missed quite a few fish also. Deep weedlines. Still trying to catch the elusive lake ellen walleye.
Never fished this lake before and was thinking of trying it tomorrow.
Grandson has a basketball game near by and was thinking for driving up, doing a little fishing and then go to the game.
Can someone say what the ice is like?
Also, any basic hints? Feel free to message me.
Thaks for the help.
I was just wondering if anyone knew if this lake has any known weak spots on the ice year after year. I noticed it is a seepage lake and not a spring lake. I am asking because I hold a tourney with about 20 friends every year and we want to try a new lake. A lake that none of us has ice fished. I know theres northerns and bass and walleyes in here. But my main concern is driving on it. Thanks for any info.
I would have to agree. There is much better fishing on the lakes down in the kettles (long, crooked, mauthe) just put in your time and you will come across more structure and more fish than you will on lake ellen. Also i have not checked lake ellen recently, but i would not recommend walking on it yet. I just checked a similar size and depth lake yesterday (crystal lake) and there was still open water in areas.