Either hit cranberry for some gills, best tactic there is hole hopping until you find them. Or go over the old river channel by a shantee town to jig for crappies. A deadsticked minnow anywhere will land you walleyes and crappies
Highschool here never fished this lake family has a lake house there and I am Looking for some info on some good fishing areas on the lake planning on going tomarrow morning fishing any help is appreciated thanks shoot me a text or call woth any tips 7153161984
Last Sunday full size trucks were "safely" driving pretty much everywhere. I did see some sleds making their way up the river, but it looked pretty dicey to me. I think there are good alternative routes that might be safer.
Regarding where some panfish might be caught, I'd like to help, but we haven't done that well so far this year. I did hear reports of fish being caught on the flats at the very northeast end of the lake by the main creek. Also heard some reports on Cranberry, but those were about lots of little fish.
We'll be fishing in our shanty near the high banks and hope to try for some evening eyes as well but not sure where that part of the trip will occur
Headed up to Holcombe Friday night through Sunday. Hopefully it doesn't get as cold as predicted. Will have Tip-ups out at night for walleye, I'll post how we do. Looking for some advice on where to fish some panfish. Feel free to PM and I'll buy beers for some good advice! I've fished Cranberry in the past but it isn't the lake it used to be. We will be on Snowmobiles. Just curious, is the river safe to ride on sleds from the Lake to Flaters? Also, I hear of people driving up the Jump River, is that safe to drive up now?
Thanks in advance
Saw the same pickup out where we were Sunday, hope they got fish. The typical early ice patterns should be on soon.
The ice was still barely 6" in parts where the current runs. Anyone not very familiar with where the current in Holcombe is should remain very cautious about driving out for another week with anything bigger than an ATV. The area where we saw that pickup (on thin ice) is almost 25 foot deep and over a mile from any access point. Be careful out there.
Below 0° F
Fished the last 3 days with limited luck. A few crappie in 20+ FOW and some other fish/bites in 7-12 FOW off the jump channel.
ice thickness varies greatly. Some places over 12, others just over 6
saw a guy with a full sized pickup drive across the biggest part of the lake. He made it, but I wouldn’t suggest it I’m certain there are places where the ice remains under 6”
MOON PHASE (10%)
Fished Cranberry Tuesday afternoon in the wind. About 6 other people out there, don't know how they were doing but they all humped it off before 4p.m. All I caught was small fish, no size which is A typical for Cranberry early. Might of just been the day and condition's for a good quality bite this time of year and what I typically catch on Cranberry.