Still a few guys on out the Ice as of yesterday. Be safe out there, if you go. A couple of boats on the river today.
MOON PHASE (30%)
Yep, I think pretty risky after this weekend. We did manage to make it out Saturday from the north shore. We wore waders and "gently" broke through at shore which appeared to be about three inches of re frozen ice. Once up on the main shelf we had about 16 inches of total ice with only the top eight to ten inches being good solid ice.
Fishing was awful but man was it a beautiful day out there. We put the auger right through a 12 inch gizzard shad frozen dead in the ice. Thinking spring fishing is going to be great. Bring it on.
Would not advise ice fishing here anymore. Middle of the lake by the narrows wide open. I drove by on the way home from up north. Checked all launches on south end and they are shot. Unless you want to wade to the ice left and risk death I would stay off!
Looking to possibly head up tomorrow with my nephew. Almost 2hr drive.Was going to try to head to the west side. Can anyone give a recent report of ice conditions, best place to walk out from and any area to stay away from? Just want to be safe. Is oak st best option? Or?
MOON PHASE (57%)
I’ll help you guys out since nobody helped me last week when I asked. Good old days was several hundred feet removed from shore last weekend. We went off Oak St on the south shore and there was a bunch of wheelers going out but it was all busted up at the launch. Somebody did have 4 wheeler ramps out over the open water for people to walk out on so that was nice. Ice on the main lake was about 18” but the bottom half was very soft. Top had firmed with some cold nights. Fishin was good!