Out on Sunday north half of the lake. Hit bluegills between 9a-11a with a few small perch. Kept a handful of larger gills and tossed back another 20 or so. Solid 10" of ice in the channel on way out to the lake.
Fished a Dave Genz Trap Attack tournament on Redstone many years ago. Participants and spectator wise it was a great turn out. Never been to or participated in a NAIFC event, so I'm not sure how much attention they get. Depends on how much they advertise it going on to attract interested spectator's.
As far as fish my partner and I caught in the DGTA, it didn't matter where you tried the crappies were all the same size(7-8"). You could catch them easily and as fast as you could get your lure to them. Still think the tournament winner's cheated and somehow confiscated a large crappie they had on display in the Pavilion/Tournament Headquarters because the crappie didn't even look like a Redstone Lake crappie that was being weighed-in. Lol, who knows that was so many years ago to care. Wonder if the crappies ever did grow up on Redstone Lake? Haven't seen any reports on it indicating such.
MOON PHASE (2%)
31° - 35° F
Was a tough but beautiful day. We were on fish most of the day but all short. The south narrows have 7 inches of decent ice and and 4-5 inches of snow. I would warn anyone to stick to bay areas we found 3-4 inches of ice 200 yards north of the narrows. Was driving my Argo 6X6 needless to say we went directly where we felt safe fishing the south narrows. Use your own good judgment as I am not an ice expert and keep safe first and foremost.