Slow fishing, but still lots of ice
MOON PHASE (21%)
Fished yesterday afternoon, it was really slow on a spot that had been working for me recently. I couldn't believe the amount of ice, I only had 3" left before my auger would bottom out. The landing across the from the view is still in OK shape. There were a couple full size trucks and suv's on the ice. I only caught 1 crappie with very few lookers. Tip downs with Minnows, Jigs, plastics and waxies. Any advice for this time of year on the little lake is appreciated. Thanks.
Having a weigh in at 2 diff locations invites cheating as well, can drive from over by yellow river and register fish at view, yeah that doesnt invite cheating at all. Who is to say u caught the fish at yellow river and drove to view or in chetek and drove to the view to register?
MOON PHASE (8%)
16° - 20° F
Report from Saturday morning. Fished 30 FOW water, marked fish, could get to chase bait but no biters. Threw everything in tackle box at them, tried waxies, spikes, and meat on baits. Had minnows out also with no takers. Just a slow morning on the lake. Sure fishing will improve with little warmer weather and some water flow.
This is what a fishing report looks like, save your gripes for the bar and your buddies. Don’t like how a contest is run then don’t go, plenty of other contests around. Want a different format start your own. Enough said.
MOON PHASE (4%)
There are quite a few tournaments that are run this way, one major one is the battle on bago. With prizes as valuable as the ones in these larger tournaments it’s the only way to prevent people from cheating. Yes it’s a raffle but it’s a skilled raffle. I think having northern allowed stinks because pound for pound eyes are more of a trophy than northerns any day but I guess it just makes it easy what fish to go out and target.
I've gone two years now. The raffle is just that, a raffle. The fish tickets for those who do catch something. I don't mind that the best prizes are not top down.. At least it's not a BASSMASTERS tourney where the top dogs are running full speed across the lake trying to get Mr. Big. Get outta my way. By the way, have'nt had a bite yet, but still enjoy the trip.
I agree with wigeon, jigs up event is more of a lottery then a contest. Should take biggest fish by categories and not top weight regardless of species, just like basically every contest. U can catch a 1.5lb crappie( nice fish) and lose out to a bunch of hammer handle northerns. The guy who won the icecastle caught a 2lb northern. Great for him but i would rather see it go to a big fish category winner. Anyways its an event that raises alot of money for uwec, i just think it could be an even better contest if ran better.