First time fishing this lake through the ice. Used to canoe fish the bays when I was a kid with good results. Anyway set up in 12-15 fow on the east side of the lake. 0/2 on tip ups. 1 lost at the hook set and one lost at the hole. Saw a few guys in the area getting some walleye on tip ups with smaller shiners. Jigged enough perch and bluegill to keep a guy interested. Walked out of vandys but could have driven. Maybe next time
Not sure how but according to the ice depth chart we are loosing ice ? I know last weekend I had a solid 10 to 11 inches and vehicles driving all over for the most part . What could be causing this. I figured they way the weather has been we be making ice not loosing it.
I drove on the lake at Welk's last Friday and fished East of the island. Measured 11" of ice. Heard Saturday there were vehicles everywhere on the lake. You want to park on shore, I'd back down to the lake and unload your stuff then go park. Good luck and if you see a tree branch sticking out of the ice avoid the area and the x-mas tree in the middle of the lake marking a spring. Good luck and remember, the ice is never 100% safe!
Fished Saturday after the sled races, could not keep the flags down. I bet we chased 20+ flags and iced 10 pike and had 3 keepers with most fish being 22, 24, and 25 inches. Sunday was at it again with 6 more fish and one keeper. Both days by 3pm it died completely.
As far as the panfishing, Saturday I watched the entire group around the rock pile start off there and slowly move south. Not sure if they were chasing the fish or just following the leader...
Most guys try panfishing by the baitshop or the island but again, I am hearing mixed results and I don't know anyone personally that is hammering the walleyes, for me, they are non-existent this year.
21° - 25° F
went out yesterday for about 5 1/2 hours pretty slow overall daughter outfished me 13 to 1 on bluegills lol,i was getting bites just could not hook them for the life of me ! my brother and nephew were out also and got 3 northerns on tip-ups. even tho it was slow still a nice day to be on the ice.