Should be easy to find a some fresh holes slightly iced over. Don't be afraid to ask someone to drill you and your son a few holes if needed, almost every fisherman would if you ask respectfully and give them some distance. Good place for kids, plenty of fish, just small.
Was out today off South boat landing. Caught 1 crappie. Very slow today. Other 3 people I was with didn't even get a bite. Nothing even marking in about 15 different holes. Lake is very icy!!
MOON PHASE (87%)
21° - 25° F
Fished the channel from about 8am-3pm. Caught some nice crappies and a couple nice perch. Was fishing in about 15’ with crappies suspended at about 10’. Was using a Northland forage minnow spoon 1/32oz tipped with waxies. Had a crappie minnow on a dead stick with a slip bobber. Caught two nice perch on there but no crappies. Steady action most of the day
MOON PHASE (99%)
21° - 25° F
fished saturday morning off south boat landing in 10 feet of water according to vexilar. fish on bottom 1 hole drilled sitting inside shack out of wind/weather. vertical white/green glow teardrop with piece of waxworm seemed best liked. 4 crappie, 2 perch and 1 gill came home with, not big fish but big enough to clean/eat. quite a few people fishing in channel. talked to one guy as I walked off that was further down channel but not much going with tipdowns/minnows, said earlier they did real good. fished sunday during first 3 quarters of packer game in close to same spot, this time had both spikes and waxies. same teardrop/spike did most numbers but I tried a bit bigger perch colored Fiska horizontal bait with hair tail with some success. Lost a nice crappie and a bigger perch at the hole, no one to blame but me. 6 crappies, 1 perch, 1 gill, enough work cleaning that many. Bout fell over when Packers ended up winning. Again, fair amount of people out, some atv and sled traffic but no vehicles (cars/trucks) on ice. woody eckes
I live down the road from the lake and if I need minnows I either go to the Holiday in Neillsville or the bait shop in Owen. As for walleyes in here I've never had much success. I'm pretty sure there has never been one registered for the ice fishing tournament even tho that was my goal for like 6 years straight. It never hurts to try so I wish anybody luck who makes an attempt! Tight lines and good luck!