You can access the kettle by machine from the main lake. Not allowed from Vettelson park. If they catch you, you will be ticketed. An empty trailer would look pretty suspicious to any cop driving by
MOON PHASE (1%)
I did make it out a couple weeks ago on a friday. Bite was not bad, I think I came home with a few more than a dozen. Same ole presentation of horizontal jig and plastic. Had to work most fish a couple minutes before they would finally commit. I walked the trail as always, but I recall others using 4 wheelers and snow machines in years the past. Just curious...... when did they begin the ban on them? All fish seemed to be same year class, about 9-11 inchers.
MOON PHASE (69%)
36° - 40° F
Was out on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the North end of the lake, southeast of the kettle, and eventually just inside the east 1/4 of the kettle, and had a solid day with a group of friends. Had a few two-foot, healthy Northern Pike, and one 30-incher. The bite was strong early and tailed-off in the afternoon.
MOON PHASE (80%)
36° - 40° F
Was out for about 5 hours this morning, and caught two baby perch. Ice at the boat launch is sketchy and the ice at the beach is open water right now. But the lake has a good 12 inched of ice.
MOON PHASE (0%)
6° - 10° F
Out on Sunday 1/14. Just fishing with large golden shiners on Beaver Dam's. Depth from 12 - 20 feet.
We were on the main lake, near Zastrow Bay.
Caught one, 26" northern, at approx 12pm.
The warm-up cleared all the snow and we were left with beautiful clear ice. There's plenty of ice on the main lake. I was sitting on 13" of ice. I haven't been near the bark river to measure the ice there yet. I'll try to grab a measurement this weekend. I've seen snowmobiles, atv's, and utv's all out on the main lake.
31° - 35° F
Lost Striker Ice bibs on the north end kettle trail.
Put them in my sled for the walk out, realized they must have fallen out when I got to my spot, went back and someone had already taken them. Please don't be an asshole. PM me, I can describe whats in the pockets.
Crossing my fingers there's some humanity left in the world...