Fished Lower from 9pm to 1:30am - 4 to 20 FOW. No flags. No one else out there that we could see. Ice in good condition. Lake was quiet. Fished medium shiners under tip-ups.
Nemahbin (Upper and Lower), Waukesha County
MOON PHASE (19%)
21° - 25° F
Fished 3 to 12 fow from 11am to 4pm. Saw ice levels near shore at 4.5" but there was a consistent 6 to 6.5" everywhere away from shore. No flags. Did not see anyone else out there. Lots of cracking and bellowimg from the lake making ice. Hair line cracks everywhere.
Good luck and be safe!
MOON PHASE (4%)
Took off work this morn to fish. Just got back. Could not find the walleye but I caught about a 19" SMB, a measured 20" lmb, and I had a maybe 26"-28" pike right at the boat but lost it. Pike wasn't even hooked, just real determined. Bluegill bait under a float about 7' between float and hook, 15'-25' of water.
I see a lot of fisherman on this lake casting on the wrong side of the boat- the bigger fish are towards the deep in the summer not towards shore. I catch plenty big blue gills about 10'-5' off the bottom in 25' of water. They hit my spinner before it drop down into walleye territory.
Night Eyes, I would personally guess a good distance, if two boats are casting, is to stay far enough away so that if someone on each boat casts toward the other boat, the lure/bait from each cast could not cross paths or reach one another. Now, I think just being courteous, in general is the key; but, people have different opinions about that. If two boats were trolling, or were anchored and jigging or bobber fishing right under the boat, then I wouldn't be upset if the other boat were a little closer than casting distance. It's really when the other boat is right where I had been casting--would seem appropriate not to pull up right in that area :-)