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iceman1973
iceman1973
USER since 6/30/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

fished yesterday had 8 in of ice with 2 in of water on top of ice.got a couple of gills & 1 perch could see water out in the middle of the lake.

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12/16/17 @ 3:19 PM
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Fishsqueezer
Fishsqueezer
USER since 5/19/06

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
2 inches

Checked my local northern Oneida county lake today thinking I’d watch some tip ups with my two oldest boys and was quite disappointed to find only 2” of ice under an inch of water under a 1/2” layer of ice under some snow.  Too much pucker factor for this guy. It looked like most of the snow absorbed water and settled out but until we have some serious cold things won’t get much better. 

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12/16/17 @ 11:14 AM
yellowlab72
yellowlab72
MEMBER since 11/24/10

Try Craigs list

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12/15/17 @ 8:02 PM
beckman
beckman
USER since 8/3/03
Hello everyone. I am wondering if anyone knows of a cabin rental within 20 min of minocqua.  The place we normally rent price keeps rising higher and higher.  Looking for a 2 bedroom to rent for tbe wife and 2 kids for 4 nights in feb. Thanks for any info

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12/15/17 @ 6:58 PM
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yellowlab72
yellowlab72
MEMBER since 11/24/10

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Fished Stacks bay today very little action and with all that snow on top of 2 1/2" of ice made for a very sloppy mess

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12/11/17 @ 12:18 PM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waning Crescent
A little taste of things to come. Enough ice in places for anglers to get out on ice, but caution still advised no matter where you go.
Walleye: Very Good – Anglers using tip-ups baited with river shiners, Walleye suckers on medium golden in fairly shallow water (5-8’) at dusk, after dark. Early ice aggressive fish hitting jigging lures such as Raps, Hyper Glides and Rotating Power Minnows. Nice catches of eaters with 29 ½” topping the bragging list!
Northern Pike: Very Good – Larger baits (suckers/shiners) on tip-ups. Weedy shallow flats of 3-7’.
Yellow Perch: Very Good – Fish Shallow flats in bays with 3-5” of ice over 3-8’ of water. Medium fatheads, forage jigs loaded with waxies best.
Bluegill: Very Good – Fish shallow. Tipping jigs with bright plastic or spikes/moussies best. Lots of Gills with good #’s of eaters (7”+) reported.
Crappie: Fair – Not a lot of strong reports. Don’t find as many shallow and better haunts over deeper water not supporting decent ice.
Largemouth Bass: Very Good – Few anglers target through ice, but plenty being caught by anglers using medium shiners on tip-ups.
Despite some ice making, cold, lake effect snows covering lakes will slow ice production. Foot traffic recommended at this point. Ice thickness ranging from 2-5”. Wear creepers (snow very powdery), carry rope, floatation and spud your way out to test ice.
Forecast for low’s in single digits with highs in teens to low 20’s will add to ice. Looks much better by weekend.


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12/10/17 @ 7:01 AM
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SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
5 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished the last two days from 3pm to 7pm. Hands get a little cold picking up Tip ups lol! 5” of ice because it was in a Bay off of the lake. Normally a semi-weedy Bay with silty bottom. Didn’t think there would be Walleyes in there but my buddy proved me wrong. We were only in 5’ of water. Northerns and Walleye would both hit between 4/4:30. Norts being a little more active. Then between 5:30/6:00. Real Darkness came at 6:02pm both nights and had one Nort after real darkness (Full darkness). Iced 5/6 Norts, and 3 Wally’s. One Wally a keeper but we threw everything back this time. I love Norts but didn’t feel like cleaning fish. Pressure was below 30 both days. Hoping for at least 8/9” of ice by next weekend!! Tight lines

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12/7/17 @ 8:36 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous
ICE UPDATE!
Despite temps in the lower teens to upper single digits, it’s the wind that hasn’t let up enough to allow lakes to freeze.
Some bodies opened up even further during cold/high winds. Fortunately, overnight winds dropped enough to allow some ice formation.
The hourly wind forecast looks as though our best chance to see lakes lock up will be Friday night. If we could get just a couple of hours of windless conditions nearly all lakes should skim over. No temps above freezing in forecast, yet some snow, overall should be in for some good ice making condition in the week ahead.
Phone has been ringing off the hook for ice reports. Best bets – south end of Big Arb, west end of Carrol, Sweeny and portions of the Rainbow Flowage. Lost Lake in St. Germain is also reported as having safe ice, as are some smaller lakes in the Boulder Junction, Presque Isle area.
Use Caution! Take creepers, rope and flotation and a friend!

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12/5/17 @ 10:59 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous
Continued warm weather (for late Nov/early Dec) and wind has been keeping ice anglers at bay waiting for things to get safe. An example: the Bay of Minocqua, across from the shop, has now froze over…and opened up, for the 5th time this season.
The near future looks good as Monday’s (12/4) highs in the 50’s, dropped 30 degrees over night with even colder temps to come. Bays that remained ice covered during warm spell will only improve this week, and once wind lays down for even just a little while, lakes should see fishable ice by the weekend.
Those that were able to find safe ice reported good fishing for Walleye and Perch so far.
Look for an ice update Thursday 12/7.

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12/1/17 @ 7:36 PM
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barker_ryan
barker_ryan
USER since 1/31/14

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a high note. Past couple outings have been great with some nice crappie and bluegill. We were even able to catch some bigger fish with aggressive baits like slab raps and ripnraps. Fish were specifically targeted over mud. The tip down bites have had some productive windows as well. Ice depth varied from 2-4". Use extreme caution and always bring your early ice safety items. 


Good luck out there!

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