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.
MOON PHASE (2%)
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.
MOON PHASE (35%)
11° - 15° F
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
MOON PHASE (77%)
MOON PHASE (93%)
MOON PHASE (94%)
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!