If you are able to get to the pier right at sunrise and fish hard for a couple hours, you can expect to get some very good numbers of various types of panfish. Along with some okay numbers of largemouth bass on topwater. But get their before sunrise in order to get a spot on the pier.
My son left his tackle tray either at the launch or at the swim area. If anyone found it we would appreciate getting it back. It is about an 8 X 10 or 12 Cabelas Tray, gray with green trim. It has a Milwaukee Goodland decal on the lid. There was also a Gray Milwaukee Bucks soft sided cooler along with it. This was left sometime in early June.
This is a fun lake to take people who want to catch fish and not be bored. Fished for about 2 hours with my wife Sunday from a canoe. Caught a bunch of small bass and bluegill. Nothing of size but We had so much fun we lost track of the time.
The shiners are a good source of food but it’s the trout that get the pike big. Hopefully people are putting the big pike back, this lake is more of a learning lake for young fishers IMO. Great place to catch just about anything and even better to show new fishers what fishing is all about.
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Fished yesterday for a few hours. The center ice is nice and thick but the ice on the east side of the lake next to where the springs are was 8 inches and eroding. But even with the warm temps the ice was still freezing up.
I fish this lake for fun and caught tons of ding perch and gills and then in some weird luck I nailed a 12 inch pike on a tungston jig followed by a 9.5 perch and a 10. I put them all back. Talked to several people over the past few weeks catching some good pike and I know why. I actually caught five large shiners over 8 inches. That's some big food for them.
We were out on the ice for an hour or so this evening. The ice was about a foot thick. No luck fishing, but I did manage to lose a lens from my prescription glasses. Please let me know if by chance someone happens upon it. Thanks and good luck.
Like said I know that about ice. I almost took a video of it yesterday. It's such an oddity how loud it is. After 2 hours it went back to what was expected. Several cracks went through the area I was fishing.
I was kind of curious if the noise was affecting the fishing kind of like when someone drills a ton of holes and the fish shut off for a while. Either way I'll be back next weekend and if it's still making noise I'll take a video. Going on 10+ inches of ice I don't expect it.