I appreciate the response, I hope I can write a report saying I slayed’em tomorrow.
Fishing has been good. The fish are finally getting in their summer patterns. Gills are in the wood and some very shallow. Crappie are also in trees but more the 4-8 range as well as dock pilings. Not sure how busy Partridge is with all the holiday traffic but I would go early and head for the back.
Friends andI used to ice fish Partridge Lake a ton back when I was in HS, College and a few years beyond ( in other words, a LONG time ago). Fishing was outstanding. Pike in size and numbers, great bluegill fishing and perch when you found them. Slowly but surely, the lake just went dead. It seemed like the dynamics of the lake just changed when the rock wall went in on the river. My theory is that the fresh water flushing thru the lake from the river diminished to the point where the lake just didn't support fish the way it did previously. Years ago, the lake used to be very weedy whereas now it's just a big mud bowl with little aquatic vegetation compared to the "old days". Why this is the case, I couldn't begin to speculate.
I'd be most interested in hearing what caused the decline of this formerly great fishery. I've never seen any comment/info from DNR fisheries on the state of this lake.