Any update on ice depth for Buskey Bay?
Pike Chain, Iron River, Bayfield County
Drove past Buskey Bay this afternoon, it's iced with a light snow. But I didn't stop, so I can't say how thick it is.
Millicent has some dark streaks across it, looks like cracks from the wind and water is seeping through.
Need less snow and more cold!
The slab crappie starting ot get hungry, doing good over shallower wood out of the wind, primarily 6ft to 2ft on cloudier days. should improve with the colder temps coming soon. Bass action very good, slow plastics or husky jerks. Walleyes ok if you got the time or patience to locate. got 2 over 20in floating small suckers over weeds. hard to keep small pike from biting tho.
Watched Waters & Woods fishing show on cable last Saturday morning, and John Gillespie and guide Josh Tiegen hammered the LM Bass on Purple Wacky rigged worms setup, and Texas rigged plastic worms , targeting schools in deeper weeds. They fished Sept. 6 th. You may be able to go online and watch this Episode on John Gillespies Waters and Woods Website ! Josh Tiegen says this will keep going for next few weeks through Oct. on the Pike Chain .Some of the Bass were in the 4-6 lb. range !
MOON PHASE (87%)
66° - 70° F
66° - 70° F
A bit stormy and rainy this morning. Waited out the rain and thunder to pass by. Caught a few northern yesterday and today on Buskey Bay. One 29" and a 26", plus some "snakes". Not much success beyond that. Caught a couple small panfish on worms, but no action minnows.
Hopefully we can find some crappie tomorrow. Had one lonely but nice crappie last Thursday night just as the sun set and the mosquitoes moved in then the sonar went blank.
Thank you to the guy who actually slowed down when passing. Very appreciated. Plus a great lesson to the young children.