I don't know about this year, but used to get many 6 to 8 inch crappie out of the lake in winter on minnows or spoons. Not many keepers. I think the best I ever did thru the ice was six from 9 to 11 inch. Minnows are best because you won't get hardly any of the 2 million small gills, while they will attack the spoon
MOON PHASE (69%)
Its a very clear lake with a few deep holes, 30 ft or so. Haven't gone out there this year, but last year we did good on tip ups. Set tip ups in 5-15ft of water typically on the far end across from the boat launch. Bass and pike, pike mostly in the 20's. Not much luck jigging, but we don't use a flasher, most people seemed set up in deep water though.
You'll get a few flags for sure and just have hole hop while jigging,
have never fished pretty lake before... was just wondering what to expect if I decide to try it out. Would be targeting panfish and maybe throw some tip ups in for pike or walleye. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
MOON PHASE (97%)
As for the fishing, we had an ok day with undersized pike and walleyes on tip-ups. Biggest pike was 25" (with most under 20") and biggest walleye was 13". Nothing jigging although I marked quite a few fish.
MOON PHASE (33%)
71° - 75° F
76° - 80º F
We had fun here, tough on size but was a nice time for a Saturday and not having to deal with yahoo's. Tight lines all!