anyone been out to check the ice yet?
MOON PHASE (31%)
71° - 75° F
66° - 70° F
Just returned from our sixth annual visit to RC, fishing from the 9th to the 14th of June. Four guys fished about 50 hours each. Catch was similar to last year, despite one less fisherman (illness) and one less day fished (thunderstorms forecasted). The report from last year (6/20/17) is pretty consistent with our results for 2018. This year it appeared that weed growth was slower (late winter?) and that the water was clearer. The young guys in the group spent some time focusing on walleye and were rewarded with our first legal sized eyes, trolling with Flicker Shad in Balsam. Also caught pan fish in deeper water (15-20') than we had fished before, using floats. Found the fish, but moved more than prior years to find them. One 10" bluegill, and about ten crappie over a pound each. Great Wisconsin weather for the time we were there. Another good week on RC.
MOON PHASE (41%)
66° - 70° F
There are carp in the Red Cedar River below the Rice Lake dam and all points down stream from there but I have never seen them in Red Cedar Lake. If you are looking for carp try Montanis Lake just out side of the city of Rice Lake or Potato Lake in Rusk County. Potato runs into the Chippewa River and there are some big ones and Montanis has an outlet the runs into the Red Cedar River so I'm guessing they came from there. There are some huge fish in both. Also carp below the dam on the Yellow River in Barron.