The road is blocked off by an ice shove. Some people were walking out to take pictures. I fished Shawano yesterday.
Red River/Dycksville bay of Green Bay
MOON PHASE (99%)
Might not be the last time for me. Walked out to a rock-sand transition area Wed.AM after finding a place to hop the crack by shore. This happens a lot, where I drop the camera, and a whitey swims over to see what's up. Biting was a different story. PK had one whitefish on that got off and had a walleye bumping his spoon but couldn't connect. This stuff went on for over three hours. Got a soaked foot near shore but then found a better spot to cross. It was a nice sunny day and the ice was a little crunchy on top but, the camera showed no "tunneling" of the ice from underneath so that and the presence of whitefish still means the water is pretty cold. My prediction of an April 7 break up of the ice I made early February is going to be way off. In the distance to the right some big flocks of ducks were flying by an open spot so don't try the reef to the north. Didn't check Vokes but a couple guys were parked at Bayshore Park.
MOON PHASE (73%)
31° - 35° F
Sunday 3/25 -- Last ice outing for me this year ...
The ice was safe for walking , it may last one more week depending on the rain that is supposed to come . We had about 14 inches or so 400 yard out where we were fishing. The 2 small cracks near the shore are easy to walk over , one is spreading about 8 inches or so. As always exercise caution and be safe.
Went out for White fish with bobberboy and another buddy . Water clarity was just OK down to about 6 feet. Fish were present and a bit finicky but we were able to ice some limits. Used the typical slider rigs and Jigging raps. Even picked up a couple nice walleyes as well, they were photo'd and released. Sun was shining , fish were biting , couldn't ask for a better last day on the ice!
MOON PHASE (73%)
36° - 40° F
There is plenty of good ice, although it is starting to soften up. There are several cracks up near shore, but easy enough to step over them - the widest is perhaps 8". I would estimate that you can still fish here for at least another week if not more, if it doesn't rain.
I took my 7-year-old son on Sunday and we fished in 10 1/2' of water off the landing; we did not see a lot of fish on the camera but for a decent period of time any whitefish we did see was aggressive and bit very well. We did best on a green 1/8 oz bare jighead with a small-medium lake shiner; we only had two bites on sliders with waxies. Lost one nice walleye on a Jigging Rap with a waxie, saw a couple of other walleyes but they didn't bite.
Water was very cloudy and visibility was poor. Best bite was noon to 1:00PM, after that the fish were much less aggressive and did not bite well.
Any knowledgable & sincere reports as to how the shore pack & crossing is holding up would be very much appreciated. From what I’m seeing under partial cloud cover, MODIS is showing it’s still a good possibility. I do wonder about the general wind direction pushing the groaning pack around. I’ll be on foot & travelling lightly with safety protocols in place. Message me if you prefer. Thanks to y’all who give input.
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My apologies for being a day late on ice conditions & a bite report from Sat....ice was a solid 18” still. There were no sport vehicle travel issues that I saw. Hope it can hold tight & safe for foot travel til Weds or Thurs.
Dad, Nephew, & I caught & kept our daily limits. The fish were all over the flats. Read your GPS mapping units to find a spot that looks good to you. Rig properly. Put your electonics away after you find a likely spot. When I talk to sumbuddy that says “I missed so many fish. I don’t get it! They came right in and touched color!”...
Not on whitefish if you want to bend the rod rather than swing & miss. Your eyes are on your rod tip at all times. And even then they’ll just wiggler fart at you & “say bye” because your reflexes weren’t quite in synch.
They keep making me come back for more.
Everybody goes home,
MOON PHASE (1%)
4 of us out again yesterday. Another beautiful almost-spring day. I’d usually not be thrilled with a northerly wind but that wind direction is extending ice time for us @ Red River by keeping the ice tight. Of course that can change real quick. We were roughly a half mile out on foot. Holes were all +|- 18” of ice & still hard.
We boxed 22 whitefish. All quality fish. Most on the bottom jig & minnow. More slider & waxie action than we had on Sunday.