Snuck out one more time this afternoon. Ice was good. Gills were very finicky. Would chase 3 to 4 times and a real lite bite. Managed to grind out 18 good ones noon till dark. Combo of red and white spikes again.
Park in the lot at the bottom of the hill on Sandy Beach Rd. You'll see a paved golf cart path, that will take you to the bike path. You can follow it or cross over the bike path and follow the tracks behind the trailers and garage.
I took my shack off of Bartels last night. I spent all day yesterday hoping that the open fishings holes under were not flushing down. They were. 8 inch hole expanded t about 10". There was still tons of ice but I pulled my shack off because I was more concerned about the shoreline breaking up and the 4 holes under my shack growing. This was at 9 pm last night. Bartels beach was still in good shape at that time.
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Well that' a rap on my hard water season shed hunting next weekend. Went back out after those crappie but no dice. Did run across a bakers dozen of gills tho. Red and white spike combo was the ticket today. Fished from noon till dark in 2 fathoms of water good luck and tight lines