Any luck fishing Big Round Lake? Ice all thawed? I have a cabin rental this weekend at then Pines Resort. Just wondering how the fishing is and what works for bass.
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Grizwald is right, put the ice fishing gear away. It is over. There is plenty of open water and ample opportunity to fish some quality waterways, regardless of target species. A drive around Sawyer County will reveal plenty. I hope everyone has a safe opener.
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To all the anglers trying to tip up fish, pack them away. Ice has broke away from shores on deep clear water lakes and is shifting. If you are not here to see for yourself than you have no idea what its doing. Give it a week and be in the boat. Don't need search and rescue dragging you out of the lake. Just my thoughts on this.
According to Facebook posts by Jenk's Bait and Tackle, Tiger Musky Resort and Deer Run resort, they expect the Flowage to be mostly open for Saturday. Reed Lake is totally open as well as a number of smaller lakes. There is presently a lot of open water on the Flowage with the rest of the ice honeycombed. Tiger Musky posted a video yesterday, showing them in a boat and easily breaking the 2 inch honeycombed ice with and oar. The only issue may be that the Flowage will not be at full pool.
Utahman - thanks for reading my mind. I live 3 hours from there so I can't check it out myself or I would since LL is so unreliable these days. I have talked to about a dozen different resorts, bait shops and gas stations to try and get an accurate report. Like you said, very few lakes are actually open or even close to open from what I've gathered yet everyone keeps reporting their opinions on the safety of the ice. It sounds like there is almost no chance of most lakes being open for boat traffic Saturday and I was hoping to get an actual report on ice depth and quality from someone who checked it out personally, not more opinions. Anyone can look up the weather and see that ice is going fast. I have reports of people ice fishing as of Monday and Tuesday this week and will bet there are others (hopefully me) that will find accessible ice.