The local shore owners association just officially declared “ice on” yesterday. Probably not safely fishable anywhere on the lake yet.
Sand Lake, Sawyer County, Sawyer County
MOON PHASE (15%)
Last night at this time we were floating in a boat, and the wind had just turned to the NE and we got skunked. After a 6 hour drive back wish I was still at Sand. It was a weird week and a tough bite. Water temps started at 63 and ended at 70. Air temps were close to 80 all week. Just the opposite of a mid Sept outing. Managed some walleye from 11-19 in. with most coming in 25-30 f.o.w. on nightcrawler harnesses while ROW trolling. We had some in the evening on med. suckers. Only managed a few Perch in the panfish division. Had a heck of a bug hatch 3 nights in a row. Looked like it was raining,but just them coming to the surface. Good luck to all.....even the trees are dropping their leaves early.
MOON PHASE (95%)
66° - 70° F
AS always there are nice fish in this lake but it is real finicky... fished about 6 hours last Tuesday... 1 mid 30s musky, one small Tiger or very odd pattern northern pike, and three nice Bass.. biggest football Smallmouth at least 3,5 lbs.. all on underwater moving baits.. Plenty of buggy wips but all other grasslines/weedlines dead or dying. Never made it over to north/ west flat... concentrated on boat docks and rock points, away from most developed end of this small lake
MOON PHASE (99%)
Fished this past week mostly targeting 'eyes.Tried motor trolling using crank baits with no success. Had to go back to row trolling 20-25fow to get action and they preferred crawler harnesses. At night once again draggin crawlers had the best results. Having trouble getting sucker minnows in the area. According to Hayward bait higher water making it tough to seine the ponds. We did not have much action on minnows. Didnt catch enough pannies for a meal but with the new Walleye regs managed enough for a couple fresh fishfrys. Water temps starting low 70's and ended in mid 60's. Larry your new hotspot only produce a Smallie
MOON PHASE (25%)