Fished the past week on Sand . Water temps started at 70 and ended at 68 very warm week. As far as fishing goes darn slow... panfish were non existant did not get a hit on minnows the few gamefish we caught came on nightcrawlers deep. With time on my hands did a little garbage pic up on town roads as I hiked....amazing what people throw out just lazyness, see Utahman, forum section, gripe site thread that says it all. As pic shows colors are startin to change. All in all just nice being up north. One interesting note sittin out watching the lake along comes an Eagle and picks up a fish then lands in close by tree...a little later something falls out of the tree walk over.... the head of a Walleye...this bird was a much better fisher than we were
Sand Lake, Sawyer County, Sawyer County
MOON PHASE (32%)
26° - 30° F
Ice depth on Sand yesterday was anywhere from 11-15 inches in the areas I fished. Two full size pickup trucks were moving around much of the lake. Fishing was tough, many lookers and few takers.
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.