Silver lake has been ice free for about a week now.
Sorry for late post, went out on Sat the 24th and ice was still 10 inches every where I drilled out in middle of lake. Was tricky getting out as a lot of the shoreline is melting. Had to use a ramp about 3 feet long to get out to ice unless you don't mind getting wet. Caught a bunch of decent size gills and perch. Stay safe people, ice will be gone soon.????
41° - 45° F
Got out twice today, couldn't pass up the weather plus had the day off. Got started late this morning got setup around 7:30 had to leave at 10. Started in 11fow hole hopped until I found some weeds with fish which was in 7-8fow. Managed to catch 6 Crappies nothing over 10inches, about 20 perch the biggest being 10in, with a lot of 7-9 inchers, a couple of seeds and a 10 inch bass. After 9:30 things seem to shut off. All the Crappies were before 8:30 then they disappeared. Small glow jigs with fatheads. Went back at 3:30 fished until about 6:15, hoping to pick up the Crappie Bite before dark, caught 4, again nothing over 10in. Lots of perch before the crappies showed up. Had other jigs and minnows out on tipdowns, but the small tungsten glow jig was there favorite today. About 3-4 inches of slush on top now, I measured 9 inches of ice where I was. You'll need your cleets if it gets cold. GOOD LUCK and STAY SAFE
MOON PHASE (98%)
So I'm fairly new to the lake and planning on heading out with an atv this weekend. Other than the channel )which seems to be pretty solid now)- is there any other places I should avoid? Not planning on bombing around- just heading straight out but any tips on places to avoid sure would sure be appreciated! Thanks