Thinking of heading over this weekend with my dad and wife. Looking to get into some panfish. Any pointers would be appreciated and also a ice report. Thanks much.
There is around 11" of ice where I was fishing. Some people driving on the Eastern portion of the lake.
Fishing was slow, but did manage to get a few nice crappie.
No reports since February? Does nobody fish this lake or is just kept quiet. I fish Menomin quite a bit but havent tried Tainter. Just wondering how the walleye bite is. Might come up and explore with pulling cranks and boards.
Spent the day on tainter. fished off elk point, first point to the south/east. Set up in about 12 ft of water. Marked fish pretty consistently but the bite was rough. Started out jiggin assorted spoons tipped with walleye minnows. Got thumped twice right off the bat but came up empty. Minnows drew the most attention hands down. I did jig with plastics as well as waxies. ended up with about 5 perch 1 or 2 were tweeners. (maybe 9-10inches) also set out a couple tip ups along the break. NO LOVE!! oh well i still love this lake, she just a fickle mistress in the winter for me.
stay safe and good fishin