Tainter Lake, Dunn County

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2/14/17 @ 12:26 AM
FISHING REPORT
Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

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.


Cronk

stay safe and good fishin

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2/5/17 @ 12:08 AM
FISHING REPORT
Sandman83
Sandman83
USER since 10/22/16

MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Caught a few perch today of the Northwest landing. Nothing huge though.  Ice is 12-14" thick.

Tainter Lake, Dunn County Photo
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2/2/17 @ 6:47 PM
JigOrNot
JigOrNot
USER since 1/15/15

Foul_Language, just wondering if you got out? If so how did you do?

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1/31/17 @ 5:37 PM
Craftiegal
Craftiegal
USER since 12/15/08

Re: ice conditions on Tainter.  I live on the lake near Elk Point.  The contest was held and lots of trucks out.  The ice is probably 15-17 inches.  Stay away from the channel with the under current.  Trucks driving all over it seems on that end of the lake by Elk POint.  The slop froze back up with the below freezing temps lately.  You will be fine with a 4 wheeler.  The bite is much better this year it seems.  Good luck. 

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1/29/17 @ 9:38 PM
fowl_language
fowl_language
USER since 8/4/15

Looking to try fishing Tainter for the first time, I fish it a lot in the summer/fall just not in the winter, spend most of my time on Menomin. I have a wheeler that I use to drive on ice.

Any information on the ice on Tainter would be appreciated, is it mostly uniform or are there areas I should look out for? I know there was a fishing contest there this week I haven't heard anything about it yet though.

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12/29/16 @ 2:20 PM
FISHING REPORT
swampthing715
swampthing715
MEMBER since 12/14/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Slow bite but they were there caught a few for the pan. Nothing crazy.

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4/18/16 @ 5:32 AM
Wright6
Wright6
USER since 2/5/14
Neither, they both look like a putting green by June!

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4/15/16 @ 4:12 AM
NRAguy
NRAguy
USER since 6/17/01
Question for the locals or those that fish Tainter/Menomin. We're looking for property in that area. As far as fishing and water recreation would you recommend above the dam on Tainter or below with access to Menomin? Please PM me. Appreciate it.

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1/19/16 @ 4:13 PM
turfman12
turfman12
USER since 12/31/12
Was out last Friday, I went off of NW landing and drilled holes every 100yds across the lake to the South. The ice is VERY uneven, saw ice thickness ranges from 4 inches to about 10 inches, depending on snow cover. Where the snow was heaviest there was about 2-3 inches of slush on top of 4 inches of solid ice. I'd have to say that we averaged 5 inches most of the way across. I wouldn't consider driving anything on the lake other than an ATV at this point...

I would assume with this last stretch of subzero weather we may have gained an inch or two since then. Stay safe out there!

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1/19/16 @ 4:01 PM
walleyeking77
walleyeking77
USER since 1/19/06
Is anyone driving on Tainter yet? Anyone know how much ice is out here yet?

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