dcbronzies. Sometimes that's how it goes you never know. I might try again next week Friday if ice keeps holding up. I'll report how it goes. Tight lines!
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46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
Went our yesterday. The crack was moving and shifting but the ice was still thick. Didn't get out on the ice till noon so the fishing died down. Got to meet some other fisherman that were more entertaining than the fish. My buddy and I both ended catching a whitefish each.
Hi dcbronzies. Yeah it was me heading home yesterday. I've been noticed personally that the best bite is in the morning around 9 to noon. Later in the afternoon dies off significantly. I fish pretty much near the crack on the west side 8 to 11 fow. Seems like those contour lines are full of rock piles. I use jigging raps but I've removed the bottom hook to minimize hang ups on the rocks. I usually pound the bottom nonstop and watch my Vex very close ( I don't use camera) when a fish approaches I continue doing it with a occasional slightly lift just to feel the weight of the fish and set the hook. Once in a while I lift the jigging rap about a foot off the bottom to call the fish jigging it faster and let it fall down a repeat pounding the bottom (that's when you might catch a walleye). I always use any type of slider also. I hope that might work for you. That's the technique that works for me. Good luck and tight lines!
Pure fishing, I think my dad and I talked to you before you left last night. We ended with one whitefish, but barely marked many fish. I'm planning to go out tomorrow and I will let you know how it goes. How were you jigging, and were you keeping the jigging rap on the bottom?
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Ice fished today from 10 am till 4 pm. First 3 hrs were decent caught 7 whities with a whopper 20" and a 18" wally that I could get on the ice lost at least 5 or 6 whities at the ice wall very slight hooked . The remaining 3 hrs were super slow caught only one whitie then packed up and ready to go home. I was on 11 fow same presentation #3 yellow and blue jigging rap with red Clam tungsteng jig as a slider. I also used a 3/16 oz perch pattern Lindy Slick jig with gold Clam tungsten jig as a slider tipped both rigs with waxies. Ice holding up yet still 20"+ who knows for how long though I was parked on the ice with no worries. Please if possible lets keep posting current ice conditions and icefishing reports for those diehard icefishermen/women that we just can't put the hard water stuff away yet. Thanks TIGHT LINES ALL!
Glad to hear that. I'm heading out this afternoon. Hoping for some similar success as last time.
I know what you mean about not wanting to stop ice fishing. I've been taking more hours off work than I'd like to, but my weekends have been shot so it's fish during the week or don't fish. Seems like a no brainer lol.
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My friend went out yesterday and he did pretty good. He said the crack opened up about 8" thats about it. Still plenty of ice. I might go out tomorrow morning. Just can't give up ice fishing yet. What of fun it is.