Wisconsin Fishing Discussion

Any ice in southern Wisconsin?

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11/30/22 @ 8:52 PM
User since 12/18/11

Was just curious if there is any ice in southern Wisconsin I haven’t been able to get out and check any places out yet this year. Thanks in advance 

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12/16/22 @ 10:21 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 2/4/18


12/16/22 @ 4:45 PM
wi river rat
User since 4/2/02

There will be ice fishing happening next weekend in Madison if not sooner.  If this wind dies down someone will be on Monona Bay by Wednesday or Thursday next week.  Highs in the single digits and lows below zero will make ice quick if there is no wind.  I'm banking on my first day being the 26th. 

12/16/22 @ 12:30 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 1/22/21

In southern Wisconsin I can tell you that Honey Lake Bay is locked up for about 2 weeks. It should be fishable by about Saturday or Sunday I think. 

12/15/22 @ 6:24 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 1/22/21

We got a place in Oneida county MC. Primary house in Burlington. I feel sorry for the snowmobile clubs down south because they go out and mark the trails every year. They usually don’t get much trail time down in these parts. That’s a lot of work every year for how much they get out of it!! Agree with you 100%!, 

12/15/22 @ 3:18 PM
User since 7/2/22

Leechester I  hope you live in far Northern Wisconsin. Because all winter sports are history here in Southeast Wisconsin. 

12/15/22 @ 1:18 PM
User since 10/17/01
12/15/22 @ 10:19 AM
User since 2/6/06

The average temp for early December in Milwaukee is 40 degrees.  That is over all time historical data.  We talk about the olden days but average temps don't lie.  Some years you have a cold year early.  Some years you don't, but historical data tells us this year isn't unusual. It isn't until second half of month where temps fall off historically on average, making average overall temp 34 degrees for December.  And cold temps are settling in this weekend, which historically based on temps is about as expected.  

12/15/22 @ 10:19 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

I was ice fishing last weekend a little more than an hour from downtown Milwaukee. Sometimes you just have to drive a bit rather than complain.

12/15/22 @ 7:36 AM
PRO MEMBER User since 1/22/21

If you decide to sell it cheap or donate to fellow Linkers, I’m on ur list MC!! 

12/15/22 @ 7:19 AM
User since 7/2/22

What a absolute joke.December 15 and ZERO ice entire South  half of Wisconsin. Always had ice 50 years  as a kid by now,even in far Southern  Wisconsin. Getting ready to  put snowblower on Ebay and ice fishing gear here in Milwaukee.Just takes up room and is never used. Maybe someone up North can use it.Climate experts predict ice fishing extinct by 2030 in large areas of Northern  USA. It's  already happening. Doesn't  snow either anymore. 

12/12/22 @ 10:22 AM
User since 12/18/11

Looks like this weekend the cold temps are settling in we should have some ice before the new year. 

12/11/22 @ 9:04 PM
User since 6/19/01

Took a scouting trip thru Wash. an Fondy Co.   surprised to see Pike totally ice covered.....but   ice spud went thru after 2 chops.  Big Cedar almost totally open little ice near Gonring....kettle Moraine half ice covered Long ....wide open. 

12/11/22 @ 4:43 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 1/22/21

One of my Buddies “Vinny“ lived right by where the little bay starts opening up to main lake. Said he caught quite a few real nice pike out of there. He always threw everyone of them back. I’ve been a few times through the years as I grew up in Honey Creek. Still have a lot of lifetime friends that are Lakers.
The bay is shallow For sure.

12/10/22 @ 11:27 PM
User since 9/11/04

2 times in the past 10 years I have ice fished honey lake around thanksgiving most recently 3-4 years ago….doubt that will ever happen again

12/9/22 @ 10:54 PM
User since 8/29/06

Yup. Every year. Conditioned now to wait until around Christmas or beyond.

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