Checked out my early ice spot today. Ice was about 2.5-3 inches and still a little thin for me. Definitely will get on ice by the end of the week. Can’t wait!
If anyone is feeling social and looking to go ice-fishing in Kane, McHenry, or Lake county let me know. I am up for some hard water action. PM me!
I sure hope so, driving north every weekend would get old
Should be locking up next week- can't wait
Nice work fishload.
Made quick trip 5 hours north on Saturday and sunday most lakes and flowages are locked up. My buddy and I stuck mainly to smaller bodies of water anywhere from 50 to 200 acres. Ice depth was 4 to 7 inches depending on the depth of the lakes. Most lakes we fished were 25 fow. As far as fishing went, Saturday was a slow day pressure system and bluebirds skys didn't help one 10.5 perch for our efforts on Saturday but it was a good feeling to be standing on hard water again. Sunday was a different story ended up a 20 acre bog lake that didn't disappoint ended up with 25 crappie smallest being 10 inches. Bait of choice slender spoons and diamond tungsten jigs tip with a waxy