Went out there to check out the ice. I believe it should be game on next week. Red flag was still flying as well.
Grayslake, Lake County
Going to give GL a shot this winter. Had some luck with pan fish on kayak over the summer. Has anyone had any luck out there in the past couple years through the ice? I hear a lot of perch rumors.
Below 40° F
31° - 35° F
Ice was getting thin in shallows. One other guy out further. Fish were biting. Winds were very high. Thinking that after today and tomorrow's weather it's pretty much over for this ice fishing puppy. Fishing was done last night.
26° - 30° F
Well turned out to be unsuccessful day. Wanted to fish my favorite spot but unfortunately the ice didn't want us to. Did start to crack. Going to wait ice is developing so that's a great sign but tomorrow showing signs of another warm up think am going to take a back seat for awhile until things get back to some steady low temperatures.
21° - 25° F
Just last week my son and I were out. We fished mainly shallow structure that had immediate drop offs located within the area. We found that very tiny jigs tipped with spikes is what was doing the trick. We managed to land some very nice crappie and some very nice perch which we did release. For all that fish this lake!! It's called selective harvest just because u catch doesn't mean u get to keep it!!! I am a very strong believer in a big fish caught today a big fish leads to more to be caught for another day! I only keep what I plan to eat! For all those that come out there and bucket those that we call undersized KNOCK IT OFF!!! RESPECT OR GO HOME!!! FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN RESPECTING THE LAKE THANK YOU!! The DNR has been out on several occasions and I personally hope they come out more so they can catch these people that do not respect the lake!! Sorry guys I will not be posting any pictures because there are people out there that are ruining this wonderful fishery that I personally would like to protect.
Sad to see... This lake was rebounding from the die off a little over 5 year's ago started to provide decent fish but from 4 years of being heavily over fished and watching morons keeping 12-18 inch pike in large numbers along with small panfish (running back to their cars to hide them) it has seriously taken a toll. I went out several times in the summer and I was lucky to get a fish of size. I'm hearing the same from residents on the lake as well. I wanted to pop the tent there but I've been doing pretty good out on Marie. Hopefully they start catching some of the dummies in the act.
Was out there is morning nothing caught out towards the middle of the lake ice is thick. Anybody have any suggestions? Wgat do you use for bait? What depth?
Below 40° F
46° - 50° F
Fished from 4 to 7 last night and there was an inch of water on the ice already. Ice was 10" but rotting fast. Lake had quite a few holes that were growing fast due to run off. I would not fish alone if you elect to brave the ice. I won't be back out till we get some cold weather again.
has anyone been out ice fishing on tue january 17 2017 or does anyone know if its safe to walk in the ice still from all that rain