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Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park

Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park
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2/16/21 @ 4:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
11 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F
jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

Fished on 2/14/2021.

Lots of snow on top of ice. But now slushy like the week before. Forgot our shovel to clear snow off to set our shanty on the ice. Was able to just side-kick the snow away with our boots. 

Started out just east of the boat ramp and marked lots of fish in about 7 foot of water.  They would come and look at our jigs but not bite or bite very lightly. Only caught 1 tiny Bluegill and 1 tiny LM Bass. Moved deeper towards the overspill in 24 foot of water and didn't mark any fish. Moved to some hanging trees straight across from the boat ramp and marked fish in about 6 foot of water on a slope. Again they would look and not bite. 

The only place we've had luck getting bites the last few weekends is on the roadbed at the West end of the lake. But didn't feel like trekking that far this time. They would bite and be somewhat aggressive. 

We've tried tungsten jigs, demon spoons, PK spoons and Arnold Fairy jigs. The Fairy jigs seemed to get the most interest.  We haven't had much luck on the north shoreline where there are lots of weeds and lily pads in the summer.  

1/26/21 @ 10:54 PM
Chitown fishing bear
Chitown fishing bear
USER SINCE 12/20/14

I stay at the wamart distribution center sleeping ?? in my truck driving five days a week got my ice equipment with me herd about carlton figure give it a shot one mourning before start working iv never fish it were be a good start any tips I'd really appreciate it trying to have a little fun sine I work so much thanks

1/19/21 @ 5:39 AM
Charlie H
USER SINCE 1/19/21

Looking for a few tips on bait selection tackle selection and locations

....went out today 1-18-21 caught some small gills only a few keepers any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


1/11/21 @ 4:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
8 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

Fished this weekend. Ice was anywhere from 7-8 inches but the top still has a layer of white ice. Hoping it lasts as it's supposed to warm up this week. 

Managed to catch a couple nice perch and some smaller bluegill. I'm busy this Saturday but hopefully be out on Sunday again. 

1/7/21 @ 4:40 PM
Kitcrappie
USER SINCE 12/28/20

Thanks for the info j bird. This is what I was looking for. Like to have live bait in case plastics aren’t working.

1/7/21 @ 1:08 PM
jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

The bait shop at the lake is closed and never was open during the winter anyway. It is actually up for sale...I think? You can get wax worms from a couple gas stations in Morrison. I think Casey's has a mini-fridge with baits and maybe Shell and the Shop-N-Go on the corner of Rt. 30 and Orange Street. Nobody has ever had minnows or live suckers. 

1/7/21 @ 6:39 AM
Kitcrappie
USER SINCE 12/28/20

Is there a bait shop near Lake Carlton?  Thanks


1/5/21 @ 2:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
5 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

Fished this past weekend. Friday we caught 3 keeper crappie. Saturday we only caught a few dink Bluegill. Nothing to keep. Sunday we caught 3 Bluegill worth keeping. 

There was 5 inches of ice...but the top 1-1/2" to 2" was white ice.  Lots of fishermen Saturday and Sunday. We also spotted some people with small children just walking across the ice and some ice skaters. The middle of this lake takes a little longer to freeze and I would be cautious about taking little kids in that area. And it has been right around 33 degrees the last two days. Lots of melting ice. At least off of my house. 

8/9/20 @ 6:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

Caught this 24-25 inch Muskie on a Bluegill patterned crankbait. I just fished from shore for a couple hours. This was the only thing I caught.

6/15/20 @ 12:06 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
USER SINCE 1/24/05

Water is pretty murky. Trolled around for a bit Sunday afternoon and managed to catch this 24 1/2" (4.6 lbs) Walleye on a #7 Flicker Shad in bluegill color.  

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