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Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park

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1/26/24 @ 10:44 PM
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BIGG400
BIGG400
User since 12/23/12
Foggy 37°
Water: 32°
That was me. The western half of the lake locked up after the big snow and that ice is clear. It only maxed out at 6" and in 4 trips i never marked a fish so no need to press my luck over there. The eastern half has as much as 10" and as little as 4" where the runoff has been draining back in. The super clear water has made fishing difficult, but I've caught everything this week except crappies. 
1/26/24 @ 9:34 PM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05
1 week later and the ice is not looking good. It looks like open water to the west but it could just be standing water on top of the ice. There was 1 guy on the ice after work today by the dam.
Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park photo by jbird68
Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park photo by jbird68
1/20/24 @ 11:01 AM
jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05
Checked a few spots on the lake. I got 9 inches by the bait shop, 9 inches at the boat ramp, 9 inches at the dock on the NE point and 8.5 inches at the northern dock on the dam. There was 1 pop up hub straight out from the handicap pier. I was surprised there wasn't a lot of snow sitting on top.
1/3/24 @ 10:35 AM
majorlagg
majorlagg
User since 12/22/22
How is the lake looking? Is it starting to freeze yet?
9/18/23 @ 6:28 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05
75°
I fished on Sunday morning from 8am to 11:30am. I fished the north shore all the way to the west end looking for large mouth bass. Only had one strike on a crankbait. As I started slow trolling back I kept seeing schools of fish on my sonar. I dropped a tungsten ice fishing jig tipped with 1" gulp Alive minnow. Started catching crappie. They weren't keepers but almost everytime I saw a school if fish I caught one or two, depending on how long I could stay over the school with my boat. The crappie schools are just roaming around 10-15 ft of water but not really on the bottom and not holding to any structure. Hopefully this will be a good ice fishing season. 
6/26/23 @ 12:55 PM
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jbird68
jbird68
User since 1/24/05
Sunny
Water: 70°
I've been to the lake the last two weekends and the water clarity is really clear right now. I caught a handful of Largemouth bass on crankbaits but nothing of great size. Did a little bobber fishing for panfish on Sunday and caught a lot of small, small Crappie in the lilly pads. On Sunday morning there was literally only me and another boat on the water. But it got pretty windy and hard to stay on my spot.
2/20/23 @ 4:51 PM
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BIGG400
BIGG400
User since 12/23/12
Sunny 50°
Ice: 4"
The last two days of the season were pretty good. Some nice perch along with the saugeyes invading the shallows made for a fun last hurrah.
Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park photo by BIGG400
Lake Carlton, Morrison-Rockwood State Park photo by BIGG400
2/17/23 @ 8:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
BIGG400
BIGG400
User since 12/23/12
30°

I haven't seen anybody take off from the boat ramp since last Saturday. I stopped fishhing the north side on Monday afternoon. The ice was down to a soft 5" then.  Some of the south part of the lake has decent ice but with dead weeds and filthy water, the fishing is slow at best. 

2/15/23 @ 9:12 AM
majorlagg
majorlagg
User since 12/22/22

Let me know if you see the ice conditions before the weekend.

I would like to get out, but all of this temperature up and down makes me worry about the ice quality.

2/8/23 @ 12:59 PM
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BIGG400
BIGG400
User since 12/23/12
43°

I fully expect to be out there this weekend. The area that had the thinnest ice was 7.5' yesterday. I always figure I have 2-3 days left on the ice after the NW corner opens up and the geese arrive en masse and that hasn't happened yet.

The top 5 most frequently caught species so far this winter.

1. Bluegill 2. Yellow Perch 3. LM Bass 4. Saugeye 5. Crappie

The only mildly surprising aspect is I usually get more saugeye than bass. Thats not the case this year.


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