going to galena on friday to fish in are fishing derby saturday ! fished it 2 weeks ago water temp was 49-52 ,what u think about this weekend with warm weather they should be off the beds ? the lake is deep and clear ! over all a great lake !
Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County
26° - 30° F
Good day yesterday. Gil’s perch and crappie
Thanks! I am heading up to fish. Friday to Monday. Love to meet you guys. Let me know if you will be out. Is their a bait shop on way in from east on 20? Maybe Stockton? I need some wax worms and Minnows.
if u fish about 20 yards off the fishing pier with tipups,big minnows alot of tigers feed the weed line !
Doing any good?
Got out on ice for a few hours here on a farm pond. Had a great time. But I’ve gone now with 60f. Thunder like crazy at moment. We may come up middle next week for the weekend. I am off work the 18th. I assume ice still good. Bitting? Maybe we could meet.
I use in line reels for my handheld rods and standard reels for my dead sticks. The longer handle fits better in my rod holders. It didn’t rain up here and it is ridiculously cold. If you use the ice making formula we should be making 11/2 inches a day currently. You will be good for sure.
Thanks for update. We may be safe here this weekend but this rain not good. So maybe next week. I am remodeling our kitchen so new cabinets installed week of feb 4. So my wife wants to come up mid feb. fingers crossed. Do you use in line reels? I found them to be great on slow bite. I also had great success with clam dingle drop. Pink was great for crappie.
Below 40° F
6° - 10° F
Ice fisherman in both coves now. Lot of fish on the camera and vex but slow bite. Caught a few gills but a lot of no takers. Everyone constantly moving so I’m assuming it was the same for everyone.
Thanks for update. We are looking at a bunch of snow Saturday. Hope we can get some ice. If good I will get up there soon. Good luck!