Was out 1-5pm yesterday. Ice was 4-7”, went from 7” to 4” where I was within a few feet. So I’d still be careful out there. Fishing was pretty slow and bite was really light. Most flags ended up being dropped. Managed 1 small pike out of 6 flags going up. Tons of tiny pan fish, did catch 2 nice sized perch. That was about all. Lake seems to have a lot less action then it did years ago.
26° - 30° F
Is there safe ice out on the lake yet?
Above 80° F
81° - 88° F
Hartford Chris, if nobody told you yet, you'll be fine as long as you take it slow and plan it out.
Fished from sunrise until about 9:30am. Caught about 10 bass between my brother, his son, and me. Nothing huge, a couple around 2lbs. Senkos were the winner of the day, but had a bass jump clear out of the water to eat my frog. Was a great day.
Plan on heading here tomorrow with my brother. Haven't fished here in a few years. Any suggestions on where they are (don't need spots, but if they're suspended on flats or on weed lines, etc) would be helpful. PM is fine. Those that see my videos know I practice catch and release. Won't be filming tomorrow, either, just fishing.
Hartford Chris, if you haven't been there yourself yet, I'll let you know. I have an 18' I'll be launching.
Still can’t believe how much fun I’ve had learning this lake with friends lately. We got out this weekend and made for a crazy early launch as to avoid the pleasure boaters. If you’ve never fished this lake, please plan to leave by 10am as it becomes a nightmare and I see why the fish go crazy on feed bags early. We started on the north west end but found the best fishing on the south East. Topwaters were slow but the spinners baits in black or black/orange were hot along with soaking large shiners or small bluegills. Yes we kept them to make use and not waste. We landed about 25 bass with 19 of them coming from the SE corner circled. That whole stretch is stacked with fun bass fishing. Quite a few monster pike chasing panfish as well.
61° - 65° F
Went out yesterday evening for a few hrs. Only managed a decent bass and a small pan fish. I know this lake really good, still nothing doing. Definitely not the same lake it was 10 years ago. During hard water and open water season, usually end up being disappointed.
I used to fish Blue Spring with my 16ft and I’ve since upgraded to 18.5ft Alumacraft. Having a hard time remembering the launch. You guys think I’ll be ok?
A little over a 1/2 mile away in a parking lot, limited trailer spots, also an $8 launch fee.