Solid first week! Lots of walleyes stacked up between 5-12 feet around cribs. Had best action early in the morning before sun up and as the sun was setting. Also ran into a couple nice crappies over cribs. Overall, it was the best week of fishing we have enjoyed on Butternut!
46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
36° - 40° F
Anyone else been on Butternut lately? Was out Saturday morning and caught 6 nice perch 9"+ and 2 small walleye. Should have gotten out earlier, bit was on we we got there then shut down once the rain started. Had 4 wheeler out there, only broke through top layer for about 20 yards. Had about 2 inches of frozen slush, 4 inches of water then about 5 inches of ice. Have not checked conditions since rain and snow.
Yah, what's going on in butterville
Any information on the thickness of the ice?
Trucks are driving all over. I'm not sure of the current ice thickness, but it was over a foot a week ago. As always, be cautious if you travel through the narrows. Sometimes any current can cause variable ice near the points on either side. There's very little snow.
How are the ice conditions? Much snow cover??
Anybody have a recent water temp they're willing to share?
Was just out there, and Butternut will be fishable tomorrow... May have to dodge a few ice chunks; but this wind will take a lot of it...
As of this morning, the north end was open to approximately Cain's point. The rest of the lake was ice covered and black. There was a lot of water along the shorelines. It wouldn't surprise me if it opens up today, especially if it get windy.