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.
Butternut Lake, Price County
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.
Does anyone know if butternut has ice or not? Or if it will be free of ice by morning?
Fished in the Lake Association outing on Saturday. Started off fishing mud in about 14 fow. Fishing was slow. Kept moving deeper until we consistently marked fish in about 18 ft. Ended with a handful of eater perch and a pike. The best lure of the day was a pink and white glow VMC flash champ tipped with spikes. The lake was crazy busy with the nice weather and the fisheree. Our best fishing was when the sun was out and it was bright. As soon as the clouds rolled in, the bite turned off.
Checked the ice this morning. Marked 5.5" in every hole I drilled. Punched 7 holes in various locations. Im taking my son out tomorrow, will report how we do.
Anyone fishing butternut yet?