Saw 2 full size pickups on the lake today. About 7 inches of ice under some wet snow. Caught some nice crappies and gills. They drove on by the campground.
21° - 25° F
Check out the Miller Dam flowage thread. Same body of water.
Heading up in a few weeks. Anyone been out?
Below 40° F
16° - 20° F
Fished 2/24/17-2/25/17. Found one small spot on the south end that we were able to get a plank across to get to solid ice. All other landings and shorelines we explored had 6-12' of slush/water before reaching solid ice. Once out we had 12-15" of ice. Still a few spots where you'd break thru the top crust and push down 2-3" of slush(all the melted snow from previous warm week). Fished Friday afternoon in blizzard like conditions for 2 hours and only caught a few perch. Had to resort to just watching tipups the last hour due to frozen hands. 5 of us fished Saturday it started off windy, but at least the sun came out. Spent the entire day on the ice. Large shiners on tip-ups. had about 20 flags over the coarse of the day. Caught 4 Pike 23-28", 1 largemouth bass(14-1/4"). Jigging wax worms caught about 10 small perch, 2 nice bluegill, and 1 crappie(12").
46° - 50° F
Fished the flowage from 6:15 am until 5:45 pm on 2/18/17. Ice depth at 16" and brought out truck. Caught approximately 15 fish, 8 keepers (4 crappie, 4 bluegills) and two northern (29" and 33"). Keeper fish had light bite. Ice was incredibly soft on the way out. Two launches were broken up. Use EXTREME caution if taking a truck out.
Does anyone know if the ice will be safe next weekend
Going up to the flowage next weekend. Any tips? PMs welcome. Thanks!
6° - 10° F
Was there Saturday 12/18 kept 10 crappie and one bluegill all the crappie were above ten inches gill was 9 was fishing 10' of water slow bite all were on minnows except the gill 4 crappie were 11.5" to 12".
31° - 35° F