Thanks for the report. I will be on another lake in that area 7/20/2019
Delta-Dummond Area, Bayfield County
Fishing has been consistent. Bass in the weeds with weightless Texas rigs made for some awesome catch and release fun during the week of the 4th. Panfish are abundant and hungry. Bluegill in 8-10FOW and crappie in 12-15FOW. Everything is coming on plastics. No need for live bait.
So many little pike on every lake I go to. Such a nuisance. Keep em and pickle em.
hey lets get some reports going here in the area.
i haven't been out yet but i am seeing tents pop up around in area lakes now. there should be plenty of ice just about everywhere at least for walking. it is good to check as you go though. the wind kept some areas open for quite a while but with the cold they are closing over well.
I caught 60-70 fish to be able to keep 8 for a meal for my wife and I. The ones I kept were 9-10". Cookie cutter size I tossed back were 6".
You'll catch quite a few little pike doing this as well.
You'll only be able to keep up with one rod each so don't bother doing what I did and use slip bobbers. I couldn't keep up with two rods which points out the fact I would've done just as well with a slip bobber and crappie minnow.
Also, Texas rigged Senkos in 6'-10' of water will catch you some nice bass and pike.
Have fun! Chris
The two lakes we fished had anywhere from 6-14" of ice, but the bottom few inches was very honeycombed and the top inch was pretty soft as your auger would bury right through with ease. Conditions were perfect for covering lots of water and drilling lots of holes. Gills and crappies were on a rip, took home a one man limit both fri and saturday, but didn't find anything big. Gills 7-8.5" and crappies 10-11". Everything was caught using B-Y Baits plastics on tungsten jigs, even a few nice bass and northern caught by accident were quickly released. Looked like most fish had vacated the main basin in search of shallower, warmer water. We found a lot of gills and crappies in 6-8' of water.
Public Service Message: If risking your life for a bluegill is so great, please, for the sake of your family and emergency crews, wear floatation devices!
This is 2 years in a row that area men have drown while ice fishing.
SO...somebody please hook me up with some reports. My jealousy will be closer to admiration.
Tuning Forks, we will see you at the Fishin Chicks outing on January 17th. Don't forget, I'll be bringing bloody mary mix, steaks, and poppers. Can't wait to hang with you!
Anybody interested in the Fishin Chicks outing, it's for a great cause and is a great time. I wrote about it last year at this time if you want more information, look below.
Tight Lines, Chris (P.S. Dave...I'm at work right now)
26° - 30° F