Fishing this week with somewhat hampered by clear skies and low wind. We were able to catch some perch and walleye on on large fat heads using slip bobbers in green cabbage about four or five feet deep. One day we also caught some smallmouth anchoring in 4 ft and casting the shore with tube jigs. Fish appeared to be spawned out and possibly on beds. Water warmed up during the week from 62 to 65°.
61° - 65° F
76° - 80° F
51° - 55° F
41° - 45° F
Cold and windy yesterday on the chain. Water temps everywhere we went were hovering right around 51degrees. Crappie and small walleye in 3-4’ green weeds seemed to be the ticket. Didn’t mark anything deep. Had a few decent perch thrown in to the mix. Bite wasn’t fast and furious, but steady enough to keep the 10 year old content. Wife caught her first crappie and walleye for an even better bonus. Small jigs with fatheads under a slip bobber seemed to work the best, but some were caught on leaches as well.All crappies caught were females with eggs. The bite should be getting even better when it warms up next week.
On Thursday the water temps were up to 54 degrees in north end muck flats but dropped back to 52 in the afternoon once the clouds and winds picked up.
Good luck everyone and be safe.
I measured water Temp on Planting Ground Lake Friday morning at 46 degrees very little wind in 4 ft. of water.
Dose anyone have the water temperature of the chain thank you
Merry Christmas! I'm coming up with the kids for a week of ice fishing, so just curious on the ice thickness and conditions. Heard there may have been a decent snow. Thanks in advance!
So I'm coming up in a couple of weeks for the Subaru Winter Festival and our cabin is right on Eagle Lake. Last year, there was a ton of snow on the lake and it meant standing in like 6" of water on the ice. I'm curious to how to lake condition is looking this winter so far.
I sent you a PM. You can use the Polaris Ride Command App to see general idea of the trails. Its not 100% accurate but its close. You can also go on www.snoeagles.org to look at the map from the snowmobile club.
Thank you gentlemen for your timely responses. Many years ago I was fishing south twin and a guy put his truck through trying to drive over from North. I was guessing it would be unsafe, but every body of water is different. Do the snowmobile trash connect the lakes? I really want to hit multiple lakes in one day, but don't want to trailer everywhere (if possible).
I know someone that sunk a sled going in the "channel" between Eagle and S.R. They are luckyto be alive. Dont try it.
RiverRat Absolutely NOT. Our place is in the channel between Catfish and Cranberry and I can say if you want to do that you better be one hell of a water skipper on your sled. Do not travel between any lakes via the channel. Maybe Scattering Rice to Eagle but even that I would not advise.