Best guess is there was 2” ice on the edge next to the boat landing dock. No one was out on the ice & I didn’t step off the dock or walk out. Could see remains of drilled holes near the dock, but they were likely from before this mild weather.
41° - 45° F
Anyone been out on the ice? Plenty of ice I would assume, but just making sure.
Ice is nice and thick, my 16" measurement might even be conservative. Had the truck out on the ice with no problem.
We fished in 15-20' of water and had dozens of fish on my Marcum screen, all interested enough to hover around the bait and zoom up off the bottom. But no takers, very actively moving fish, but not actively feeding. Even the 30yr ice fishing veteran fishing nearby only had a couple. Nice way to spend some after school time with my boy though.
26° - 30° F
Went for 2 hours and the bite was slow!! Did manage a few small perch!
26° - 30° F
Went out again from 10am - 1pm. Had a dozen crappies, a couple of blue gills and a perch all very small but the 2 kids with me had fun. All fish right on the bottom and we found all of ours between 15-20 FOW.
16° - 20° F
Went out with my son today from 3:30p to 5:30 pm in 15 ft of water. Caught about 12 fish 1/2 crappies 1/2 blue gills all really small. All hanging toward the bottom and very picky, can't jig too hard, Preferred yellow jig and waxworm. One tent beside me caught roughly the same, and one on the other side got nothing. Still better than working
Ice is good, solid 10 to 12 inches. Bite has been minimal though. Few small perch, and small panfish. Although others could be doing better, I haven't had a ton of luck, thinking about going across the street to West
I fished here years ago, and thinking of bringing my young niece out for her first time ice fishing this weekend. Has anyone been out lately to check the ice/fish?
Planning on finishing east Alaska for the first time. Is there an access on the south side of the lake?