launch is fine. you should have no problem. plenty of parking in lot right there and police station right there too so no worries about anyone messing with your vehicle while you're out on the water.
What is the launch like at Fowler. Would I be able to get 18 foot boat in there. Parking etc.
There's a free kayak launch on the south side of the lake, just east of the fishing pier
Where can a kayak be launched without paying ? Or is that not possible ?
61° - 65° F
81° - 88° F
Yesterday morning (May 6,2021) did some panfishing off of Fowler park. Bluegills were quite small and far between, while the male Pumpkinseed's were somewhat agressive still protecting their nests. Biggest Pumpkinseed was 6" and released. Caught many in the 4" range on wax worms and lime green teardrop jig. Nothing to take home, but on a 6'-9" St Croix ultralight setup, it was a blast. Good luck and happy fishing.
Put a fork in it. As fast as the season came in, it has gone out. Guy went through the ice on Fowler twice yesterday. He went through, got himself out, people told him to stay put until help got there, he didn't listen, started coming in and went through again, people helped get him out the second time. Everyone is ok.
I don't know about springs, but be weary of the obvious places like near the dam or the river. After last night's cold, you should be fine off Fowler Park. I was there last week and there was at least 3" of good ice under frozen slush in that area. Of course, still spud your way around just in case.
This weekend I might hit up this lake and I was wondering if there are any hazards I should know about. Is there any springs or areas where the ice is usually thinner? Not looking for where to go but where not to go.
Got off work at noon, decided to hit Fowler, which is two minutes from my house. Fished 4 hrs. Wasn't feeling real ambitious, so I just jigged for the mini-perch that seem to be everywhere in the 20 ft depths. I've figured out that 8% of the perch in this lake are keeper size. So if you caught 50, which isn't too hard, around four would be 8 to 8 1/2 inches. Today, they were in 24-28 ft of water. Fishing was actually a bit tough for some reason. They weren't slamming the spoon w/waxie like usual. It was more like a light gill bite. Caught 40, 3 were keepers , up to a whopping 8 3/4 inch. Maybe the biggest perch in the lake, haha
For those interested, here's how it went last week. If nothing else, there's some drone footage I'm pretty proud of.