Went out fishing today caught a couple crappie accidentally left my tackle bag at the lake if anyone has seen it could they please PM me and let me know have full description
Sounds like you had a great time with the grandkids. Doesn't get any better than that.
36° - 40° F
Well as fishing reports go this one ain't gonna be much about catchin.....
Went with my youngest daughters husband and 3 kids, 8, 6 and 4 year old. Boy/girl/boy. Parked at landing and walked out fished channel 7 to 9 feet of water. Tipups/tipdowns minnows, spikes, waxworms. Son in law punched a lot of holes with his 8 inch Eskimo gas auger. I drilled 2 with my 4.5 inch Nils hand auger to say I did it but very thankful for the hole drilling. First place we set up cleaned out holes real nice and shoveled ice/snow away from holes....pretty much dead sea. Super nice out, sunny, warm with a bit of wind. Fair amount of people driving out. Ice races last weekend road plowed about all the way across lower part of lake from old boat landing to park beach area. Lot of water sitting on ice coming off later in the day. Son in law moved and finally caught a perch......kids...well, counting minnows, cleaning out/filling up holes with snow, eating pretzels, sunflower seeds, beer nuts, drinking pop , eating snow, playing golf with the ice scoops, watching (sort of) the tipdowns for sign of a bite......6 year old finally had a fish on but gave it slack line and it got off. She watched that tipdown pole like a hawk for about a half hour after that. 4 year old won the eating contest but ran out of steam later in the day, his dad covered him up with a blanket and he slept soundly in an Otter sled right out on the ice. Finally figured out to NOT clean out the ice chips from the hole and use a heavier bait/Swedish Pimple with a waxworm to drop through the slush and had some action on vexilar that translated into a couple of perch with bad grubworm marks and a 12 - 14 inch bass (should of measured it before we let it go) Figure those kids will sleep good tonight and had a good time out there with them. Figure on better luck next time.
Below 40° F
16° - 20° F
Fished Dexter today from 8 - noon. Small perch is all I came up with. Worked the channel by the swimming hole. Had a lot on underwater camera, but must not have been hungry. Tough going off the plowed areas, 18” of good ice.
Has anybody been on Dexter recently? How’s the ice conditions?
31° - 35° F
2 - 5 pm on January 5. 11 total inches on the north side of the lake. 8 inches of good ice with about 3 inches of mostly frozen slush. Marked fish throughout the water column, but they were not biting. Very windy and brief sleet. There was still a decent amount of current in about 10 - 12 ft of water, dead sticking was not working very well. Very little snow on top.
sillman, Fished from 9-1 today west side. 2-3" of snow on top of 3" of slush on top of 5" of ice. Current was so strong that I couldn't see my bait on my vexlar in 10' of water. Moved to 7' after a couple hours, never marked a fish. So yes it's fishable but if your traveling any distance I don't know why you would want to. Going to take a few more days to settle down.
Doesn't sound good. I saw a video of the Yellow blown out in Pittsville with big ice chunks heading towards Dexter. If you have a ways to drive I would wait a week or two. Maybe someone who has been there can give you a better report, but if no one else does you should probably wait.
Anyone been out since the rain and snow? Wondering how the ice held up without making the drive.
21° - 25° F
Was out on dexter today and was catching tons of gills. Caught a few perch and largemouth as well! No crappies tho. There was a solid 4.5-5 inches and i was out about 250ft or so fishing in 10ft of water. Was 4 shack and a bunch of others jigging in open.