Any reports on Eau Claire Lake,
31° - 35° F
North landing and sugars are no longer usable in my opinion, my last day this season on the ice with my truck. Both landings are beat up, 6 to 10 inches of slush in places to push through, and water collecting on top of ice. Main lake 16 plus inches of ice, but not what I would call good ice any more. Marked fish constanly, picked up enough for a meal. Did not check south landing.
I haven't been out on Lake Eau Claire in 2 years, ever since Altoona shut down for a season and it got hammered, fishing hasn't been the same. Quality is usually pretty decent out there, but if you catch 5 panfish it's a good day. Head north and try Marshmiller, Potato, or Rock if you want to get into some panfish. Menomin or Hallie are also decent options. Lake EC isn't a lake for kids, IMO.
Junkie, where would you suggest going for some gills? Wanna take my kid out to catch some fish
Check the DNR map online, it is relatively accurate. The channel zig-zags throughout the lake and eventually hooks around the island on the west end before heading towards the dam.
Where abouts does the channel run through this lake?
26° - 30° F
Fished Saturday 2/8. Travel on the ice was not too bad with a truck. About 4 inches of crusty snow to navigate. Some roads have been plowed. Found some nice eater sized perch in 14 ft holding very tight to the bottom. Tough to spot on a normal locator, my Panoptix was the key to spotting them. Could not get them to climb the water column, they wanted lunch right in their face. Also picked up a crappie right at dark and a small walleye. A chartreuse jig and a mouse/waxie was the ticket.
Hello. My friend and I are taking our middle school age kids and hitting a few lakes on Saturday. If anyone can share where to catch some pan fish, including Perch and maybe wallet for the adults that would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
I assume people are driving trucks out? Any places to avoid? We were out earlier in the year but walked only. Thanks
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