Was there this weekend with the GF and her 3 year old son. Fished from the dock they were throwing worms and bobbers. For the first time since I started fishing there in 2015 I seen bluegills caught. Mind you they were all about 3 inches long but the fact they caught some tells me that this lake is finaly recovering from the freeze out. I have fished it in the winter with only very small perch and crappies to show for it with a few pike at about 22 to 26 inches. I will keep going back hopefully in the next year or 2 there will be some eating size panfish to be caught.
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81° - 88° F
Anyone find a kayak paddle at the landing? I can provide a description. Thanks much!
History of Lilly Lake. Winter 2013/14 lake froze out.Stockings since summer 2014 until present.12,994 northerns,7347 lm bass. Supposed to have stocked panfish back in 2014 but can't find any records for that.In 2017 LM bass only stocked.In years when both stocked the Northerns were about 4 inches and the bass were a little over 2 inches. When I spoke with a person in authority he agreed they might as well have stocked minnows instead of bass. Northerns grow almost twice as fast and most of the bass are probably Northern turds as of now.I suggested the northerns should all get caught out of their to give bass and panfish time to grow and he agreed.Someone that was out their two weeks ago said there were thousands of bullheads just off the docks and you can be assured they are all over the lake. If you do any research you will find that the best thing to control bullheads is if you have an established class of sizable bass. Good luck with that. I have done an extensive search on bullheads and Northerns and I believe this lake is screwed. I hope I am wrong.By the way, on a quick trip last year to the lake I saw that the sign that was posted before the lake froze out was still up. Not sure now. The sign has a slot limit and an allowable keep size for bass that were over populated prior to the fish kill. If the northerns don't get them the general public will.Do some of your own research on this and you will find all common sense has been lost. I hope I'm wrong, but just look at the fish catches posted here over the past three years. This was a wonderful little lake to fish,learn,and teach on.
Has anybody been out on Lily Lake lately and how many inches of ice on the lake
16° - 20° F
Fished for a few hours this afternoon. Two flags and two pike, the largest being in the low 20 inch range. The panfish bite continues to be non-existent.
26° - 30° F
Fished for a couple hours. 8-9" of ice everywhere I drilled. No flags or bites on waxies. Another fisherman said he only got a small perch in a couple of hours.
I’ve pretty much written this lake off as a panfish lake for the foreseeable future but there was a relatively good tip-up bite today. 6 flags and two hammerhandles in a couple of hours.
All fish came from 14-18 feet of water. Water clarity was about 6 feet. Ice was 9 inches in every hole.
GBTrout- Thanks for the offer, but unfortunately this was before the holiday's. Just noticed now as went out last weekend and noticed they were no where to be found.
How long ago did you lose it? I live close by and could swing thru... although it’s likely been scooped up by someone