Was out in the cold kayaking on Monday. There were several boats out, but the bite was extremely slow. The guys I saw out only had one or two trout after being in the water most of the day, I only ended up with several large mouth bass for my efforts. Saw a pike near the drop of across from the launch that was pushing the 3-4 foot length range. Those monsters grow big thanks to a trout snack. Wind and cold temps are keeping the trout from coming shallow to feed near the launch. Today would've been a great day to go out. Last year when the temps were in the 60s with the sun out, the bite in the morning was insanely good in the shallows near the road. Rooster tail works good, but live minnows are best. I know Dick Smiths is still open, but you have to call ahead to place your order for bait and such. Looks like we will have to wait another week and a half for decent weather to return............
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51° - 55° F
Late response to my response...apparently the lakes that usually get trout, including Lower Gen were stocked this week.
My buddy was out there yesterday and said the DNR was changing the sign at the launch to reflect this, but that he didn't see any trout swimming around.
I heard from several places that no trout were stocked this year. This includes the local lakes, plus the "urban fishing" ponds that usually get rainbows or browns.
Anyone know if trout were stocked this year? Can't find any info on DNR site! If so, how many and what kind?
31° - 35° F
Fished north side by boat ramp from 0800-1200. Jigged with wax worms and one tip-up. No action but ice good at 8 inches and snow was only a couple inches and easy to clear a spot to fish.
I have fished this lake for the last 4 years on and off. 2 questions (please feel free to PM me If you like)
1. Has anyone caught trout through the ice here. If so was it on tipups? Jigging? Deep? Shallow?
2. Do people only catch trout right after they stock them in the spring?
Thanks I just have always liked catching trout and this seems to the the closest opportunity for me other than the big lake.
Iced 3 small NP, biggest being 25.5 near southwest weedbed.
2 nice gills no flags for the evening bite. Lots of slush! Wear your waterproof foot wear it you have it.
31° - 35° F
One flag one snake. bunch of dink gill one decent gill