Thank you ESOX. That makes me feel a little better. I have a home on the second lake of Little Manny so getting out can get hairy but if they start the draw on Oct 1st I should be fine.
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The chain is near full pool right now. They start the drawdown October 1st and by the 10th or 15th you should start thinking seriously about pulling your boat, although I have been on the chain after the 20th and still can navigate — if you know the water very well! The channel from Fawn to Clear will be difficult at that point, but the Rest Lake (or Greer’s) launch should be fine. The intention is for the water to be fully drawn down by the end of October (nearly 4 feet where I am!), but this can be greatly dependent on the weather. Never liked the “procedure” as it limits fall fishing opportunities —and I’ve lost a few props over the years.
A week to 10 days seems pretty fast. Are you certain? I have a place on Little Manitowish and I usually come up the second weekend in Oct...(8th) to pull boats out of the water. I have never had an issue but now you have me worried??
Water level begins to drop on October 1st. It usually takes a week to 10 days to get to winter levels
Cooler, It was 61 degrees today, I saw pontoons going through the channel but did not venture into Fawn. Fished Clear, Rest and LDF over the weekend for eyes, fish are scattered, caught many 15” fish on minnows 22-36 FOW.
Does anyone know the current water level on the chain? Wondering if I can get a pontoon boat from Fawn into Clear lake this weekend
Minow fishing with tip ups . Fished spider, clear. Good ice, but soft. Two flags in afternoon of fishing tight to shore <4ft water steep.drop offs.
Heading up for Beef-a-Rama and some fishing. How has the fishing been(walleye).
Thanks fshrman30. We found a few perch over in the area I think you're talking about but around that island in the bay just north of that point.
Didn't get to fish off the point as a storm was approaching and wanted to get the family off the water.
I'm appreciative of your advice. A bit windier today so will see how that affects things.
Haven't ventured through the channel to spider lake yet so might check that out as well.
We fished Island Lake a few years ago and did quite well on walleyes,smallmouth bass,and black crappies. The walleyes and smallmouth were found on the tip of the large peninsula on the southwest shoreline. We just kept going back and forth along the flat tip of the peninsula with live bait mostly crawlers and leeches.The crappies were found along the shoreline in the bay just to the west of the afore mentioned peninsula. We would hit all the brush along the shoreline with a slip bobber and minnow. Northern Pike are also quite common anywhere there are weeds.