Birch Point does have minnows. Not sure about Cedar now. BP doesnt open real early though.
|@ the lake|
Either should be fine. Just keep your motor trimmed up and go slow. Lots and lots of stumps.
31° - 35° F
it was only sloppy for the first 20' off launch. Great walking w/ very little snow on top. Creepers wouldn't be a bad idea.
How sloppy was it? Haven’t been out for awhile now, this report was helpful! I might be able to get out before ice out. Thanks!
31° - 35° F
fished 11a - 3p. no driving on. only 2 others out when we got there, 8 more by the time we left. Slow start, but at noon, or so, the schools started showing up in the middle 2' of the water column. (6' of water under a ton of ice). We caught 40+ to keep 15 between the 2 of us. Plastic worked, but meat was better. No crappies, all bluegills & pumpkinseed. Beautiful day!
I didn't know they had cabins open in the winter - People almost exclusively ice fish straight out from the landing at Cedar bay resort on this lake. You'll see people hopping around throughout the rest of the lake, but they cluster up right off cedar point. It's pretty much just a big flat that is slightly deeper in that area. Try and find some structure and you'll find some fish. Probably mostly bluegills with a crappie here and there. Definitely worth throwing up tip ups too.
If you're open to fishing different lakes in the area shoot me a PM and I can give you some tips. Good luck!
I was there day after Thanksgiving fishes from 12:30 to 5 ish. Fishing was slow. Cought a couple bass. Buddy cought a 18"er.. very healthy fish. All on jig poles. Then around 4ish the fish came in thick?! I was using a spoon loaded with waxies. In 9' of water in between landing and point. Crappies and gills. Don't be afraid to use bigger tackle. All fish I cought we're good sized. Definitely keepers if I was fishing for food. All released.. good luck...
Just look where all the other holes are. Dont haveto go too far from the landing. Went there this weekend. Big on numbers, small in size. Would be a great place to take a kid.