Walked off North Landing and fished flat that is straight out from launch. One ATV out, ice was an even 8 plus inches in areas I fishing. Fished from one to four and moved around. Marked fish every hole, caught and released over 30 crappies and 10 bluegills, crappies ran from 8 to 9 1/2 inches and gills under 7 inches. 9 to 12 FOW.
31° - 35° F
26° - 30° F
17 turns of my 4 inch Lazer hand auger to get through the ice.....6 inches I'm thinking. Stick cross country ski pole in hole hook basket on ice bottom, measure....a good ten inches but very soft all the way through. 930 til 130, off south boat landing in 6 to 10 feet of water, one small perch on a Swedish Pimple with Berkeley Crappie nuggets.....otherwise missed 3 more spring bobber wiggles. Moved 5 times, not much ( hardly any) fish on locator. Tried vertical, horizontal, rattle bait, bright and dark colors, waxworm and golden rod grub, plastic. Humble pie for supper. Parking was good, getting onto ice the top layer was frozen until you stepped down into the 2nd layer of water/slush. The frozen trails and tracks made me glad for my ski poles and easy pulling smitty sled. Didn't fish or measure ice thickness in channel but there were some people fishing there. Saw one quad out everyone else on foot. Not a successful outing but still fun. Woody Eckes
26° - 30° F
Was out from 5 to 11 5 ins of good ice 3 to 4 ins of slush ice fished in 12 ft of water caught enuff for a meal and rest lived to see another day
Anyone got a update here? Sure there is plenty of ice for wheelers and gear but want to make sure as we are all heading up tomorrow.
I know of a guy who Lost a black sheels rod case today. Belongs to his boy. If anyone knows of this I can get you in touch with him. 715 570 2299
Below 40° F
21° - 25° F
Fished 7:00-10:00. Caught close to 50 fish. Mostly small bluegills and crappie. Some bigger crappiest mixed in. Took 6 home for the fry pan. Fished 14 fow of the channel.
36° - 40° F
Fished sunday afternoon off south boat landing, walked on. 10 inches of ice counting top layer 2 inches? water 1 inch 8 inches ice where I was fishing in 8 feet of water. Atvs, Utvs and snowmobiles out no cars or trucks. Plenty of people out with tipdowns, in channel. Drilled 6 holes when I got there stayed in first hole fished whole time I was there. Kept 4 gills, 3 crappies and 1 perch. Orange/yellow vertical with flappers and white flirty Girty with 1/2 waxworm, more scent I am thinking. No big hammering bites, just barely moving spring bobber. When things slowed down putting down a rattling Lindy Darter bait seemed to stir them up. Bites on plastic but no hooksets....caught some teeny perch right off bottom but had fish coming thru 3 feet off bottom too....Nice afternoon to be out there....Woody Eckes
Can anybody give me a ice report? slush? ice depth? Would be greatly appreciated, also if anybody has been by Eau Claire lake, did the cold dry up slush out there Thanks,
Any body been out? How is the ice thickness?
Fishing was slow Memorial weekend. Couple bass and about 11 nice crappie. I will say some of the land owners in pontoon boat were every rude. While we were anchored fishing they buzzed use several times coming very close to our rigs. If they were trying to drive us off it worked we won't be visiting that campgrounds again.