Have not been up to Montana yet this year.... Any reports on current ice conditions? Landing good? Can I get my ATV out there or is it too slushy? Thanks
Below 40° F
31° - 35° F
Well I tried again today in anywhere from 15 to 19 fow. Moved a couple of times. Nothing happening today. Just small perch. Think the biggest one I pulled up was 7 inches. All still swimming. Hope others have better luck but I think I will try this one again next year. Time to find somewhere else for tomorrow.
Looking to try this lake again as last time I caught a lot of fish but not many keeper size. Last time I was there someone told me hit 25 fow for panfish. I seemed to only catch small perch. Are there any decent sized perch or gills or crappies to be caught here? If so is there a particular depth I should look to find? Not looking for a magic spot just a decent starting point? Any suggestions? Tight lines to you all!
26° - 30° F
Went out here today for the first time. Met another fisherman at the launch that gave me a general idea where I might try. Went out and gave it a try. Probably pulled up 50 to 60 fish. All dink perch. Only 5 fish all day over 6 inches. Tried multiple different baits and spots in the general area I was directed. I did set 2 tip ups. No flags but when i picked them up I had an 8" perch on one of them. I dont know how but it ate the medium shinner that I had it baited with. I feel like there is some decent size fish in there but I did not find them today. Oh and the launch was all busted up It held me but it sure looks rough.
There is a good 6” soft around the shore but not bad
Has anyone been out? Looking to hit this lake tomorrow with a buddy. Heard it was really good for crappie. Thanks in advance
6° - 10° F
Fished lake for the first time ice was pretty good 11-12” a couple of permanent shacks out but only one other person fishing. Was told it was s good lake for panfish. Nothing on tip-ups but caught just under keeper perch all day long. Moved several times same story. Tried crappie minnows waxies and spikes. Just couldn’t find decent sized fish.