6-8” where we were in the middle of the lake. Wheelers and sleds out now. Fishing could have been better. Had a few flags but didn’t land anything. Saw a few fish caught but it was slow yesterday.
16° - 20° F
21° - 25° F
We were out on moose Sunday morning the 20th. There was less ice than I like. Maybe 2.5 or so where we were. About 20 minutes ago I was told from someone that it had opened back up now. I’ll be taking a ride this afternoon. There were quite a few people out but everyone walked out. No wheelers or anything.
Anyone have an ice report?
76° - 80° F
Excellent today. Crappies 8-10 inches, Blue Gills, keepers, 6-7. One 9 inch gill. All fish in very very heavy weeds on bottom. Flies get through the weeds. Put away boat! All fish released as usual.
61° - 65° F
Nice sized Crappies in deeper water when you find them, 10 incher's.
76° - 80° F
Lake calm. Lots of nice sized, heavy bodied Blue Gills, 7-8 inches. Rowed around in shallows and saw a lot of 5-6 inch LM Bass- good sign for future, don't eat them now or when they grow up.
Lots of nice sized gills, 7-8 inches, one 9 inch, all returned, was bass fishing, one small LM Bass, 12 inches. 30 years ago a 5 lb LM Bass was not uncommon. Release the bass and trout and eat the pan fish. Last year seemed the gills were specked, this year all clean and nice color. Lake needs a cleaning, weeds are getting out of hand.
Birch tree blocking curve at landing but not the landing.
Good day on Moose. Lots of nice sized crappies and blue gills, had a n/pike go after a gill I had on, but missed it. Haven't had a pike bite off my flie in 2-3 years, thought they were all fished out and eaten. crappies were 8-10 inches and gills 7-8 inches. Gills seem very clean this year, nice color no black specs.
Thanks for your reply flyrod man. I know its a shame that people wont catch and release the trout, especially when it was know to have very large browns. Did you catch the 2 big browns last year in the spring hole or lake? and did you catch them using flies on a fly rod? what about using large streams for them? I have also heard that night fishing for browns is the best, since they are more aggressive, especially at full moon between 11-3 when the moon is is directly above you, what is your opinion or experience on that. last question, while fishing for the trout if using a large streamer or even fly, do you catch a lot of little northern pike, is there time or way to avoid hooking these and breaking your line? thanks for your input, its nice to get feed back from another fly fishermen.