Just wondering if anyone had a report on if the slush was bad out here after the warmer week? Thanks in advance.
Fished 2/21 from 11 AM - 4 PM. No flags, only one 13" crappie jigging. Ice was anywhere from 15"-18" the few spots I moved around. Some deeper drifts so be sure to follow some tracks.
Tried my luck on Saturday. One flag (missed, probably due to tip up being drifted over) and a missing minnow on jigging rod and that was it. Horrible conditions, but I need to get out when I can. Measured 12" where we were and was kind of surprised there wasn't more.
Special thanks to the guy who gave me a jump in the morning when we tried moving to another spot, and a HUGE thank you to the guy with the red truck and plow who saved my butt when we got stuck on our way in by plowing a path from the landing out to us. We were close, but got a little disoriented and stuck in a drift. The fact he refused the $10 I offered him shows there are good people out there!
M&E - yep, we go off Blue top. You can go off Yogi too. I was there a couple weeks ago and people were pretty spread out! Caught a few but not jumping out of the hole by any means. If you trying to get panfish, move if they aren't around that is what we do and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't ;-)
May try to go this weekend too - especially now that we should be able to drive out.
I have only open water fished Partridge Lk. My son and I would like to panfish and tip up fish for pike. We were hoping someone could give us some advice as to where we could hard water fish. We normally go out of Blue Top. Thanks in advance.
0° - 5° F
Fished Saturday from 630 to 1230. Had a few flags early but was slow after that. Caught 2 24 inch pike in our group. Talked to a another group that did a little better. Ice was good and solid and there was a good amount of trucks out.
BadazzFish - last weekend there was 12+ and a lot of trucks on the ice. I had the ATV but expect to drive on next time I head out there. Maybe next weekend.
I typically go off Blue top but you can also go off Yogi Bear.
I will be braving the single digit temps to fish partridge for the first time in a number of years.
Does anyone have any info on ice thickness\conditions and if it is advisable to drive on?
Where is the best access for the lake if walking or driving?
Any info would be helpful. Thanks much and keep those lines tight.
Yeah ATVs are out there. Yesterday I was basically only one without one. There weren't many guys out but enough. Ice was 6 inches at least most places I was at. No slush, everything froze and made it very easy to walk. I even walked all the way across!!