That's always a good choice considering all the bait fish that are around this year. Plus all species eat them. Good luck!
Racine Harbor, Racine County
|@ the lake|
31° - 35° F
Went out on 3/9/19 at 7 am till 2 pm. Went to the far west end by the look out. Put 20 tip ups in the water at various depths. Three people jigged with lures with scent for 2 hours.
Not one bit or flag, disappointing....
Perhaps the last time I'll ever fish the harbor.
Anyone know what the ice is like around the Racine harbor? Thinking of trying my first ever trout ice fishing expedition. Don’t really know what to use or where to go yet. Any help is greatly appreciated!
What's a good depth to set the bait at. I went and bought 200 yards of flurocarbon for litters and a couple poles
I would be very cautious about the river/do not venture on it If there are no other tracks.. or use a spud bar. If your targeting browns and steelhead you do not want to use steel leaders, I would not use mono leaders either. They say people use mono leaders I would disagree fluorocarbon leaders are leaps and bounds better. Fluorocarbon is better leader material and is harder for the fish to see. Almost everyone uses fluorocarbon leaders exclusively unless your targeting northern or catfish. Good luck
We're going to attempt or first ever harbor ice fishing. Looking for any tips on where to go. We drove down past reef point and took a look. Looks like a lot of tracks and holes were made in the west side of the docks. Is it safe to venture out into the river?
Some guys say use mono liters, some say the steel are fine. I have all my tip ups loaded with steel and a #8 to #12 treble hook.
I plan on using large shiners, or fat heads, wherever is big bait
I called them a few years ago and they said they closed for winter. Guess I talked to the wrong person. They are open. I called them to verify.
Ya, I got fatheads about a week ago at Sandy's they are open.
Kortendicks Ace Hardware on Douglas Ave have spawn. Sandy's is also open, we have been getting bait there.