First time icefishing here. Set up tipups and jigged. Caught a few small bass and 5" gills. 3 other groups of guys out, which was surprising. Not worth the effort as far as fishing, but very pretty.
|@ the lake|
21° - 25° F
Last summer I called the DNR fishery guy 4 times with no reponse. I requested that at least signs be posted regarding size limits etc. Catch and release only would have been better. I actually saw two people scuba diving and they indicated they were "spearing perch" and again called the DNR with no reponse. I knew that this body of water would be fished out in one year and it is.
I know the river gets lots of support due to the Sunfish in there but where was the love for the lake. Just a shame that this resource was mis-managed.