Caught this beauty today. She is 24 inches and was released. We were drifting in 15 ft. Caught on a floating jug and crawler.
Random Lake, Sheboygan County
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51° - 55° F
51° - 55° F
Fished from 1200-1430 with no luck for bass. Water was between 54-56 degrees, north side was the warmest. No weed growth, 2ft visibility. Most boats out were fishing for musky and didn't see one landed.
Literally walked the entire lake punching holes from deep to shallow, basin to weeds and found nothing but dink perch and bluegill all day... typical random lake... ice is going fast, 10-12” of soft ice today and with the forecast being warm the next few days it won’t be long till open water
26° - 30° F
Got out here at 0700 & got out as far as the Grand Caravan would let me go d/t snow depth. 13” about 250 yards out. 2 flags on the bite me box using a small minnow with a #20 treble in 22’, just took about a foot & dropped it. Nothing on the medium shiners with bigger hooks. Gonna stay at it all day & hopefully it picks up but if not it’s better than working!
Below 40° F
36° - 40° F
I was out from about 2pm to 7:30pm on 2.2.19. The temperature was around 40 Degrees and the ice seemed to be melting quickly especially around my shanty based on the puddle I was sitting in. I was about 150ft north of the boat launch area, and about 100ft north of the beach, right at the water depth change from 25ft to 10ft. I had one tip up at 20ft of water, another at 15ft of water, and my jigging hole at about 13ft of water. I had a large shiner on the 20ft tip up and a small shiner on the 15ft tip up. Absolutely no action on the tip ups all night. It was slow marking fish when I started jigging, but the action really started to pick up at about 5:30pm, after lots of interest but no takers and many different jigs later, I finally connected with an 18" Walleye on an orange spoon and small shiner at about 6:50pm. While it was frustrating at times it was a fun afternoon and evening overall. I know we are experiencing some warmer days at the moment, but hopefully the ice depth will only strengthen as we get back into the 20's later this week. Good luck all!
11° - 15° F
No more than 9" of ice out there. LOTS of snow, with drifts to above my knee. Saw a guy out there with a side-by-side atv who said he almost got stuck and was seeing areas with only 6" on the north end.
I fished about 150yd north off of the south shore in anywhere between 19 and 14 feet of water using treble hooks and minnows. Vexilar died, was cold, went home. Nobody else was out on the lake either.
16° - 20° F
Was out yesterday. Ice thickness varried from 6"-8" for 150 yds then after a clear shelf it drops to 4"-5". Fishing was slow. Real small perch jigging and one 24"-26" pike on a tip up.
Does anyone have an update as to the ice thickness? Thanks.