First-time for whitefish and caught one 22” at 4:00 pm on a Baitrigs whitefish rig. Two groups of two coming off the ice said they caught two and six mid-afternoon.
36° - 40° F
So much action over the weekend, enjoy
11° - 15° F
36° - 40° F
First time out on the ice this season. Got out there a little after 1pm. Started off in 5 FOW to do some sight fishing. Water was super clear but didn't see a single fish in 2hrs. We moved out deeper to 12 FOW and got on top of nice bed of zebra muscles and a pretty decent southerly current. Figured we'd start hitting them good but nothing to show for it. Packed up at sunset and headed in. There were some older gentlemen packing up the same time we were and they said they hadn't marked more than 5 or 6 all day. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful afternoon out on the hard water.
Old Boy - Sharpen your hooks on a regular basis. You will miss fewer.
Went out Saturday and fished in 20 fow. My dad got one almost right away. Marked a few more, no takers. Got shack setup and dad got one more. That was it jigging. At around noon I got my first fish on a shiner using a tipup. Half hour later got another on a shiner. Then that was it for me. Had a couple bites. Everyone else within a mile or so of us that I talked to also had only gotten one or two. Marked fish off and on all day though.
fished friday from RR at 18fow.got 5 whitefish between 9 to1 pm .after that nothing.on saturday i fished straight out of lipskys .got 3 whitefish from sun up until 9 am .after that nothing .got them at 19fow.later tried anywhere from 23 to 16 fow and nothing commited
headshot if you're interested in getting farther offshore despite not having an atv or sled like me you could use the baitbox shuttle service. I went out with them last weekend it costs $10 a person. We didn't hammer them by any means, but did ok.
31° - 35° F
Fished in 12-13ft and it was tough. Wanted to fish at least 20 ft, but walking out was tiring in itself. Really need a snowmobile or atv as there's a good amount of snow. Saw at least 30 whitefish swim by and look at our baits on our underwater camera. They did not care for jigging raps, pimple or even slider rig. My brother was the only one that caught fish between the two of us. He was using a standalone gold/browb tungsten jig tipped with waxies left on the ground or just slightly off the ground when near.
Current definitely played a part for bringing in fish. Whenever the current was going south or towards land we saw more fish. Current moving north or out into the Bay we barely saw any fish on camera.
Trappinwi, they're hitting whitefish setup.