Spent time from 1:00p to 4:00p today. Had one pike follow a spinner. Otherwise only one bluegill caught.
|@ the lake|
86° - 90° F
Was out from about 1-4:30pm. Like the previous post, lots of dink gills caught. Did manage 1 8” bluegill and a 9” crappie. Had them in a bucket of water for a small little fish fry if I could have landed another two or three, but they are back swimming. Also, Had nothing on a tip up. Seemed consistent on the south side of lake, didn’t try the other end. On a positive note, it was a calm and comfortable day to be out on the ice.
Not my go to lake and Middle and Lower DNR parking lot was full. There was an open spot here. Ice was about 8 inches out in the middle but there was a lot of slush on the ice. Ended up catching 10-15 baby gills that would have been suitable for a fish tank.
There were some kids out on the lake cracking up at the super small fish they were catching. And they chased a few flags but no keepers.
I kayak fish this lake quite often in summer & many of the gills I've caught were full of the black spot parasite & worms. Is this still the case for winter or is it just a summer thing? I understand they're harmless when cooked. Just curious.
Good luck to all who are venturing out!
There's slushy water on the ice in many parts of the lake. I punched a hole with my spudbar in 4 throws but the cold weather coming should solidify that slush. There were 4 shacks out so hopefully someone got something.
Anyone been out? Just wondering about ice conditions.
Ice is not safe. I went out about 60 feet and spud bar went through on the second hit. Ice is probably in the 1 to 1 1/2 inch range. Several holes out much farther, can’t imagine risking one’s life.
I lost my Vexilar on Tuesday older FL-8 .. if you have found it please let me know ,,it must have fallen out of my sled going up the hill ..was just going to take the battery out as it is not the one for the unit and fits in my camera .. always something mike
Ice conditions anyone?
There’s some good structure in the middle of the lake, fish seem to be in 15 to 26 ft of water this time of the year