Man, I guess there are quite a few a-holes on here. Sorry I didn’t know the regulation, that’s why I asked for advice. And I’m not from the area, so I can’t just walk out and check the ice conditions. Thanks for the help, pike guy. Good to know there are some decent people on here.
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Just to elaborate on the muskies through the ice situation. No one is stopping you from setting boards out on Wingra but given the number of muskies relative to the number of big pike on that lake, (not to mention the likelihood of gut hooking fish on tip ups vs other methods), it's generally frowned upon to fish it during the closed season with big baits.
Ice update Get out there and check yourself this is the last weekend for game fish
Didn’t know Muskie season was closed during the winter, my mistake. I’ve just seen a lot of people pulling them up recently, and I was curious. I’ve caught pike and bass through the ice my whole life, didn’t know I was on a “high horse” for wanting to try something new.
You are not fishing for muskies. You fish for bass and northern. If muskies bite they bite. Nothing wrong with targeting pike or bass. Get off your high horse!
Never try to fish for Musky durning the winter. Big no no!
Muskie season is closed until opening weekend in May. That includes C&R.
Any updates on the ice conditions and the bite on Wingra? I've always wanted to catch a musky through the ice and I know there are some decent ones here. Thanks in advance!
larkinsrunningwild, thanks! Any idea how thick the ice is?
Yes, its safe. You can fish below the dam