Drilling through 27" of ice in a number of places. More fishermen focusing efforts in shallower water 13'-17' before the cracks 2-3 miles out. Lot's of smaller males 15"-18" being caught. Ice travel is great for quads. Hard pack surface. Very little loose snow on the ice. Wonder Bread and Bloody Nose are two hot spoons right now.
Travel is fast and easy on hard crust, very little loose snow on ice. Fishermen reporting same information as reported a couple days ago with fish being caught all over the basin. Downsizing lures has helped some anglers. The big winds of Friday and Saturday did not seem to change the ice surface much.
Fresh snow has made travel on the ice more comfortable. Big crack is still moving and shoving ice, and seems to change daily. Fishermen report catches either side of crack. Some have been pushing out five to ten miles to deeper water. Others report catches in 12'-17' FOW two to four miles out. Forecast of a warm up and rain should trigger a push towards river mouths as run off enters the bay.
Fisherman are reporting fish being caught "EVERYWHERE" the most productive area this weekend so far has been in 20 - 21 FOW just north of the cigar before the Blackhole. Quizing the fisherman we have learned that the best bait of choice 1/4 oz jigging spoons tipped with Walleye Minnows. No specific colors. If it has a hook use it. Also note that the fisherman are reporting 12"+ of ice in this area. The slush has hardened up and smoothed out. There is little snow on the ice so both snowmobiles and four wheelers are being used. The trip from the marina is about 5-6 miles out.
Good Luck and be safe ~John
Happy New Year to everyone, The fishing got off to an early start and so far it has been a great ice fishing season. Fisherman are reporting ice conditions of 6" - 9" in all fishing areas. The best Walleye action reported is 15-17 FOW in front of Linwood. Fisherman are using both snowmobiles and four wheelers to get to their favorite fishing spots. From shore here at the marina it looks like a fishing village straight out.
A few fisherman are still catching Perch in the boat basin here at the marina. If you are looking for something to do with the kids this is a great choice. The marina store will remain open for your bait, hot beverages and bathroom needs.
Good Luck and be safe. ~John
11/22/2013 FISHING REPORT
Finally we are seeing limit catches of Walleye. Fisherman reported and we verified their catches of large walleye. 16 FOW straight out from the end of the channel. All fisherman reported using Rapala's.
There are Perch Fisherman going out however we do not have any reports. Small boats that are launching and fishing in the marina basin are catching a few.
11/03/2013 Fishing Report
Walleye are being caught in 14 FOW using crank baits. Deep Little Rippers and Deep Husky Jerk #12
The Perch fisherman are reporting nice catched in 6-8 FOW straight out from the marina.
Launch Ramp Note: Currently we are replacing the middle cement section of the launch ramp. Ramps 2,3 & 4 are closed right now. Launch ramp one is open. Next weekend we will reopen ramps # & 4 and we will replace the cement on ramps 1 & 2. During the construction we ask that everyone stops into the store for parking locations. We are also doing parking lot improvments durning this project. Thank you LBMC Staff