|This is a 28" Walleye that was caught |
by Jim Jasowitz last weekend!
We are only supposed to get about 8 inches of snow on Tuesday so it shouldn't cause any slushy conditions, plus it is going to be windy which should blow a lot of it off. So you should be able to still use a 4-wheeler to ice fish and snowmobile's will be able to get around nicely too.
That could change if the forecaster is wrong and we get more.
The Lake has been a little higher than normal for this time of year, but they have been releasing a lot of water all month and have the level almost back to normal. By Friday the regulating district is going to cut back the water release by half. All this means in simple terms is if you were fishing in 5 to 6 feet of water in December and early january and you go back to the same spot this weekend you will be "fishing in dirt" as the locals say.
Some of the ice ridges have grown to 3 feet high in places like in front of Lanzi's on the Lake, but there are spots to cross it - JUST PAY ATTENTION! As anybody knows these can change from week to week. They appear to be in their usual places this year.
Fishing:Walleye have been biting fair to good for late January and 30 inch size pike have been prvelent with a few 40 inch class ones caught.
Trout also have been biting good for those set up for them with perch seeming a little slow.
As for where they are biting best? - I am sworn to secrecy!
This may all change as the water release changes also.
Tip of the Week:Make sure you are registered, insured and wearing a helmet on 4 wheelers and snowmobiles this weekend. Authorities will be everywhere on the Lake this weekend.
Oh yeah - if you are over 16 and fishing it would be a good idea to have a fishing licemse!
Also I look forward to seeing you all!!!!