Friday, November 22, 2013

November 22, 2013

Get Ready for Ice Fishing!
( Photo from 2004 Walleye Challenge)

Everything is on Target for this time of year!

Water Temperature is around 32 degrees

Lake Level: 

The Lake is down about 6" from last week - and I as I said - if this pattern holds it will be at a perfect level for freezing!

The Bays are Freezing!!! 

From Wally's and north the bays are Freezing!! From the river all the way to Sport Island Pub there is Ice! Mayfield and Northville Lakes are frozen!

My prediction is that by the day after thanksgiving we MAY have 2-3 inches of ice!!! These areas MAY be fishable by next weekend! (We are not talking about the ENTIRE LAKE but these areas - just to be clear)

Tip of the week:

Make sure your blades are sharp on your Augers and check the line on your tip-ups!

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

Photo by Ony Antonucci
Water Temperature is 36 degrees

The Lake Level has been going down slow and steady. A;; of the shallow bays are empty and people are riding ATV's across them and around the shoreline. All launches that I know of are high and dry. There may be some usable at the northern end of the lake, but I am not aware of any.

Andy Luey winterized hos boat last week which means 2013 boating season is officially over!

If the Lake continues this pattern it should freeze at a nice level this year but no one can predict THAT!

Northville Lake and Algonquin both had a nice skim coat of ice which means it won't be long now for the Sacandaga to freeze. 

Fishing: With the colder temperatures the browns have turned in and the Walleye have started to bite better.

Tip of the Week: Check your ice fishing gear and get your snowmobile ready!