Friday, February 15, 2019

Lake Report as of Friday February 15th, 2019, 3PM

Photo by Wendy Rue

The conditions on the Lake are absolutely perfect as of 3 PM today! There is about 4" of fresh snow on the lake. This means you can use a snowmobile AND there is not enough to stop a side x side or a 4 x4.

There is 18" - 21" of ice and NO SLUSH!
The only hazard at the moment is an ice ridge that runs from the Broadalbin Boat Club past Deer island to Sin Clair Point. It is about 5' in height in most areas. A few spots to get around it are to head towards Scout Island or a few spots in the  middle between Lanzi's and Sand Island. Other than that the Lake is flat and the shorelines are great.

***NOTE: Conditions change daily this time of year ALWAYS USE CAUTION

The water is up about 12' higher than normal for this time of year so you can fish pretty much anywhere!

Fishing Report:

Big Northerns are biting this week
Walleye are plentiful, but small
Perch are not hitting to well
just a couple of trout

Tip of the week.

Look out for shanties - they are everywhere this weekend!!!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday February 8th, 2019

Lake Report as of Friday February 8th, 2019

Photo by Larry Vrooman
I was out yesterday, there is 16 to 20 inches of ice so the ice is good but there is about 2 inches of water on top.
When it freezes today and tonight, it’s going to be glare ice, no lubrication for sleds if it doesn’t snow a little.
Also the water went up a little so it leveled out some of the ice heaves, but they will be back. They are still letting water out so once it starts dropping the heaves will be back.

In my opinion it’s going to be a good weekend for ice fishing, side×sides and 4-wheelers. Not so much for sleds unless we get an inch of snow or more for lube and cooling.
Stay away from any inlets or creeks and you will be fine.
Fishing has been slow with just barely legal walleye’s biting best. Still a few monster perch being caught, and the northerns have mostly been under 30 inches.

Tip of the week: Jack up your shanty.