While most outdoorsmen ( and women) focus is on deer season (pretty quiet out there), Mother Nature has been toying with the ice anglers for the past two weeks. Just enough ice forms on some bays and small lakes to lure anglers out, then one day in the 40’s or strong winds blow it all out. A few areas have held enough ice for anglers to safely fish (3-4”) and the results have been good. But caution is necessary. Make sure to take safety spikes, creepers and rope if you go.
Walleye: Very Good – Where anglers finding 3-4” of ice over 5-7’ of water good #’s of eaters (15-19”) at dusk on suckers, chubs and mud minnows.
Yellow Perch: Good-Very Good – Similar areas as Walleye, but more daytime action on Crappie minnows, medium fatheads or grubs. Nice eaters of 8-10” reported.
Norther Pike: Good-Very Good – Not as many good Pike areas safe, but where ice runs thick enough for tip-ups, Pike taking big chubs, suckers and shiners.
Musky: Fair – Season runs through November 30th, few reports, boat landings a bit icy, bring some sand and choose shallow sloping landings.
Lakes trying to freeze, but as mentioned, one warm afternoon or a day of high winds making it tough.
Our 8th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza – Dec 1st and 2nd, two days only! Deals on shacks, boots, gasoline augers, to name a few. Raffle prize to win a free Striker Predator Suit. Give aways with VMC jig purchase or Stormy Kromer purchase. Meet Pro-staffers from Ice Force, Eskimo, Marcum, Striker, 13 Fishing and Acme Tackle.