Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
WildernessWarmth

cove bay ice conditions 12/6

13 posts in this topic

As of 2:00 today the ice was 10" inches thick in most of the bay.the channel was 9"inches thick to the north side of mazomonee point.out about 1/4 mile to the first small heave the ice was 7"inches thick and the ice is rough and some shelf ice so be very cautious and also watch out for the rock areas and shallow spots.If it stays cold it wont be long to be on the main lake,but we dont need any more snow.the snow is between 10'-14' inches deep,we will keep the ice updated and post when changing.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wilderness Warmth,

Thanks for the information.

tweed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so Jay & Amber when are you guy's going to have your web site going?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hopefully soon,we just got a new toll free number and are in the process of new signs,price sheets,bussiness cards ect.the new number also rolls over to my cell phone to make it easier to get all calls and to return calls fast. We will try to give weekly ice updates on fm.(thanks for the reply )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is awesome!!! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Jay,glad to see you posting.sounds like the ice in the bay is good and the channel is making progress,it wont be long for the main lake!I know when you measure the ice,it's a real true number.Keep us posted and i will see you soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This weekend's cold front might really help. Hopefully the snow stays away! Jay, I've got my car running and packed, let me know when you are pulling out the big houses.

Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amber and Jay,

Thanks for the update. I will see you guys soon. I am getting the big house out this year. I need a new roof and finish a little siding, but we can do that on the ice if need be.

Jay, be carefull this year grin.gif Hows the trucks running? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A buddy of mine just got back from fishing the Cove bay area the last 2 days and got into some real nice perch and some good "eater" eyes. Said the fish were in the weeds. He did say it was incredibly tough dragging the shack due to all the snow. I can't wait to get up there this weekend!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any chance a guy could run a wheeler this weekend in Cove Bay or is that an impossible dream?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I've seen in other posts, there should be plenty of ice but the deep snow will cause you some problems. A snowmobile would probabaly be a better bet if you can get access to one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the reply. It would be nice to get that one last toy, but I think the wife's request for new carpet will win out on this one. Will have to look for somewhere packed down to run the ATV.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a four wheeler should be no problem and if you have chains for it that would be better,it all depends what you are hauling. :

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • knoppers
      that's the spot I would go also. I tried there once this year, not much luck, but I did mark many fish.
    • delcecchi
      I have a couple of those covers.  Not sure what they are good for.  
    • delcecchi
      Likely story.....   Uffda
    • Tyler Holm
    • PRO-V
      11 days passed and no updates??
    • Bryan P
      For all you pan fish lovers, check out this beautiful pumpkin seed I found guarding the bed while I was out bass fishing. Couldn't help but get some video of this beaut! Enjoy!    
    • Bryan P
      For all you pan fish lovers, check out this beautiful pumpkin seed I found guarding the bed while I was out bass fishing. Couldn't help but get some video of this beaut! Enjoy!    
    • leech~~
      My live well has an adjustable shut off valve in side for filling and running fresh water. If I don't turn it down to a tickle when I have fish in it, it will over flow into the boat once full because the pump is pumping faster then the overflow can keep up.  Not sure if you have one of them in yours?  I've even had a few big eyes flipping around in there hit the valve open more.
    • BobT
      I believe minnows are a class of fish that remain small throughout their lives. They are part of the food chain and because of their small size we take advantage of their position in the ecosystem and use them for bait. There are exceptions of course but, as an example, for the most part adult golden shiners will typically grow to about 3" - 5" long. Adult fathead minnows will be 2" - 3" long typically. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      If the hoses or hose connections are not leaking check : Live well intake connection, make sure that it is screwed on tight into the transom and that it is sealing. Could be live well splash over also if you are in rough water, but probably not with your type of leak. It may still be leaking rivets as they may not leak unless you put a lot of water inside of the boat. It does sound like you have a bad connection in one of your live well connections! Cliff