I am now good with this happening this weekend or the originally planned 13th as I can now make either date. regardless I still might hit the chain up this weekend. have a spot over on cedar island I want to try out.
You’re gonna be on Winnie already. Just grab up some tullibee there. 30-40 feet of water and watch your electronics. Whatever depth the basin is by your perch spot, just move 30-40 yards or more out from the bottom of the break and you should see some.
If you tip your jig with bait, go minnows or minnow parts over waxies.
Any chance of bumping it up to this weekend? The 13th seemed pretty arbitrary anyway. Plus smurfy could get in some camaraderie before heading north! Might put chaffmj in a bind though?
Personally I’d have a better chance of making it, not that it should influence any decision! 😆 Besides, the area is gonna get hit this weekend anyway now that it’s posted. 🤫
Just my 2 dimes and a nickel.
Gimrius I personally take a little offense to this if this is directed to myself and some of the others that post fish pics here quite often. And not to bring up names but i think we both know who you are relating to and I put myself in that same category group. . I personally am friends with many of these guys and have shared the ice with them many times over the years. This group of fish posters are probably some of the best stewards of our resources that I personally know. Just because someone posts a pic doesn't mean that all those fish are harvested. In fact I know one hardcore fisherman on here who rarely keeps a fish ever! And not to personally speak for others but I and my family personally like a meal of fresh panfish or eyes on occassion and harvesting some within my limit is my right. Now I fish a ton open and hard water do I keep fish all the time nope but if the craving comes for some fresh fish and I want a meal for sure some are going to get harvested. I realize from reading over your stuff on here and some other sites over the years you aren't a ice fisherman at all? Am I right you are a Bass Muskie guy? Maybe before you put people in a group and judge them , try getting out and share the ice with me and some of these guys there knowledge and respect for the resources might surprise you and change your viewpoint.
We walked to our Daisy Island cabin last Saturday. Beautiful day with the sun and little wind. Only caught 1 small walleye. I measured 21-22" of ice in 20' of water. Did I see somebody's post saying the ice was 32"? With the next couple weeks forecasting to be at 40 degrees or above that would seem to raise the possibility of open water in April. Thoughts?