Had fun diver hunting but my partners sucked at shooting worse than me. First flock I let them shoot and I dropped one it was a ringer and Finn chased that suck way out in the lake and around. Ended up with one merganser and my hunting partners never touched a duck.
In years past, Jack and other owners of the Landing used to keep the boat launch plowed next door. The last owners of the Landing didn't do it. I've asked several times while frequenting the Landing this summer/fall, and it sounds like they do not plan to keep the lot open either. Are there any other public launches on the lake that are regularly or semi-regularly plowed for people to park sled trailers?
Wow, I posted that information almost a decade ago. Those definition points I posted are not my opinion but if I remember correctly, I believe they came from the Hunting Handbook. As I posted....
• Crossbow hunters may not party hunt with firearms hunters.
• Crossbow hunters may party hunt with archery hunters if they
possess an archery license with a crossbow disability permit.
I'm not aware of any change in the law since then.
Made it out for 4 hours yesterday and all I caught was this 25" walleye and a 22" northern. Didn't have a bite in 2 hours last night and didn't see the people fishing by me pull up a fish. Water temp was 37.4°F and there was a lot of green globs floating in the water. Maybe that was from the water turning over (heaviest at 39.16°F). I will blame that for the poor fishing rather than my lack of fishing skill (which I know I have).
Hoodoo point landing (2nd photo) had a little shore ice and McKinley Park (3rd photo) was totally clear as was Stuntz Bay. With low temperatures in the teens the next 3 mornings I would expect ice to start forming along some shores. Pulled my boat out of the water but could easily put it back in if the lake stays ice-free and I get my buck early.
Its hard to think but its coming soon at 15 I dont have 300 laying around to buy a vex with so last year I got a garmin striker 4 and made a mount for it even with the summer ducer it worked great!! I would put it up aginst my buddies vexs and marcums here are the pics
I’m leaving the boat home...forecast just sucks up there for the weekend! I’m going to find out the hard way if I indeed patched the leak in my waders 🥶 I’m just going hop from lake to lake, and hope the ice won’t be a problem.