• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

MIKE IN lINO III

I'm thinking of bringing my Dad up for a duck hunt. How are the ice conditions?

We are on a 350 acre lake and it seemed to freeze up fast last year. Any help would be appreciated.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hookset 31

Mike - we had ice on the small ponds but it seems to have left us for now. I start seeing that hard water and get crazy- start seeing ice hole ,jiggin poles & walleye every time i close my eyes. Could it be an addiction or maybe something worse? Good luck hunting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hookset 31

Mike -Alittle more info-Some lakes still have ice on the edges. Sposed to get near 50 degrees today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

You should be good for this weekend, I have seen lakes smaller than that still open this weekend. Although I have seen a lot bigger ones froze, with the weather we are haveing I doubt the ice will stay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RonZych

Check out the rivers in the area with wild rice...... wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MIKE IN lINO III

Thanks guys,

My lake is surrounded by rice and there is a nice river that flows into it, unfortunitely I am not comfortable taking my 14' boat the distance to the river.

We're both looking forward to the hunt, we hunted opener and we saw lots of ducks, even shot a few. It's nice to get my Dad back out hunting, he's starting to get up there in age. We built a duck blind and put it on the shoreline so it is comfortable for him.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

On my way to work today, I didn't see any ice on the ponds and lakes that had ice on sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
knoppers

small lakes iced up last night, got cold friday night, and the wind dyed. lots of geese and some mallards around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MIKE IN lINO III

Went down to the lake Friday night and it was all open. Went down Saturday morning and it had a thin layer of ice, no big deal. I break ice and throw some dekes out. I thought I went to the edge of the ice but when the sun came up I saw that the ice continued another 100 ft past my dekes.

I saw one flock of geese, 1 small flock of Buffleheads and a few loner ducks.

Pulled my now frozen decoys out of the lake and went to work in the woods clearing brush. Not the out come I was looking for but fun none the less.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gus

How are those small lakes looking? cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BIG ISLAND DUDE

Big island is frozen solid. I walked out about ten feet and got nervouse, heard some cracking, so I turned arouned. It is suppossed to get real cold so maybe by next weekend it will be walkable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
glenn57

big island dude, we have a place by spring lake, and i use to fish little ranier until it froze out. can you tell me anything about it now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BIG ISLAND DUDE

I have never fished it. I have seen poeple out on it, in boats and ice houses. I Have never heard anything about it either. sorry. Now Im gonna have to give it a try tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
merc

I didn't fish it last winter but the year before I did. Fished it early in the season and got a few crappies but nothing great. I hear of a northern now and then but overall not much from the people I know that fish there. I didn't hear that it froze out lately. When was the freeze out? Glenn, maybe run into you on Bow this winter!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
glenn57

merc, little ranier froze out bock in the mid 80,s i believe. speared it back then, good fishin. got some nice sunfish too. hope to see you on the bow, plan on going there new years weekend. gotta go gettin raedy to go up harpooning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hookset 31

Rumor has it there is 4 to5 inches of ice on pokie. 8 below last nite should have put on alittle more. Has anybody been fishin yet? don't need complete details as i know how tight lipped fisherman can be. Would like to hear about water clarity and ice conditions on other ponds & if people are catchin anything. Good Luck and stay safe.

Share this post


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



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • CTfish
      Hey would someone that lives close by the Hatchery let me know when they are stripping eggs this year? Shouldn't be too far off. 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Here are a few photos taken off of my dock which is straight across the Pike River from the Hatchery. Only a day or two more before it opens up here on the river! The second picture is looking toward the dam.
    • halad
      Hey Kelly can I fish of your dock opener
    • jkrash
      Your Right! after clicking on the picture a couple times and zooming in you can see the big white head of the male hooded mergaser.
    • kelly-p
      According to the Army Corp of Engineers weather station here in Waskish we have had a grand total of  1.29 inches of precipitation so far in 2018.  When we were burning the grass of there was still about 30% snow cover. The flames were hitting 10 feet high.
    • Wanderer
      Nice to see there might actually be some ice melting up that way! jkrash, those are hooded mergansers though.   I might’ve called out my first woodie sighting this year as one of those too.  But nah!  I know what I saw had to be woodie! Haha! Seriously though, I’ve seen more, and more variety of ducks this spring than ever  in my life.  The late lake ice outs have made the river a diver Mecca.  I think I saw a few with Ely or bust signs on em too!  The bulk of woodies have been in the Little Falls area for about a week, some for a couple.  The hoodeds have been here for at least a month. They’re all coming though!
    • Wakemup
    • mrpike1973
      Wow great job!! Looks like a nice young generation of care takers of the land. Thank you all for your efforts! Sure a nice day today.
    • eyeguy 54
      I see one of my hot spots   Nice job JC and kids!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I just cut it out, dip it in the breading, fry it fins up/meat down, and eat the meat off like you are eating oysters.