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Meadow Creek

Good Weekend on the South Shore

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Meadow Creek

The walleye bite has been steadily improving. The fishing is good. One house was at the 35-40 fish per day level and the other was at 30-35 fish per day. A plain hook with a sinker with a dead stick presentation worked the best. The heaviest action is in the morning.

On Saturday, during the power hour the walleye were really after my tip ups with a medium to large sucker minnow. I went through a dozen minnows in an hour.

I have heard credible reports of crappie from Mort’s and Sunny Beach about a mile and half off of shore.

There is also action north of the center bar. JR’s has a very good road out to that area. Groups are averaging 14-20 Crappies. There have been some limits. The crappies have been caught on both the rough and smooth ice.

The ice is between 30-36 inches on the smooth stuff, and 42+ in the rough ice. I was scouting off of Mort’s with my 42 inch auger and a 12 inch extension, and had the auger down to the crank case before I broke through. This was the exception, There was also a couple of inches of snow.

The bridge was put out early this weekend. The south side pressure ridge seems stable. The north shore pressure ridge has open water. You can navigate around it, but be careful.

The pressure ridges will see a lot more action this week with warmer temperatures. I would also pack the ice cleats. The ice is going to get slick.

Snow cover is very minimal. I have even driven our Saturn Sedan out on the ice. (please don’t tell my wife.)

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    • pikeandchester
      Drove by Elysian on my way home this afternoon. Shoreline didn’t appear to be pulling away, view from the highway for what it’s worth. 
    • pikeandchester
      Got the property surveyed today. Originally plotted back in 1968 and sure enough there where metal pipes marking 3 of the corners but who knows how long it would have taken me to find them. They placed a monument on the missing corner. Hopefully this warm weather sticks around, need to remove some trees and get the wheel house moved in. Thanks everyone for your responses!
    • leech~~
      Was out on the lake today. Easy 24-26" inches of hard ice yet.
    • pikeandchester
      Drove around the entire lake today. From the road it looks like the warm weather has melted most of the snow. Only saw about a half dozen people fishing. Ice isn’t pulling away from shore yet. Stopped at the Borden access and walked out a bit, kicked myself for not bringing the fishing equipment, easy travel out there. 
    • eyeguy 54
      interesting day fishing on 30 inches and 60 degrees out   no monsters but got a very round hybrid and some rock bass with neat eyes. 
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Tomorrow I'll post a fish pic. I hope.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Plastic PC is 3/4 x2 x3.5. Drilled shallow holes on the transom side for the adhesive to cling to. Pretty solid. Time will tell
    • Alex wilhelmi
    • Tom Sawyer
      No shutoff needed. Take a photo of how you mounted your transducer Alex.
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Actually when I store the boat I take the unit off as well. Is it ok to have the power line just hanging out? Do I need a shut off switch?