26 January 2015
Even though we got a late start on our ice season this year, this weekend was what appears to be one of the more consistent fishing reports from the season. I know of at least four fisherman who all caught there limit of trout( 12-16" fish), and there were reports of other anglers catching as well. Obviously I can’t talk to everyone… But it seemed every type of baits was working, from meal worms to feather jigs. I did not talk to an angler who was having poor luck on particular bait.
Ice conditions were 6” to 7” on Mundo measured on Sunday. Due to high temperatures yesterday the ice is shifting and popping quite a bit. Use your best judgment. On Friday it was 7” and making quite a bit of noise. But the bite seemed like it was on for the anglers I talked to. The weather has been unseasonably warm, so I would expect things to start changing rapidly, if winter doesn’t kick in sooner or later…
Stone is still deemed unsafe. And I would imagine it to stay that way until ice season is over. Some anglers have been risking it, as I’ve seen foot prints and auger holes. But the ice was 2” near shore, so I did not venture any farther. Please use your best judgment, as ice fishing is inherently dangerous.