well same story as the last 1.3 guys 3 limits. but a little slower this time of round but we still caught fish all day.we ended up catching about 45 fish and 2 nice perch.the temps were around 42 degrees sunny tuesday.we did go try in 18ft for awhile but only managed to get 1 nice 18 inch eye.so till i gotta get my house off im sticking to 30ft.i gotta watch the weather might have to get up there next week to get my house off. wow did it melt snow fast.lots of water out there now.yesturday was cloudy with drizzle off n on it was 38 degrees but the wind was blowing 20 mph.you can now see bare ice all over the lake but it still is hard to get around with a truck or a 4 wheeler,still lots of big drifts but if this warm trend stays around the snow will be gone in a hurry.the sand bar is getting rough and soft and the roads are getting a little rough.lots of houses are already off the lake but when we were heading off the lake today alot of wheeled houses were headed out.there is still plenty of ice.
mnhunter, Thanks for the report!! Well Caligrl and I were up there last weekend and did pretty good overall. Saturday we were in about 29 ft and it was a little slow catching only 8 with 2 being keepers. Sunday we moved to 31 ft and it was much better Catching about 25 and keeping 11. Gold jigs with glow red eyes were working well along with orange and red Gamagatzu (spl?) hooks. We tried all sorts of things including jigging spoons and buckshots with no luck. I honestly think the buckshot was scaring the fish away. When I had it on and was jigging aggressivly, there was not one bite on any other lines . Anyway, we had a great time and brought home some nice fish for dinner .
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954