well another and last trip to zipple with a truck anyways.we started fishing around 11 am friday in 30ft gots lots of action and some realy nice saugers and 2 18 inch eyes that where suspended 10ft off the bottom.the saugers where 15 to 17 inches.saturday mornin we tried the graceton reefs.we set up in 26 ft.just sat down and looked down the holes and there was a very nice nothern just under the ice.so i put my line down just under the ice but he wouldnt take it.he came in there and looked at it 3 times,but no go.then 10 mins later a very nice walleye did the same thing yes i said walleye couldnt realy tell ya how big he was but it was a throw back for sure.so we set up tip ups around the area we were in and nothin.so around 11 am we decided it was time to move we didnt even get a bite but it was coll to see those fish just under the ice.so we headed back west and we decided to try the 28ft mark and wow fishing was fast and we caught lots of fish we ended up with out limit of eyes in about 20 mins but we sat there for another hour and did a little catch and release since we didnt have anything better to do.there was a few guys pike fishing in 8 ft of water on the west end by the twin trees and they did great with a 44 incher ,37 incher and 28 incher.the 44 incher only weighed in at 17 pounds kind skinny for a 44 inch nothern outa of lotw.but cant wait to go back with the 4 wheelers once more of the snow gets off the lake.zipple bay is closed after today.the gang is taking off to go to the warmer weather for a week.the raods where still in great shape and we measured 38 inches of ice every where we went.bait shop by the ranch house had lots of shiners.
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947