Archive for February, 2012

Road update

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The south bridge on Hwy 107 will close this Wed 2/29 and is scheduled to be closed until 3/29. The north bridge will close 3/29 and is scheduled to be closed for 30 days. So basically Hwy 107 will be closed for 2 months starting Feb 29. Plan accordingly if you are coming from the north. The best way will probably be to come down Hwy J to Perry then right on Hwy 154. Call us if you have any questions.

Update 2/24/2012

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Lake level is at 605.2. It looks pretty good going into spring. It looks like we are a couple of weeks ahead of last year as far as the signs of spring. We have robins around already, skunks are out and about. The store will open March 1 and we have a good selection of bait as always. Stop in and say hi. We will be happy to get a picture to post of you and your catch.

FISHING: There are more people starting to get out fishing with the nice weather we have been enjoying. I have not heard any reports of how they are doing, but there is no reason to think they aren’t catching some crappie. If history is any indicator they should start gathering near the arms on the north side of the lake. Deep and slow should be the most consistent pattern right now. Later in the day they will rise up in the water column if the sun is doing its job. There are some channels and blues being caught as well. Crawlers or cut bait in deeper holes will be the ticket.

HUNTING: We are starting to see some white fronted geese in the area. I saw a field last night that was white with them. Season runs from Feb 1 to April 30. There is no bag limit on them, but make sure you don’t shoot a swan. Also, the coyotes should be starting to mate so now is a good time to hunt them.

Update 2/10/2012

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Lake level is at 604.8. The lake is still open and folks are still getting out there fishing. We had a gentleman in the other day who caught a nice mess of channel cats. He was using nite crawlers and went through 3 boxes. He caught more than 20 of them though he only kept a few. That’s a nice day on the water. We also heard last night that there are some pretty good crappie being caught. I didn’t find out where, but they pretty much came from 1 location. It would be normal for them to be schooled up over deep water this time of year so that’s where I would start. If you can find a tree with plenty of branches in deep water you might just hit the jackpot. Small game hunting season ends on the 15th so you can still get out and find some rabbits and squirrels this weekend. Mary and I had a good time in Belize last week and even managed to catch a good bunch of barracuda. What a fight on the tackle we brought. No sun tans though as we only had about 6 hours of sunshine the whole week. All in all a darn good trip anyway. I will be at the Sports show in Moline, IL next weekend. Hope to see you there.