Archive for December, 2013

Boat ramps

Friday, December 27th, 2013

As of today all of the boat ramps seem to be frozen in with the exception of Spalding, which is just off Hwy J north of the dam at The Landing. There are people on the water fishing and goose hunting today and tomorrow is going to be even more pleasant out there. Enjoy it while you can. Have a very Happy New years to all of you.

Update 12/24/13

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Mary and I would like to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and fantastic New Year.

Lake level is at 603.9. Most of the main lake is still free of ice. The ramps at 107 and also at Route U are still open. If anyone has the urge to wet a line I am sure you will find some decent fish on the bridge piers. Look deep! 25-35 feet is not out of line right now. However, if it happens to be a day with some sunshine they could very well be near the surface. A small jig is likely your best bet, though minnows can be very effective as well.

This weekend is the last weekend for Alternative methods deer season. The weekend after New Years is the final Youth Hunt. Be safe!

Update 12/7/13

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Lake level is at 603.7. Most of the lake is still open water. Water temp is showing 32 but somehow I don’t believe it is quite that cold. We do still have minnows and goldfish.

CRAPPIE: Bite has been good far back into the creek channels, but with this latest cold snap it could be tough to get to them. It is time for the bite to start on the bluffs and bridge piers as they search for a little warmer water. Start about 10-12 feet down and adjust as needed. They will bite until you can’t get on the water due to ice.

BASS: No reports

CATFISH: No reports

Deer hunting has slowed quite a lot. We are now in the “Antlerless” season for firearms. We did not get any of the snow that hit the surrounding areas.

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