What's Biting According to Bob

Ice-fishing action is good and will get even better. Ice is firming up, and a few vehicles have already been spotted on the lake. The northern pike and walleyes are in the same general areas - 4 to 12 feet of water in and around weeds. Fish the pike during the day, using a tip-up with a larger shiner. The walleyes start turning on later in the day and into the evening hours. Use a tip-up with a fathead or sucker. The walleye bite is very light. There are a lot of flags, but the walleyes seem to be mouthing the bait, running with it, then letting it go, in many instances. Bluegills are providing good action. Fish in 4 to 6 feet of water in the weeds, using a teardrop jig tipped with a waxie.

Good luck to those fishermen who are braving the cold conditions.

– Robert J. Rolfes, Jr.

Then-Current Conditions:
- 14F / -10C | Overcast - 11:53 AM CST Dec. 28