Post By: johnski Posted: 2/23/2017 3:42:56 PMPoints: 2825
Lots of wind and gusty conditions but took on the challenge. Set up the ice shelter and staked it well with ice anchors. Winds varied from nothing to strong gusts of 30 mph. The bite was best in the morning hours and cooled off by mid day. I C&R a number of lakers and kept a few for dinner. Ice is 4 inches snow, 2 inches ice, 6 inches slush, 8 inches hard ice. Or something close to that. Did not mark a lot of fish but the ones that came by were hungry. Best was 20 incher.
I was up there last weekend and tended to have the same results. Good and then dropped off toward the end of the day. As far as the cabins being open I talked to the trading post guy that has the cabins and he told me that they have not rented them out for the last two years. Fortunately when I went the wind was around 10 miles an hour.
Reply by: johnski Posted: 2/28/2017 10:21:03 AM Points: 2825
Yes it should be good this week as cold as it is forecasted. I will be up there Th and try to get a report that nite. This is likely my last hard water trip this year as I get busy from here on. Maybe that monster laker is in my cards! I can always dream hey!