Well people are fishing it. I don't know how far out the ice goes but it freezes by the dam area first. I plan a trip there this weekend and will report back. I might get a wild hair and go check it out tomorrow. Will let you know.
Quick Bump on this, just back from vacation and wow the temp difference between here and where I was, Anyways Lefty or anyone else know how the Ice is fairing with these warm day time temps, I was targeting Friday for my first Ice outing of the year, but looking at the forecast have my? on Ice safety.
I drove down by the dam a couple days ago and people have been fishing out in front of the dam. I did not go down but will likely go in the next few days. The whole lake was iced over, but I did not see signs that anyone had been out on the ice except near the dam. It is too bad that the State Park folks are so remiss in posting information on Crawford, I am sure they are way too busy sitting in the office picking their noses to go to the website and update the park info.
So I went today and stayed close to the dam area. 9.6- 52 FOW. Went fishing Crawford today. Caught 2 Trout and one Whale. Don't laugh at my Perch it took about 20 tries to get him and you will be happy to know he is still swimming so one day he will grow up to be someones bait 5-6" of Ice and very warm with a lite breeze. If it does this every day the ice is going to be gone. Very talkative ice today to say the least. Cracking as I walked. Don't be calling me chubby now.
Not sure. It rained a lot here all night and you know what that does to ice. I am 15 miles from there and i would guess it rained there also. Yesterday though the ice was fine with 6" plus. I am not speaking for the whole lake only the dam area where I fished.
Had another great day on Crawford today. 17 Crappie, 1 Trout,1 Perch and 1 Pike. 23.5" Pike. A lot of 9.5- 9.75" Crappie. Ice is grey but seems solid. It does have the ring around the collar as the edges are softer. 6" still today. 2.5 Hours of working 2 holes and then caught 2 fish out of a third hole.
Thanks lefty, for the update I think we pushed submit at the same time. Nice to see the crappies are getting some size to them. Is that ring by the dam big enough to need a board. I was going to bring my five year old with me this afternoon. As long as she can make the hop
Great afternoon, minus one guy mis judged the edge and got a little wet. But my daughter and I managed a good haul on perch crappie and trout. And group next us seemed to be having same experience. Also pleasantly surprised with the condition of the ice.