Monday, February 24, 2014
After the melt down , rain and warm end of last week and weekend....all the snow on the lake is gone or settled...last nights cold temp locked up the remaining slush.....We are back in business to ice fish and wander around freely again. There is a TON of ice so I am very confident we will be ice fishing throughout the month of March. Late ice can be awesome...thanks for the view, I do have plenty of openings...be safe and stay tuned!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Currently, the conditions on top of the ice is very sloppy. We have 14- 24 inches of ice statewide, but there is also 12 to 25 inches of snow on top of it!....the 25 inches would be drifts but here on LSC we have and honest 16 inches of snow. The main issue with snow and ice fishing is the water and slush it creates....these conditions change over night at times.....so when I tell you WATERPROOF WINTER BOOTS....here are examples of what I mean. These are insulated rubber boots made by Ranger. I wear these most of the time!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Every once and a while a rumor comes true....the Smelt chase on Bomoseen was SUCCESSFUL..I harvested enough for a couple dinners and a snack!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
This is the ever popular "Grampie Shanty" in the Dale Jr. colors....as you can see we have PLENTY...PLENTY of ice...in my own personal fishing and guiding...I DO NOT DRIVE ON THE LAKE....but plenty of folks do
The ice conditions are EXCELLENT....12 to 20 inches of ice everywhere....the is currently 6 to 10 inches of snow on top...but that will settle. The Pike fishing lately has been very good. Once the winds laid down...the flags have been many:) The Bullgills still seem to be roaming the deep water....the Champlain boys are hammering the Crappies after dark....rumors have it there is a Smelt bite again finally on Bomo...I plan to check that out this week some evening. Fried Smelt for the Daytona 500 would be awesome... For some of you who harvest Pike, below are two helpful pixs to help you with removing "Y" bones along the lateral line. Personally, I pickle Pike and the brine dissolves them.