Was finally able to get a line wet in Minnesota. I had to search but I did find some open water
This link will show you last years success!
Made a trip to the pond this morning. Ended up with a nice meal (or two) of crappies and gills. Most caught on Waxworms, but a couple crappies on minnows. 11 crappies, ...more most 9" gills! Big rains coming tomorrow with 55° and ice was just under 5"thick, so this might be the last ice fishing here. 😢😢😢
Not much fish-ing this weekend with all of the snow to move, but nephew took today off to go with me. Water was a LOT clearer than the last time we were here. Don't ...more know if it was the weather change or the clear water, but they were NOT biting very well today. It was tough going. Mike nailed this nice 15" - 1#13oz. Crappie to at least make a decent meal with the few bluegill we caught.
Started at a pond at 6am that I fished last weekend. Plenty of cold weather this week but ice was only 3" thick 10 feet from the bank. Backed out of there and ...more headed to a different pond. Pulled about 20 gills out of this one. Biggest was 10.25", most 9-10", a few dinks. Released everything.
Friend and I headed out on the pond today. Warm weather all week and the shorelines were a little spongy going out. Took forever to even mark any fish, but they ...more eventually started biting. Very slow morning, but we poked out around 20 bluegills to eat. My bass was 18" - 3lb 4oz. But my buddy got the big one of the day..... 21" - 4lb 9oz!!!!!! Nice Hawg through the ice! We left at 2pm, temp was 48° when we headed back to shore...... 3 feet of water between ice and land! Needless to say, it was a quick step and jump into the water to get back.