Weather finally broke. Was -30 with wind chills into -50 since before Christmas and it warmed up yesterday! Whoooohooooo. My ice fishing this year has been abysmal so far. My 3 year old caught a thirty-some inch pike when it was -34 on her Princess Anna Frozen ice fishing rod so that was a hoot. We're at that point here already where I need to bring the auger extension out next time I go out. Have about 4-6" of room left.
I'll be on the ice this afternoon, Rainbows and Cuttbows, hopefully! It has been slow, and only 7" of ice max on the lake I go to. I dropped my phone through the ice last week, DOH! No problem I'm way overdue an upgrade. I'm getting a free I-6 from a friend so all is good. As much as I love pulling trout through the ice, I'd rather be back in Minnesota in a warm 8x8 pulling walleye through the ice!
Fubar, there are a number of lakes that you can drive to and get into some good fish thru the ice with a fairly short walk. Some lakes do not plow the roads and you need a sled to get very far back there.
An ATV is good on some lakes - we use them on Blue Mesa a lot. Up at Twin Lakes, lots of guys just drive out on the lake with their trucks. Be careful on Twin, though - had a buddy lose a new Dodge pickup with a trailer and two sleds there several years back. Truck was running as it went down to the bottom... Really sucked to get that whole mess retrieved from 80' of water!
Wish I knew how to catch walleye. My nemesis. Have caught about every other fish in fresh and salt water in N. America, but still have yet to catch a stinkin' walleye!
treeline i usually don't go quite so far as this lake just seemed like it would be a fun one to try. i can hook you up with all the soft water eyes you can handle though, maybe we can hook up sometime and i can show ya some places.
Looks like a fun day! Last year we hit a lake that is about 7 miles in by sled depending on how much snow and where they stop plowing. Lots of fun but the lake was low on food. Caught some big ones but they were big-headed and long without as much weight as lakes that are a lot easier to access. My son with his first fish ever through the ice.