Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's On! (Ice & Fishing Report 12/27/2012)

Finally made it back out on to the ice again today for some real fishing, and found a good 6"+ almost everywhere I went.

I stuck pretty close to home, so I didn't venture out past Wayzata Bay, but both Wayzata and Grays seemed to be solid. Wayzata had more than a couple pressure ridges that I was a bit skeptical of crossing, but luckily we didn't have any issues. The spot we fished probably had a solid 8", and as said, the smallest amount of ice we've seen so far (And this was as of 2 days ago) was 6". I'm sure there are some channels to watch out for, but some of the main bays are shaping up a lot nicer than I expected.

The fishing wasn't really even worth mentioning. Over the course of two hours I landed 3 perch, and missed probably 10 more. I'm pretty certain all the fish I missed were perch as well, due to how quickly they'd dart back to the bottom (I rarely, if ever, see walleyes do that). We were in just over 20 feet of water, and fished the hours around sundown.

It wasn't until about mid-January last year that the specific spot I was on today started producing, so I'll try back in a week or two, but I'll definitely have more updates to come within the next week. It sounds like my father wants to make a trip up to Mille Lacs this weekend, and I'll be sure to have another Minnetonka update by this weekend, if for no other reason than to report current ice conditions.

Good luck out there, and stay safe!

Oh, and try to have better luck than I did ;)

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