Small Water Gems

February 19, 2017

Weather: Sunny

Temp: 60°

Ice thickness: 16 inches 


A few weeks ago, I reported on fishing small shallow lakes that previously winter killed and not to overlook them and study stocking reports from DNR. Well the lake I started fishing few weeks back, only had handful of people fishing.


That's changed over the last few weeks as more and more people found out making it a circus out there. I love when someone says, “hey, lake X has a great bite going on”. Then you tell them it was going on a month ago and should have been there earlier, lol.


Oh well, back to finding another lake using the same strategy of shallow lakes that are often overlooked. After a little research on the DNR site and using google maps, we picked a lake out to give a shot today.


It was 60° today so we walked out to be on the safe side with no reason to take unnecessary chances. We measured about 16 inches of ice and only 2 other people out there, perfect!


After some moving around and sorting, we managed some nice jumbo perch again. Fishing off a sharp point adjacent to 11ft basin, we struck gold in about 7ft and hopefully, this little lake fly’s under the radar for the rest of the season again. I would like to go to this lake first ice next year.



Please reload

Featured Posts

Sonar Phone TBox

August 6, 2016

Please reload

Recent Posts

September 11, 2020

June 29, 2020

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square