March 8 2020
The weather is warming up and the ice is just about gone. I expect the bite for bullhead, crappie and perch will fire up very soon. The bay near the channel is free of ice and the lake is accessible if you want to get out on the shoreline for trout. Remember, the water is COLD and you are required to wear a life jacket on small boats into April. Things are about to get busy, so now is the time to start gearing up!
Feb 28 2020
When there has been good ice (and that’s a big when) the fishing has been good for perch and pike. There is really only good ice in the south and East of the bay, and as of last weekend a big open area north near the channel. Check out the bay bridge for daily updates on conditions. I don’t expect this to get a lot better so be careful!! Also, when you do go, act like a human and park is designated areas, and respect people’s property.
A few guys, when the weather permits, have been getting out in small boats on the lake, and when they do they’re being rewarded with lots of browns! Stick near shore in muddy water with stick baits and small spoons in bright colors to get them to bite! Check out this video for more tips on how to fish planer boards https://youtu.be/R5uqZxaRuMY or this one for specific brown trout tips https://youtu.be/T4gwb04o04g