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630 N. 4th Street
Tomahawk, WI 54487
March 7, 2018
“March Madness on the Ice!”
This past week clients and I were ice fishing during the last weekend of tip-up fishing for most general inland lakes. Weather was mostly cloudy with intervals of sun to clearing conditions in the late afternoon. Winds were light to breezy in the afternoon out of the east southeast, and temps hovered in the teens early to the 40’s in the late afternoon. We set up mainly tip-ups in 5 to 11’ depths using medium shiner and large fathead minnows. We also set up tip-down poles in channel areas using medium size fatheads. Right off the bat with the sun penetrating through Steve landed a beautiful 19.5” walleye caught on a tip-up with a shiner minnow 8’ deep!
Awesome job Steve! I told the boys that this fish was really great being late in the season when fishing is usually slow and to catch a fish like this during the day was really special! Soon after we had a run of jumbo perch. Steve and Greg landed perch up to 11.5+”; way to go! Then Greg caught a beautiful 24” pike in 5’ depths great job! It gives me great pleasure to watch people trying to land fish when the line is in your hands and especially when quality fish make several runs!
During the midday we had bites that we did not catch and the tip-downs were not going down until the sun came out for good. Then Steve landed another jumbo perch on a pole! Fantastic! The afternoon we had a run of pike. Pretty much everybody took a turn and caught pike…six to be exact with one being a chunky keeper along with one sub walleye that we released. After dark we had a run of walleyes. Steve got to land two keepers! We also had some tough luck with light biters and break offs. Late evening we decided to wrap things up and call it a day. Congrats to Steve, Stacy, Greg, Cody, and Matt! We had a great day on the ice!!
Current ice conditions: Ice thickness remains the same at 22” inches thick. The ice thickness will not get thicker unless the snow melts down and freezes again. The snow pack is 6 to 9” deep with snow drifts at 16”. The drifts might be more after having strong winds during the week. Next week the weather is supposed to be mild again. I am looking forward to another melt down and with any luck I will be able to get a good report on the panfish bite. Also tip-up fishing on local rivers for walleye and pike is still open, but check your regulations before you head out! Good luck fisherman!!
If you are looking for a day out on the ice, give me a call at 715-966-1821. Remember to check out my Facebook page at Buck’s Taxidermy and Guide Service. Well, that wraps it up for this time. This is Roman Derleth reminding you, “Don’t slack off and always keep your line tight!”Last updated: March 11, 2018
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