This evening I went down the road on the 4-wheeler and stole the neighbor's used Christmas tree. Brought it down to the pond and anchored it with a concrete block and then marked it with the gps on my Humminbird. I was pretty shocked that one of the holes that I fished in the "expansion" area 2 days ago had opened up! It's about 6.5' right there. There was a crazy amount of water coming out of that hole Saturday and I'm sure the rain today just added to it...
Showing 66 right now down the road at the Sullivan substation and we're getting ready to get slammed by the storm front. I did walk on the pond this evening after work....we didn't get near as much rain as they were calling for(so far.) Might just have to check Shakamak tomorrow.
Well, after getting on the ice shanty site and reading about several guys up north who have gone through this week on ice well over a foot, I'm pretty reluctant. Might just start my serious shed hunting this weekend instead of fishing.
I had to go into to town, so I took a drive around the park. The conditions were worse than I would have thought already, but there's some guys fishing Shakamak Lake right now. They were all fishing a downed tree and making me nervous. The edges are shot on all 3 lakes. The necks looked about like our pond. Man I'm itching to give it a try! Just don't think it's worth it though.
I figured it would be spring before the Christmas tree went through the ice. Nope. It had sunk as of yesterday! Ice is really going even with the cold temps. Think I'll put the ice stuff away until next year(hopefully!)
Post by z7bowhunter on Feb 28, 2014 20:14:38 GMT -5
Greenedog, me and a friend were fishing at paynetown yesterday thru the ice. They were biting good and we manged to catch a few 10inchers and a bunch of smaller ones on beemoth and minnows. the Ice was 8" or more i'd say and clear. had a bunch of cracks in it and sounded like thunder all evening though haha. I'd say its safe but we stayed on the dock for the most part. I stepped out on it a little bit though. I was surprised how thick the ice was