Went out of sanish bay and went across the lake to the cross on the hill and didnt catch anything so decided to try on the east side along the cabins just north of sanish bay and was in about 5 to 10 feet of water and within 10 mins i had 2 nice walleyes one was 22 inches and the other was 24 1/2 . Then decided to go in to eat lunch ha ha.
New Town / "River" Area
New Town / "River Area covers the region from Beacon Point south to Pouch Point.
Night bite good. Small and big jigs one or two minnows. Plan hooks really nice to have out right now three or six inches off bottom. Cold out be safe and take your trash home with you.ooo. 29 nine foot hitem all year in that depth
Just wondering if anyone has been out around the New Town bridge? Might head over there this weekend.
Shore fished skunk bay saturday with smelt targeting some big pike. There were 10 of us with 14 poles in the water. We caught 8 pike and 7 cats all the pike were small from 2-4 pounds and the biggest cat was about 5. From Bears Den to shell island as far as the eye could see was completely free of ice.
We were in search of northern pike since the bait shop was out of minnows, so frozen smelt was the bait of choice. We set up at the mouth of a large bay with a creek flowing into it. We put out tip ups in 3-8 feet of water.
Went to Skunk for the weekend caught a few eyes and a lot of pike fished from 15 to 60 feet with best luck before dark and early morning in 18 feet.
Fished the mouth of Sanish Bay in 24' to 35' of water from 1500 to 1830 this evening. Found the fish to be in the deeper water. Got 3 walleye and missed/lost 5 fish. Released 2 of the fish and kept one for dinner. Fish were very negative. Fished the same area yesterday and only caught one northern but lost several fish about half way up. Used tip ups, buckshot w/ a minnow head, and a PK spoon.
The snow on the ice is causing some water flows and slush pockets on the south side of the bay closer to the bridge. Ice was thinner down there too.
Fished a total of three outtings. One morning and two evenings. Ended up keeping 30 walleye/sauger mix of 15 to 19 or 20 inch fish. Most walleyes were healthy fat 15s but had a few in the 16 to 18 inch range. Saugers we kept were mostly 16 to 18 inchers but had a couple in the 19 range and maybe some that reached 20 inches. They are not as big or fat as the folks up in Tobacco are getting or were getting. But who cares, it was still fun and the fillets are plenty good for a fish fry.
Tim and his buddy Matt headed out on the ice. Ice was from 5 to 11 inches with the average being 7 to 8 inches. Maybe could squeak out 9 inch average but there definitely was areas of bonzi trap ice conditions. Ice is good clear ice, however.
They ended up fishing for about 1.5 hours and kept seven sauger. Released another, missed two others. Released two pike, three catfish and one smally. Size wasn't the greatest but it could have been worse too. probably between 16 and 19 inches.
Went out of the casino as well sunday. Managed a decent limit of walleye and sauger. Depths ranged from 24-40 feet. Most fish were not real aggressive. They would just barely grab the jig, we missed alot of bites(prolly should have put on a stinger). The walleyes had empty stomach, while the saugers were absolutely stuffed with white bass and drum. It was probably the biggest bait i've ever seen walleye or sauger stomachs. My brother also caught a couple dandy smallies with the biggest weighing in at 4.5 pounds! We were both south and north of the bridge.