Went out this afternoon, only one small northern and didn't mark a single perch on the vex.
The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain), Esox lucius, is a species of carnivorous fish of the genus Esox (the pikes). They are typical of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere (i.e. holarctic in distribution). They are also known by the literal translation of their latin name, "water wolf".
Took the sister on law out too Lots of small fish and kids running around good ice 17.50 inches countless perch two 16 inch walleye and a 34 inch northern 6 keeper perch all together good day done by 12 tons of trucks and permanent out
Went out to do some spearing this morning. We were set up at 815 and by 1030 my buddy and I each had our limit of fish. The lake was nice and clear and was super easy to see fish. They liked the orange decoys over any other color. We fished the south end of the lake.
Went out early Saturday morning and was set up by about 8. Almost every fish in the spear hole was a nice keeper. Got limits in about 4 hours. Went back Sunday to the same hole got setup about 230 and had 8 fish by 4.
Fished in 12 FOW with rattle reels, tip ups and rod/reel. You're going to battle little perch all day long but you'll also be rewarded with a walleye here and there. Mostly 14"-15" males. Did tie into a couple of nice northerns but lost two at the hole. Tip whatever red lure you're using with a minnow head or full minnow on rattle reel/tip up. Pretty finicky walleye bite. If you want to take the kids out for some action, this is an awesome lake to go to. Just make sure you bring lots of bait and don't plan on wetting a line yourself.
very slow a few small perch thats about it
Cut a hole and speared a 24, 27, 27, 28, and 29. Water clarity excellent. These fish are in good shape and aggressive. Don't know what they're eating.
I was spearing out on Alkaline last year and it was very clear. Does anyone know what the water clarity is like this year? It is a fairly long drive from Bismarck to show up and have it be cloudy/murky.