During this weekend I spent some time trying to find some hard water to stand on. With the full moon and stormy weather in the forecast, it seemed like the perfect time to chase some walleyes by tipup.
The biggest problem was the weather. While we were forming ice in a number of good early season spots, this weekends snow storm put the kabash on getting out. Most areas that were covered only had an inch or may be two at the most and with the 6-10 inches of snow on Fri/Sat, safe ice was only a fleeting thought.
I do know of some that were able to get on the ice and put a couple of walleyes on the ice, but they said they couldn’t get to where they wanted to be and only had 1 1/2 inches at best to stand on. These guys were fishing in the Manitowish chain areas. I also know of some in the Eeagle River area to the east.
It seems like we will have to wait another week (oh my) which would not have been so bad if duck, deer and muskie would not be closing this weekend or on Tues (muskie).