A few of us headed up there early Sat. morning. We got there a little too late. As we pulled up to Todd on the ice (he beat us there by an hour ) he was landing a nice eater walleye. We hurried up and punched a group of holes and began jigging in 28 FOW. Layne quickly landed a short walleye and we all were marking some decent fish on the bottom. They would follow no more than 2 feet up and then they were gone. It was frustrating to say the least. We were all betting they were eyes so Layne dropped his camera to have a look. Sure enough they were eyes and schools of them. Even some bigger ones. It didn’t take long before we couldn’t even mark any more so we headed off in search of some crappie. We spent the next 6 hours power fishing like it was nobody’s business. We had 3 augers burning holes by the hundreds and couldn’t find any willing fish. We hit a couple areas where we marked some fish and I even landed one dandy 13 inch crappie but no schools were found. In the same spot I caught the crappie we also landed 4 or 5 nice channel cats. We wrapped up the evening on our walleye spot from the morning hoping there would be an evening bite but nothing happend. We didn’t even mark very many fish like we did in the morning.
This was the worst ice fishing trip I have yet to have at Sherman. I have an idea though…… I think with the moon being so big and bright along with very clear ice on 75% of the lake that this created perfect low light conditions for several nights around the full moon. My thought is that during the day the fish were fat and happy and would get their fill again at night under the moonlight. I wish I would have had the energy and time to stay and fish throughout the night. Did anyone else expierence a similar situation at Sherman this weekend or at any other lake with no snow and clear ice on it?? Just trying to solve a little mystery. I’d love to hear your input.