Fishing Report for Northeast Wisconsin 1/13/01

Discussion in 'Fishing Forum' started by Krappie, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. Krappie

    Krappie Senior Refuge Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    Depere, WI, USA
    Well, I was able to get out and do some ice fishing in Northeast Wisconsin this past weekend. My buddy and I fished Krohn's Lake near Algoma(hey Okiepkrbkr I bet you could give me a few tips on this water!!!). We were targeting the rainbow trout, and had to make sure the streaks of lightning were 9" big and no more than 3 per person. We arrived at the lake around 6:00 a. m. Immediately we were marking fish on the Vexilar, but they failed to hit until 12:00 p.m. It was ironic in which we first started fishing in 35 feet of water, and ended up catching all our trout in water that was between 8 feet to about 16 feet. It happened all by accident because I was making sure that my fishing partner wasn't going to beat me by catching the only fish... a bluegill that hit a waxie in about 25 feet. Well I knew if I would go shallower I could ensure at least some type of panski. You can just imagine our surprise when we started to catch trout in the shallower water. My good friend Dano caught the first trout in 8 feet while I hooked into a 13 1/5" dandy at the same time. It was my first time on this lake and also my first time catching an inland rainbow. I've sure caught my share of river and stream trout rainbows, but never tried fishing for them on a lake through the ice. I damn near jumped right into the hole after him when I seen what it was when I got it near the hole!!!!he,he,he. The crimson cheek and vibrant violet, blue sides were breathtaking. I ended up catching a total of 4 fish with another 9" fish that I chose to release. Dano had caught 8 bow's and one 10" bluegill. He ended up keeping one fish that was 9.5" and will be on my grill this coming week. It was pretty funny, alot of the people around us just sat around dumbfounded by all the action that we were experiencing. Dan and I can't take all the credit because the Vexilars were a huge asset. If it wasn't for this tool we would have been off the water by 11:00 a.m. You wouldn't believe how many people we had came up to us and asked about the units. Some great people and some great times on the ice. Needless-to-say a good number of people made a mad dash to our holes when they seen that we were about to leave. I wish them luck and hope they had the same fun that we did.

    catch ya later,
  2. Greybeard

    Greybeard Elite Refuge Member

    May 16, 2000
    Sounds like a good day, Krappie.
    We've just gone thru our "January Thaw" and I wouldn't trust the ice down here now.
    We've had 5 straight days of mid-30's and some in the 40's.
    One of my Buddies got his 1st ever banded bird today (Greater Canada) and boy was he tickled!! He's just a few months younger than me (damn, he's gettin' old!) and wanted to get a band all his life.
  3. okiepkrbkr

    okiepkrbkr <img src=><br>Elite R

    Mar 15, 2000
    Algoma???? Who wouda thunk there'd be fish around Algoma. I live there all my life and never caught a one. hahaha. Krohn's can be a dangerous lake to icefish with all the springs - be careful. If you mention my real name, those fishermen would know me - being "The Algoma Legend". hahahaha.

    "The Algoma Legend"

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