As reported by Dow’s Boat Rental: The ice on average is still about 8 to 10 inches. Shorelines had opened some with the recent rain, but with the colder weather has frozen these areas again. Be careful!
Report from Dow’s Boat Rental:
- Reports of several muskies caught over the weekend on tip-ups, released back into the lake, 43 to 47 inches.
- Fishing in Great Cove, Nolan’s Point has produced some nice pickerel and yellow perch using tip-ups with medium shiners or jigging with grubs, small rapalas, or small tungsten jigs
- Reports from the State Park area seem to be about the same
- Lots of perch and pickerel also, along with several walleyes and even reports of some Smallmouth bass
First Ice Fishing Contest:
The Knee-Deep Club will be holding their first ice fishing derby on Sunday, January 21st. The contest begins at 6 AM and ends at 4 PM. The entry fee is $20/members and $25/nonmembers, and there will be cash prizes awarded for the three heaviest fish in the perch/crappie category, the pickerel category and the all other species category.
More info can be found at kneedeepclub.org or call Dows Boat Rental @ (973)663 3826. We are fully stocked with everything you need.
Dow’s Boat Rental:
We carry a large selection of ice jigs, tip-ups, jigging poles, ice creepers and hand drills along with replacement blades and jet sleds, as well as shiners, mousses, wax worms and spikes. We are open seven days a week from 6 AM to 6 PM.