You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Loading Photo Galleries ...

Troy Peterson/For


This weekend was an adventure to say the least!

Friday's snow and wind made travel difficult and the ability to move around not much fun. The bite was pretty dead.

Saturday morning came around and I knew moving around was going to be next to impossible with the 35 mph winds and fresh snow. We set in on a waypoint and marked a bunch of fish with a few takers.

As the clients fished in the Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear shacks, i jumped on the snowmobile and went into search mode checking some spots I fished earlier in the week. One spot had some other guys on it, but I still got some fish close so we decided to move and hunker down for a while. We definitely found more fish and they were a little more active.

I tried setting the Bite Me Box Tip Ups out but with the wind, it was a losing battle. the inside was staying warm but the snow was drifting around the box burying them. We caught some fish on them but eventually pulled them and stuck to jigging, catching bass, crappies, a few perch and a couple of small eyes.

On Sunday morning a few buddies were in the same spot we started on Saturday and the fish were on fire until the sun came out later in the morning and after that ... nada! This just goes to show how these fronts screw with fish.

I'm thinking I may try and move my shack tomorrow, but we'll see how ambitious I feel with the cold.

More on ice fishing: Ice fishing news from around the state | Your ice fishing photos | Build a map | Read ice fishing reports

Mr. Bluegill, Troy Peterson, brings you his Bago Bites, a weekly video report on fishing in Northeast and Central Wisconsin along with what’s new in the fishing industry.

More In

Don't Miss

Join Our Team!

If you are interested in working for an innovative media company, you can learn more by visiting:

Gannett Careers

Wisconsin Day Trips

See all Day Trip Videoes

A new video will be shared in this series every Thursday

Get Published

Report on your outdoor group's news!'s Community Newsroom is a free service provided to clubs, nonprofits, schools, churches, families, scouting groups and civic organizations to publish their news, events and happenings on our website. Wisconsin residents with an interest in the outdoors are invited to write articles that edits and shares with our readers online.

Submit an article today