Was wondering if the lake had frozen over, especially after seeing Brian’s post about having to break ice to launch. This weekend should be awesome. Would go tomorrow, but after-Christmas honey-dos have been accumulating.
I went to priest on Monday afternoon to check on my boat – I keep it near there.
On the lower end between the dam and Hamilton creek, there was no ice in sight. I’m guessing it’s due to the wind. Also, the depth on the lower end might keep it from freezing as quickly. On Sunday, I went below the dam prior to the old front, and guys down there were wearing out the trout. Not my thing, but looked like fun.
Just drove by launch ramp at Jefferson Springs. A few small pockets of ice along the shoreline, but nothing to interfere with launching a boat. It is really shallow there though, as experienced on Saturday.
No. Too cold for me too. I was up near Old Hickory today and almost everywhere I saw the lake it was frozen from one side to the other!
Ill Be out this weekend for crappie and maybe Thursday for bass. I did see yesterday that they were still pulling the lake down!
Brian – I’m thinking about giving Crappie a go this weekend. Whereabouts will you be most likely, Jefferson Spring, west/east fork area? Also, how do you attack the Crappies this time of year, is straight lining or spider rigging the way to go?
I will either go up into the river and fish channel drops around Jefferson Springs boat ramp, or into the East and West Fork and fish in the middle of the channel. Lastly, I might go mid/down lake and fish standing timber in 40-60ft.