Fishing Conditions

Monday morning absolutely no snow rock hard handicap accessible and 28 degrees on the lake a touch of a breeze certainly isn’t any less ice than yesterday. Big numbers of walleyes and perch and a few northern pike yesterday reported and brought into the shop including a 36-inch near 22 pound lake trout.  Should be a good morning bite as some weather approaches and we have some clouds


Sat..evening …maxed out at 25 degrees…lite wind…p cloudy sky…northwest wind..made ice all day! Fourwheelers with chains had no prob at Village beach..and by 7:30am I heard 4wheelers were getting on at the launch..the beach is before the launch rd..bayview drive across from fire hall..inside red gated lot..the best ice in the middle as you head out..avoid the river…50 shacks as of 10am……good perch bite In three mile and independence point…even a few walleyes seen flopping on the ice out over 17-28 ft deep…reports of 3-8 inches way out there beyond the jam ice on johnsons shoal!! 6-12 most everywhere else….should be making ice all nite again…teens by morning..rock hard no sno like a hockey rink..the ice gets thicker out toward independence pt …..looks like spring forecast again next week after a 6 day cold ..that should make for some comfortable conditions on the ice….this is a big weekend!..get your gear ready…and cleats!…stop at the shop for real golden shiners, emeralds, killies and fatheads..

More info below from earlier in the week 



Chaumont Bay Ice Report wed 2pm

1/11/17…… now open daily 6am!

This report is intended to keep people safe and informed…my reports are a summary of personal observation and word of mouth…by no means are my reports to held as gospel…use your head and respect everyone around you trying to have a good day too! 

Sponsored in part by Sunken Treasure Fishing Charters…Captain Gene Bolton..486-8463 cell..Specializing in open water walleye trolling spring through fall throughout the golden crecent area including chaumont bay!

The bay did not freeze like a pond…high winds jammed existing ice from across the bay into the Johnson shoal area and along the entire shoreline of point salubrious near 2wks ago. Broken ice chunks and very choppy from the green barn to near the tip of the point and testing 100 ft out into what looked like the worst of the jam I found 6 inches ice with 6 ft slush under it !(LAST WK) Unfishable from Johnson’s to point salubrious….the battered edge runs across the bay from there northward to duck bay toward the silos..I hear there is floaters and slush over there too..but not as thick and can be fished…the ice is smoother and got more pulverized out in the center and along the northern shore of duck harbor. 

Over the weekend Walkers had no trouble with only an inch or two of snow on top…four wheelers and sleds and shacks spread out at the mouth of sawmill bay, duck harbor, and off Independence point…on 6-10 inches of ice. Better perch fishing was found on the shoal and toward duck harbor..and usually is…I heard of a lot of good catches on jumbos perch and 8lb northerns caught all over the area..

 The ice/water line is still out by Shangri la…the entire bay is iced over with varying thicknesses out in the middle which should be avoided for now.  STOP AT THE SHOP FOR AN UP TO DATE MAP

Fresh golden shiners, eastern silvery’s (emeralds), suckers, and Perch bait are in the tanks and Ice gear is everywhere!…..AUTOMATIC FISHERMAN and lures now fill the walls PK AND NORTHLAND TACKLE JIGS UP TO 1 OUNCE FOR DEEP WATER EYES!

Along with AUGERS and SHACKS … plz shop small…give us a chance before u shop at the big boxes or online….we are very competative and actually usually cheaper.  Special orders are welcome and will get u the best price…delivery to my store within a wk….plz come see us early for equip such as electronics and high end shacks….suppliers run out fast!

We also service all ice fishing equipment including augers so bring them down now to be ready!

Our hours will be adjusted accordingly based on demand and conditions but plan on 6am for now!

   Call    315-649-2959

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Whole Fresh Perch and Bluegills are in big demand…Call Thousand Islands Fishery…482-3455

 

Our bait shop is full of live bait as demand dictates and open 7 DAYS A WEEK!   649-2959

 

Need to know more? Texts only to 315-783-5482 (greg)   6am-6pm only!

  Other things you should know about Chaumont Hardware:  We stock:

Wood Pellets*Solar Salt*Firewood*Soils*Mulch*Bedding*Concrete*Lumber*Electrical and Plumbing supplies*Rental Equipment*Manlifts*Skidsteers*Water Pump Repair*Window and Screen Repair just to name a few!…lol