Ice Fishing/Conditions Report
Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes
25, February, 2019
Happy Monday! Weather has been beautiful the last several days here at Lake John. Very busy Saturday and Sunday this past weekend (pictures attached).
Lake John: 22-24” ice with 6-10” snow cover with drifting near the edges. Fishing activity depends on who we talk to… some people doing pretty well and others coming up empty handed. The most success seems to be coming early morning and late evening fishing with very slow periods during the day. Those that are successful are reporting using 1” chartreuse tube jigs, blue/silver kastmaster, 1-2” gulp minnows and very small glow in the dark jigs tipped with night crawlers or wax worms.
North Delaney: 24-26” ice with 6-12” snow cover with drifting near the edges. Fishing feedback seems to be slow here.
South Delaney: 22-24” ice with 6-10” snow cover with drifting near the edges. Feedback on fishing is that this lake is more active then north but still slowed down since the tournament.
East Delaney: 22-24” ice with 6-10” snow cover with drifting near the edges. Feedback on fishing is very active at the lake. Most reporting 10-12” fish.
Vehicles, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers are continuing to venture out on the ice here at Lake John and the Delaney’s. All the roads to the lakes are plowed, snow packed in areas but accessible. The back way to Lake John from Cowdrey on 6W to 7 is still closed and no longer accessible.
Just a reminder we started offering ice hut rentals here, fully loaded with everything you need or just the hard wood hut if you have all your own gear. Give us a call if you’d like to reserve one for your ice fishing trip!
Please feel free to stop by and share your fishing pictures and ice fishing updates with us. Enjoy the rest of your week!