Post By: bouldertrout Posted: 1/10/2017 8:09:28 PMPoints: 18
Thinking of hitting Williams Fork on Thursday, anyone knows if the recent winds/warmer weather have made the ice unsafe? Also got skunked last year around this time, so if you have any suggestions on areas with good laker bites, would be grateful to learn them.
Reply by: Tbubb Posted: 1/11/2017 7:52:28 AM Points: 15394
Ice will be fine. It was 11-12" of hard "glass" ice last weekend, and though it has hit nice high temps here in the last few days, it was 10deg colder up there, and below freezing for at least 1/2 of the day. Hopefully the cold/warm cycle has helped the snow atop the lake consolidate so that it isn't too slushy.
Fish early in the day (sunrise to 10am) for the best bite, and fish in 30-50 FOW.
Reply by: Jimmy Ice Posted: 1/20/2017 1:07:14 PM Points: 538
I suggest to anyone to move around don't be afraid and think ice is not good. As always be careful and watch where you step but don't be afraid to move around it is the key. When I have success at WF it is because I moved to different depths, sometimes I stay in an area for about 30 mintues sometimes 5 all depends.