A frozen cove on the great Sacandaga at sunrise

February 8th, 2019

Lake Report as of Friday February 8th, 2019

I was out yesterday, there is 16 to 20 inches of ice so the ice is good but there is about 2 inches of water on top.

When it freezes today and tonight, it’s going to be glare ice, no lubrication for sleds if it doesn’t snow a little.

Also the water went up a little so it leveled out some of the ice heaves, but they will be back. They are still letting water out so once it starts dropping the heaves will be back.


In my opinion it’s going to be a good weekend for ice fishing, side×sides and 4-wheelers. Not so much for sleds unless we get an inch of snow or more for lube and cooling.

Stay away from any inlets or creeks and you will be fine.

Fishing has been slow with just barely legal walleye’s biting best. Still a few monster perch being caught, and the northerns have mostly been under 30 inches.

Tip of the week.

Jack up your shanty.