Went out to Love Creek for a few hours this afternoon. I started at the turtle hole just up from the HH bridge and managed 4 lake shiners. With only the shiners there I moved to Love Creek.
Set up tipups in 8-12 fow with a fathead, small golden, and a lake shiner. Nothing on tipups the whole night. I pulled one tipup and jigged around from out by the channel to within 20 yards of the point on shore. Only marked a few fish the whole time. In the past it seems that when the ducks start flying the fish start moving in. Well, that was the case tonight but while they were flying was the only time I had fish on the screen. Within 25 minutes the flasher went blank with a little mark once in a while right on the bottom. Caught one 14 1/2 inch eye on a orange jigging rap. Tried a few different baits and couldn't even get them to come in to check it out.
I think I was a little to deep. Usually I set up a little deeper (10 fow) early on and pick up a couple fish and move shallower as it gets darker. I never got shallower that 8 fow. Normally I can still get a few fish deeper but the majority of the fish I catch here come on the jig rod in 2-4 fow on top of the sand bar coming off the upstream island. Maybe next time!
Lots of ice here! I had about 17 inches where I parked my truck and about 12 even out a hundred yards towards the channel. There was def current though once you got out that far.