Average of 238 ratings as of Jan. 10, 2017
by Jaykul on Jan. 10, 2017
Note check your regulations. Steele Lake has zero catch limits due to the severe summer kill that occurred. The lake need to bounce back.
by Brando on Dec. 30, 2016
Did not see any vehicle tracks on lake. I assume it's plenty thick but summer kill has kept ppl away from fishin it
by DAFISH on Dec. 30, 2016
Lake summer killed, limits have been changed to zero! I would assume it's "open" but catch and release only.
by Pig Perch on Dec. 29, 2016
Is the lake even open to fishing right now?
by HAMI70 on Dec. 12, 2016
Anyone try in the past couple weeks ? Ice ? Any feedback would be great , thanks
by thefloormat on Sep. 19, 2016
Multiple 29" + pike ice fishing 8' of waterView on Map
by Droc01 on Aug. 18, 2016
Good to hear
Maybe they may re open the lake next year if this winter goes fine.
by spi on Aug. 17, 2016
camped all weekend and could not keep the perch off the hook and let all go because of the low oxygen but they were all really nice sized even some around 12 inch winter is coming
by Droc01 on Aug. 14, 2016
Very true and sad as well. It will bounce back!!! Great perch lake
by Unnamed on Aug. 13, 2016
There was a large fish kill due to low oxygen in the lake. The lake is now 100% catch and release. O limit in perch and 0 pike limit.
by on Jul. 21, 2016
The lake was the muddiest I've ever seen it, probably due to so much runoff. Hardly any bites. Fish wouldn't be able to see or feel through that muck! At least it wasn't an algae bloom.
by Pikeye on Jun. 12, 2016
Caught a dozen pike. Couple of keepers but released them all. Good time.
by Fireman on May. 24, 2016
Also there is a dock and you can fish from it I have caught lots of fish from it
To answer the question about blue green the answer is yes depends on the weather systems if it is hot and dry seems to be the condition it comes in if cool and wet then no but more than likely yes best time is first 2-3 weeks of July for clean water
by Fishing2016 on May. 16, 2016
Is there a dock you can fish off from, or do you need a boat to fish here?
by Happy happy on Apr. 27, 2016
Was planning a week here first week of August, does this lake typically get blue green algae? Thanks for any info. Would be much appreciated
by Droc01 on Mar. 27, 2016
Ice Report: 23 inStarting to get soft
by Seanrock on Feb. 29, 2016
Caught 4 nice pike on Saturday around weed bed south of boat launch. Ice is still nice and thick 2'
by email@example.com on Feb. 29, 2016
Was here last Sunday,got 4 nice pikes all keepers,,ice about 2 feet thick.
by Workin-To-Fish on Feb. 20, 2016
Fish & Wildlife Officer on snowmobile checking for licenses and fish size/limits.
Ice Report: 2 ftConsistent thickness all over lake
by Rosi1 on Feb. 13, 2016
How thick is the ice With all of the warm weather lately?
by Outdoorsman2b on Feb. 3, 2016
2' of ice , been driving my diesel truck with full slip tank and quad on board , no issues at all
by Jamesala on Feb. 1, 2016
What's the ice conditions like there
by Outdoorsman2b on Jan. 12, 2016
Caught 4 pike, only 1 keeper , slow perch action , very small
by Holm on Dec. 31, 2015
Ice Report: 15 inFishing fare
by Tinner88 on Dec. 29, 2015
Fishing was poor yesterday!! About 15" of ice. Went on with the Sierra with no problems, just drive slow. Caught 3 pike throughout the day, rarely saw any perch and they certainly weren't interested. Had lots of freshwater shrimp come up with the auger water....maybe the fish are full of shrimp and not hungry?
by Daniel_sci on Dec. 27, 2015
Went today, about 10-13 inches of ice. Only caught 2 jacks all day, no perch on camera but lots of jack but none would bite, very slow today
by Sockeye on Dec. 21, 2015
Slow. Small pike and perch on camera. Fished straight out from launch and along the weed bed. Ice 10 - 12"
by Gk on Dec. 21, 2015
Ice Report: 12 inSlow day on the ice, seen a few on camera. People driving on the ice.
by Fireman on Dec. 17, 2015
Out today not a sole but me I wonder why no fish today. Good news ice is good. Didn't drive on but with this cold snap should be good by the weekend.
by Rick_the_Chemist on Dec. 9, 2015
There are no springs in this lake ... that I am aware of ... it is stream fed. I was there a month ago and the water level was below the weir so no flow on the outlet side
by Lester D on Dec. 8, 2015
Most lakes are 8 inches to a foot of ice. How brave are you considering springs and currents?
by Rick_the_Chemist on Dec. 4, 2015
Looking for an ice report. Anyone been out yet?
by Jaykul on Jul. 19, 2015
Some good perchView on Map
Good pike actionView on Map
Was here for a week lots of small pike. Seemed to be biting on any thing bright, fire tiger patterns, spoons, jigs, crank baits. Trolled the north east shore just past the tenting area on the point.
by Slickdog33 on Jul. 3, 2015
Is there good fishing from shore? I'm going camping here and have no boat....thanks
by on Jun. 26, 2015
There's still some.
by Coolcat on Jun. 23, 2015
An big perch, like there use to be?
by on Jun. 22, 2015
True but this IS a fishing app. BTW, good action on pike and perch yesterday.
by Dickweed on Jun. 10, 2015
Dont see why it would matter if u wanted to toss a line and also take a ski or tube, as long as u give a guy some room and respect it should b allgood, the lake is for multi recreational activitys not just fishing... But hey thats jus me
by on Jun. 9, 2015
Yes, a big boat can be accommodated, but hopefully you're just fishing!
by Red snapper on Jun. 6, 2015
Hey I'm heading out to cross lake to do a little boating and fishing. I've never been there before. Is it a good enough lake for a big ski boat?
by CCCC on Mar. 20, 2015
Fished all day Mar 8, 2 of us. Nothing ! Moved around all over the place.
Fished again Mar 14, all day, 2 of us. Caught 1 Perch and 1 keeper Jack. Saw a few more smaller Jack. Poor ....
by jrw on Mar. 7, 2015
3 of us. Caught 2 perch all day. Fished hard. All the usual producers nothing. 70-80 trucks out. Saw hundreds of 2 inch perch on the camera. One neighbour caught a small pike
by Coolcat on Feb. 23, 2015
Did u use bait
by Fireman on Feb. 22, 2015
Well went here yeaterday seen lots of big perch 12-14" nothing biting at all tried many different hooks that have worked in the past but no luck for me. Oh well utikama here I come
by toxicrepulsion on Feb. 17, 2015
Was out on the 15th. Caught 36 perch amoung the 4 of us. Two were over 11inchs. 5 pikes none were legal. We were fishing to the left of the boat launch. The perch would come on waves.
by Perchslayer11 on Feb. 17, 2015
Was out Feb 15. Lots of Ice. was 19-20 inches
Lots of pike around caught 4 pike but nothing legal. Didn't catch any perch. Really starting to believe they winterkilled.
by Rick_the_Chemist on Feb. 15, 2015
LOTS of bites today, Wife got first fish EVER!! ice is thick and snow is only a few inches deep. We still walked out to George's point but lots of pick-ups out that far. No perch, just pike.
by Perchslayer11 on Feb. 2, 2015
Was out on jan 31. The fishing is horrible. We were out for 5 hours and managed one pike. The perch were no where to be found.
by RobSyl on Feb. 1, 2015
Today was a very cold day on the lake and I think the fish were too cause never got a bite. The ice is between 15 and 20 inches thick. Hopefully it will get better in the coming weeks
by Janet on Jan. 30, 2015
What part of the lake are you seeing all the perch ?
What's the driving like on the lake ? Thanks
by WayneCou on Jan. 30, 2015
Lots of perch but no bites overcast and fog some nice pike on camera
by Littlehunter800 on Jan. 26, 2015
Just wondering has anybody heard how the lakes are?
by english setter on Jan. 13, 2015
Is floodwater still an issue after the cold snap? Can a truck get around without breaking through or should I bring my sled? I might want to get off the beaten trail.
by Andrew1234 on Jan. 6, 2015
We did horrible... 2 small pike a couple of perch nibbles and that was it , my daughter didn't even catch one fish ...
This lake used to fish well in the winter.... We were also in the north east side , left of the boat launch.
by SH on Jan. 3, 2015
Northeast corner of Lake directly across from boat launch. Other side of the point.
by Iceman123 on Jan. 3, 2015
Sh where did u go through
Out here right now. Really cold. Quad broken through the top water. Sure glad we decided not to drive the truck out. Barely got the quad free.
by Mr. Goodstuff on Jan. 2, 2015
Was out with the kids a couple days ago. Ice was about 16", trucks all over. I was the dummy in a grand am haha. Pike were biting, perch were in stealth mode I guess.
by Rick_the_Chemist on Dec. 31, 2014
Andrew, lots of BIG pike on the SE corner in about 9 feet of water. Some perch but they eluded us. Good luck
by Andrew1234 on Dec. 30, 2014
Hey all, going out tomorrow , taking my 10 year old daughter to hook some fish...
any recent reports ? . not looking for location or fishing tips just if the perch and pike are biting ? any info would be appreciated.
by Warriorbrad on Dec. 30, 2014
Anyone interested in going out in the morning ? Send a post to me. We could split the gas .
by Warriorbrad on Dec. 29, 2014
It's got to be more than 15" now . I didn't use a tape but that's enough to support a heavy duty truck . Keep in mind that's "driving" not just parked on the ice . So over time a vehicle will break through . I believe that the recommendations of ice thickness have a safety factor but do YOUR duedillegence . 15" of ice can safely hold 10 tons . Don't be fearful , just have respect and don't speed on the ice.
by charliesgirl on Dec. 29, 2014
How's the ice? would it be safe for vehicles?
by Rick_the_Chemist on Dec. 27, 2014
Hey Warrior, I'll be at the lake for the next 3 days, if your on the ice and see a yellow & black side-by-side come say hi, I'd love to know where you're finding some of those bigger perch. All I've seen is small ones so far!!
by Warriorbrad on Dec. 27, 2014
Hey Indy ! Your right ! 2 guys , 26 perch . Some real nice ones, a couple of 11" plus , one 12" and the 8"-10" category .
It may be hard for you to catch any but have respect for those who can .
by Rick_the_Chemist on Dec. 24, 2014
Lots of little perch on Monday (2-4") and few better ones but no bites. Seen a number of small pike. Had one monster grab onto my light rod, wrestled him to the hole, had him half out when the line snapped :( agree with Kim on the flood water, we had to gun the side-by-side to keep from getting stuck. solid 12" of ice south of the boat launch.
by Klm on Dec. 22, 2014
Ice Report: 12 ingood ice, lots of flood water all over lake. Not many tracks so watch out if you drive out even with a quad. Fishing was slow.
by Jettis on Dec. 15, 2014
It wast me that drilled the hole. And when I went there wasn't even a skiff of snow on the ice. I was not scared to walk on 7" of ice. I was thinking that there was going to be around 3 or 4. But the first couple steps I took broke through the surface ice on top of the flood water. So naturally I can say I was a little worried.
Good luck fishing boys
by Warriorbrad on Dec. 10, 2014
I forgot to mention . Thanks to whoever drilled the hole close to the shore . A warning to all ! Drilling a hole where there's a significant amount of snow causing water to flow onto the ice . There is about 3-4" of water at the launch. That's not the bad part ; the cold weather we had didn't even freeze it . I hope he replaced his blades ! Must of drilled a foot into the sand.
Note for people who are afraid of walking on ice. Wait until January ! BTW 7" of ice could hold up a pickup truck but not for extended periods of time . Not that I would drive mine but say a jeep. .
Revised : was out yesterday. Arrived kinda late in the morning. Took awhile to find the perch but the bite was on . Took home 8 , 3 in the 11" range . Drilled about18 holes. And lost one huge perch.
by iFish Guest on Dec. 10, 2014
Was out yesterday . Got there late in the morn
by Jettis on Nov. 25, 2014
Was out on Saturday and the fishin was terrible. Fished straight out from the boat launch... Nothing. Walked all the way over to the reed bed... Nothing walked all the way past the beach on the other side... Nothing. We probably walked about 4 kms drilling holes all the way at different depths with not even a sign of a perch. Saw several pike. One hole had 4 down there. I found two dead perch about 3 inches long frozen a few inches under the ice. Which was not cool especially after I saw no perch on the camera. Cross our fingers. Someone let me know if they see any. Good luck this year everyone!
Ice Report: 7 inWas a bit of flood water that froze over on too of the ice. Which made for a few scary first steps but overall the ice was consistant
by Rick_the_Chemist on Oct. 20, 2014
No luck for me or the kids Saturday, but seen a few others limit out on pike and take a few perch. Water clear to 6 feet.
Does anyone know if you can ice fish close to shore? I've never tried this lake in the winter and would be going in on foot.
by Islander214 on Aug. 26, 2014
Pea soup. Took a drive there on Aug 24th. Not even worth putting a line in the water at this point.
by Maxum on Aug. 20, 2014
it looked pretty bad. the water was very scummy
by Oilcan on Aug. 20, 2014
Does anybody know how bad the algae is here
by Maxum on Aug. 8, 2014
I am heading out on the 15th. Was wondering where a good spot for shore fishing would be for me and the kids? Can the perch be caught from shore too?
by iFish Guest on Aug. 5, 2014
This lake is now a pike lake. There is no reason to come here for perch. Its not like years before.
by gerryvb on Jul. 20, 2014
Caught a few perch and some nice sized pike (6 lbs)View on Map
by Fireman on Jul. 17, 2014
Well after fishing this lake for the last ten years I have never had such bad luck on finding the perch need to know is it me or are they all gone
by Jaged1980 on Jun. 17, 2014
Thanks fireman will try my next time out hope soon
by Rick_the_Chemist on Jun. 17, 2014
Had a fantastic weekend. Pike hitting hard from the shore, good size too.
by Fireman on Jun. 13, 2014
Try north east shore line far end of the lake it was good there last year in about 5-7 feet will be there on sat or Sunday
by Jump on Jun. 7, 2014
Off the dockView on Map
by Jaged1980 on May. 26, 2014
Got a ton of pike this weekend tried for perch and nothing any hints where they are
by Miller boys on May. 19, 2014
Had a great day caught over 20 pike only two keepers ... Will be back for sure !!
by charliesgirl on Mar. 13, 2014
Heading out on Saturday to enjoy the day Hope fish are biting :) Has anyone been out recently?
by Fireman on Mar. 7, 2014
Nope nothing being caught
by Oilcan on Mar. 6, 2014
Anybody catching perch?
by Fireman on Feb. 16, 2014
Went out yesterday fished all my lucky spots nothing only see 2 nice size on camera and not interested in the hook not going back this year till the summer going to gull today
by Big perch on Feb. 15, 2014
Any perch? Might go out tomorrow
by Fireman on Feb. 13, 2014
Yes we had no problems driving out in the lake
by Coyotehz on Feb. 11, 2014
Didn't get much info from this lake. Plan to go soon! Can I drive on this lake now?
by Fort_fisherman on Feb. 10, 2014
Fished Feb 7, 2014 and agree no perch seen at all but had a great day with the Pike and had several over legal limit with the largest 74cm, not huge but a lot of fun.
by Fireman on Feb. 9, 2014
Well fishing was the pits on Saturday no perch at all talk to a few guys same thing nothing but jacks and small ones
by Fireman on Feb. 7, 2014
Heading out Saturday hope fishing is good
by Newfie316 on Feb. 7, 2014
Thanks fireman. Wanting to get out soon. Hopefully
by Fireman on Feb. 4, 2014
Was there on the 26th there was no snow on the lake you may be able to drive a truck on it chk the ice condition first
by Big perch on Feb. 3, 2014
Catching any jumbos??!
by Mikejulien12 on Feb. 3, 2014
I am headed out to cross on Thursday to try and haul out some perch! Would you guys recommend a snow mobile or a quad?? Is there enough snow left on the lake to rip across on the doo??
by iFish Guest on Jan. 30, 2014
Is Flood Water gone Can you drive a truck all over
by JayBones on Jan. 29, 2014
Ice Report: 2 ft
by Hanks picks on Jan. 17, 2014
Went out yesterday for 4 hours and caught about 100 perch. Kept 9 . Drove on the lake straight off the boat launch and to the right.
by iFish Guest on Jan. 10, 2014
Went out yesterday and seen a few tracks out in front of boat launch so drove out and made a turn to left and broke through overflow spent a hour shoveling ourselfs out. We then pulled or tobogans across lake to just past point where picnic site is and where breaking through overflow just walking. Looks like only way to get across lake is on sleds or walking
by iFish Guest on Jan. 3, 2014
DRIVING ON YET?
by Haggisbreath on Dec. 29, 2013
Deep snow, plenty of rough broken flood spots off the boat launch. Caught a 20" pike, plenty of nibbles.
Ice Report: 12 inIce off the boat launch is variable, many flooded spots. I wouldn't recommend attempting to drive on.
by Bush on Dec. 28, 2013
5" solid clear ice and another 6" white ice covered with lots of flood water and deep snow drifts. Caught a couple barely legal pike and seen lots of miniature perch
by iFish Guest on Dec. 28, 2013
Anybody been out there ice fishin yet? I'm gonna head out there this weekend. Any good areas? It'll be my first time at that lake
by iFish Guest on Dec. 23, 2013
Any news if it's safe to drive on yet? Thinking of going out Christmas day.
by iFish Guest on Dec. 8, 2013
Ice Report: 6 inLots of overflow
by J.C on Sep. 24, 2013
Fishing of the bridge during dusk is amazing.View on Map
Fishing off the pier.
View on Map
by Jaykul on Aug. 19, 2013
Father Went out for three days last week, only landed 3 small pike and 10 perch. But the lake is full of blue green algae.
by iFish Guest on Aug. 15, 2013
I am going to Cross Lake tomorrow, where are a few good places to fish at the lake (NO BOAT)
by iFish Guest on Aug. 11, 2013
Out beginning of June. The operator said it winter killed. Was stocked this spring 4 guys tried all over the shores that knew what they were doing. Not a bite. Calm weather and not a single fish rising
by Wigglezz on Aug. 7, 2013
I heard there has been blue/green algae since August 1st, can anyone confirm that for me?
by Jaykul on Jul. 29, 2013
Went out early yesterday morning, beautiful just as we got there. Unloaded and went across the lake, just as we dropped 3 anchors and the wind came up and blew us across the lake, 2 ft waves and all. Toughed it out for 1 hour and only caught 2 three inch perch.
by Stew-kuzz on Jul. 21, 2013
Was out on cross on Friday. Weather was terrible but we caught a bunch of pike... 2 keepers and a few perch. Not too bad. Probably would have done better if it wasn't pouring rain!
by Janet on Jul. 14, 2013
What size ? 6-8 inchers . That lake has been decemated !!
by DannyTadashi on Jul. 14, 2013
Perch and Pike reside here.
Maxed out our limit on perch many days. View on Map
by iFish Guest on Jul. 9, 2013
going camping this coming weekend , hopefully its good out there for fishing -cron-
by Miller crew on Jul. 8, 2013
Thinking of going to cross in next week or two ..... Any success stories ?
by iFish Guest on May. 30, 2013
7 Pike in 2 hours. Most caught along the weeds on the south-east side. Average - 50 cm. Red Devil spoon provided the best results.
by iFish Guest on May. 22, 2013
It is good from around 11 till about 2 then again around 4 till about 530 but the trick is to find the big ones hang out can catch lots of 8-9" almost at every weed bed good luck going this Saturday
by connorkruk on May. 12, 2013
How is cross in the summer off a boat? Thinking of going out there weekend after may long... Decent perch fishing in spring/summer?
by iFish Guest on Mar. 23, 2013
Was out today sat mar23, lots of snow, you need skidoos here for sure,trucks are going nowhere....
by Fuzzygrubber on Mar. 13, 2013
Very slow on Sunday between 4 of us we caught ten keepers and really not that big of keepers
by Martin on Mar. 13, 2013
Has anyone been out here lately? Is there still lots of flood water?
by iFish Guest on Feb. 21, 2013
Anybody hear about driving on the lake ...?
by Pig Perch on Feb. 18, 2013
Was on Cross this Sunday and found it to painfully slow for perch. We managed about a dozen keepers with four fishing. It was nice all the same. Thanks to the group that let us cook our sausage over their fire, made it an all around great day!
by iFish Guest on Feb. 9, 2013
The ice was nothing like it was last year. Over 2 1/2ft of ice it was great. This year there is too much snow blanketing the ice which makes it dangerous. The flood water is ridiculous, and I'm hearing of people breaking through. If u have a quad I'd much rather take that road then to drive. Either way this lake can wait til next yr. I ain't comin back. Down south at gull lake it's super clean and free of snow. Not to mention a solid 20" of ice. Sink or swim u better swim to win. Ya!...... Not in nuclear freezing water!! Happy fishin peeps and stay safe always :)
by iFish Guest on Feb. 2, 2013
Well now I believe the other posts about you I grew up at cross lake and have fished it lots and have never seen nor heard anyone catching that big of a perch out of cross but hey if you like posting stuff like that so be it. I just makes you look like a fool but to each there own. Every one else good luck fishing
by Fish Magnet on Feb. 1, 2013
Went out there yesterday with my dad and boys and we caught our 60 perch 9-11 inchers in 6 hours. Great day for first time out fishing this year.
by Elkaholik on Jan. 26, 2013
On the northerm part of the west bay. Up to 8" water under couple inches ice. Not fun
by Fireman on Jan. 26, 2013
What happen did you break through the ice if so where abouts heading back on Sunday
I would like to thank the gentleman with the Duramax for saving my life today also to Newfie Jim for helping me and last but not least to the two fine gentlemen who wouldn't even get out of their tent to help me. Have yourself a great day.
by Fireman on Jan. 25, 2013
Very slow today was there at day break till 100 pm not one fish worth keeping. Snow is about foot and half deep have to watch out for flood water could not get to the point. Want to thank the guys from evens berg for helping me out after my ic auger broke thanks again
by Blackmax on Jan. 24, 2013
How deep is the snow on lake?
by Lester on Jan. 23, 2013
Would the family that threw their chicken parts down the hole please stop feeding the jacks. I caught a 74 cm jack with 2 drumstick bones in its gut.
by Fireman on Jan. 19, 2013
Fished from 830 to 330 caught 5 worth keeping very slow there was 4 of us fishing biggest 12" ice was good about 13" but a good day with friends
by perch_herder on Jan. 19, 2013
Careful going any further than the point on the north side, lots of flood ice, broke through in the truck about 6-8". Stick to the trails!
by Brian on Jan. 18, 2013
Anyone know the ice thickness?
by RJ on Jan. 16, 2013
Hey, has anybody been on cross lake lately??? Wanting to know how the ice conditions have been after this warm weather??? We were thinking of going this weekend!!!
by The CanadianBadass on Jan. 12, 2013
I love that, A whole mess of tiny yellow walleye, Thats one of the most epic posts on here ever.. Great lake for tiny walleyes, And plus you can keep 15 of these tiny walleyes! lol
by Tom on Jan. 9, 2013
No bites, but was only there 2 hours.
by TJ on Jan. 8, 2013
Got half dozen fish, not what it used to be.
by Tony G on Jan. 8, 2013
Whitfish? This lake doesn't have whitefish lol. Limit in jumbos!
by Perch on Jan. 7, 2013
Caught a whitefish ( yeah, no joke, wrap your mind around that one) that was almost 3 lbs. Slow day for perch, probably 20 other trucks out here.
by Anthony young on Jan. 7, 2013
They are not biting at all tried multiple spots, 6 small small ones in 5 hrs
by UP in SMOKE BBQ on Jan. 7, 2013
And we were the second group on the ice (8am), last to leave (4pm)!! I tried every thing to get them to bit, what were they bitting one for you guys?? Everyone one I talked to on the ice were having the same problem... Finally did catch a huge perch using a Shrimp as bait
Wow, I sure wished I was fishin the same lake as u guys where yesterday!! Cause the Cross lake we were on wasn't bittin, hundreds on the Camera but only half a dozen on the ice!! Couple nice ones tbough
by Bucky on Jan. 6, 2013
My goodness, a guy could really get into some nice perch here. Got one at 14", four at 13", and two at 11", rest of the limits filled with 8-9 inchers, 1000 other people fishing too.
by Perch on Jan. 6, 2013
The lake is awesome, caught 4 perch over 12 inches and limits in 10 inchers.
by Fish for the future on Jan. 5, 2013
This lake will be completely fished out by the end of this season. Keep only what you need people, please fish responsibly
by Oak on Jan. 5, 2013
Incredably busy! Easily 40-50 trucks on the lake. Caught a dozen perch, but only 3 over 10"
by Kelvin on Jan. 5, 2013
Fishing was slow as @&$$&, only kept a few ten inchers. 100 trucks on the ice no bs.
by Flanged on Jan. 5, 2013
Wife and I got to lake @ 10 am, drove on, lots of other fishermen. Fished 400 yds strait out from dock. 12" of ice. fished for 3 hours and caught 3 perch, 3", 5" and 8".
lots of flood water too. If I would have known there was only a foot of ice, would have walked on. A guy witha a diesel drove past and the water gushed from our holes, pretty scarry, time to get off the lake.
by da fishing mama on Jan. 4, 2013
got on the lake at about noon. Fished about 100 yards out west of the dock. Caught 1 10" perch and 1 throw back jack at about 3:00. Nice warm enjoyable afternoon though.
by Scott on Jan. 4, 2013
Old dad Check your post? Wabamun is a catch and release fishery I hope you didn't keep them like you post states. Reg you regs folks.
by Old dad on Jan. 4, 2013
Any suggestions? My family likes the fish nuggets. Keep calm fish on. Kept a few good size fish out of wabamun 56cm jack n about 9 inch perch. Good day I must say can't beat it
by Fish for the future on Jan. 4, 2013
People should start thinking about the future when keeping that many especially that small
Just saying, no wonder Everytime people find perch in a lake a couple years down the road the lake gets fished out cross will be next just you wait and see
by Old dad on Jan. 4, 2013
4 guys 60 perch. Caught our limit each by noon. Biggest is around 8 inches. Keep calm fish on.
by Snipes on Jan. 3, 2013
Fish were sluggish today.
Two guys all day, pulled up about 40 perch
I consider 1 to be a keeper at maybe 11" the rest were 5"-8"
Saw a lot on camera , very few of decent size
I won't be going back
by Electricweeb on Jan. 3, 2013
Hit the ice at 10am, there were about 25 vehicles out on the ice. I drove straight out from the dock to the point,40m from shore. Ice was about 14".Between three of us we cought 13 fingerlings. Very small. I would call it slow . Used several hooks, wire worm. Pink and white maggots . Keep your hooks in the water kids and barbs off your hooks! Enjoy
by FishingAddict on Jan. 2, 2013
Went out this morning and the ice was fine. Some spots had 13 inches, and some 14. The wind was a killer today. Fishing was ok. Consistent for a while and then died down for a bit and a few nibbles here n there. The flood waters was unreal! Drilled two holes and the water kept coming like crazy. Standing in about 1 1/2 inches of ice water which made things a little more difficult but still managed to carry on with the day. Truthfully, I have never seen flooding like this before is there a reason for this? Still educating myself on some stuff as I go. Probably gonna try gull lake as I heard the fishing has been pretty good. Hope you all have a Happy New Year and a wonderful ice fishing season! :)
by Capper27 on Jan. 1, 2013
A HotSpot Marker was added for Cross Lake Provincial ParkView on Map
by Perch on Dec. 31, 2012
6 of us kept our limit, 90 perch lol, good haul of nice perch, even got a keeper pike.
by Jford on Dec. 31, 2012
There are a ton of perch in this lake... Had 2 camera's down the hole yesterday about 20 feet apart and just amazing how many fish are in this lake... I wouldnt worry about over fishing this lake....
by Fuzzy grubber on Dec. 31, 2012
Slow day fishing three of us 22 keepers 9-10 inchers biting very light lots of flood water lots of fishing pressure big groups right side of boat lunch look to me like outfitters tents looked like ten to fifthteen in group WOW
by Perchmann on Dec. 30, 2012
Ya I opened up that can of worms! Perch are so resilient ! But not many anglers keep pike. We should concern ourselves with the pollution entering our lakes. Thank God this isn't a lake with a 100 cottages on it!
by Jackfish. on Dec. 30, 2012
Wonder why it isn't what it used to be. It's a hard one to figure out. Just think if there is 50 trucks on the lake, every truck has 2 to 3 people in it. Not saying every truck is catching there limit, but lets say every truck is keeping 10 to 15 perch. That is 500 to 750 perch a day. So I wonder why it isint what it used to be and that is probably a average day for that lake. Just saying.
by Chris on Dec. 30, 2012
Was out there tday. By 9 am there were over 20 trucks on the ice. By noon there were over 50 trucks plus countless sleds, quads, walkers etc. It always makes me wonder why (when literally dozens of other pickups are driving around on the ice) people still park a perfectly good 4x4 in the parking lot and drag their gear out on foot lol. Not criticizing, just makes me scratch my head lol.
Anyway.....trucks everywhere. Saw quite a few perch on the camera but fishing was very slow. It appears the advertising of the good perch fishing on that ridiculous AO forum has had a nasty effect on the lake. It sure isnt what is used to be.
by Fireman on Dec. 30, 2012
Yes at 14 inches you will be fine but make sure you have 4x4 and follow other tracks and had good luck last year just off the point
by FishingAddict on Dec. 30, 2012
Hello Anglers. Glad everyone is out having fun. I have a relative up from Chicago who would love to try the ice fishing experience and we are ready to get her a licence for the day. I know this sounds me being a bit paranoid but is the lake really safe to drive on being only 14 inches? I know I know, I'm a bit silly, just worried of the truck sinking but we are so eager to get out and have fun even if we catch nothing. Can someone direct me for some safe zones or where not to drive on the lake? All info would be much appreciated. Happy Ice fishing people let the fun finally begin :) :)
by Perch on Dec. 29, 2012
Limit all over 12". No bs. Get more people out here. This lAke needs more fishermen.
by Newfie316 on Dec. 29, 2012
Fishing slow all day. Caught six keepers between two of us. Talked to fish cop he said everyone he talked to was slow. Fished west of boat dock
by Team JFL on Dec. 29, 2012
Out at Cross today field testing the JFL wire worms. The red worm loaded with pink maggots was great today. 9 perch over 10 inches, 8 perch over 11 inch and 1 at 13. We got some photos put the fish back, they are in there for you to catch next. Saw tons of nice perch on the Aquaview as well. Get out there and get after it.
by Mike on Dec. 29, 2012
Watched a lot of small perch for hours and a pike stalked the lure all afternoon but nothing worth bragging about
by Perch Man on Dec. 29, 2012
Perch fishing was a little slow for the father in law but I was able to get supper for the family with the biggest one being about 12".
Lots snow and the ice is about 14" thick . Good luck and happy perching .PS my wife caught the first fish today
by DAFISH on Dec. 29, 2012
Was out Dec 26, over 10" of ice, lots of trucks on the ice. Lots of snow, wouldn't recommend driving on without 4x4!! Perch were ok.. Average 10", a few over. Biggest was 13.5"
by Adam21 on Dec. 28, 2012
Went there on Dec 27. Ice was 12 inches thick. Lots of other trucks on the lake at least 10 others. Caught about 15 decent size perch between 2 guys. And 3 small pike that we threw back. Lots of small jacks hanging around our hooks on the camera.
by The wolf on Dec. 28, 2012
I would also like to know the ice thickness. My wife and I love taking our son here in the winter
by Shawn on Dec. 27, 2012
Thinking about going this weekend. First time out this year and want to know if the ice is thick enough to drive truck on?
by perch 101 on Dec. 25, 2012
there are too many perch in the lake, they will winter kill if they are not thinned out. they are a very fast reproducer
by Fireman on Dec. 24, 2012
Well I grew up by cross lake and if you know the lake you know that it is over populated with perch all summer I was catching perch with sores gave some to fish and wildlife And they came back and said it is from other perch attacking each other so they will not reduce the limit as of now if and when the population decreases then they will lower the limit in the lake
by Joejoe on Dec. 23, 2012
Lake feedback includes reminding people to be responsible anglers and not taking more than their fair share of fish.
by Jackfish on Dec. 23, 2012
Well said joejoe. People never learn and they are ruining for everyone. Going out and catching your limit is completely fine. But not everyday. Like I said they should of lowered the limit to 5. I want to be able to go fishing with my kids in the future, but the way people are abusing it, it's not going to happen.
by Lester on Dec. 21, 2012
Could drive all over the lake. There was a little surface water in places but no problems. Tried 4 spots I did well at this summer and last winter between 8:00 and 11:00 and never had a single hit. I thought the pressure had finally taken its toll. One more stop and ran into a school. 2 of us kept 25 nice perch.
by Something fishy on Dec. 18, 2012
Was out the last 2 weekends,very slow.2 guys fishing 2 whole days caught 5 keepers and not more than 25 fish.changing colors did not seem to change anything.goodluck
by Dschade on Dec. 17, 2012
Heading out to Cross over Christmas, how's it looking this winter. We did well out there over the summer. I want to take a school group out there mid January
by Schnidy on Dec. 14, 2012
Can you post pics on here? Sounds to me like your bait isn't big enough then if you have got any bigger then 13! Ever been jigging for walleye and snag a big perch? Well it's not by accident!
by Perch king on Dec. 14, 2012
Hey schnidy. Post some picks of those 12-15 inch perch. I've been fishing Cross for four years now and the biggest I've caught is 12.5 " . One thing I've noticed is more anglers every year . Just remember everyone you don't "have" to take home 15 every outing !
To all of you going out there this weekend, please don't keep anything under 9 inch!!! There are plenty of 10-15 inch in there! You just have to be a fishermen and track them down.
by Lester on Nov. 27, 2012
~ 8 inches of ice
by Oilcan2401 on Nov. 26, 2012
How thick was the ice at cross?
by Lester on Nov. 25, 2012
Walked on today and caught 11 keepers out of ~20. Perch fishing ended when the hammerhandles moved in. Caught 5 of them with several other hits.
by Jackfish on Nov. 24, 2012
They should of lowered the limit to 5 perch. Other lakes are going that way because of over fishing.
by Perch king on Nov. 23, 2012
All of the perch aren't gone! You just have to know how to fish for them. I will catch 30-50 perch and keep a few!
by Fisherman on Nov. 23, 2012
All the perch are gone because people go there everyday and limit out. Ruining it for everyone
by Fishersfreak on Nov. 18, 2012
Any ice report
by Fuzzygrubber on Nov. 18, 2012
Was out to cross lake where are perch there all gone
by Fuzzygrubber on Nov. 14, 2012
Any ice yet
by Jelly on Nov. 7, 2012
Any ice reports?
by Johnny on Nov. 6, 2012
Caught 12 perch in september total weight 11 pounds nice fish fry
by Walleye Hunter on Mar. 24, 2012
Ice it still thick!! Just wish they were biting!!! Sooooo many down there it unreal
by Rylant on Mar. 24, 2012
Hows the ice?
by dfisherguy on Mar. 17, 2012
hows ice doing? still safe to drive on?
by Walleye Hunter on Mar. 9, 2012
Lots on the camera!! Not too many on the ice... Must be at least 50 vehicles out here!! Nice lake!!!View on Map
by Transonicwolf on Mar. 3, 2012
Hot spot for sure. Limmitted out in an hourView on Map
by Redneck25 on Mar. 1, 2012
hey guys im goin out on saturday and just want to know which hooks are hot.
by Walleye hunter on Feb. 26, 2012
Hows the fishin this week out there?? Planning on tryin my luck out there some time this week!! Cheers
by DAFISH on Feb. 15, 2012
Over 2 ft of ice, easy acess on & off. Lots of truck traffic. Water is clear.
by Jelly on Feb. 14, 2012
Any ice updates? And is the water clear or dirty? Thanks
by Hammer time on Feb. 14, 2012
10 feet of water lots of perchView on Map
Was out on Sunday,lots of little ones, bigger ones in the afternoon
by Sean's iPhone on Feb. 7, 2012
A good day out. Caught 40 keepers. Let 20 or so go. View on Map
by Gasman on Feb. 6, 2012
3 of us went on Saturday 45 perch and 4 pike biggest was 77 cm/ 7 lb beauty. Great lake!
by Lawdawgg76 on Feb. 3, 2012
Over 60 fish in 2 hrs. Lotsa good size ones.View on Map
by Snowmanguide on Jan. 19, 2012
was just wondering if anyone could tell me what depth an where to go for some perch,I only have a few days off work an the wife has been bugging me to take her perch fishin again(been to nakamun,to small for my liking) so some info would be awesome!!!
by Dafish on Jan. 16, 2012
Ice is around 2ft thick! Easy access with any vechile! Perch still going strong! Everything over 8"
by Lawdawgg76 on Jan. 15, 2012
Lotsa Perch! Big ones outnumber lil ones!!View on Map
by FishwhispereR on Jan. 13, 2012
Was here Wednesday... Reached the limit!
by pottsy on Jan. 10, 2012
How thick is the ice?
by DAFISH on Jan. 9, 2012
Excellent Perch Fishing!! Everything over 10" and 1lb
by Topgun on Jan. 1, 2012
Was there Saturday. Got 1 pike and a few small perch before they were chased out by pike. Fished 3 hrs
by fishindoc on Jan. 1, 2012
Ice is thick enough to drive trucks on. Was there last Wednesday for a few hours fishing for perch using maggots. Did not see any at all on the west shore. Lots of vehicles on north shore and we heard that is good for perch there. No pike for us either. A few tents around us had a few small pike.
by Bighornsteve on Dec. 28, 2011
How thick is the ice. Are people driving trucks on the ice?
by Lawdawgg76 on Dec. 23, 2011
A Boat Launch Marker was added for Cross Lake Provincial ParkView on Map
by Fishewoman on Jan. 6, 2011
Perch of all sizes some small pike. Often flood water during ice season. Spring fed, be careful in winter.
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