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Title: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 21, 2016, 07:50 PM
Yes they renamed the Reservoir to a lake.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 21, 2016, 07:58 PM
And don't forget get its not whitney point lake it's the dead Sea lol
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 21, 2016, 08:04 PM
And don't forget get its not whitney point lake it's the dead Sea lol

Windy point dead sea lake go find a mud puddle to fish in LMAO.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 21, 2016, 08:37 PM



I had to take out the good luck Ice fishing jerzey!  But I might have to switch it up  so I won't be spotted  by your drone lol :o

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Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 21, 2016, 09:16 PM


I had to take out the good luck Ice fishing jerzey!  But I might have to switch it up  so I won't be spotted  by your drone lol :o

LMAO, ya you better tone it down or your spot may be the new shanty town...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 21, 2016, 09:20 PM
I will wear a JETS jerzey  throw everyone off lol
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 21, 2016, 09:31 PM
I will wear a JETS jerzey  throw everyone off lol
I'll still be buzzing by asking for beer and bait.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 22, 2016, 05:07 AM
I'll still be buzzing by asking for beer and bait.

And in that order too huh Sporty?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 22, 2016, 09:15 AM
Hey easy on the JETS comments....that's still stinging  :nono: :nono: :nono: just can't beat them Bills.  😅
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Jan 22, 2016, 10:21 AM
With the notice I just read on the Whitney point site, this is where I will be posting my news from now on. I have a wheeler to get around on the ice. So this is the place I'll be posting my reports.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: MJB on Jan 22, 2016, 01:33 PM
Hey guys, has anyone been out around the islands yet?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 22, 2016, 06:05 PM
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Out here now the walleye really picked up good as soon as it got dark! We hit about 12 so far nothing big all shorts but action is better then just jerking the rod lol. Maybe the big boys will show up soon
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Jan 22, 2016, 07:17 PM
Monkeybones that one must be 17 7/8". Nice catch, well I'm also coming out Sunday morning to have some fun with you guys.

  Good luck to all.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 22, 2016, 08:26 PM


Out here now the walleye really picked up good as soon as it got dark! We hit about 12 so far nothing big all shorts but action is better then just jerking the rod lol. Maybe the big boys will show up soon
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I figured you'd be out tonight givem hell bud!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 22, 2016, 08:48 PM
If your going Sunday and want to be in the gathering 645-7:00am at the park.
PM me for other details.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 22, 2016, 08:52 PM
Monkeybones that one must be 17 7/8". Nice catch, well I'm also coming out Sunday morning to have some fun with you guys.

  Good luck to all.

Yes lots of 17"!!! All nice healthy  looking fish.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 22, 2016, 08:58 PM
Yes lots of 17"!!! All nice healthy  looking fish.

Just think in 2 years we could have a world class walleye fishery SHHHH
I'd like it to remain the dead sea LOL.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Jan 23, 2016, 04:27 AM
That's what we are seeing also. Out of 21 eyes caught there this winter 4 were keepers. Had a crappie day yesterday 21 of them.   
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: zaphod4 on Jan 23, 2016, 06:43 PM
anyone running a wheeler yet?I have a 750 so im always a bit weary at 1st
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 23, 2016, 07:00 PM
Just got off the lake seen many atvs out there today. I picked away all day many short walleye. I got 14 Nice crappie ,2 preach,5 big bluegill,2 keeper eyes.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 23, 2016, 07:06 PM
Had another good day at the Dead Sea with mini Slam. 3 keeper eyes (19, 21, 24") 4 slabs all over 13+, and 3 jumbos. Not big quantities but all quality. Very pleased with catch today. Wind picked up later in day, called it quits and will regroup for tomorrow. Been pleased with fish size this year, but it's been slow otherwise. Not the big number of crappie, but eyes have been bigger than in the past. Putting all those shorts back the last few years is starting to pay off, finally.  FYI, it's wheeler safe. Good luck to all. We finally have good ice.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 23, 2016, 07:18 PM
How do I add pics?  Sorry for dumb question, I'm cell phone illiterate.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 23, 2016, 08:49 PM
Use photo bucket..it works big knows how I think
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 24, 2016, 04:52 AM
Bigal I meant
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 24, 2016, 07:24 AM
I'm across from the back road boat launch 2 Shanty s and atv.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 24, 2016, 08:59 AM
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Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: ol crawdad on Jan 24, 2016, 10:33 AM
How is the walking, and can you reach walleyes and crappies walking?  Or is an ATV the best option?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 24, 2016, 01:00 PM
Hows the bite been on whitney? Mainly dawn or dusk, or have you guys been having luck in the daytime as well? Thinking about trying it out this week at some point :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Crappy_Bandit on Jan 24, 2016, 02:01 PM
Hey anybody know where they have mousies?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 24, 2016, 05:02 PM
 The days I fished there this weekend dusk into the night was most action for me.

 Crappy_Bandi I seen mousies In Gander mountain

How did you make out sporty?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 24, 2016, 05:34 PM
The bait shop in Whitney Point has mousies. It's on Main Street by rr tracks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 24, 2016, 05:37 PM
Walk out is great. Little bit of snow for some traction. We've been getting the biggest crappie we've even caught in that lake. Should make for an interesting crappie derby should we have one.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 24, 2016, 06:47 PM
Was out on the ice today with the wife.... only caught this one crappie

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Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 24, 2016, 06:50 PM
Oh yeah, forgot to mention. Im new here and this was my first time ice fishing! Its a lot of fun. The rest of our gear should be delivered in a week. Shelter, heater, tip ups, sled etc.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 24, 2016, 06:56 PM
Congratulations on your 1st ice fishing fish. Now the addiction will start and the bills will pile up  on all the gear.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Crappy_Bandit on Jan 24, 2016, 07:22 PM
Ok thks for info.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 24, 2016, 07:57 PM
Pretty good first one... :thumbsup:
Welcome to the site...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Jan 25, 2016, 05:39 AM
Was out on the ice today with the wife.... only caught this one crappie

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Congratulations, on a nice Whitney Point crappie, we where there Sunday till about noon, one 18" smallie two potato chip sized crappies, they will grow up to be caught again and 9 10+"crappie for dinner last night.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 25, 2016, 05:48 AM
Thanks! I was told by a co-worker that the fish like to hang out in the channel or the pond. I would assume that they like to move about regardless and sometimes like fishing in the spring and summer months you have to prospect.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 25, 2016, 05:57 AM
The beer looks good sporty...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Jan 25, 2016, 06:18 AM
Thanks! I was told by a co-worker that the fish like to hang out in the channel or the pond. I would assume that they like to move about regardless and sometimes like fishing in the spring and summer months you have to prospect.

Yep, they do move, I never, wait for them, if I don't see fish on my Vex or there to small, or sniffing to much I'm moving. I made 5 moves on Sunday before I found what I was looking for. If I didn't have plans that afternoon I would of stayed to dusk.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 25, 2016, 09:27 AM

How did you make out sporty?

I managed 3 big crappie one smallmouth.
After I moved up to your neighborhood, fishing by bigal and slammin I marked allot of fish and had bites but just nibbles they are really light biting.
I had a big mark that was sniffing over and over I lowered the camera and saw it was a big eye I put a shiner on a #14 treble and he grabbed it and wrapped around my camera cord about 10 times and broke my line. Nice day to be out had fun with the wheeler.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 25, 2016, 10:03 AM
That's why I stopped using the camera too many fish lost wrapping around it. It's good in scouting and checking out structure under the water.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: phisinbob on Jan 25, 2016, 04:26 PM
You guys that are catching walleye-what are you using for bait medium shiners,fatheads, or something else? Tip ups or jigging? Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 25, 2016, 04:34 PM
Usually  getting them on tip ups. this year only a few on tip ups most on a small spoon with a fathead for me.this yr they seem a little more aggressive  to me
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 25, 2016, 05:22 PM
How do I add pics?  Sorry for dumb question, I'm cell phone illiterate.

Here are your pics With a few of mine!!!

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Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 25, 2016, 05:46 PM
;D
 ;D ;D ;D proudest dad in the world!!!  Mini Slam chasing a flag :tipup:
Thanks for the pics Sporty!!!  You made my day. I've met the worlds best people on the ice!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 25, 2016, 07:17 PM
Nice mixed bag of fish, good sizes too!  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: 96snake719 on Jan 25, 2016, 07:47 PM
Hey guys. I'm looking to try something different and maybe head down to Whitney point with my little brother this week and give it a go. Can anybody point me in the right GENERAL direction before I make the hour and a half drive? Not looking for anyone's coordinates or hot spots!! just looking to get set on the right foot before I make the trip! Thank you
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 25, 2016, 08:18 PM
Great pics guys and some nice looking fish! Looks like u had a blast your mini!  :tipup:

Snake from what I hear ppl are getting fish here and there  could start south work ur way from there or the other way around lol just move around a little bit to find the bite.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 25, 2016, 08:49 PM
Nice Pictures! Went out today for a little while and caught a small crappie, better than nothing!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 25, 2016, 08:52 PM
A small crappie? I haven't seen one of those yet this year. Only big ones.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Finatic607 on Jan 26, 2016, 04:21 AM
Nice pics Sammie. Seems like I saw the fish pics last year, but whatever. Looks like you guys had a good time. Should have went with you guys instead, but it was more donuts, lunch meats and bait for us and less wear and tear on my auger :) My crew will be up there in a week or two once I recover from auger "injury" to show you how it's done
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 26, 2016, 05:07 AM
Nice pics Sammie. Seems like I saw the fish pics last year, but whatever. Looks like you guys had a good time. Should have went with you guys instead, but it was more donuts, lunch meats and bait for us and less wear and tear on my auger :) My crew will be up there in a week or two once I recover from auger "injury" to show you how it's done
Auger injury huh?  Did we make a rookie mistake?  Yup, you should have went with us.    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 26, 2016, 06:00 AM
A small crappie? I haven't seen one of those yet this year. Only big ones.  ;D
lol bigal you have seen everyone else's big ones..you catch small or none :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 26, 2016, 06:01 AM
Nice pics you guys...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 26, 2016, 07:25 AM
lol bigal you have seen everyone else's big ones..you catch small or none :whistle:
Ha, you can't prove that.  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:   Hey. How'd you like the pic of the plane that went over us?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Jan 26, 2016, 07:47 AM
Going to come to the point later this week with my 4 wheeler, where do I park and get on the lake?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 26, 2016, 08:15 AM
Going to come to the point later this week with my 4 wheeler, where do I park and get on the lake?
There is a road that runs along the lake on the west side. Turn onto Keibel Rd by the Sunoco. There's a couple areas there with access or park at Dorchester Park on the East side and gain access there.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Jan 26, 2016, 09:10 AM
Thanks. Anyone with wheelers going beyond the islands? Ice thickness is all I need.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Jan 26, 2016, 09:51 AM
We took our 6 x 6 up past there last weekend. There was a crack that opened up about 6 inches. Just below above the s curves.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Finatic607 on Jan 26, 2016, 10:12 AM
Auger injury huh?  Did we make a rookie mistake?  Yup, you should have went with us.    :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

Al, cut my hand on the auger blade loading the truck. Forgot to put cover on. 10 stitches in my hand, so I am out for the next 1 to 2 weekends. That loud creeping sound you hear is Sammie opening up his wallet to buy bait and food ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 26, 2016, 10:26 AM
Al, cut my hand on the auger blade loading the truck. Forgot to put cover on. 10 stitches in my hand, so I am out for the next 1 to 2 weekends. That loud creeping sound you hear is Sammie opening up his wallet to buy bait and food ;D
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Sorry to hear about the hand though. We'll save some fish for you until you recover
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: elrodalonzo on Jan 26, 2016, 12:16 PM
Is that bait store in town still open?  thanks.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Finatic607 on Jan 26, 2016, 12:38 PM
If you mean WP Preppers, he is open week days at 10, open weekends at 7. Closed Tuesday.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 26, 2016, 12:40 PM
Thanks. Anyone with wheelers going beyond the islands? Ice thickness is all I need.
Sunday Just below the islands I had 8" on a tape I ran all the way up to above the islands.
Be careful though, take it slow and read the ice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: kabswrangler on Jan 26, 2016, 05:18 PM
Went from 4:30pm to 3:00am...one big crappie. Lots of lookers...no takers :-\ arrgggghh
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 26, 2016, 05:30 PM
That's a heck of a long time for one fish. They just didn't like you did they?  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 26, 2016, 05:47 PM
It's all about knowing how to work that rod in the hole! ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 26, 2016, 08:19 PM
Went out from 0830-1030 in the morning (had to go to work at noon :( ) Caught a few crappie and this smallmouth pictured. The smallmouth came up on the vex screen after the jig was about a foot from the bottom at around 20 feet.
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Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Jan 26, 2016, 08:23 PM
Fished tonight for a couple hours should have got there a little earlier......had some action for the first hour......
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 27, 2016, 08:56 AM
Fished tonight for a couple hours should have got there a little earlier......had some action for the first hour......

how did the ice hold up through the brief warm up yesterday? Thinking about trying it tomorrow
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 27, 2016, 09:08 AM
And the upcoming weather forecast don't look to good.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Jan 27, 2016, 09:25 AM
Ice was good last night but lots of water on top!  Going to be warm next couple days.......use your own judgement! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 27, 2016, 09:30 AM
Ice was good last night but lots of water on top!  Going to be warm next couple days.......use your own judgement!
It's 10:30 AM Wednesday and it's currently 32 degrees and snow flurries here in Whitney Point. Doubt we are going to lose any ice with that.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: jakemanges on Jan 27, 2016, 11:15 AM
might fish whitney point for the first time this weekend, what should i expect? anyone want to give me a general area of where i should try? looking for walleyes, crappies, perch or bluegills
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2016, 12:25 PM
might fish whitney point for the first time this weekend, what should i expect? anyone want to give me a general area of where i should try? looking for walleyes, crappies, perch or bluegills

Just look up the lake you will see where people are fishing just don't poke holes right up there butt. Typically your looking for water 10+ feet deep look at the contour map on the DEC website or navionics.
Some target the channel some like the flats and some fish the old pond area.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2016, 12:32 PM
Man I hope the ice holds up to be able to run the quad I'll have the elite 7 wired up to the atv so I can run and gun.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 27, 2016, 01:18 PM
 ;D a few of us are going to invade your lake Tuesday.  ;D  :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2016, 01:29 PM
;D a few of us are going to invade your lake Tuesday.  ;D  :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:

Tuesday was yesterday bud ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 27, 2016, 01:31 PM
There's a Tuesday in next week to  ;D..need to get out a few times anyways..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 27, 2016, 02:42 PM
I'll be back out Saturday :tipup:  maybe bring the grill out with me with some venison kabobs!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 27, 2016, 04:32 PM
;D a few of us are going to invade your lake Tuesday.  ;D  :icefish: :icefish: :icefish:
oh oh Sporty
 There goes the neighborhood ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2016, 07:03 PM
I'll be back out Saturday :tipup:  maybe bring the grill out with me with some venison kabobs!
I'm gonna try like hell to meet ya out there. I'm leaving for FL the 9th and my luck I'll come home to skim ice.
pm me your launch time and if your in the early or late spot.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 27, 2016, 07:09 PM
There's a Tuesday in next week to  ;D..need to get out a few times anyways..
let us know what you find I wish we were coming up to see you but I guess its just not gonna happen.
Maybe we could get a good cold snap if so I'll be ready!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: jakemanges on Jan 27, 2016, 08:53 PM
How is the perch fishing on Whitney? I've never really fished for crappies and walleye.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 28, 2016, 05:22 AM
How is the perch fishing on Whitney? I've never really fished for crappies and walleye.
we've caught a few perch this year. All nice sized ones but not in any big numbers. I wouldn't count on filling up your bucket with them.  >:( :(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 28, 2016, 05:54 AM
Going to fish the point tomorrow should I bring the four wheeler from what I hear there's 7 inch of ice any resent ice report would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 28, 2016, 06:34 AM
Going to fish the point tomorrow should I bring the four wheeler from what I hear there's 7 inch of ice any resent ice report would be greatly appreciated


Last weekend when I was out it was 6 to 7" good ice the was a few wheelers out there. But it's ice just use common sense  ice is unpredictable  even a foot thick. Be safe !and leave some fish for me ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: ol crawdad on Jan 28, 2016, 06:36 AM
Measured 8 and 9 inches most places tried yesterday, but closer to 5 inches near 3 small islands on the west side (I did have my wheeler).  All solid ice.  There was some spots with an inch of water on top, partially frozen.  First time at WP, did not find too many fish, just some perch.  Gonna have to try it again.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 28, 2016, 06:48 AM
Thank for the info guys I'll check as I go and let ya know tomarrow
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 28, 2016, 11:45 AM
Unfortunately, Donny David (Top Line Bait) closed. I'd suggest to buy bait before you come into town, as to not waste a dime/time at "Preppers".

Didn't have mousies when I went there last weekend. My buddy also said he was out of minnows on Sunday, lol.  ???  ??? ???

Is that bait store in town still open?  thanks.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 28, 2016, 12:00 PM
Yea sad to see him stop selling bait he always had wide selection  of live bait and the most reasonable  price I seen anywhere around there.i believe he is still making jigs!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 28, 2016, 12:08 PM
One of the nicest dudes you could ever meet, too. Always was more than happy to share information.

Yea sad to see him stop selling bait he always had wide selection  of live bait and the most reasonable  price I seen anywhere around there.i believe he is still making jigs!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 28, 2016, 12:42 PM
Unfortunately, Donny David (Top Line Bait) closed. I'd suggest to buy bait before you come into town, as to not waste a dime/time at "Preppers".

Didn't have mousies when I went there last weekend. My buddy also said he was out of minnows on Sunday, lol.  ???  ??? ???
Don't shortchange the Prepper guy. I got mousies and spikes from him last week and he didn't expect so many people for minnows over the weekend thus him running out Sunday. He'll bend over backwards trying to keep minnows on hand including sending someone out to go get more when he's running low. When I talked to him last Friday he said he was thinking he'd had enough for the weekend. And his scoop of fatheads is bigger that Top lines were and for less money. We lost one bait shop in this area. Can't afford to lose another.  :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 28, 2016, 02:17 PM
I'll let ya know sporty no good ice up here not looking good with temps in the 50s next week for a few days
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: paperchhound on Jan 28, 2016, 04:57 PM
Do they allow 4wheelers on the lake ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 28, 2016, 05:36 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 28, 2016, 06:15 PM
Make sure the 4 Wheeler is licensed. I know a guy who got a ticket for no registration. :wacko:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 28, 2016, 06:22 PM
Can anyone give an update on the current conditions? Plan on going Saturday but a little Leary about it with the weather being on the warmer side. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 28, 2016, 06:38 PM
You should be fine. We only had a few sprinkles Tuesday when they predicted rain and its been cold since. Heard they've been on it this week with wheelers. We had 7" on Sunday. Doubt we lost much. I'll be on it myself over weekend.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 28, 2016, 07:16 PM
I will be out there tomarrow I'll post what I see
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 28, 2016, 07:49 PM
Thank you both! I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 28, 2016, 08:18 PM
Iam going tomarrow I will post ice conditions
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 28, 2016, 09:05 PM
solid 7" at least...slow bite this afternoon :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 29, 2016, 05:13 AM
Yeah, you have a good point. I'm biased cuz I like Donny a lot, I suppose. Preppers' scoops are only bigger if he isn't out of them, though.   ;)

Don't shortchange the Prepper guy. I got mousies and spikes from him last week and he didn't expect so many people for minnows over the weekend thus him running out Sunday. He'll bend over backwards trying to keep minnows on hand including sending someone out to go get more when he's running low. When I talked to him last Friday he said he was thinking he'd had enough for the weekend. And his scoop of fatheads is bigger that Top lines were and for less money. We lost one bait shop in this area. Can't afford to lose another.  :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 29, 2016, 05:19 AM
Ice is about 7" near the islands, was out last night. Good enough for a machine. Obviously still use caution as always and have fun!

Can anyone give an update on the current conditions? Plan on going Saturday but a little Leary about it with the weather being on the warmer side. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: littlebigfish on Jan 29, 2016, 06:51 AM
About 8 or 9 inch in front of park and 7 inch in channel
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 11:12 AM
Yeah, you have a good point. I'm biased cuz I like Donny a lot, I suppose. Preppers' scoops are only bigger if he isn't out of them, though.   ;)
l guess if he didn't give out such large scoops he wouldn't run out. I liked Donnie too. Nice guy. I drove out of my way sometimes. But lately every time me or my friends would go there all he'd do is complain about people not supporting him. A person can only listen to that for so long before they start to go elsewhere.  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 29, 2016, 01:04 PM
I guess I better bring minnows with me and spikes we went through a few baitshop around here to..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 01:10 PM
I guess I better bring minnows with me and spikes we went through a few baitshop around here to..
If your planning on coming down Tuesday it's best that you bring your bait with you anyways. The Bait shop in Whitney Point is closed Tuesdays.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 29, 2016, 01:15 PM
Thanks al I'm gonna try and make it down..I was just thinking about scratching ice season off this yr won't be the first time no biggie to me but its a bummer been along time since no ice for ice fishing..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 01:20 PM
We have lots. Come on down. ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 29, 2016, 01:56 PM
Why are you on shanty al your supposed to be working lol
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: stealhead4749 on Jan 29, 2016, 02:44 PM
I agree preppers is great as far as the amount of fat heads in a scoop.. And its also great to have a bait shop close to the rez. But over the last month I've attempted to buy bait there 4 times and all different days of the week.. First time in beginning of January he was out but trying to get more,  2nd time was I got mine but he said getting low, two weeks ago i got the last scoop.. And today I called to see when he opened tomorrow and was told 6am but may or may not have bait left.. Sorry but I will get less bait per scoop and buy it in Binghamton.. Like I said great scoops and nice guy but can't take a chance on not having bait
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 03:14 PM
It's Friday 4pm. I just left the bait store. He said he's been swamped with customers today. Three other guys came in for minnows while I was there
 I understand your frustration about not having them. But he is new at this and perhaps in time will get it all down and keep things stocked. Top line was around for 20+ years. I'm sure when he started out he stumbled as well.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Jan 29, 2016, 03:24 PM
I stopped today also....he is buying as much bait as he can hold in his tanks.  He has another cooler that he has to set up so he can hold more bait.  Be thankful he is there,  I drove from endwell this afternoon just to make sure I had some for tomorrow.......
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 03:29 PM
I'll be on the lake first light tomorrow. Mabe run into some you all. Tight lines to everyone.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Jan 29, 2016, 03:35 PM
I will be up too.......
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 29, 2016, 03:55 PM
I stopped today also....he is buying as much bait as he can hold in his tanks.  He has another cooler that he has to set up so he can hold more bait.  Be thankful he is there,  I drove from endwell this afternoon just to make sure I had some for tomorrow.......

Don't forget Newark valley has bait.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 29, 2016, 03:56 PM
I'll be there sunday sun up to sun down with the ATV.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Jan 29, 2016, 04:00 PM
Don't forget Newark valley has bait.

Yeah I've stopped a couple times while working and have not found him open......I just try and plan ahead!! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2016, 04:04 PM
I will most likely be out Sunday too sporty. Mabe I'll see you there. Don't forget your lunch this time. ;D
 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Jan 29, 2016, 05:13 PM
Was on the lake today. Good ice every where from 7-9 in. Fished manly east shore from pond north. Fished in 10-13 fow. Had camera, saw a lot of fish but only one wanted to bite, perch. Had wheeler so no issues getting around but very little snow on ice and very slippery, where spikes if walking. Good luck this weekend.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: icepix on Jan 29, 2016, 07:20 PM
There is a nice bait shop in Chenango Forks (WAYNER'S).  It is about 4 or 5 houses from the tracks on rt79.  Phone is 607-204-0428.  Good selection and prices.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 30, 2016, 05:56 PM
Unfortunately, Donny David (Top Line Bait) closed. I'd suggest to buy bait before you come into town, as to not waste a dime/time at "Preppers".

Didn't have mousies when I went there last weekend. My buddy also said he was out of minnows on Sunday, lol.  ???  ??? ???
WP Prepper (Steve) and his bait shop is your best deal in town. He will hook you up with so many minnows it'll outlast your receipt date....He is a good man that I highly suggest seeing...I got my moussies, grubs And waxies from....fat heads, medium shiners and xlarge shiners.  Just a new shop and he is open to suggestions on what people want, and he usually gets it.  But if you don't go, more for me...Al already got 6 minnows, he's good for the season ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 30, 2016, 06:09 PM
BTW, fished all day, wind really picked up mid morning. Slow bite, but same results..  Quality sized fish, just not great quantity. 13 total minus the shorts and bullhead.  Perch are officially being named jumbos this year and the crappies are slabs. Not one needing the measuring stick so far....still only have pics on phone and don't now how to post them....where's Sporty when I need him..only one eye today....will hit it again tomorrow...I think I'll be trolling looking for a new spot...honey hole is getting crowded. Can't believe how good ice is...9" of clear...water is clearest it's been all year as well, could see bait 5' down...and Al could see the ones I was pulling up as well  ;). Mini Slam slept in, missed my little partner, but he's in for tomorrow...big Al, I got some of moms homemade chili to bring...follow the smell boys and come over...good luck everyone, tight lines.   
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 30, 2016, 07:12 PM
Your a funny man slammin. :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Jan 30, 2016, 07:22 PM
How do you guys expect the ice to hold up through this week? The temps plus rain are not looking good...I've only been out one time this year but have some time off the following week and didn't want to have to go north. That's my luck!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 30, 2016, 10:20 PM
Al sent me a pic of the fish I can post it nice crappie and perch..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 30, 2016, 10:32 PM
Was out in the afternoon today. Ice is holding up nice by the way.....a solid and clear 9 inches. We ran into smallmouth, walleye, and a nice size bluegill. Used wax worms on a small jig as well as fatheads on the tip ups. Fished 18 feet of water in the channel. Will be out again tomorrow with the Wife and some more friends.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iceshanty.com%2FUsers%2Fmichaeldrake%2FDesktop%2FIMG_0288.JPGr&hash=04b83376e1ecf78209014d2907caf699)

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FIMG_0333.JPG&hash=0bc2e34b704df59b9538640f0122f822)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 30, 2016, 10:39 PM
Some pictures..

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1042.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb430%2Fkc2plj%2F0b58af83-a3eb-4ff1-8547-240645624f6f.jpg&hash=93ece151e58e0a35633d16f8de88eec9) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/kc2plj/media/0b58af83-a3eb-4ff1-8547-240645624f6f.jpg.html)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1042.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb430%2Fkc2plj%2F42c424e8-598c-4977-9c2b-3a17a7bddbe6.jpg&hash=57f32e28b30a3fe53e2213eb4be3fccc) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/kc2plj/media/42c424e8-598c-4977-9c2b-3a17a7bddbe6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 30, 2016, 11:40 PM
I was gonna post a pic but phto bucket won't let me
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 30, 2016, 11:41 PM
That's a big gill
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 30, 2016, 11:45 PM
Its my biggest one, ice or open water. When I was pulling it up and getting close to the hole we both thought it was a crappie.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Jan 31, 2016, 06:51 AM
Gonna be out all day. Good luck fellas
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: iceman70 on Jan 31, 2016, 07:33 AM
Has anyone been getting any pike?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: jighead on Jan 31, 2016, 02:52 PM
Anyone find a black bag full of gear on kiebel road by parking area? Please pm if so, thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Jan 31, 2016, 05:59 PM
Slow day on the ice. Fish were sluggish but my wife caught her first perch out of the ice.....
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1042.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb430%2Fkc2plj%2F2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg&hash=284463f694043b2b0b099361392baeca) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/kc2plj/media/2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 31, 2016, 06:04 PM
I'll be there sunday sun up to sun down with the ATV.
hey Sporty. We were there and didn't see you. Where were you hiding?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: fish4fun8 on Jan 31, 2016, 06:13 PM
Slow day on the ice. Fish were sluggish but my wife caught her first perch out of the ice.....
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1042.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb430%2Fkc2plj%2F2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg&hash=284463f694043b2b0b099361392baeca) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/kc2plj/media/2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg.html)
first fish?she will be spoiled now!!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Jan 31, 2016, 06:55 PM
Nice perch! Not lots of them in there but usually when you do hit them there some nice size.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Jan 31, 2016, 07:52 PM
Slow day on the ice. Fish were sluggish but my wife caught her first perch out of the ice.....
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1042.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fb430%2Fkc2plj%2F2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg&hash=284463f694043b2b0b099361392baeca) (http://s1042.photobucket.com/user/kc2plj/media/2e91ae35-d1dc-43ed-aaeb-1ce1d5221198.jpg.html)
That's one nice Perch, Congratulations
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Natemm18 on Jan 31, 2016, 08:03 PM
Fished the islands this evening. Nothing at all. Marked fish but no bite
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: elrodalonzo on Jan 31, 2016, 08:05 PM
3 of us fished the channel across from the park.  11 am till dark.  4 smallmouths and one small walleye.  Very slow day. 7 - 9 inches of ice but it is melting.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 31, 2016, 09:58 PM
Slow day :( But still another fun one with little slam and big Al. Only managed 4 slabs on beautiful day. Everyone seemed to be packing it in early. Looks like the early ice bite is over. Hope she holds up over the next few days. Ice looked great though, should be fine. After Wednesday its back to cold.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 01, 2016, 05:42 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG952016013095164629268_zpswmxwryd6.jpg&hash=9e48d38500a80794ededc0a4743a9b58) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG952016013095164629268_zpswmxwryd6.jpg.html) this pic is from bigal and slaminsam a few days ago..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 01, 2016, 06:15 AM
Nice looking fish there!! From all the reports  looks like this weekend was slow Fishing all around the lake. I didn't get to make it out there  >:( just gotta hope the ice holds good til next weekend!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 01, 2016, 07:36 AM
Fished the channel on Saturday from about 7am to noon. Didn't catch many but the handful of gills and crappie we did land were SLABS.

Marking a good amount of fish every time I've been out but they seem pretty lock jawed.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 01, 2016, 09:51 AM
yeah, marked alot, but had to work hard to make them bite.  Need to get the aqua view out there to see if the lookers are gills.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 01, 2016, 10:01 AM
Same here with marking fish. They would come towards the bait on the machine then move away and then back again. Tried aggressive and soft movements and even just letting it sit. Fatheads produced our fish on tip ups but not much on rod. Finicky fish.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 01, 2016, 10:41 AM
Thanks for posting the pic Big Guy. One of these days I'll have to learn how to do that.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 01, 2016, 10:53 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi328.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl323%2Fdkindrew%2FIMG952016013095164629268_zpswmxwryd6.jpg&hash=9e48d38500a80794ededc0a4743a9b58) (http://s328.photobucket.com/user/dkindrew/media/IMG952016013095164629268_zpswmxwryd6.jpg.html) this pic is from bigal and slaminsam a few days ago..
Thanks for posting the PIC....hope to meet you soon.  Ice is good, but getting wet on top.  I hear you're not coming Tuesday...too bad...we'll have to hook up sometime.  BTW, are you still interested in pop up shanty...PM me.  Thanks again for posting our dinner...little Slam was a busy man chasing down those tip downs :icefish: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 01, 2016, 11:15 AM
was just out all morning still 8.5" on the outer rim of the ponds
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 01, 2016, 11:47 AM
That's one nice Perch, Congratulations
Nice jumbo!!!  Congrats....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 01, 2016, 01:14 PM
They officially cancelled this years Crappie Derby   >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 01, 2016, 01:49 PM
They officially cancelled this years Crappie Derby   >:( >:( >:(

Figured that was coming.....too bad!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 01, 2016, 02:09 PM
Figured that was coming.....too bad!

Yup we knew it was coming I'll be in FL anyway. :o
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 01, 2016, 02:33 PM
  I'll be in FL anyway. :o

     :P
Bringing a fishing pole?     ::)

   
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: chevy rotbox on Feb 01, 2016, 04:05 PM
nice  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 01, 2016, 06:17 PM
     :P
Bringing a fishing pole?     ::)

4 of them but they are really long lol.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 01, 2016, 06:23 PM
Yup we knew it was coming I'll be in FL anyway. :o
Florida? You can't ice fish in Florida.     ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: delawareriver on Feb 01, 2016, 07:46 PM
How's the ice holding up? Might run up one day after work to fish 6-  till midnight looking for the eyes. Anyone wanna join me?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 01, 2016, 08:03 PM
Florida? You can't ice fish in Florida.     ;D

Made the wife a deal last year so I could go to Minnesota. This year we all go to FL.
I'm gonna do some deep sea and intercostal fishing.     
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Feb 01, 2016, 08:31 PM
Sporty, where in Florida do you plan to go? If you go to Daytona I could hook you up with a good Capt. for over 25 years.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 02, 2016, 05:12 AM
Made the wife a deal last year so I could go to Minnesota. This year we all go to FL.
I'm gonna do some deep sea and intercostal fishing.   
Ahhh. Payback time huh?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 02, 2016, 06:05 AM
Sporty, where in Florida do you plan to go? If you go to Daytona I could hook you up with a good Capt. for over 25 years.

Yes we are going to Daytona.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 02, 2016, 07:53 AM
Yup we knew it was coming I'll be in FL anyway. :o
Go to okechobee and fish for monster bass.  Are you going to be back in time for Seebers?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 02, 2016, 08:21 AM
When is Seebers? Anyone know?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 02, 2016, 08:56 AM
I don't know when is it?
That's always a fun one!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 02, 2016, 09:11 AM
Have fun in fl .... Gonna b cold .... ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 02, 2016, 09:23 AM
I'll check on Seebers today...I gotta go get my SB numbers and ask about tourney.  I'll post dates if they know. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 02, 2016, 09:25 AM
I can tell slamminsam and bigal work together...there always on here.. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Finatic607 on Feb 02, 2016, 10:03 AM
I can tell slamminsam and bigal work together...there always on here.. :thumbsup:

They work in the same place. Big Al works hard, Slammin just collects paychecks.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 02, 2016, 10:37 AM
See I thought it would be the other way around   ;D..well I'm thinking they both just collect  :roflmao: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 02, 2016, 12:54 PM
Finatic 607 works with us too. Don't let him fool you   :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 02, 2016, 03:02 PM
Sheeesh I want your guys job...but I'm on at work to with all the night prowlers ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 03, 2016, 10:35 AM
Seebers is March 5th...Saturday...$5 entry fee...they're taking entries now.  Hope the ice holds up.  Dumb groundhog
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 03, 2016, 11:36 AM
Seebers is March 5th...Saturday...$5 entry fee...they're taking entries now.  Hope the ice holds up.  Dumb groundhog
Groundhog predicted an early spring. Guess he was right. Pretty much spring weather this week.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 04, 2016, 06:37 AM
I know it's been warm with alot of rain  does anyone know how the lake looks? Hoping it's not over already!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 04, 2016, 06:40 AM
I know it's been warm with alot of rain  does anyone know how the lake looks? Hoping it's not over already!
usually its flat and hard sometimes black sometimes white..hope that helps bones. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 04, 2016, 06:42 AM
usually its flat and hard sometimes black sometimes white..hope that helps bones. :thumbsup:

Then u gotta find the wet holes to work the rod in ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 04, 2016, 06:48 AM
Bigal should know how it is he's only 3 minutes away I'll text him and ask him then I'll post it or he will ..stay tuned
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 04, 2016, 06:58 AM
Thanks alot
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 04, 2016, 07:08 AM
How much rain did you locals get? My parent's measured .93" in Marathon.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 04, 2016, 07:15 AM
How much rain did you locals get? My parent's measured .93" in Marathon.
I didn't measure but I'd say we got enough LOL  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 04, 2016, 07:30 AM
I didn't measure but I'd say we got enough LOL  :roflmao:

Ya the rain is a real kick to us sportsmen the rivers are raging the ice is going south and no snow makes it hard to hunt rabbits.
kind of glad I'm going to FL, there aint sheet to do around here at this point.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 04, 2016, 07:32 AM
Sporty, where in Florida do you plan to go? If you go to Daytona I could hook you up with a good Capt. for over 25 years.

What is his info? I'm not sure of the plan yet but I'd rather get a charter than go on a party boat.
Thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Feb 04, 2016, 07:33 AM
See ya out there sat.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: fishslayer730 on Feb 04, 2016, 09:24 AM
I know it's been warm with alot of rain  does anyone know how the lake looks? Hoping it's not over already!
I fished yesterday in rain till couple hrs after rain stoped...still 6-8" good clear ice...lots of open auger hole to fish...was very slick...I'm not even gonna worry  about taking my kids down this weekend
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 04, 2016, 09:32 AM
I fished yesterday in rain till couple hrs after rain stoped...still 6-8" good clear ice...lots of open auger hole to fish...was very slick...I'm not even gonna worry  about taking my kids down this weekend

Thats good news, as always will be diligent about safety but its good that its still holding up. Thanks for the report!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 04, 2016, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the info. Good to hear I'll be out tomorrow evening  then and Saturday. Stay safe everyone.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 04, 2016, 10:10 AM
thanks for the updates on the conditions...keep them coming if you get out....some of us have to work during the week  :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tubby67 on Feb 04, 2016, 12:45 PM
What is his info? I'm not sure of the plan yet but I'd rather get a charter than go on a party boat.
Thanks
Capt. Jim, he does have a charter, that's what he does for a living. I'll PM you with details when I get home from work.

  I was planning on going down myself for the Daytona 500 but my plans had changed, I have to let Jim know about that too, going to call him tonight.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 04, 2016, 06:43 PM
I hope we get colder temps then they are calling for! I couldn't get on  today from Dorchester.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 05, 2016, 09:14 AM
I hope we get colder temps then they are calling for! I couldn't get on  today from Dorchester.
Dude, that blows....sorry to hear that.  What a bad, bad year.  happy to have gotten out when we did.  Temps are going to be colder so just hope and check...again, whether its here or Conditions board, thanks for keeping us updated on conditions.  If I getta chance after work I'll go check and post...may not be until after 8pm tonight though.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 05, 2016, 09:22 AM
I hope we get colder temps then they are calling for! I couldn't get on  today from Dorchester.

Be careful guys i have fished this lake for almost 40 yrs and the shore ice gets pretty iffy when we have a rain event like this week.  You are at the whim of the dam operator and the water can rise and fall with out notice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Feb 05, 2016, 10:15 AM
Idk where you tried to access but beatifull 7 inches of glare ice no issue whatsoever  accessing from lot.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: MattyH. on Feb 05, 2016, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 05, 2016, 10:48 AM
Looks like the lake has only fluctuated around a half a foot up or down in the last couple days.....1 in of rain recorded at the dam...

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?site_no=01511000

Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 05, 2016, 11:26 AM
Idk where you tried to access but beatifull 7 inches of glare ice no issue whatsoever  accessing from lot.

That's good news. Hope to be out Saturday or Sunday. Thanks for the update and please keep them coming!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: fishslayer730 on Feb 05, 2016, 12:17 PM
went and checked ice this morning before I take my kids later....still good glass ice 5-6" over channel along back road... the first 3-10' of edges have good n bad spots just be picky about where u get out...auger holes are freezing up again ..ice is very slick!!!  I didn't check in front of park but did see couple shanty's out in front ....i'll be down later with my boys :clap:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 05, 2016, 02:19 PM
I did a check Friday 3pm at Dorchester park. Any shore water is gone. Walked right on and spudded out 100 yards. Drilled hole and must be 7+". She's good to go folks.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 05, 2016, 07:04 PM
  :) :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: joefish on Feb 06, 2016, 05:50 AM
I did a check Friday 3pm at Dorchester park. Any shore water is gone. Walked right on and spudded out 100 yards. Drilled hole and must be 7+". She's good to go folks.
  Need to read   http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/105022.htm
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 06, 2016, 06:10 AM
joefish yur link doesn't work
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 06, 2016, 07:32 AM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/105022.html

Try this.....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 06, 2016, 07:51 AM
got  it that time ty
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 06, 2016, 03:50 PM
Went out around noon today. Four of us fished the channel with ice at around 5-6 inches estimated. Marked some fish and had some smallmouth slam a tip up however a slow day followed into the afternoon. The walk out to the channel from Dorchester was fine (cleats!!). And this unfortunate event followed:

http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Man-rescued-from-Whitney-Point-Lake-367924891.html

Mild hypothermia after being in the drink for about 30 minutes. Glad he is ok!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2016, 04:38 PM
That guy went by me while I was fishing north of the islands. Saw him headed way up towards Upper Lisle and was thinking he's going to hit thin ice if he didn't turn around. There was another boat with him and when I started hearing sirens I figured it wasn't good. Could see the emergency vehicle lights up near the bridge. After an hour and half or so one boat came back down. Glad he is OK.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 06, 2016, 05:52 PM
We plan on heading up that way tomorrow morning. How has the fishing been up that way? Was it me or did the water seem cloudy and merky today.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2016, 06:21 PM
The fishing there was lousey for me today. I thought the water wasn't as clear as it was last week.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 06, 2016, 07:30 PM
I was wondering what all the sirens were for, thank god he is ok.  Boy was the ice making ice today, loud as hell! We fished out of Dorchester from 6am till like 2pm. 2 of us and we ended up with 1 monster gill and 2 huge perch( biggest I had ever seen there)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: Fishsauce on Feb 06, 2016, 07:48 PM
Me and a buddy were also out about 6:00 to 2:00. Cloudy water and didn't pull up any fish. Still a nice day to be out on the ice. Definitely bring cleats if you go Sunday.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2016, 07:57 PM
Unless the plans change I'll be back tomorrow. After the luck I had today I don't have any idea where to go. The fish have been evading me for a couple outings now.  :(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 06, 2016, 08:00 PM
It was frustrating! Seeing them streak up on the flasher and then turn around like I was offering them spam instead of steak. Maybe the rain and murky water had some play in the foul luck.....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: spindiver on Feb 07, 2016, 09:19 AM
hello thinking of comng east to fish 2hrs ride read some of the post did not here of what u mainly get iam liken perch and  eyes and access.  thank you,
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 07, 2016, 10:41 AM
other than yesterday I have been doin really well on the pond 16fow. been getting a 4 or 5 big gills and 4 to8 big crappie each trip. Honestly the best year I've had there . Almost gave up on the dead sea lol
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 07, 2016, 01:41 PM
Yes the dead Sea comes alive once in a while. Wasn't my weekend though. I got skunked both days.  :(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 07, 2016, 02:53 PM
Yes the dead Sea comes alive once in a while. Wasn't my weekend though. I got skunked both days.  :(

The dirty water is hurting us....Got  a few today......drilled a lot of holes to find fish that would bite.  Lake is still dropping, cracking along the east shore was pretty intense!!!   :o
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 07, 2016, 04:12 PM
Our crew drove right past Whitney point lake and headed north to Papish pond. The decision to try our luck here paid off with some steady fishing. We set up shop on the noisy 6 inch ice this morning and had a busy morning chasing tip ups. Pickerel dominated the day with a few nice size ones. A few small perch and one gill were landed as well. This small body of water is what we needed to get some confidence back and the rod to bend not to mention see fish on our machines! Will be back on the point again soon I'm sure. A link below to the NYSDEC website on papish pond provided below.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/62143.html
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 08, 2016, 01:35 AM
Bigal I told you to stay home today that you weren't gonna get any fish but you don't listen :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 08, 2016, 07:06 AM
Bigal I told you to stay home today that you weren't gonna get any fish but you don't listen :whistle: :whistle:
Hey What are you doing at 2:30 AM? Aren't you supposed to be working?  :nono: :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Feb 08, 2016, 08:01 AM
If someone could post when wheelers are back on the ice please post. I can not walk to far and would like to get on the point. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 08, 2016, 09:18 AM
If someone could post when wheelers are back on the ice please post. I can not walk to far and would like to get on the point. Thanks in advance.
I saw a wheeler on the ice yesterday. There is over 7" of ice. Colder weather coming this week. More ice on the way.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 08, 2016, 09:21 AM
I saw a wheeler on the ice yesterday. There is over 7" of ice. Colder weather coming this week. More ice on the way.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

There is 7in in a lot of places....I drilled several hole yesterday that were more like 5!!  Colder weather will be appreciated!! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Feb 08, 2016, 10:55 AM
Thanks guys, going to be able to come up later this week, so it should be ok.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 09, 2016, 07:23 AM
crappie derby's website says 8" on the pond and open water in the channel ??? they talking about the north end near the river?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 09, 2016, 08:42 AM
if anyone happens to catch a iphone with a black case, i'd appreciate it if i can get the water logged phone back!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2016, 09:19 AM
crappie derby's website says 8" on the pond and open water in the channel ??? they talking about the north end near the river?
The channel has 7" plus wherever I drilled over the weekend. The north end where river comes in is open. That's where the ice boater fell thru on Saturday.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 09, 2016, 09:52 AM
if anyone happens to catch a iphone with a black case, i'd appreciate it if i can get the water logged phone back!

Ahhh that sucks! Did the same exact thing a few seasons ago. I always keep it on a lanyard now!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 09, 2016, 09:56 AM
to make it even better i have a case that holds my id and card  :(

Ahhh that sucks! Did the same exact thing a few seasons ago. I always keep it on a lanyard now!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 09, 2016, 10:14 AM
to make it even better i have a case that holds my id and card  :(

Lol, sorry to laugh at your misfortune, my friend. At least you'll have a good story to tell! Trust me on this.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 09, 2016, 10:16 AM
The only thing worse than actually ice fishing Whitney Point, would be dropping anything worth more than ten cents down the hole. lol - I would rather pick rotten fruit with my X wife's parents. Good luck fellas!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 09, 2016, 10:19 AM
you my friend were fishing the wrong spot, i was there 30 minutes and had a 20" walleye, 12" crappie, 12" perch and numerous small mouths, great fishing morning until "the incident"
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 09, 2016, 10:24 AM
Everyone wants to land on the mother load of fish everytime. Gotta work for them fish in there sometimes. Lots of nice fish in there just gotta find where they are.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 09, 2016, 10:30 AM
Everyone wants to land on the mother load of fish everytime. Gotta work for them fish in there sometimes. Lots of nice fish in there just gotta find where they are.

No, not really. I used to fish Ice fish WP with a passion. Something changed, something is off. Something aint right. It's been that way going on a dozen years. I know LOTS of guys who won't go near it..Can you find fish? Yes, I am sure. And good for you guys who put the time in and find them. I have been driving to the ADK's for trout, Salmon and lakers this winter. It's something new and different and at times frustrating. But I love it
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 09, 2016, 11:53 AM
Did you lose that I phone this morning?  I'm out there now. Good 6-8" but no fish as usual for me...I know a Coue of you guys do well here but I haven't figured it out and have put some serious time in
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 09, 2016, 12:21 PM
The channel has 7" plus wherever I drilled over the weekend. The north end where river comes in is open. That's where the ice boater fell thru on Saturday.

There was also open water near the east shore just north of the islands.... about 60 yards from shore.  I didn't go close enough to see if it was a series of gas holes or a large crack.  I was on about 5 in of ice over there.

Be careful if we get snow covering the ice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 09, 2016, 08:51 PM
yesterday about noon


Did you lose that I phone this morning?  I'm out there now. Good 6-8" but no fish as usual for me...I know a Coue of you guys do well here but I haven't figured it out and have put some serious time in
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mmdrevo on Feb 10, 2016, 09:14 AM
How is the ice holding up on the lake? Has the fishing picked up at all?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 10, 2016, 01:41 PM
I'll let you know, checking after work today. Everything I've heard has been good, but be careful. I took the weekend off from hitting the ice went after the eyes on the river and limited out....also slammed some big perch...that's some of my favorite fishing ( winter river floats) for eyes...but I'll be back out on the hard stuff Friday...take a cold Sat/ maybe Sunday off and hit her again Mon.  Just had to refill the freezer with filets, been given away the ice crappies  ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2016, 02:34 PM
I'm having some ice crappies for dinner tonight. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 10, 2016, 06:32 PM
Slamminsam  stop giving your crappies to bigal.. :woot: :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2016, 08:42 PM
Slamminsam  stop giving your crappies to bigal.. :woot: :woot: :woot:
yum yum ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Feb 11, 2016, 02:24 PM
Going to be coming down Friday with my wheeler, any problems with the ice? Will stay away from north of the islands, heard that's not great. Any other issues?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 11, 2016, 06:53 PM
The shoreline was soft  on tuesday and the cracks and soft spots are snow covered...it was 50-60 with rain and a river running in last week so you might vwant to give it the weekend unless you know the res well
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Feb 11, 2016, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the reply. I think I'll come down without the wheeler and look around first. Then if it's OK come back next week to ride around.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 11, 2016, 07:26 PM
The shoreline was soft  on tuesday and the cracks and soft spots are snow covered...it was 50-60 with rain and a river running in last week so you might vwant to give it the weekend unless you know the res well
I fished the lake two days last weekend. One day way north of the islands. Every where I drilled I got 7" of good ice. I live and work in Whitney Point and can tell you that we didn't have the weather to lose any of that ice during this past week. I saw a Wheeler driving all over around the islands last Sunday. With this cold we're having I'm sure it will add more to that 7". If I used a Wheeler I'd have it on the lake this weekend.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Feb 11, 2016, 07:34 PM
We fished in the upper end above the islands also last week after the rain. No problems accessing ice and ice was slick with 7 to 8 inches. The rain didn't hurt it at all like some people think, seems like some are new to ice fishing or  dont know what they are talking about. The ice there has been the best in the area. Yea the part where the river dumps in is open of course as usual.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 11, 2016, 08:41 PM
Planning on fishing Saturday......lets hope the water is a little clearer!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 11, 2016, 08:58 PM
Dress warm guys! And keep the heaters going in them shanty 20 Mph winds chills sat and Sunday gonna feel like -25. Won't need to ice the beer
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2016, 05:05 AM
We fished in the upper end above the islands also last week after the rain. No problems accessing ice and ice was slick with 7 to 8 inches. The rain didn't hurt it at all like some people think, seems like some are new to ice fishing or  dont know what they are talking about. The ice there has been the best in the area. Yea the part where the river dumps in is open of course as usual.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Fish on
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: ol crawdad on Feb 12, 2016, 09:42 AM
Dress warm guys! And keep the heaters going in them shanty 20 Mph winds chills sat and Sunday gonna feel like -25. Won't need to ice the beer

might need to keep them near the heater, otherwise, beer slushies!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 13, 2016, 09:08 PM
Not many braved the weather today!!  You didn't miss too much!! LOL Pretty slow but had the heaton!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 14, 2016, 05:12 AM
Has anyone fished the channel on the RTE 26 side before it coils over to the dirt road? Years ago we used to do  pretty well over there. It's a long walk
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2016, 07:10 AM
I've been there several times this year. Started out pretty good but slowed waaay down. :'(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 14, 2016, 07:43 AM
WP is a tough lake! That should be about 20' over there is I remember. Maybe Ill try it this week. Thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 14, 2016, 09:10 AM
Yes gets even tougher later in the ice season. I will get to make it back out there later this week.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2016, 09:16 AM
WP is a tough lake! That should be about 20' over there is I remember. Maybe Ill try it this week. Thanks
we've had our best luck in the 16-17' range. There's 20fow up there but the bit shallower water worked for us. I even got a couple walleye suspended 6-7' off the bottom.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 14, 2016, 07:33 PM
Last week was really tough with the water so cloudy, couldn't find hardly anything on the pond. Was on the pond this afternoon, got a few gills and a few small crappie in 16fow. Water is clearing up. Marking a lot of fish , just not biting like 2 weeks ago. But at least marking them again! 9 inches of ice and building all day
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 17, 2016, 06:15 AM
Anyone got any info how's the lake looking after yesterday storm? Wanted to head out Friday
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 17, 2016, 09:32 AM
Has anyone gone bye Dorchester to see if we can still get on the ice? Don't want to drive down there today if not.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 17, 2016, 10:42 AM
I'll take a look after work today. Will report later.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 17, 2016, 01:20 PM
I'll take a look after work today. Will report later.  ;D ;D

Another inch of rain.......can't catch a break with the dirty water!!  The lake is up just over 1 foot since yesterday.  Let us know what you see BigAl
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 17, 2016, 02:00 PM
I went to the park and as I suspected the lake is up. Some minor flooding in the park. Ice looks good with no water on top but water along the edges. The spillway is dumping out pretty good so hopefully that will help lower things back down. Only time will tell if it will be fishable this weekend.  ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mooch on Feb 17, 2016, 03:33 PM
just got back from wp, kiebel road is blocked off with barricades
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 17, 2016, 06:47 PM
Thanks for the reports guys!!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 18, 2016, 01:17 PM
Anyone one been out on the lake ? How's the ice holding up?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 18, 2016, 03:43 PM
Anyone one been out on the lake ? How's the ice holding up?
That water has got to look like chocolate milk.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 19, 2016, 07:12 AM
Shore lines a little rough  and water is nice and chocolate mmm
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 19, 2016, 08:55 AM
Shore lines a little rough  and water is nice and chocolate mmm
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 19, 2016, 03:30 PM
Shore lines a little rough  and water is nice and chocolate mmm
How's the ice?  I'm assuming you were able to get to it from park side. Looks like it's going to be another eye hunt on the river if ice isn't safe to reach.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 19, 2016, 06:23 PM
Hit the back end shore line was not good. where the water line came up was all bad Ice  good thing had on the good boots water still up under the bad ice. Water was really bad and muddy just turned around and left. Went over to long pond and played with the pan fish all day some really big bass too.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 19, 2016, 06:39 PM
Hit the back end shore line was not good. where the water line came up was all bad Ice  good thing had on the good boots water still up under the bad ice. Water was really bad and muddy just turned around and left. Went over to long pond and played with the pan fish all day some really big bass too.

was out on whitney tonight and the ice was great, water was not.  Hows the ice and water on long pond monkeyyboness?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 19, 2016, 06:48 PM
11 to 12"  water was clean  lots of action all day at long pond. Yea the ice is good once u get past the shoreline  in the back too. but once I seen how muddy that water was I wasn't sticking around did you get anything out there?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 19, 2016, 06:53 PM
wife jigged out a dink eye and that was it.  So not to high jack the whitney thread i'm going to pm you a couple questions
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 22, 2016, 06:55 AM
Was out literally all day yesterday.  Stay away from anywhere near the channel, it's still brackish.  The pond side however is a lot more clear, caught some good fish to include my personal best walleye.
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi107.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm297%2Ftarmstrong24%2F85758a46-70ae-4cf3-bb8e-e3e77f847b20.jpg&hash=9d8bbc1c23e41372c6a2a471b4d4cc17) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/tarmstrong24/media/85758a46-70ae-4cf3-bb8e-e3e77f847b20.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi107.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm297%2Ftarmstrong24%2F12742104_10154136271796412_5078190230882464681_n.jpg&hash=aa4b01528eed56289efce751fe7fe6ef) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/tarmstrong24/media/12742104_10154136271796412_5078190230882464681_n.jpg.html)
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi107.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm297%2Ftarmstrong24%2F12733963_10154136271376412_7727422492817393833_n.jpg&hash=1a62e10ac2a7284967e9bdcf88e032d9) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/tarmstrong24/media/12733963_10154136271376412_7727422492817393833_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: stealhead4749 on Feb 22, 2016, 07:27 AM
Very Nicely done
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Feb 22, 2016, 07:37 AM
Nice eyes   
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: IRISH56 on Feb 22, 2016, 08:30 AM
The PBR can gives a good perspective of size ..... genius!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 22, 2016, 08:33 AM
That's what I was going for!  I can't believe I still had a full one  ;D

The PBR can gives a good perspective of size ..... genius!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 22, 2016, 08:36 AM
Nice fish! Good looking  healthy fish nice to see some starting to getting the golden color too them instead of the dual silver lol.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Feb 22, 2016, 08:39 AM
Thanks and thanks for info on lp.  Caught tons of bass and no keepers on what was in season.  So I figured i'd roll the dice on whitney and it paid off.

Nice fish! Good looking  healthy fish nice to see some starting to getting the golden color too them instead of the dual silver lol.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: IRISH56 on Feb 22, 2016, 08:53 AM
And those are a couple of beauties!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: snagger5000 on Feb 26, 2016, 08:41 AM
Has anyone stopped to look at the conditions? Did the run off destroy the shoreline?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 26, 2016, 09:06 AM
If you look at the gauge the lake went up 3.5 feet yesterday......cant be good for the shoreline!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 26, 2016, 09:07 AM
Do you guys think Long or Round held up?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 26, 2016, 09:39 AM
Do you guys think Long or Round held up?

I worked out of town all week......going to drive around tomorrow and see!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 26, 2016, 09:42 AM
Might check Long here in a few - will report back later if I do
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: walleyemagic on Feb 26, 2016, 10:57 AM
Shoreline flooded about 10 ft at parking area. Boat ramp area flooded. Have to cross about 10 ft of open water to get on ice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 26, 2016, 07:07 PM
The ice is nice and tight once you get on it. 8" anyways, good hard ice
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 26, 2016, 07:12 PM
The ice is nice and tight once you get on it. 8" anyways, good hard ice
so are you saying that you got on the ice today?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 26, 2016, 07:16 PM
Yes Al - Long Pond is fine where I was. I forgot how well that place keeps its ice through warm-ups. "8-9" every hole
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 26, 2016, 07:36 PM
Well that could give me a place to fish this weekend. Thought I wouldn't be able to find ice. Mabe it will hold up for Seebers derby next Saturday. How were the edges?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: kabswrangler on Mar 04, 2016, 08:23 PM
Walked on the ice today. Didn't drill but it looked good to me. Kiebel Rd is open...last chances this week/weekend probably.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Mar 06, 2016, 08:21 AM
anyone go out?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Mar 06, 2016, 08:56 PM
just got off, went on at dorchester with no problem, good clear ice varying from 6.5-9.5 in spots.  Slow bite though, a lot of lookers.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Nov 22, 2016, 10:11 AM
Whitney Point Preppers has gone out of business. We no longer have a bait store in town. Going to suck for hard water season.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Nov 22, 2016, 10:13 AM
Whitney Point Preppers has gone out of business. We no longer have a bait store in town. Going to suck for hard water season.  >:( >:( >:(

Newark valley also is done **censored** are we going to do for minnows?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Nov 22, 2016, 01:12 PM
Newark valley also is done **censored** are we going to do for minnows?
Chenango Forks Bait is the closest for me.  :%$#!:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Nov 22, 2016, 03:45 PM
Binghamton for me  ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Nov 22, 2016, 04:02 PM
sounds like someone needs to open a new bait shop! except with all of them going out of business it might not be a great idea :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: NYSporty on Nov 22, 2016, 04:34 PM
sounds like someone needs to open a new bait shop! except with all of them going out of business it might not be a great idea :tipup:

Welcome to NY they regulate and tax the crap out of all businesses!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Nov 22, 2016, 05:55 PM
I thought he did decent business there?? I always liked the minnows and if I was in a bind for gear the prices weren't absurd
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: mistertwister on Nov 22, 2016, 08:22 PM
Welcome to NY they regulate and tax the crap out of all businesses!

Oh I know I own a small business, it's barely worth it...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Nov 25, 2016, 09:52 AM
Hopefully Ernie's in Richford will be open this season...good shop when it's open
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Nov 29, 2016, 06:41 AM
Ice yet? Can't wait!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: RIVERRAT2 on Nov 29, 2016, 03:42 PM
we got ice some where.
 ;D ;D ;D
RAT
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: bigal409 on Nov 30, 2016, 12:57 PM
I've got ice in my freezer  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread 2016
Post by: rlejr on Dec 13, 2016, 05:17 AM
How about now. Ice yet?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Dec 13, 2016, 05:48 AM
I highly doubt it, small lakes around me only have a light skin. Whitney may lock up Thursday through Friday though?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: MJB on Dec 31, 2016, 03:14 PM
Anyone fish pond area yet? 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Dec 31, 2016, 05:08 PM
Anyone fish pond area yet?

Yes there were a bunch of guys there today.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Dec 31, 2016, 10:19 PM
I was there today on pond area...a ton of short eyes :-\  about 5" of nice ice
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: general47 on Jan 01, 2017, 05:50 PM
In channel or pond area?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: quailman2 on Jan 01, 2017, 05:56 PM
Never fished there before . Looking for alittle info about fishing there . Also looking for info on ice conditions . Thanks guys
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 04, 2017, 03:49 PM
Any locals drive by at all today? Just curious how the shoreline held up, I'm sure the water will be a little murky for a few days yet, and the level is probably up a bit as well... :'(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: MJB on Jan 04, 2017, 10:36 PM
Cant wait to see how everything held up
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 05, 2017, 01:20 AM
Bigal u have ice down there ..not the kind in your freezer either wise guy., ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 05, 2017, 01:27 AM
Bigal what's this I hear ur having a party at ur shanty during the crappie derby ur supplying all the venacin and alcohol....I'll be there ;D ;D :icefish: :icefish:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 05, 2017, 05:05 AM
Any locals drive by at all today? Just curious how the shoreline held up, I'm sure the water will be a little murky for a few days yet, and the level is probably up a bit as well... :'(
I'll check it later today and will post a report. ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 05, 2017, 05:06 AM
Bigal what's this I hear ur having a party at ur shanty during the crappie derby ur supplying all the venacin and alcohol....I'll be there ;D ;D :icefish: :icefish:
You can bring the venison. You got enough for everyone. I will have a beer waiting for you though.  :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 05, 2017, 06:33 AM
Venacin I don't have any of that..have no idea what your talking about Mr....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 05, 2017, 09:59 AM
 :nono: :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Jan 05, 2017, 10:11 AM
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv641%2Folcrawdad%2FIMG_0018.jpg&hash=b51b69ac22462cd7e966bccfc3cb1011) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/olcrawdad/media/IMG_0018.jpg.html)

Pic of venison backstrap from 2 nights ago.  Wrapped in homemade bacon and garden veggies on the side.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 05, 2017, 12:32 PM
wheres the beer?  ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Jan 05, 2017, 12:38 PM
wheres the beer?  ;)

lol, my bad
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 05, 2017, 04:09 PM
Checked Whitney Point lake today. Two guys out in old pond area. Shore ice was good.  @)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 05, 2017, 04:28 PM
Well that is good news! Hopefully the water clears up a little, maybe I'll try it this weekend  :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: geoice on Jan 05, 2017, 06:55 PM
I wonder how the back side is at the end of Kieble rd
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 05, 2017, 07:22 PM
I wonder how the back side is at the end of Kieble rd

Depending on the spot you are almost directly walking on tha channel, haven't seen many reports from that side but guys "were" out before the rain. I'd be a little weary...rain, early ice, and a current aren't a good mix
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 05, 2017, 08:42 PM
I was on the channel on Saturday. Was around 5" across from the park.    ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 06, 2017, 07:20 AM
I was on the channel on Saturday. Was around 5" across from the park.    ;D

Ya I know and you scared all the fish away.

(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi37.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fe98%2Fjallyn968%2FIMG_3229_zpsnlpafseh.jpg&hash=8e1f3844a55addf3fac2e5d1563dafd3) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/jallyn968/media/IMG_3229_zpsnlpafseh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 06, 2017, 07:25 AM
 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: Good one Sporty. You got me
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: perch-hound on Jan 08, 2017, 09:16 AM
Wow...of all the people out there yesterday not one post?
That pretty much sums up the fishing  :-\
All day and caught three short eyes(very short) and one perch.
Fished north of islands 4.5" 12 fow, moved to park late in day, same for ice, 20 fow.
Not a good day, res is living up to its reputation!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 08, 2017, 10:48 AM
Wow...of all the people out there yesterday not one post?
That pretty much sums up the fishing  :-\
All day and caught three short eyes(very short) and one perch.
Fished north of islands 4.5" 12 fow, moved to park late in day, same for ice, 20 fow.
Not a good day, res is living up to its reputation!

Yeah they've been tight lipped, been there twice this year marked fish from the time I started and quit both times! Getting them to hit is a mystery to me at this point I've tried a bunch of different jigs, techniques etc. I can drop to bottom and watch them follow it right up on my marcum then they just stare at it and eventually move off...only to repeat the pattern 30 seconds later. Then occasionally one will hit...been tough
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: tarmstrong24 on Jan 08, 2017, 09:15 PM
i post under reports and conditions, i'd check there if you want input.  Rarely do I check this portion.  The walleye will be off the hook in 5-10 years.  Caught 5 today but 30 plus a week ago, all shorts.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 09, 2017, 05:11 AM
I had a ton of lookers. Would follow the bait if I raised it then would go back down. Think I found out what they were. Twice when I brought up the line I had a 2" baby crappie (?) on it. Never even felt a tug.  :( :(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Coach 54 on Jan 09, 2017, 07:35 AM
We  had similar luck North of the Islands. A lot of lookers following the jig. Between the group of three of us we managed to catch 15 gills and a couple short crappies.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 09, 2017, 10:18 AM
Any size to the gills? I got my biggest one ever out of there Saturday.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Coach 54 on Jan 09, 2017, 10:45 AM
They all averaged around 8-9", with a couple real nice ones mixed in.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 09, 2017, 10:56 AM
not bad. Now we just need to find those crappies.  :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: fishslayer730 on Jan 09, 2017, 06:45 PM
I found them this weekend with my 2 kids  ;D we brought home 117  between both days n managed to find one legal eye for the bucket  ;D...Deff had to do some digging in the magic box to get them  feeding  :icefish: 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 09, 2017, 07:22 PM
Nice job Slayer. Couple nice meals there huh?  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: fishslayer730 on Jan 10, 2017, 06:21 AM
Absolutely a bunch fine dining came from that bucket full  :clap:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 10, 2017, 07:13 AM
Keep your bucket away from bigal slayer he will be trying to catch your fish in the bucket ::) ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 10, 2017, 09:32 AM
Keep your bucket away from bigal slayer he will be trying to catch your fish in the bucket ::) ::)
Yea but they taste just as good.  ;)2 ;)2
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: swillerjig on Jan 10, 2017, 09:58 AM
How much snow did you guys get down there??
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 10, 2017, 11:39 AM
Less than an inch ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Giantsfan on Jan 10, 2017, 07:54 PM
Anybody know the date of the crappie derby? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 10, 2017, 08:39 PM
February 18th. Free fishing weekend on NYS. No licence needed.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 11, 2017, 05:47 AM
Bigal will be easy to find out there during the crappie derby there will be a line of guys waiting to fish his holes... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 11, 2017, 10:47 AM
Bigal will be easy to find out there during the crappie derby there will be a line of guys waiting to fish his holes... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
There's one in every crowd.  :cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: swillerjig on Jan 12, 2017, 11:20 AM
Man... Quit raining  >:( >:( >:( I wanted to go for a nite bite tomorrow hows the ice holding up? 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Joker87 on Jan 13, 2017, 08:28 PM
Went up to Whitney point today. A lot of water at the shore line. Not a good
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 17, 2017, 05:19 AM
shore line was good on Monday. No problems getting on. There even was a few wheelers out there. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Maverick77 on Feb 06, 2017, 02:16 PM
How is the ice on the lake will they have the crappie derbie?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2017, 07:19 PM
Lake ice off the park was 9 or so inches. They require 12" for derby to happen. This week's forecast isn't very promising. I really doubt they are going to have the ice they need to have it.  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 06, 2017, 08:51 PM
Lake ice off the park was 9 or so inches. They require 12" for derby to happen. This week's forecast isn't very promising. I really doubt they are going to have the ice they need to have it.  >:(  >:(
gotta think positive.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 07, 2017, 05:10 AM
Trust me. I'm thinking positive. But the reality is there just may not be the time to make the required thickness based on current forecasts. They usually make the call a week prior to the date.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 07, 2017, 05:30 AM
Eh, derby smerby - The ice will be fine for the guys who fish it all of the other days :)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 07, 2017, 06:27 AM
I  always like  making a trip  down that way a  few times a  season
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 07, 2017, 07:47 AM
 I'd love to come and fish the derby at WP, but wait, once again it's on the same day as the Chenango lake derby. I know that Chenango had to postpone, but wish they could of done 3 weeks so not to conflict.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 07, 2017, 08:10 AM
I've done the perch derby a few times. They charge $5 to enter and the prizes aren't all that great compared to the prizes at the crappie derby that only costs $2 to enter.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 07, 2017, 08:19 AM
 Tuscarora is the 18th too. Gezzzzz......... :(      I think they're all good derbies, just can't be in 3 places at once.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 07, 2017, 08:39 AM
I heard they require 12" of ice for the perch derby as well. Anyone know if this is true?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 07, 2017, 08:54 AM
 Yes they need 12" for the green light. Chenango Lake is at 10" as of last Saturday.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 07, 2017, 11:54 AM
makes you wonder is they will have either derbies this year.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 07, 2017, 02:07 PM
as of 2/1 there is 8 In on the pond and 7 in on the channel.  This from the Crappie Derby website........gonna need some colder weather fast! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 09, 2017, 06:28 AM
Hey bigal go out there and jump on the ice if you don't go through the derby is on :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2017, 09:26 AM
Hey bigal go out there and jump on the ice if you don't go through the derby is on :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :roflmao:
ok wise guy :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 09, 2017, 01:44 PM
Derby is canceled  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FishWiz on Feb 09, 2017, 05:08 PM
It's the best thing for the lake you would think eventually the fishing would get better but nothing seams to change
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2017, 07:33 PM
Hey sporty. It's been 2 years since last crappie derby. And now it's cancelled for another year. Mabe we need to start up another one of those ice shanty get together.   ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 09, 2017, 08:27 PM
Hey sporty. It's been 2 years since last crappie derby. And now it's cancelled for another year. Mabe we need to start up another one of those ice shanty get together.   ;D
I'd be into that. :icefish:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 10, 2017, 07:21 AM
We've done that on a year where the perch derby was cancelled. "The NO derby" derby.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2017, 09:15 AM
Here in Whitney Point we'd have more "no derby derbies" than crappie derbies.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 10, 2017, 09:16 AM
Hey sporty. It's been 2 years since last crappie derby. And now it's cancelled for another year. Mabe we need to start up another one of those ice shanty get together.   ;D

Already in the works I have a bunch interested already.
We will be there at 6AM If anyone wants to join let me know I will PM you with details.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2017, 09:17 AM
Same day? 18th?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 10, 2017, 09:23 AM
I'm game for that!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 10, 2017, 10:20 AM
Same day? 18th?

Ya
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2017, 10:43 AM
sounds good. Who's up for the challenge?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 10, 2017, 12:42 PM
The last "get together" was a blast.  Just a quick question to all dead sea fisherman this season....I thought last year the ice fishing was as good as it ever had been for years....quality and at times, good quantity.  I haven't fished it enough this season to really compare...but from what I have done this season there and all reports I'm hearing...it's down right terrible!  I had a couple people getting them (crappie/ keepers) at night, but has anyone landed a keeper eye this year?  I haven't seen one!  At least no pics...lotta possible fish stories  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2017, 01:17 PM
Keeper walleye? Where's the keeper crappie? Few and far between.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 10, 2017, 01:45 PM
I have it on good authority that there's an organized group of "fisherman" in the region who are going from lake to lake and wiping out the fisheries.  It's pretty sick what a little research, GPS, and modern technology can do. You find the right spots and have the right gear and no morals, you can totally clean out a lake or pond. The DEC is aware, they just haven't caught up to them just yet. Please use the tip line whenever you witness overharvesting, wanton waste and littering. It's a real shame what's become of our sport...Whitney Point is one of the lakes they have been targeting (open water as well)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 10, 2017, 03:31 PM
A couple years back if I caught a 20+" eye, I was excited and kept it. Now, I've learned so much from guys about "breeders" and fish management, that I've let those bigger ones go.  It's not easy, but necessary. Last week, my biggest eye was over 22" and she went back (river fishing) to help keep the strain going. Those who over harvest, keep shorts, and pile up trophies just to show what they did are hurting all of us in the long run.  Only good news is that WP res has a lot of real small eyes in her now showing that there is a reproduction process started. I'm thinking a lot of out of town visitors don't care about our res and have hammered it pretty hard over the last few years. Could be wrong though. Be careful what you post.... People flock to info 😏
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 10, 2017, 07:55 PM
Amen Sam...We are on the same page
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Gillpill on Feb 11, 2017, 01:52 AM
I have it on good authority that there's an organized group of "fisherman" in the region who are going from lake to lake and wiping out the fisheries.  It's pretty sick what a little research, GPS, and modern technology can do. You find the right spots and have the right gear and no morals, you can totally clean out a lake or pond. The DEC is aware, they just haven't caught up to them just yet. Please use the tip line whenever you witness overharvesting, wanton waste and littering. It's a real shame what's become of our sport...Whitney Point is one of the lakes they have been targeting (open water as well)

If this is true I hope they get caught very soon that's terrible and pisses me off
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 11, 2017, 05:21 AM
I think I seen the boogyman
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 11, 2017, 07:14 AM
I have to call BS on the fishing a place out theory - So when you watch 900 fish ignore your offering on the VEX you think there is some guy who can catch 800 of them? Not a chance. There is no bite hot enough (especially at WP) to clean a place out. You would have to be there all day and all night, all winter.... Just not happening. Other factors may come into play, but being wiped out by world class fisherman aint one of them
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 11, 2017, 11:53 AM
It's not B's bud...With the increase in pressure, especially on smaller bodies of water, it is possible and easy at times to hammer the quality breeding classes if fish. Ever been on a hot prespawn bite for bass or crappie. I have, and I'm not a very good angler. If you didn't obey the laws you could easily walk away with 100s ...That IS happening. Theres no debate. There's a reason that so many of the reports these days are talking about dink fish on so many of our lakes and ponds. A select but of unethical, immoral folks are crushing these fisheries, and far to few understand basic ecology...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 11, 2017, 12:55 PM
It's not B's bud...With the increase in pressure, especially on smaller bodies of water, it is possible and easy at times to hammer the quality breeding classes if fish. Ever been on a hot prespawn bite for bass or crappie. I have, and I'm not a very good angler. If you didn't obey the laws you could easily walk away with 100s ...That IS happening. Theres no debate. There's a reason that so many of the reports these days are talking about dink fish on so many of our lakes and ponds. A select but of unethical, immoral folks are crushing these fisheries, and far to few understand basic ecology...

Eh....Maybe a farm pond. Not on 1,773 acres.
Title: whitney point
Post by: cdhooksup on Feb 11, 2017, 02:00 PM
What are the current conditions on whitney point regarding snow/slush on the ice
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cdhooksup on Feb 11, 2017, 02:02 PM
How is the snow/slush situation out there
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 11, 2017, 02:07 PM
How is the snow/slush situation out there


Not bad at all,Ice is turning white about 7 " where I am now
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cdhooksup on Feb 11, 2017, 02:10 PM
You near the islands or the pond
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 11, 2017, 02:11 PM
Where the walleye are :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cdhooksup on Feb 11, 2017, 02:13 PM
They are everywhere plannin to be there tomorrow near the farther island just tryin to figure out what to expect especially with a bunch more snow forecasted tomorrow
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 11, 2017, 02:16 PM
Right now the walking  isn't bad at all  no slush about 3" of snow in most spots
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cdhooksup on Feb 11, 2017, 02:17 PM
Ok thank you man much appreciated
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 11, 2017, 07:01 PM
I have to call BS on the fishing a place out theory - So when you watch 900 fish ignore your offering on the VEX you think there is some guy who can catch 800 of them? Not a chance. There is no bite hot enough (especially at WP) to clean a place out. You would have to be there all day and all night, all winter.... Just not happening. Other factors may come into play, but being wiped out by world class fisherman aint one of them

I got to agree with you on this one 100% my "opinion"  it's easier to blame the phantom unethical non sporting  bad guys  then to simply admit you can't catch a cold in a rain storm much less a bunch of fish ...which I remind  you are  one  step above weeds on the  evolutionary scale.....there is no mystery group of guys   going around with a gps and  vexlar taking your fish .....you just need to fish a bit more  ....my advice  stop making excuses and looking for phantom bad guys, your time could be spent much better learning new and better  techniques
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 12, 2017, 06:30 AM
I've been on this site long enough to see a pattern here. ANYTIME the topic of of overharvesting and the impact it has on our fisheries comes up, Trapper, the president of the flat earth society, is all over whoever posts. Attacking their intelligence, their fishing ability, and anything else he can come up with. Keep your head in that warm comfortable sand buddy. Do you honestly believe humans don't know t the environment or our resources? I have kids and I'm concerned about the future. I'm not wearing a tin foil hat and making up conspiracies. This cautionary post came from actual knowledge and facts, and the concern is based on basic science. Guilty conscious dude?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 12, 2017, 08:03 AM
wait a minute .........

your  quote.... there's an organized group of "fisherman" in the region who are going from lake to lake and wiping out the fisheries.  It's pretty sick what a little research, GPS, and modern technology can do. You find the right spots and have the right gear and no morals, you can totally clean out a lake or pond. The DEC is aware, they just haven't caught up to them just yet.

do you honestly believe that ?  then prove it  list the sources and  DEC officers that are working on this .....  because  region 7  sure knows nothing about it..... 

further more  there are those that swear that they had encounters  with bigfoot  UFOs or a  shooter on the grass knoll ,I don't believe in them either ...........
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 12, 2017, 08:08 AM
They must be reallyyyyyyyy good fisherman  can someone get me there spot and pm GPS coordinates that has to be a good bite!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 12, 2017, 11:24 AM
 The highly organized group of anglers aren't showing at WP this year. The derby was cancelled. Just the ring leaders are having a meeting.  :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 12, 2017, 11:45 AM
M-bones, I think I walked past you yesterday evening , trying the evening/ night bite. Did ok on the crappie not the eyes though. Little Slam caught a few absolute slabs... One 15" pig. But not big numbers of them though. Perfect conditions last night. Had fun. Res certainly has been an adventure this year.  Wish I brought 4 wheeler, but shore ice was little sketchy and slushy. Good luck all.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: monkeyyboness on Feb 12, 2017, 11:55 AM
Yea you probably did I was after them eyes I didn't mess with the crappie yesterday. It was slow most of the day, but did well in the end biggest was 28" she went back.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Crappie slammer on Feb 12, 2017, 02:17 PM
Just wondering if jigging raps r the go too jigs those eyes I've been there several times this year and only got a handful of eyes about 6" no crappies and two perch the hardest lake I've ever fished and pointers would be greatly appreciated not looking to keep them just some pics and good times
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 12, 2017, 04:01 PM
Yea you probably did I was after them eyes I didn't mess with the crappie yesterday. It was slow most of the day, but did well in the end biggest was 28" she went back.
Good size eye!!!  Congrats!  Share pics if you got any. Happy to hear she went back in.  Hopefully you got some other eaters. It seems it's either big or small and tough to get a limit of 18"-21". But you got a nice one, congrats again!! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 12, 2017, 06:14 PM
are walleyes stocked on whitney every year?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 13, 2017, 07:30 AM
Any one interested in the meeting we will be starting on the old pond area at 6am.
PM me and I'll give you details.
Same as 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2017, 10:10 AM
Any one interested in the meeting we will be starting on the old pond area at 6am.
PM me and I'll give you details.
Same as 2 years ago.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Make that 3 years ago Sporty. 2 years ago we had a derby.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SPN1 on Feb 13, 2017, 10:38 AM
are walleyes stocked on whitney every year?

No Trapper,  they have not been stocked in 20 yrs or more.  I forget when Dave told me they stopped..... all natural production now and way better than the past!

Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2017, 12:08 PM
I didn't now that spn ,that's  cool that they are doing well
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 13, 2017, 03:03 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:  Make that 3 years ago Sporty. 2 years ago we had a derby.

Ah ya that's right you coming out Al ?
What's for lunch.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2017, 06:25 PM
I may make an appearance.  ;D liquid lunch?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2017, 05:57 AM
I'll bring the venacin Italian sausage if al is cooking
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: H2O-32 on Feb 14, 2017, 07:02 AM
I have it on good authority that there's an organized group of "fisherman" in the region who are going from lake to lake and wiping out the fisheries....
Organized? That rules out anyone from this site.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 14, 2017, 07:50 AM
I guess I might have to come down sat myself and keep al and big guy separated ......geeez
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2017, 09:13 AM
I guess I might have to come down sat myself and keep al and big guy separated ......geeez

LOL  :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: fishslayer730 on Feb 14, 2017, 10:36 AM
Trapper... big al n big guy will be easy to find just look for to line of Fishermen waiting  for there turn to fish there holes  ;D ;D :tipup: 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2017, 01:09 PM
I guess I might have to come down sat myself and keep al and big guy separated ......geeez
sounds good Trapper. Keep that big guy out of trouble.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2017, 02:17 PM
I may make an appearance.  ;D liquid lunch?

Ow ya Liquid breakfast too.
Partyshanty is going to join in the fun also.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2017, 04:13 PM
I'm just gonna bring a few extra candy bars and throw them around for bigal that will keep him busy for a while ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2017, 04:15 PM
I forgot I'll bring some Busch lites and set them around in the snow...that will keep sporty busy to for a while :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2017, 05:59 PM
That big guy is a funny guy isn't he. Guess he's getting forgetful too. I'm the one who's been supplying him with the candy bars.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2017, 07:54 PM
I forgot I'll bring some Busch lites and set them around in the snow...that will keep sporty busy to for a while :thumbsup:

I'll just run them over I drink Busch. Speaking of 3 great things I gotta go its valentines day ;D.
 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2017, 08:25 PM
Ok busch ....wake up bigal
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 15, 2017, 07:37 AM
ok now I see sporty has this get together all messed up .... al and big guy because you are both senior ,we want you to bring coffee donuts  beer and brats ....bring a grill too ....in return sporty and I will search for fish and tell you two exactly where to go!!!!! were good guys like that  ;D  oh I like Heineken ....in bottles  ......sporty likes busch ......i personally have a low opinion of any light beer ..........  now anyone else  coming please let  al and big guy know what you want ........... ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 15, 2017, 08:04 AM
This could be quite a get together.  :blink: But I'm not worried. Big Guy can't find his way to Whitney Point.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 15, 2017, 08:27 AM
PM sent Sporty...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 15, 2017, 09:29 AM
Where are you guys parking, Dorchester?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 15, 2017, 10:06 AM
Where are you guys parking, Dorchester?

Most will, others will probably park on the back road I know some guys will be fishing way up on the north end.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 17, 2017, 08:40 PM
Good luck tomorrow. See you in the morning.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 18, 2017, 05:55 AM
Flag is up just north of the old pond 3 of us
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 21, 2017, 05:19 AM
Fished the lake Monday. You guys must have caught them all Saturday Sporty because all I got were the dinks. And for whom ever left the 2 empty propane bottles on the ice, not to worry. I picked them up for you. :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Dec 16, 2017, 05:02 PM
Had to bring this thread back! Has anyone heard a date for the crappie derby yet? Seems like they normally have the website updated and a date set by now, I guess I could be wrong though!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Dec 16, 2017, 08:06 PM
They used to have crappie derby last Saturday in January but announced last year they were moving it into mid February from now on. Guess they are hoping that ice will be better then.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Dec 17, 2017, 09:09 AM
Haven't heard if they have dates yet......saw a couple out yesterday.....might be fishing by Christmas!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Dec 21, 2017, 08:20 PM
Stay off the ice bigal your to old to swim in ice cubes.....hey sporty you out and about yet how ya been...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Crappie slammer on Dec 22, 2017, 07:14 PM
Was there last weekend for a few hours was wondering if any of you kind people have been the few days to check on things
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Giantsfan on Dec 25, 2017, 07:43 PM
Ice check anyone?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Crappie slammer on Dec 25, 2017, 08:14 PM
Only if you become a broncos fan lol the shore ice sucked hard getting on but there were three people out there dec talked to a couple of them and said there was 4"
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Dec 26, 2017, 06:24 AM
There is cold and then there is cold. If it ain't ready by tomorrow (Wednesday) it never will be
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 26, 2017, 06:26 AM
So my in laws got me a 200 dollar gift card to Greek peek. I HAVE A FAMILY OF 7! what the hell is that certificate gonna do thatís at least 2000 dollars Iím about to settle out. Screw that me and the wife are getting a hotel there for the night and hitting Whitney point in the morning after. See you guys there for my ďcouples retreatĒ
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 01, 2018, 05:31 PM
Iím heading to this lake again tomorrow. Iíve been struggling and I know itís a hard lake but Iím hoping for a few tips. I know people say the pond but I have no idea where that is. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: thinicewallyhunter on Jan 01, 2018, 06:27 PM
Iím heading to this lake again tomorrow. Iíve been struggling and I know itís a hard lake but Iím hoping for a few tips. I know people say the pond but I have no idea where that is. Any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.




I don't know if the bite is still going but I was there a few days ago four short walleyes 1 keeper and a few crappies bite shut down by 10am go at first light park at Dorchester park and walk strait out about 250 yards should be about 15 ft silver pimple whole fatheads good luck hope it helps
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 03, 2018, 11:16 AM
Any where in the area can i get minnows around Whitney Point?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Jan 03, 2018, 12:28 PM
Ernie's in Richford is where I go although I haven't had a chance to get there yet this season. Good guy good bait
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 03, 2018, 12:54 PM
Thank you, I tryed the shops phone, no answer, tryed. his e-mail,no reply. Last year only open Friday through Sunday 9-2. Want to go out tomorrow. Oh well.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 03, 2018, 05:35 PM
Got my minnows, People are GREAT in Richford. Came out on a cold night just for a few minnows, will not go any where else. Thank you
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Jan 03, 2018, 06:02 PM
Yessir Ken and his family are good good people...glad it worked out and hope you get into some fish!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 03, 2018, 07:06 PM
Will report my results tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: IRISH56 on Jan 03, 2018, 08:40 PM
Got my minnows, People are GREAT in Richford. Came out on a cold night just for a few minnows, will not go any where else. Thank you

x2 .......  Message on Facebook or a quick call and he will normally hook you up outside his shop hours.  Got bait this morning and hit the res for the day.  Lots of shorts and only one keeper, great day to be out!

DAN
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Jan 03, 2018, 08:54 PM
Stan's in Binghamtom   Great bait good prices.
46 Homer Street
607-723-2667
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 03, 2018, 09:00 PM
I never had any trouble finding bait...but then again i only jig and catch a ton a fish withoutbait..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Jan 03, 2018, 09:05 PM
I never had any trouble finding bait...but then again i only jig and catch a ton a fish withoutbait..

definitely do not always need it......true!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 03, 2018, 09:10 PM
I mite get down there sunday and jig up some fish i just painted and tied a few new jigs i havent used yet..ive already tested 6 different ones all caught fish with no problems perch crappie and gills no bait ...i know some of them eyes eat to my buddy tied a few and hit some eyes in the spillway ...always fun to try new jigs paitiants is all
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 04, 2018, 03:27 PM
With bait I got 4 eyes all short, 8 hits total, first time out everything worked great. Good day.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Fisherman21021 on Jan 04, 2018, 04:48 PM
How's the ice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rlejr on Jan 07, 2018, 04:25 PM
9 inches everywhere I went.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 07, 2018, 04:46 PM
We're off to a good start for enough ice to hold the derby.   ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 07, 2018, 05:59 PM
12 inches everywhere I drilled out from Dorchester. Nice to meet you this morning bigal!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 07, 2018, 11:17 PM
12 inches everywhere I drilled out from Dorchester. Nice to meet you this morning bigal!
o....im sorry to hear that....you met bigal that is... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 08, 2018, 04:14 AM
I might  come  down  now that they have  the  alligator population under control
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 08, 2018, 04:53 AM
I dunno trapper you still have alligator al wondering around ..lol or is that bigal ..nooooo aligator al. All u gotta do is throw candy bars around for him ..its all good..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 08, 2018, 05:02 AM
big guy call me I lost your  number
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 08, 2018, 07:43 AM
o....im sorry to hear that....you met bigal that is... ;D ;D

Hey big_guy, he said you were thinking about coming down also. If I had known I was going to run into him, and possibly you, I would have brought some candy bars and Cheetos  ;D. Hope to meet you out there some time also!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: tbeagell on Jan 08, 2018, 10:03 AM
Anybody using bigger shiners to find the eyes and getting luck? I used fatheads and pulled two keepers and about 9 shorts but curious if I upped the size of bait to find more keepers...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 08, 2018, 10:44 AM
Hey big_guy, he said you were thinking about coming down also. If I had known I was going to run into him, and possibly you, I would have brought some candy bars and Cheetos  ;D. Hope to meet you out there some time also!
You'll never find Big Guy on Whitney Point lake. He likes fishing for dink gills. Not walleye.  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: IRISH56 on Jan 08, 2018, 11:43 AM
Anybody using bigger shiners to find the eyes and getting luck? I used fatheads and pulled two keepers and about 9 shorts but curious if I upped the size of bait to find more keepers...

Medium shiners on tip-ups with pretty much the same results .... shorts and keepers.

DAN
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 08, 2018, 12:32 PM
Okay trap ill call ya later when i get home.....bigal dink gills ur butt cant help it thats all u catch..when u can catch them....cheetos are good ill be looking for a bag when i come down tryin for saterday or sunday...dont listen to that bigal guy.... ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 08, 2018, 12:33 PM
Hey al have u herd anything from sporty ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 08, 2018, 01:17 PM
Nope ??? ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 12, 2018, 12:08 PM
Nope ??? ???
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YO
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 12, 2018, 01:25 PM
Sporty is alive and well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 13, 2018, 12:09 PM
Sporty is alive and well.  :thumbsup:

Pritty sure you both have my number lol.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 13, 2018, 04:18 PM
I've got your number Sporty. As long as the man upstairs don't have it yet your good to go. 😁😁
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 15, 2018, 01:01 PM
Starting to see why this place is called the dead sea. Almost non-existent bite so far this afternoon. Here fishy fishy...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 15, 2018, 01:17 PM
After all the rain they have alot foid to eat rite now..my buddy was on otisco very slow bite also very slow
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Jan 15, 2018, 01:18 PM
I beg to differ. Do the work and learn the lake. Get the presentation right and you will have a different opinion
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 15, 2018, 03:16 PM
Starting to see why this place is called the dead sea. Almost non-existent bite so far this afternoon. Here fishy fishy...

I never really killed the fish there  ....lot of small walleyes
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 15, 2018, 06:42 PM
Lot of bigger walleye too Trapper.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: fishslayer730 on Jan 15, 2018, 11:02 PM
I know what's in there!!!! Just gotta do your homework and use the conditions to time it right n u can catch more fish than u can keep up with on one rod!!! It's not a beginners lake for limits!!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Fisherman21021 on Jan 16, 2018, 06:40 AM
Where would be a good spot for walleye this is my first time ever ice fishing this lake.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 16, 2018, 07:00 AM
Where would be a good spot for walleye this is my first time ever ice fishing this lake.

Pick a spot, any spot!

Fishing might be a bit subpar until the water clears. It was quite murky last night.

Riding my sled down the ice hill at the park was quite fun, though.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 16, 2018, 07:41 AM
i guess they got some short crappies and walleyes in this  res.  and it is the only new york waters stocked with alligators

http://www.wbng.com/story/36080477/second-gator-reportedly-caught-near-whitney-point (http://www.wbng.com/story/36080477/second-gator-reportedly-caught-near-whitney-point)

Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Howie1 on Jan 16, 2018, 07:47 AM
Is there parking on keibel  Rd
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: tbeagell on Jan 16, 2018, 10:23 AM
Is there a size limit on augers? i heard there may be a 10 inch max but i wasn't sure if it was a legitimate rule
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 16, 2018, 10:26 AM
never been a size restriction but mt question to you .....why would you need a bigger hole???? a 10 inch hole  is the  same circunfirance as a man with a  32 inch waste
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Jan 16, 2018, 12:00 PM
Good point...been fishing with 6 for years. Easy to carry, drill and have been able to land plenty of big fish. No need for anything bigger than 8 IMO...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: tbeagell on Jan 16, 2018, 12:33 PM
I use a 6 inch auger but I was walking around 12 inch holes on Friday
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 16, 2018, 12:56 PM
Its from the water run off from the rain and melting snow....
It can make a 6" hole pretty big in no time....... ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: aarondayny on Jan 16, 2018, 03:29 PM
Went out yesterday and fished most of the day. Water is very cloudy with little fish activity. A couple dink walleye over the pond.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: aarondayny on Jan 16, 2018, 03:35 PM
Since the dead sea is on shut down, attempted to fish park station today, but they are currently closed to ice fishing.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: aarondayny on Jan 16, 2018, 03:37 PM
Ended up going to Waverly reservoir, caught 1 jack perch.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Jan 18, 2018, 08:07 AM
Is there parking on keibel  Rd
Plenty of room to park if you have 4wd. It's usually not plowed.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 18, 2018, 08:12 AM
As of Wednesday the gate to back road was closed so there isn't much area to park until they open the gate to the road.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 18, 2018, 10:11 PM
As of Wednesday the gate to back road was closed so there isn't much area to park until they open the gate to the road.
Can you get around it with a ATV ?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 19, 2018, 05:51 AM
I would guess that you can Sporty. The snow machines are. Not too much parking area outside the gate. Couple driveways right there.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: frnak001 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:09 AM
Does anyone know what time Stans Bait shop is open tomorrow?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Fisherman21021 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:14 AM
Does anyone know what time Stans Bait shop is open tomorrow?
Where is that?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:26 AM
has anyone ever caught anything at whitney point?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:31 AM
Does anyone know what time Stans Bait shop is open tomorrow?

Stan is open 6am to 6pm
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:50 AM
has anyone ever caught anything at whitney point?
Yup alligators. Now beat that one Trapper. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 19, 2018, 06:53 AM
i was at the fair right there when they caught the forst one lol i thought it was all a joke
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 19, 2018, 07:11 AM
yea they caught it right behind the fairgrounds. Don't those gators know they serve fried gator at the fair?  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: frnak001 on Jan 19, 2018, 08:24 AM
Thanks Randy
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Fisherman21021 on Jan 19, 2018, 04:18 PM
How's the fishing been.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Giantsfan on Jan 20, 2018, 07:41 AM
How is ice?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 20, 2018, 07:06 PM
Wow, looks like the WP fish aren't the only ones with lockjaw! Anybody make it out lately?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Jan 20, 2018, 08:16 PM
Wow, looks like the WP fish aren't the only ones with lockjaw! Anybody make it out lately?

Lol I haven't heard of a decent Crappie bite yet this year. Looks like a Perch and walleye game. I've only been once.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 20, 2018, 09:13 PM
Ya, seems to be. I was referring to the WP fishermen though. Pretty tight lipped this weekend. Lol
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Bronzeback14 on Jan 22, 2018, 09:19 AM
Is the gate open yet? Looking to get out this weekend
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 22, 2018, 05:34 PM
Gate was closed yesterday. Evening bite was ok until 8 pm, then headed home. Haven't found good crappie bite yet. I'll check gate tomorrow.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 22, 2018, 07:01 PM
With temps in the 40s n 50s for a little over a week im thinking no derby again this yr...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Jan 22, 2018, 07:17 PM
Signs were up today, Feb 17th if we're lucky
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 22, 2018, 07:32 PM
I hope so im looking forward to fishing it..its alot a fun..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: geoice on Jan 23, 2018, 09:02 AM
I'm just hoping the shore ice holds up by the gate so I can get my wife out Thursday morning for her first walleye
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 23, 2018, 10:55 AM
certainly not making ice, but not losing a lot.  Yesterday there were guys out with snow mobiles on ice.  I checked and gate was closed still.  I'll check again today....I like checking because it gives me the excuse to go jig for 2 hours after work.  Caught 3 crappie yesterday from 3:45-5...all shorts though.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 23, 2018, 11:09 AM
I wouldn't worry as much about losing ice as I would  about the ice floating as the water comes up and losing the shore ice like we did a couple weeks ago. Water is going to be all stirred up again too   :'(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 25, 2018, 11:56 AM
New bait shop is now open near the lake. David's bait Shop in Upper Lisle. Open daily 6AM- 6 PM.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Jan 25, 2018, 12:35 PM
Hemlock Hill rd
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 25, 2018, 01:09 PM
Forgot to add the road name. Thanks Drewski.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Jan 25, 2018, 01:10 PM
You got it ,more important ,.......BAIT...DD.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 25, 2018, 01:48 PM
Howís the water clarity been?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: stealhead4749 on Jan 25, 2018, 03:30 PM
Buddy was there today and said he could.see the jig way down the hole
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Db1 on Jan 25, 2018, 04:08 PM
By chance did your buddy say how the ice was after all the rain
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Kmorgan82999 on Jan 25, 2018, 08:45 PM
Anyone know when they plan on opening the gate up?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 28, 2018, 08:01 PM
Wow, awfully quiet on here! Anyone get out this weekend? I bit the bullet and joined the Sodus crowd today
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Db1 on Jan 28, 2018, 08:12 PM
Was there Saturday few shorts some other guys caught nice eyes
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 28, 2018, 08:15 PM
I got out both days of weekend. Had pretty good luck both days. Got some nice walleye and even got my first keeper crappie of season. Was wondering if I'd ever get one of those this year.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 28, 2018, 08:45 PM
Awesome! Nice work. Sorry to hear about the shorts DB1... at least you were catching!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Db1 on Jan 28, 2018, 09:08 PM
Yes sir fishy fishy better to catch than nothing at all
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Coach 54 on Jan 29, 2018, 04:47 AM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/8ys7b5xjv/Big_Crappie_at_Dorchester_2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8ys7b5xjv/)
This one made it worth dealing with the wind on Saturday afternoon. It's my second crappie over 16 inches this season.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 29, 2018, 05:21 AM
That's a real beauty Coach... nice job!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 29, 2018, 05:22 AM
Was out on the pond from 7-11 yesterday. Had 12 flags, iced 10. Mostly dink eyes but a few just under 18Ē. No keepers. Was a gorgeous morning, though!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: jiignut on Jan 29, 2018, 06:51 AM
Iíve never fished at Whitney. What gate are you talking about?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 29, 2018, 07:43 AM
There's a gate at end of Keible road for the dirt road that runs along West side of lake. It's controlled by the Army Corps. They usually close it when reservoir level goes up. It's never usually closed for this long until now.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Jan 29, 2018, 10:36 AM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/8ys7b5xjv/Big_Crappie_at_Dorchester_2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8ys7b5xjv/)
This one made it worth dealing with the wind on Saturday afternoon. It's my second crappie over 16 inches this season.

Wow that's a slammer slab for the Point.  That's the one you want to pull up at the crappie derby!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Dcf7173 on Jan 29, 2018, 10:38 AM
Nice one!!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Jan 29, 2018, 10:47 AM
Gotta agree, thats a nice slab.  Just haven't seen the big number of crappie this season.  One pig for every 20 dinks....and those are even far and few between.  Someone told me today they think the crappie population was effected by water flooding and wash out last year or couple years ago effecting the "herd".  I don't know about that...I just know last year and year before that we've done much, much better than this year.  I guess we just gotta keep searching for them.  BTW....come on man...OPEN THE GATE!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Jan 29, 2018, 11:26 AM
Gotta agree, thats a nice slab.  Just haven't seen the big number of crappie this season.  One pig for every 20 dinks....and those are even far and few between.  Someone told me today they think the crappie population was effected by water flooding and wash out last year or couple years ago effecting the "herd".  I don't know about that...I just know last year and year before that we've done much, much better than this year.  I guess we just gotta keep searching for them.  BTW....come on man...OPEN THE GATE!!
 

Thinking back to the late 70's and 80's when the crappie population was at it's peak there were few walleyes, more bass and the occasional big pike.  I think right now the booming walleye population is what's keeping the crappie population down from what it could be.  Lowering the size limit on the walleye to 15" might really help the crappies IMO.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cnyiceguy on Jan 29, 2018, 12:04 PM
Kind of hope they don't open the gate if people keep leaving junk on the ice. Picked up several beer cans and the portions of a lantern box that weren't frozen in the ice. It was from a group that fished in front of the beach area last night. At least most of the junk will be confined the Dorchester area.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: crappieman84 on Jan 29, 2018, 04:28 PM
Wayners Bait Shop sells mousies
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Db1 on Jan 29, 2018, 08:09 PM
Fished the point today managed 21 gills 2 short eyes 2 small crappie and 2 bass one of them being nice ice is in great shape and the ice was really talking today
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 29, 2018, 10:17 PM
Fished the point today managed 21 gills 2 short eyes 2 small crappie and 2 bass one of them being nice ice is in great shape and the ice was really talking today

Nice work. Hope you got some keepers out of this batch!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: lil_coondog on Jan 29, 2018, 10:23 PM
Crappie Tourney still on? Hope so, always wanted to try it out.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Jan 30, 2018, 05:31 AM
Sign is still up Feb 17th weather looks good for it.....DD.... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 30, 2018, 05:44 AM
I'm guessing they will require another inch or two before they decide to hold the derby. County requires at least 12" and they must use a different tape measure than most people do. They never record what other people measure.  :%$#!:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 05:58 AM
I may be wrong ,God knows I'm half blind  ,but isn't that a black crappie?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Coach 54 on Jan 30, 2018, 08:06 AM
I may be wrong ,God knows I'm half blind  ,but isn't that a black crappie?

I believe it is. By the time I got it home it had even more black showing on the scales. Last year my buds and I caught quite a few black crappies up at the North end. But as the derby organizers say "There are no black crappies in this impoundment"  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 08:11 AM
I fished it years ago and didn't catch a black was all whites , but hey things change and people toss things in ... nice fish anyways ....sparks my interest that big black crappies are being caught there ...very nice fish
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 30, 2018, 08:42 AM
I may be wrong ,God knows I'm half blind  ,but isn't that a black crappie?

DEC added black crappie to the species list at the Reservoir, so itís possible.

Curious if theyíll allow black and white crappies to be entered at the derby now. Itís gonna be a pretty crappy if not...

Sorry for the awful pun
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Jan 30, 2018, 09:02 AM
There are quite a few black crappies in the point.  Not uncommon at all the last few years to catch them. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Jan 30, 2018, 09:37 AM
There are quite a few black crappies in the point.  Not uncommon at all the last few years to catch them.

Oh yeah, I know. But it hasnít been until now that theyíve recognized that the black crappie are there.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 10:10 AM
must be a few bob theres a picture of you with one you caught   :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 30, 2018, 12:11 PM
I may be wrong ,God knows I'm half blind  ,but isn't that a black crappie?

Iím pretty sure thatís a white. Some of them can make you think twice, could possibly be a hybrid but any of the black crappie Iíve ever seen show a pattern on the side that extends way further than that one. Either way thatís a pig!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 01:28 PM
Iím pretty sure thatís a white. Some of them can make you think twice, could possibly be a hybrid but any of the black crappie Iíve ever seen show a pattern on the side that extends way further than that one. Either way thatís a pig!

nope I zoomed in on the picture that fish has 7 dorsal spines clear as day plus irregular spots  that's a black crappie sure as the sun will set tonight .... great picture makes  identification a breeze ...and that's a great fish

mistertwister heres a easy  chart to help you out


(https://s17.postimg.cc/6a34hek57/crappiediagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6a34hek57/)


just click on the image and it makes it bigger
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: builder on Jan 30, 2018, 01:46 PM
positively a black. beautiful fish
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 30, 2018, 01:50 PM
Good chart Trapper, and great fish coach!
The fish that I've caught at WP do seem to be a lighter color? Wonder why? This is a black from my pond.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/i0sw4ptc3/IMG_1051.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i0sw4ptc3/)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 30, 2018, 04:20 PM
nope I zoomed in on the picture that fish has 7 dorsal spines clear as day plus irregular spots  that's a black crappie sure as the sun will set tonight .... great picture makes  identification a breeze ...and that's a great fish

mistertwister heres a easy  chart to help you out


(https://s17.postimg.cc/6a34hek57/crappiediagram.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6a34hek57/)


just click on the image and it makes it bigger

You got me trapper, that is a black....dorsal fins tell the tale.

On a side note that might pass the inspection during the derby....just a really light colored one pretty cool!

Good chart Trapper, and great fish coach!
The fish that I've caught at WP do seem to be a lighter color? Wonder why? This is a black from my pond.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/i0sw4ptc3/IMG_1051.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i0sw4ptc3/)


I’ve always noticed that every fish from here is lighter, not sure why. Walleyes are very silvery, perch are light (almost like a blue perch) and the gills can be very light colored as well...you go into the spillway and the eyes are the color you’d expect
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 30, 2018, 04:28 PM
Gotta love how DEC just recently acknowledged that they are in there, but they have managed to get that big- apparently undetected! They were faster to admit the gator infestation!! Don't worry though, there are still no mountain lions in the area  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ktruman on Jan 30, 2018, 04:29 PM
Only legal crappie I've taken off pond this year are blacks.......all the whites I've gotten there are that 8 inch year class....lots of them.....gonna be a bumper crop next year.....but I've gotten 2 blacks in the 10 to 11 inch range.......cruzing in the schools of gills we've been in to.....glad to see but not surprised. They r there.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 30, 2018, 04:33 PM
So what is this one? Looks like a white to me, but the stripes aren't very defined. One of the 8 inch class fish I got a few weeks ago. Was 1/4 inch shy of a keeper. First crappie I've ever caught because I usually don't fish crappie waters or target them
(https://s9.postimg.cc/owaqcinvf/20180115_134939.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/owaqcinvf/)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ktruman on Jan 30, 2018, 04:39 PM
That one is tough.........I would call it a black due to the fin spotting........but those vertical bars on the side of the body look like a white...........I can tell you mine were no doubt blacks.........but that one is open for opinion that's for sure.  Can I get points if I call it a hybrid  :)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 30, 2018, 04:40 PM
So what is this one? Looks like a white to me, but the stripes aren't very defined. One of the 8 inch class fish I got a few weeks ago. Was 1/4 inch shy of a keeper. First crappie I've ever caught because I usually don't fish crappie waters or target them
(https://s9.postimg.cc/owaqcinvf/20180115_134939.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/owaqcinvf/)

Judging by my newly acquired skills, I’d say that’s a white based on the striping haha I’ll probably be wrong though! Counting the dorsal fins is new to me though...I’m sure next time I’m out I’ll be looking
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 05:24 PM
you are  both correct that is a white crappie ......mistertwister  you are  now a  expert  at  crappie  identification....now  for the hard  part .... the taste  test  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 30, 2018, 05:26 PM
Ya, I saw features of each also. That's why I wasn't sure. Hybrid works for me. Black crappie + white crappie = GRAY CRAPPIE!!   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Jan 30, 2018, 05:28 PM
The master has spoken. White it is. It tasted a quarter inch too short  :-\
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Jan 30, 2018, 06:31 PM
 it is a White crappie...  according to New York State Freshwater Fishing guide 2017/2018 photo and comparison of Back and white crappie on  page 58. They note that white crappie coloration can be similar to black crappie. So best to ID them by comparing distance from the eye to the dorsal fin with the length of dorsal fin base. That length is about the same in Black crappie,.... but the fin base length is significantly shorter than the distance from the eye to the front of dorsal fin in a white crappie.
Black crappie have 7 or 8 dorsal spines....
Interesting that a white crappie usually has 6 , but in some rare cases can have 7 dorsal spines according to NYS DEC.
Darn...grey crappie works for me lol

The big one looks like it is a white too... but it is hard to see exactly where the base of the dorsal fin ends near his thumb , but it does appear to be shorter length than the distance from eye to front of fin.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 30, 2018, 06:45 PM
Just when I thought school was out! Love it! Stay tuned!  @)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Jan 30, 2018, 06:51 PM


Iíve always noticed that every fish from here is lighter, not sure why. Walleyes are very silvery, perch are light (almost like a blue perch) and the gills can be very light colored as well...you go into the spillway and the eyes are the color youíd expect
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It's because the stained/merky water. Goodyear lake is the same way . Blue walleyes we always said. Catch an occasional "blue" at the spillway.the fish tend to get darker when spawning time approaches
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 30, 2018, 08:34 PM
Ya, I saw features of each also. That's why I wasn't sure. Hybrid works for me. Black crappie + white crappie = GRAY CRAPPIE!!   ;) ;D



 :roflmao: grey crappie it is
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 30, 2018, 09:54 PM
Look white to me
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Jan 31, 2018, 08:34 PM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/8ys7b5xjv/Big_Crappie_at_Dorchester_2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8ys7b5xjv/)
This one made it worth dealing with the wind on Saturday afternoon. It's my second crappie over 16 inches this season.

Sorry I never did say Congrats  to you Coach54....got caught up in  checking all the black crappie , white crappie ID info....
One beautiful white crappie !! Hope you get another one like that at the WP crappie derby !
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bart on Jan 31, 2018, 08:40 PM
(https://s9.postimg.cc/8ys7b5xjv/Big_Crappie_at_Dorchester_2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8ys7b5xjv/)
This one made it worth dealing with the wind on Saturday afternoon. It's my second crappie over 16 inches this season.



Beautiful fish!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 01, 2018, 05:17 AM
Shot out from Dorchester after work yesterday and sat on a bucket for about an hour and a half. Not a single mark. I froze. Time to get the ESKIMO EVO-1 back in the car for some comfortable (warm) weekend fishing
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 01, 2018, 08:01 AM
Good luck to you this weekend mono, and would you get to that farm pond already! lol   ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: fishman671 on Feb 03, 2018, 04:15 PM
Fished Whitney point for the first time in years. Two undersize crappie, dink walleye and one about 15 inches. Sure has changed from the days when Crappie were constant action. All hit Marmooska tipped with mousey.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ktruman on Feb 03, 2018, 04:32 PM
Was slower today.....moved around, 15 gills, 1 big perch, 5 short crappie released and 8 smallmouth, they were fun.........no eyes for me, not even a short.......all on spikes
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 03, 2018, 04:46 PM
Fished Whitney point for the first time in years. Two undersize crappie, dink walleye and one about 15 inches. Sure has changed from the days when Crappie were constant action. All hit Marmooska tipped with mousey.

Crappies have been hard to come by this year...actually the last couple years. The eyes have been around though, I caught a dozen on Thursday, 8 of them being 15-17Ē but no keepers.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 03, 2018, 05:26 PM
Should be a good crop of eyes next year. Seem to be lots in the 15 - 17 & 7/8 inch class
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 03, 2018, 05:27 PM
I've got keeper eyes last 3 times I've been out. They are there. Just need to find them. Even got a few keeper crappie.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 06:58 PM
big al caught  fish ????? I'm going  ..... lol  glad you  done  well my friend
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 04, 2018, 02:43 AM
big al caught  fish ????? I'm going  ..... lol  glad you  done  well my friend
....he probably caught them from his buddies bucket...bigal you bucket fishing again ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 04, 2018, 07:29 AM
Should be a good crop of eyes next year. Seem to be lots in the 15 - 17 & 7/8 inch class
Think we've been saying that every year...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 04, 2018, 09:38 AM
17 7/8  + step on head =18 1/2   :roflmao:  I'm joking .....no one would ever do anything like that
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 04, 2018, 10:42 AM
One of these days I'm gonna follow through on my threat to design and build a fish stretcher...  :whistle: :angel ;)2
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 04, 2018, 11:22 AM
One of these days I'm gonna follow through on my threat to design and build a fish stretcher...  :whistle: :angel ;)2

you grab the  tail i'll grab his head and  PULL!!!!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: muskydib on Feb 04, 2018, 11:45 AM
Just break the bac bone it streaches easier lol my grandfather showed me that  back in the 60s when in pa they had to be 12 boy they were good  throw  back all the big females they are the future of our fishery
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: cnyiceguy46 on Feb 08, 2018, 01:43 PM
Does anybody know how much snow is on the ice after the snow storm we got on Wednesday?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 08, 2018, 02:38 PM
Probably to much.. ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2018, 09:55 AM
We got at least a foot of snow in the past week in Whitney Point and it's snowing again. so I'd say the lake has a fair amount of snow on it.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 09, 2018, 10:14 AM
Bigal go roll around down there and make a trail thank you buddy :roflmao: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2018, 10:37 AM
anything for my buddies.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: toadhunter on Feb 10, 2018, 03:35 AM
So where is the "pond" located"
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 10, 2018, 05:08 AM
al can you pull us out on the ice please?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 10, 2018, 06:51 AM
al can you pull us out on the ice please?
   :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2018, 04:07 PM
Anything for you Trapper. Big Guy is on his own.  :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2018, 04:08 PM
Darn. I got a nice crappie a week too soon. Measured 14".  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 10, 2018, 04:15 PM
I caught 3 eyes in 3 1/2 hours this afternoon. 1 was even big enough to bring home!!  ;D  Good to see you Al
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Albro on Feb 10, 2018, 06:02 PM
How's keible rd
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 10, 2018, 06:06 PM
Anything for you Trapper. Big Guy is on his own.  :woot: :woot:

yeah he's on his own .....he can clean our fish
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 10, 2018, 06:24 PM
I can attest for Alís crappie, it was a slob!

Great meeting you!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2018, 06:47 PM
I can attest for Alís crappie, it was a slob!


Great meeting you too. After you left I had another big fish break off my 6 lb test.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2018, 06:49 PM
I caught 3 eyes in 3 1/2 hours this afternoon. 1 was even big enough to bring home!!  ;D  Good to see you Al
You got a keeper after I left huh? See I told you there was some for you.   ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 10, 2018, 07:03 PM
I can attest for Alís crappie, it was a slob!


Great meeting you too. After you left I had another big fish break off my 6 lb test.

Thatís nuts!!!! Must be that shark just wanted to be caught next weekend instead!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 10, 2018, 08:13 PM
You got a keeper after I left huh? See I told you there was some for you.   ;D

Yeah, I was threatening to fish in your bucket but then you left. I've heard buckets are fair game  ;) I managed to muster one up on my own though  ;D  It was only 18 1/2 but it was a fatty. Broke my line just as it cleared the hole and flopped onto the ice
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 10, 2018, 11:47 PM
I can attest for Alís crappie, it was a slob!

Great meeting you!
......oh boy did he bribe you with candy bars to say that :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 11, 2018, 06:16 AM
Thatís nuts!!!! Must be that shark just wanted to be caught next weekend instead!
Mabe it was another alligator.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 12, 2018, 11:34 AM
Crappie derby is a go!! 🎣
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: FingerLaker607 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:07 PM
Water should be pretty stirred up with the weds-friday forecast...good luck everyone
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:09 PM
Yes it is my buddy bigal told me it was a go..so watch out al im gonna pull some crappie... :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :icefish: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:11 PM
Water should be pretty stirred up with the weds-friday forecast...good luck everyone
..its not always about catching fish ..its about having fun also.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:19 PM
..its not always about catching fish ..its about having fun also.
Yea and we will be having that for sure.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 12, 2018, 12:33 PM
3000 lines down - 9 Crappies. lol. Time to re-name this puppy the Walleye derby
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:40 PM
Hey. They give out a prize for biggest walleye  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Dcf7173 on Feb 12, 2018, 12:45 PM
Going to fish for walleye first then crappy second hopefully.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 12, 2018, 03:38 PM
3000 lines down - 9 Crappies. lol. Time to re-name this puppy the Walleye derby

Yep the eyes are eating the hell out of the panfish. I'm so sick of catching 15,16&17 inch walleye.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 03:55 PM
Al whats for breakfast..gonna a good sandwich before i start hauling in all those fish.....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2018, 04:49 PM
What is the prize for biggest walleye ? Is it worth killing a 24 inch plus eye for it.
several years ago at guy had biggest walleye at 28" and got several hundred dollars. So the answer to your question is yes. 😁
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2018, 05:02 PM
Gotta sit this one out. Knes surgery tomorrow morning 😕 took first place a few yrs back largest crappie. Have fun and good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2018, 05:18 PM
Hey Yote. Sorry to hear that you won't be joining us but mabe the rest of us will have a chance now. :bow:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2018, 05:22 PM
Hey Yote. Sorry to hear that you won't be joining is but mabe the rest of us will have a chance now. :bow:
😂😂 was looking to have a good time enjoy my absence 😂😂
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 06:44 PM
Get well soon yote ill take your place this yr ;D ;D....why worry about killng avwalleye they are goot eats..and the do reproduce...ahhhh im gonna keep my yap shut... ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2018, 06:55 PM
Get well soon yote ill take your place this yr ;D ;D....why worry about killng avwalleye they are goot eats..and the do reproduce...ahhhh im gonna keep my yap shut... ::)
[/quotes thanks big guy. Maybe I'll just have the better half me drive down and have a look anyways. Hope you do well 👍
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 07:18 PM
yes walleyes are good eats but there is no need to rape a lake of its breeders . Responsible selective harvest ensures the future of a lake for our children and other people. Take a good one for the wall  or a tournament that's okay but take breeders regularly just to chop up and eat not ethical or responsible.
...during the derby they announce how big the leading walleye is so its not like there killing all the breeders..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: thinicewallyhunter on Feb 12, 2018, 07:31 PM
The18inch limit is so theare old enough to spawn was talking  to the fisheries biologist last week about this for the. Amount of 17 inch walleyes full off eggs a couple 22s or bigger wouldnt hurt imo
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2018, 07:35 PM
Thanks big guy. Maybe I'll have the better half drive me down for something to do. Looks like the weather is gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 12, 2018, 08:17 PM
Thanks big guy. Maybe I'll have the better half drive me down for something to do. Looks like the weather is gonna be awesome.
...just put a few spikes in the end of your cruthes...and on boots good ta gooo  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2018, 06:11 AM
Guys - I plan to pull up to the event around 7am. Will parking be a problem at that time? I haven't done this thing in a while. I saw the other day they have the overflow lots plowed. Thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:16 AM
Guys - I plan to pull up to the event around 7am. Will parking be a problem at that time? I haven't done this thing in a while. I saw the other day they have the overflow lots plowed. Thanks
.lol plan on walking a ways..5am you should b good ta go 7am your walking
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2018, 06:34 AM
Yeah I figured! I have an 11 year old who probably doesn't want to get up at 4! haha
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:04 AM
Yea i would have to get up at 2am but my buddie bigal invited mebdown friday...hope he has a candy bar stash ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2018, 07:05 AM
Where will you guys be setting up?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:06 AM
On the ice😅😅
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:09 AM
Im not really sure where abouts al will be chimming in here shortly hes at work 😄😄 suppose to be anyways
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2018, 07:09 AM
Ill be the guy with the shanty! Good luck!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:14 AM
I'll be setting up on the ice. Rest is top secret.  :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 13, 2018, 07:18 AM
I'll be setting up on the ice. Rest is top secret.  :roflmao: :roflmao:

Iíll see ya at the money spot! Hahaha!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 13, 2018, 07:43 AM
I'll be setting up on the ice. Rest is top secret.  :roflmao: :roflmao:

I'll be giving you or Sam a call gotta stop by for a beer!
I will be in my normal spot where I got the ticket from the tree cops a few years back!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slamminsam on Feb 13, 2018, 07:53 AM
I'll be giving you or Sam a call gotta stop by for a beer!
I will be in my normal spot where I got the ticket from the tree cops a few years back!
We'll have that beer fresh and ready for ya'!!!!!  (Maybe, they go fast...good thing they have a gas station near bye...we've had to go hit it before while ice fishing..lol)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2018, 08:37 AM
Hey Sporty. Is your 4 wheeler all legal this time?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2018, 09:00 AM
Are registration checks common in this day Big Al?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2018, 09:08 AM
Can't say for sure as I don't own any machine but I've heard they are on Dorchester.  ???


Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 13, 2018, 03:53 PM
Has anyone been out recently? Just curious how walking conditions will be. Fished a different lake Saturday and it was getting slushy.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 13, 2018, 04:02 PM
Has anyone been out recently? Just curious how walking conditions will be. Fished a different lake Saturday and it was getting slushy.

We fished Saturday and Sunday, and it was getting quite slushy. Walking sucked but it was still better than the deep snow, I think.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Bsens07 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:02 PM
Drag sucked. Friday was mostly snow but by Saturday just before the rain started up there it began turning into water under the snow and getting slushy. Maybe we will get lucky and the top will just become a white crusty layer.  Overnight low calling for low teens Friday night.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: stealhead4749 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:22 PM
Last night and this morning the snow still on the ice was hard and crusty. Very easy walk
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:11 PM
I'm sure we will see water forming on top of the ice during derby. All those holes and weight on top.  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 13, 2018, 07:15 PM
Hey big guy I'll be the one with the motorized walker and a blue clam hub. Do you think I'll need a registration for it lol. Get there as early as possible. Have fun and good luck guys
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 08:21 PM
I'm sure we will see water forming on top of the ice during derby. All those holes and weight on top.  >:(
...then u better not go.😄😄😄
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 06:26 AM
...then u better not go.😄😄😄
:nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2018, 06:50 AM
We will prabably have a swimming pool where we sit ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 06:54 AM
I'll bring my speedo.  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: papacoondog on Feb 14, 2018, 07:13 AM
This is my first time  going down to fish. Where does everybody park. What road, street name.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 14, 2018, 07:41 AM
This is my first time  going down to fish. Where does everybody park. What road, street name.

Dorchester Park. Or Keibel Road brings you around the west side of the lake.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: papacoondog on Feb 14, 2018, 08:18 AM
Ok, thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: papacoondog on Feb 14, 2018, 08:25 AM
Hey gonephishin can you tell me where in the morning you registered for the tournament. Thanks
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 08:55 AM
Papa coondog. PM sent
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2018, 08:56 AM
Hey gonephishin can you tell me where in the morning you registered for the tournament. Thanks

On the ice big plywood buildings you cant miss it.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 09:48 AM
No Sporty. That's the beer tent.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: NYSporty on Feb 14, 2018, 10:47 AM
No Sporty. That's the beer tent.  ;D ;D ;D

I think there will be hundreds of "Beer tents" out there!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 14, 2018, 11:49 AM
you got that right  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 14, 2018, 12:34 PM
I hope the 15"-17" class of Walleye that now dominate the RES don't take a catch & release beating during this event! A little worries about that. A lot of "non fishermen" will be in attendance
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2018, 12:44 PM
🍺 🍺  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Elmer Fudd on Feb 14, 2018, 08:52 PM
(https://s13.postimg.cc/5xol101s3/8_AF2_F0_F5-76_E0-44_EA-9_C77-_D147_EC9233_CB.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5xol101s3/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/hmskoz0gj/BF28_C892-0_D6_B-487_D-8_F4_C-_CAEDE999354_A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hmskoz0gj/)
Got 8 walleye this evening all 10-15 inches plus my first sucker.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 14, 2018, 08:58 PM
Nice job. Too bad they weren't a little bigger. Were you vewy, vewy twiet? Hahahahahahhahahha  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Feb 15, 2018, 07:56 AM
So does anyone know what time I would have to show up in order to avoid being told where to park. Last time they made me park at the top of the hill.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 15, 2018, 08:34 AM
So does anyone know what time I would have to show up in order to avoid being told where to park. Last time they made me park at the top of the hill.
The earlier the better. Early bird gets the parking spot.  :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 15, 2018, 12:12 PM
Fished off the park yesterday found a bit of structure and it paid off
(https://s9.postimg.cc/i05ykiorf/20180215_130740.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/i05ykiorf/)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 15, 2018, 01:07 PM
Fished off the park yesterday found a bit of structure and it paid off
(https://s9.postimg.cc/i05ykiorf/20180215_130740.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/i05ykiorf/)

...nice ill b looking for u out there.. ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 15, 2018, 01:23 PM
They sure look like black crappie to me.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 15, 2018, 03:13 PM
Your rite al those are black crappie..no dought about it maybe he ment otisco lake from park no idea maybe he will chime in
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 15, 2018, 05:27 PM
Your rite al those are black crappie..no dought about it maybe he ment otisco lake from park no idea maybe he will chime in
Oops I put wrong pic In. Been fishing everyday,can't keep track
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 15, 2018, 06:30 PM
Had me worried for a minute there guy. I've never seen that many black crappie from our lake.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 15, 2018, 06:39 PM
I've never seen so many largemouth... prolly got 20 in 4 trips to the dead sea this year. 2 maybe in 30 years prior. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 15, 2018, 08:25 PM
Yeah. I've got some nice small mouth too. Going to be a nice bass lake I'd say.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 15, 2018, 08:26 PM
Im gonna fish with bigal saterday i know when he moves from a hole theres fish down there..😀😀😀
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 15, 2018, 09:41 PM
Yeah. I've got some nice small mouth too. Going to be a nice bass lake I'd say.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Well ,yeah there everywhere
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 16, 2018, 01:46 AM
Im catching me a 30 inch eye saterday......i mite have to put 2 ....15 inchers together but its gonna b 30 inches😃😃
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 16, 2018, 02:50 PM
Holy crap I couldnít get away from the bass today! A lot of water on the ice south of the launch, because of the stream... but north by the booths is much better!!



(https://s13.postimg.cc/vns5rlu5v/69590_ED9-2_C9_F-4057-8235-733_BAF002535.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vns5rlu5v/)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:25 AM
Not going to make it up for the derby today  :-\ You kids have fun and good luck!! Leave a few in there for me!  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 17, 2018, 07:49 AM
What's leading down there?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: jghunter on Feb 17, 2018, 12:05 PM
Wow I got 17 walleye biggest 17 1/2 " 3 crappie 8". No keepers
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 17, 2018, 05:44 PM
Darn. I think the winning crappie was 13 1/4". I got a 14" last Saturday. 😠😠
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Feb 17, 2018, 05:48 PM
I think the winner (walleye) was in excess of 6lbs, 23 or 24 inches (or did I hear right that someone came in later with a 29" eye?), and the crappie was a bit over 13".  I wasn't paying attention to the announcer most of the day because all we were catching were dinks, shorts and smallies.  We were in 21' right in front of the security trailer.

My son ended up with a bucket full of tip ups, wasn't all bad.  ;)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 17, 2018, 06:10 PM
Yeah. They take good care of the kids. Like to load them up with goodies. Took my grandson for his first ever ice fishing. Got a 8" gill but wanted to take it up to judges stand. It wasn't a winner by no means but they gave him a bunch of stuff anyways. Got me a new fishing partner.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 17, 2018, 06:18 PM
That is what it's all about! Hope Howard from channel 12 does a good write up! Great day of free fishing in NYS! And a great day for all fishers!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 17, 2018, 06:51 PM
Glad you guys had fun!! Wish I could have been there but my girls are too young / not interested and focused enough to fish with me yet. I still have hope for the 5 year old though! We ended up going skiing instead before we lose what's left of the snow. The derby will still be around for me long after they grow up!! Still bummed I had to miss it though  :-\
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 18, 2018, 05:56 AM
Had a fun time at the crappie derby , and nice to get back out on the whitney point. It was good to me earlier this winter , but yesterday it was just  a mess of short walleye but only 1 crappie. I was pumped when I pulled up the crappie....put it in a bucket of water , and made the loooong walk to the judges measurement stand. I did not win , but it was fun . Then long walk back ....machine next year.

 The announcer did say the leading walleye was 28 inches.

I have only been to 1 other crappie derby, and that was over 15 years ago. I was shocked when I registered yesterday and the guy says "2 bucks".......2 bucks!!! A medium coffee at Dunkin Donuts costs more than that ! A real bargain , and a real family affair out there on the ice. They even gave out all you can eat ice cream to any kids that wanted some ,.... very nice of them to do that for the kids. There was an unreal amount of people out there on the ice yesterday...my registration number was 5 thousand three hundred ninety eight (5398)...great turn out.

I had talked to Ed , owner of Davids bait up the road there in Lisle and he said there is going to be a petition soon to the DEC from some concerned fishing groups about why the exploding walleye population and the declining crappie and panfish population at whitney point.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: stealhead4749 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:08 AM
Caught a ton of fish yesterday, just no keepers of any kind. It's been a long time since I've fished the derby but was  pretty good time

After I left my buddy who was still there calls me and says the  announcer was talking about someone that took a dump on the ice. That's some reel class right there
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:09 AM
yeah them darn  walleyes ....worse then pickerel  ..... :roflmao:  I  blame it  all on  bigal
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Budbucket on Feb 18, 2018, 11:17 AM
It's a toss up.... 6 of fishing yesterday would of had our limits of walleye easily if it were 15" and 3 .hell  15" and 5 probably.  Do they drop the size limit for 2 years or put tigers back in like the 80's and 90's to "thin the heard"?  But that will take years.... in my opinion there are too many walleyes for any substantial growth. How many years are we going to keep saying should be good next year? Then it's the same old same old 16-17 3/4  inch fish...granted been catching more keepers this year but there has to be away to even up the numbers. 2 keeper walleye outta 40+ yesterday isnt very balanced. Hopefully the biologists figure it out. Oneida lake is just fine at 15"and 3
Maybe 1 year at that size limit would do miracles?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 18, 2018, 12:33 PM
The petition should be against having the crappie Derby. That's what hurts that fishery the most. Not the exploding walleye population. People taking undersized fish. Seen it with my own two eyes yesterday. Had to warn them. Garbage on the ice. All the machines destroying the ice. And drunken idiots. Not to mention the thousands of fish that were takin out of there yesterday by people who never come here other than for the  crappie Derby
If there was thousands of crappie taken out yesterday it's got to be news to me. From what I hear they had a couple of 15 minute derbies that got no fish entered. Of the group of guys I fished with not one keeper to be had. I highly doubt thousands were taken out. At least not legal sized ones.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 18, 2018, 12:45 PM
Lmao @ thousands of fish being taken yesterday....

I went there today and got half a limit of gills. So thereís still fish there, guys.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: stealhead4749 on Feb 18, 2018, 03:09 PM
Agrred
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Crawlerman on Feb 18, 2018, 05:21 PM
Hi all, would like to give another persons perspective.
  Total times fishing at W.P. is twice.
Yesterday in the derby and on a whim ice fishing about 8 years ago. I had no previous knowledge of the lake really, but read there was a lot of walleye in there and there aren't many walleye in my local waters and frankly I wanted get one thru the ice as a personal achievement. I looked at the basic map and figured I would try to hit the channel, but frankly I'm pretty sure I missed it slightly. Well there was no doubt a lot of walleye in there. I caught 3 or 4
in a couple hours up to about 17". I caught a couple perch on jigs. That was it.
   Yesterday me my wife and daughter entered the derby after years of contemplating and years of cancelled tourneys due to no ice.
Total yesterday 3 walleye up to about 15 or 16 inches, One nice perch fell off at the hole, daughter had another unknown that came undone.
Conclusion: not much has changed.

IMO: It's a nice deal for someone that wants to enter a competition for not a big cash outlay. Where all fishing has some impact I don't think people should worry about the derby doing much harm.  In the area I was in I counted about 147 shacks and that wasn't even half of what was out there. Within the area that I could see there was probably well over 100 tip ups out. Other than my tip ups all day I witnessed maybe  3 or 4 flags go up. That's pretty poor, but it really means nothing other than nobody was cleaning out any species where I was. In fact truth be told I think the amount of crappie caught there yesterday would barely fill a fry pan(correct me if anybody witnessed different). That could mean populations changed. They should survey and maybe get a hold on it. One thing for sure crappies can be very elusive thru the ice. I have found mother lodes of crappie that wouldn't think of biting my offerings. No I am not a crappie expert but I have caught plenty thru the ice. Some lakes I catch them open water but can't buy one thru the ice. They seem different in every lake. Generally they are in certain areas only, but they also move due to many factors.
   You usually have to learn about good areas to fish them thru experience so I really didn't have big hopes for us and we zero'ed on crappie. We all had a good time and our hats go off to the derby volunteers that make it happen.
   If I have anything negative at all to say it would be how I got  there about 445:AM and there where a whole bunch of people already set up. That is ok but I would say 90 percent of the people were fishing. Legal ? Yes. Fairplay? No.
Also does anybody besides me get suspicious when several fish come in at 8:am and not much after that? I like to think most play it straight. But you have to be naive to think there are not cheaters. You gotta wonder, were these 3:AM fish? Fish from who knows where the days prior? Oh well my attitude is you just have to outfish the cheaters but that's not easy or fair.
  If too many walleye are spoiling crappie populations, that is bad for a organization trying to do a crappie derby long term, but to change laws willy nilly  I just don't know. The best you probably can do is surveys of fish and their stomach contents. These walleye have to eat something. But are they bothering the crappie? Are they interrupting the crappie spawn? I don't know but these are some of the questions that need to be answered. All I know is there is a good population of walleye in there and I wish there were more keepers. They maybe should see if they are making reasonable growth rates by age class. If they are, leave them be, they will get bigger, if not maybe thin the herd with a slot limit. Again just some ideas.

Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:23 PM
Well said Crawlerman.  :clap: :clap: And as far as the guy who said something about years and years of derbies they haven't had one since 2015. That should have helped the population of fish. And wondering what they do with the profits. What profits? At $2 per entry and giving away thousands of dollars in prizes there isn't much of a profit. They announced at the derby it was not for a profit but rather than having a family friendly derby which I believe they accomplished.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:58 PM
the  whitney point  derby  when they can  have  it  is  a  family  based  derby   to   be  enjoyed  by families    every  child that  takes a  fish up  is  a  winner!  it is  a  not  for profit  derby  no one  makes  money! it's  for  fun  and   to get families  fishing and  spending time  together ......holeman if  that lake  can't  afford  to loss 2000 fish then  it  should  be  drained  and  used  for  farm land  .....  and  I think this is the  first  derby in  4  years .......this  derby  didn't  hurt  the  fish population  at all  ,it  however  was  enjoyed  by a lot of  people   memories  were  made  ... and   children  introduced  to  fishing and  the outdoors  ....husbands  and  wives  enjoyed  a  day  on the  lake  friends  and  family  laughed  cooked  out  enjoyed  the  day .....  if  you have  a  problem  with that  you  should  take  up  golf  at the  country  club ....

bigal  what  did I tell you .... some people  just  got  to  complain .....glad  you and  your family had  fun  ^5
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 07:05 PM
holeman  some  kid  just  kicked a  ball in your yard ,if  you hurry you can get it  before  he  does  ...... :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: elrodalonzo on Feb 18, 2018, 07:59 PM
I've ice fished all my life.  I like to golf at the country club too! ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 18, 2018, 08:02 PM
Its not just a private organization running it. The sportsmen club is a group anyone can join.The county parks department has a big hand in it too. As far as not much cash given back in prize money I beg to differ. Have you ever won any of the 28  mini derbies they have thru out the day? Well I have. And I will tell you my prize was in excess of $100 in value and almost half of that was in cash. I can only imagine how much cash is given out. Trapper. Right on my friend.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 08:13 PM
here is intelligent  conversation   there is   no  documented  evidence  showing this  or  any other derby  has  hurt the fish population at all .  this  derby  which  has  been  going on  since  1973  has  become  a  family  event  where   most  the  prize money is  now  spent  on  youngsters ,it  is looked  forward to  by  many  fisherman  and  families  ....  which  makes  me  wonder ,what is  fishing  and  being a  sportsman  about?  well hole  it's  about  passing  and  sharing  the outdoors  with  children  and  family ..... I read  your  post  and it  seems  to me you have  a lot  of  trouble  catching   "keeper"  fish  don't  blame  that on  families  having  fun  for  one  day of the  year !

as  of  2015  the  dec  study  showed  that  of  the  netted  fish  184  ...only 9 would  be  legal  fish over 18 inches ,that's  5 percent

of the  crappies caught  it  was  very  low  with  35  fish caught 34 were  9 inches  or  bigger ....

a lot  of  this  is  probably  due  to the  lack of  cover  for  fish ,  brush  piles   have  been placed  in the  lake   by the  dec and   area  sportsmen  also the  state  has  been  working  to  add  structure   by  cutting  deep  pools  and  channels  and  making  submerged  humps ........  my personal  thoughts  are  the  fish population  suffered   from   water releases    and  from  flooding  in the  past    also  lack  of  structure  hurts  the  fish  and  the  bait  fish  .... of  course  your  walleyes  aren't the  problem they been in there  since  before I was  born and  they are  not stocked  they  are  natives .....  now  getting  back  to  your  inability  to  catch  a  keeper  walleye  isn't  because  your  doing  anything wrong it's  because  they simply  aren't  there,  and  it's  not  from a  derby the  study  was  done  in  2015  and   there  hasn't  been a  derby  since then !   low  crappie  count  in  2015  ...hasn't  been  a  derby  since  then ......still a  low  count  ...then the  derby isn't  the  reason  my opinion  ...lack  of  cover    not  much  structure  ,fluctuating water  levels and  run off  ,that's  your  problems .
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 08:15 PM
I've ice fished all my life.  I like to golf at the country club too! ;D

pssst  I  fish  behind  a  golf  course  does  that count  :roflmao:

and  I  think we  can  use  your  golf card to get us out on the ice  and  not register  it  ....wait that's a  different thread  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 18, 2018, 09:36 PM
Ok time to chime in here ...holeman or what ever man you are...there is no shortage of crappies in there trust me i caught over my limit yup all shorts..i would say at 30 shorts ...i think the group a guys i was with we must a caught ohhhh about 20 eyes all shorts one keeper eye .and i couldnt be happier for the person that caught it..i was in bigals group...and there was at 3 ...15 minute derbies with no crappie...the derby doent hurt the lake..been 3 yrs without one..its basiclly a family fun derby day...who cares where the extra cash goes they do have cash payouts to...like al said thousnads a dollars in prizes..what does a snowmobile or quad do to the fish..nothing..
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 18, 2018, 09:50 PM
Yes i do disagree with junk being left on ice...but im sure alot a money from goes to alot of the prizes for the kids..i know one thing when bigals grandson got that gill won some goodies he was the happiest person in our group...they really put alot a efforts into making kids happy and having a good time...its all about a fun time and memories...you shooting everyone down like its a crime to have a derby..yea some ppl it was there first time ice fishing probably and hey us anglers mite have to say hey thats to small you have to let it go no big deal.....when ppl were doing something they announced it to stop or they wouldnt like who they were calling...but i still dont c what a sled or wheeler does to the fish...thats like saying..thats like saying me swimming in the lake hurts the fish to...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 18, 2018, 10:00 PM
I guess my kayak with me in it hurts the fish to on open water...must b the wheelers run over fish and kill them along with sleds...thats like me paddling my kayak i cant use my paddles i mite knock a fish out..think you need to go fishing and stop complaing about a derby...i know a person that goes out there and clobbers big crappies and big eyes..he doesnt post on here much bcause he gets slammed for it i think thats wrong..thisbsite is for infoband having fun sharing knowledge..i have more if we must continue about a derby that happens every 3 or 4 yrs if were lucky...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 18, 2018, 10:01 PM
There is a grumpy old mans thread i know they sent me there already once...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 18, 2018, 10:33 PM
Your complainig about the derby aboitb4 wheelers sleds
Everyone has an opinion thats my opinion ..yea i went through the ice it happens learning expierence i shared with everyone...my word of wisdom on that was ...watch your every step on the ice
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 19, 2018, 05:10 AM
Thanks for the info big guy but if you look back I was not complaining about the crappie . I tend not to listen to what you say though because anyone who falls through the ice as much as you can't be to bright . Now I have not thrown any insult to anyone first . Just want to get different opinions. Now we can either talk like man instead of teenage girls. Or we can meet for coffee I will buy and have a conversation. Where insults can be met with a response.i don't need this b.s. from cyber tough guys . You will be happy to know I am deleting my profile. As this is more of a caddy click of school girls can it is fishermen sharing information and opinions. Have a good night ladies I have to work in the morning some of you should try it sometime

You are an absolute joke. Good riddance!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 19, 2018, 05:15 AM
 😄😄😄
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 19, 2018, 05:28 AM
Maybe without wasting his time here, holeman will be be able to save Whitney Point Lake!!

We need to make him a super hero costume.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 05:40 AM
i'm  the  only one that  don't work  ...I go to the  mail  box  for that pension check  once a  month then  catch  a  brady  family rerun I  go  fishing ...and  it's really big of  a  39  year old man  to invite a  near 65 year old  out  for  coffee ..... ;D
now  big guy  didn't  "go threw the  ice"  he  stepped  on a  hole .....(stepping  in a hole ...no bun intended)  and   as  far as  sleds and  4 wheelers  that's  county and  state property  it's legal ......no my  friend  your problem is  you can't catch  fish ......I went threw  your old post  your  about  begging  for  info on how to do it ... with  the  award  winning personality of yours i'm sure you'll get lots  of  invites  if  not  I  will be  glad  to take  you out  fishing  right after that  cup of  coffee  and I might even  show  you that hole  big guy stepped in  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:02 AM
Maybe without wasting his time here, holeman will be be able to save Whitney Point Lake!!

We need to make him a super hero costume.

well he's  easy  to point out !  he's  the  guy that  sets  on a  empty  bucket on  whitney point   :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:07 AM
What a bunch of "Crappie" posts.....DD... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:13 AM
What a bunch of "Crappie" posts.....DD... ;D ;D ;D

 :roflmao:  coffee  or  beer  drew  your  a  member  of  our  clique  now  too
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Drewski121 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:18 AM
Probably shouldn't say this either but, I don't like wearing panties..DD.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: elrodalonzo on Feb 19, 2018, 06:21 AM
i'm  the  only one that  don't work  ...I go to the  mail  box  for that pension check  once a  month then  catch  a  brady  family rerun I  go  fishing ...and  it's really big of  a  39  year old man  to invite a  near 65 year old  out  for  coffee ..... ;D
now  big guy  didn't  "go threw the  ice"  he  stepped  on a  hole .....(stepping  in a hole ...no bun intended)  and   as  far as  sleds and  4 wheelers  that's  county and  state property  it's legal ......no my  friend  your problem is  you can't catch  fish ......I went threw  your old post  your  about  begging  for  info on how to do it ... with  the  award  winning personality of yours i'm sure you'll get lots  of  invites  if  not  I  will be  glad  to take  you out  fishing  right after that  cup of  coffee  and I might even  show  you that hole  big guy stepped in  ;D
Hold on now trap I'm recently retired so I know about the trips to the mailbox too! How do you think I have time to ice fish AND go to the country club?  Ive fished Whitney Point a few times over the years and for my two cents don't think its worth the time already spent here arguing just why it sucks.  Just my opinion though I guess some people catch a few fish there.  I
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:22 AM
Probably shouldn't say this either but, I don't like wearing panties..DD.... ;D ;D ;D

that's  good  because  they  don't  go  well  with  fishing boots  or bibs  ....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:27 AM
Hold on now trap I'm recently retired so I know about the trips to the mailbox too! How do you think I have time to ice fish AND go to the country club?  Ive fished Whitney Point a few times over the years and for my two cents don't think its worth the time already spent here arguing just why it sucks.  Just my opinion though I guess some people catch a few fish there.  I

I  have  fished  it  a  bit  my self  and  truth it's a  nice  local  hole  for people that are  close ....and  they  call it the  dead sea  for  a reason .....  it's  a  good  place  for  a  crappie  derby  where  kids and  families  can have  fun  ...  and  welcome  to  the  world  of  retirement  ^5  I  now  have  a  part  time  job of  keeping bigal and  big guy out  of trouble .....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Mack2 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:45 AM
Well on a lighter note.... I caught my PB white sucker at the derby if that's worth anything hahaha, 22" and 4lb. I've never caught a sucker through the ice so that was an experience on its own. Got it on a tiny tungsten jig with a 1" Berkley plastic too, seems crazy! 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 19, 2018, 07:30 AM
well he's  easy  to point out !  he's  the  guy that  sets  on a  empty  bucket on  whitney point   :roflmao:

Not necessarily Trap, that could be me or bigal also!!  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 19, 2018, 08:29 AM
Curious how holemanís hard day at work is going while I read ice shanty... at work.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 19, 2018, 11:17 AM
Curious how holemanís hard day at work is going while I read ice shanty... at work.
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Matandros on Feb 19, 2018, 12:11 PM
Hi there new to ice shanty. I'm from the Binghamton area and haven't been up that way in a couple weeks. Did they ever open keible Rd? And how was the ice on the channel? This rain and warm weather has really hurt the ice on the smaller pond I've been fishing lately. Was out last night and only 5 inches left! Rain today makes it a no go.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 19, 2018, 12:41 PM
Hi there new to ice shanty. I'm from the Binghamton area and haven't been up that way in a couple weeks. Did they ever open keible Rd? And how was the ice on the channel? This rain and warm weather has really hurt the ice on the smaller pond I've been fishing lately. Was out last night and only 5 inches left! Rain today makes it a no go.
welcome to the site. The ice on the lake was  15 plus inches for the derby. As a public employee I was off today for the holiday and got back up to the lake. Too bad holeman had to work. 😁 The lake must have made more ice since Saturday as the holes from the derby were frozen back over. And yes, the back road along the lake has reopened but is not maintained. Oh yeah. My bucket wasn't empty today.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 19, 2018, 12:56 PM
Well on a lighter note.... I caught my PB white sucker at the derby if that's worth anything hahaha, 22" and 4lb. I've never caught a sucker through the ice so that was an experience on its own. Got it on a tiny tungsten jig with a 1" Berkley plastic too, seems crazy!
Nice one Mack2..I have never got one through the ice. I heard the announcer mention about a big sucker being caught. I also heard there was some carp caught too. ...one really big one.

 Did you win the $ money in the sucker division...or did they lump the suckers and carp in the same money pool?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Matandros on Feb 19, 2018, 01:11 PM
welcome to the site. The ice on the lake was  15 plus inches for the derby. As a public employee I was off today for the holiday and got back up to the lake. Too bad holeman had to work. 😁 The lake must have made more ice since Saturday as the holes from the derby were frozen back over. And yes, the back road along the lake has reopened but is not maintained. Oh yeah. My bucket wasn't empty today.  ;D
Hey thanks for the answer. Glad you caught a couple.  I'll be up this afternoon to give it a shot.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 19, 2018, 01:42 PM
Well on a lighter note.... I caught my PB white sucker at the derby if that's worth anything hahaha, 22" and 4lb. I've never caught a sucker through the ice so that was an experience on its own. Got it on a tiny tungsten jig with a 1" Berkley plastic too, seems crazy!
was your sucker the one on the derby board until that big carp got hung up?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 19, 2018, 01:49 PM
Trapper mentioned about the water releases & drawdowns being part of the problem with the crappie there...very good point. When I was talking to Ed at Davids Bait , I forgot that he mentioned about that might be in the petition too. He said there have been water release drawdowns at some critical times. He said that it is really harmful when they draw down the water at different ,critical times of the year after the spawn etc..... He said they have drawn down water in December too, leaving the shallows and shore line mud and weeds high and dry and susceptible to flash , then solid freezing , which is harmful to the bugs , and critters living in that mud, and roots of the plants.where the tiny young  bait and crappie feed and hide come summer. I did not ask him who calls for the drawdowns...Army Corp ? not sure.


I also forgot to mention that the Broome Cty. area underwater rescue and ice rescue team was there at the crappie derby, giving demonstrations on ice safety and ice rescues and recovery....which hundreds of people found interesting, informative and  i'm sure made some first time ice fishing families feel safer out there. Really nice of those guy's doing what they do, putting there lives on the line to save someone who might get in trouble out on the ice...at any time day or night.

 Again, Great family derby,.... a few changes could be made as mentioned earlier... but the organizers did a great job trying to make most everyone happy . ...heck they even had 2 guys with power augers drilling holes for FREE for  families,  first timers who had no auger,  anyone who could not start their auger, or others whose auger was to dull to cut !! They made announcement after announcement about that and they were running around all morning cutting hundreds of holes for folks!!
Looking forward to next year even if the keeper crappie fishing is ...well...crappie. ;)




Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 19, 2018, 05:16 PM
Hey thanks for the answer. Glad you caught a couple.  I'll be up this afternoon to give it a shot.

Howís the rain been there today? Falling hard or just a moderate drizzle?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 19, 2018, 06:02 PM
Just something to keep in the back of your mind... dams and reservoirs serve the primary purpose, aside from drinking water, of flood control and are typically managed as such. Recreational purposes like boating and fishing are important considerations, but are secondary to protecting the public downstream. The Army Corp doesn't give a rat's patuty about the bugs in the weed beds like we do... That's not really their job. Can't fault them for that- and since my family's farm is in the river valley downstream, I'm grateful that it is managed the way it is
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:29 PM
Moderate drizzle most of day. Got me home sooner than I hoped.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Matandros on Feb 19, 2018, 07:41 PM
Howís the rain been there today? Falling hard or just a moderate drizzle?
Not bad. A decent bit of water on the ice made for a fun walk but the rain was fairly light. 5 walleye one legal at 19". The ice was still solid and over a foot thick on the channel. This week's forecast has me worried though...
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 19, 2018, 08:16 PM
Heeeessss baaaacccckkkkk 😃😃😃😃😃
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 10:04 PM
Just something to keep in the back of your mind... dams and reservoirs serve the primary purpose, aside from drinking water, of flood control and are typically managed as such. Recreational purposes like boating and fishing are important considerations, but are secondary to protecting the public downstream. The Army Corp doesn't give a rat's patuty about the bugs in the weed beds like we do... That's not really their job. Can't fault them for that- and since my family's farm is in the river valley downstream, I'm grateful that it is managed the way it is

that's exactly what it is for ! and I believe it was used to control the flow of water when loggers  were drifting logs down the river to be picked up and shipped over seas years ago
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 20, 2018, 04:33 AM
Heeeessss baaaacccckkkkk 😃😃😃😃😃
not to worry unless you get invited out for coffee ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Mack2 on Feb 20, 2018, 12:24 PM
was your sucker the one on the derby board until that big carp got hung up?

Yeah that was me
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Mack2 on Feb 20, 2018, 12:25 PM
Nice one Mack2..I have never got one through the ice. I heard the announcer mention about a big sucker being caught. I also heard there was some carp caught too. ...one really big one.

 Did you win the $ money in the sucker division...or did they lump the suckers and carp in the same money pool?

No the suckers and carp were in the same division so I didn't have a chance with the sucker.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Matandros on Feb 20, 2018, 02:36 PM
Does anybody have any luck catching cats or bullhead through the ice here? I got a bullhead last night on a little jig tipped with spikes. Does anyone target them and if so where?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 20, 2018, 07:53 PM
 I have never targeted bullheads threw the ice but  late feb and march you do seem to get a few
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 25, 2018, 05:26 AM
I stopped my car last week in that pull-off overlooking the dam and saw a few guy's casting from shore a ways downstream of the spillway. Are the same walleye special regulations in effect there as they are in the lake ?
 { 18" and 3} 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 25, 2018, 06:06 AM
I stopped my car last week in that pull-off overlooking the dam and saw a few guy's casting from shore a ways downstream of the spillway. Are the same walleye special regulations in effect there as they are in the lake ?
 { 18" and 3}

Nope! Itís 15Ē and 5. Iíve heard of guys getting their limits quite a bit this season, too. Itís probably like a tsunami right now with all the water coming out of the dam, though.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Tank on Feb 25, 2018, 10:27 AM
Choo Choo Jay and I fish it. It is usually pretty good if you are not there during flood conditions.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 25, 2018, 11:32 AM
Nope! It’s 15” and 5. I’ve heard of guys getting their limits quite a bit this season, too. It’s probably like a tsunami right now with all the water coming out of the dam, though.
Thanks gonephisin.


Choo Choo Jay and I fish it. It is usually pretty good if you are not there during flood conditions.
Thanks Tank. Tell Dark Cloud Jay Hi for me.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Elmer Fudd on Feb 25, 2018, 11:03 PM
I saw one lantern this evening below the islands off Keible. Not sure how he got out there gate was closed. I took one look at the shore and headed home .
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Mar 08, 2018, 09:11 PM
Pond area is still accessible and fishable!!! Don't go to the other side of the lake though. The channel is unsafe as are the north and south ends. Just be cautious and use your spud.  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 09, 2018, 06:06 AM
Awesome!  :o  How much ice on the pond? And what is the shore looking like heading out of Dorchester to get to the pond? Maybe I'll try to head up this weekend. Thanks for the info!!  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Mar 09, 2018, 08:37 AM
I only went out about 50 yds with my spud but getting on was easy at the main parking area. I just stopped in quick to see if it was good and was convinced that it was. There had to be a good 6". As I said, be cautious and bring a spud as the ice thickness can vary this time of year. Shore was locked up where I got on.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Mar 09, 2018, 08:46 AM
Thanks, I'll post the results if I make it out
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Dec 11, 2018, 11:03 AM
Anyone hear anything on the derby? I feel like there is normally an update on their website by now
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Dcf7173 on Dec 11, 2018, 11:13 AM
Saturday Feb. 16th is the scheduled day. It is posted on their Facebook page. Internet website not yet updated.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Fisherman21021 on Dec 11, 2018, 11:28 AM
heard people were out there this weekend.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Tigerwoodsmuskie 44 on Dec 12, 2018, 06:24 AM
Hope so. (Just making a post for changed account)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: kabswrangler on Dec 13, 2018, 06:04 PM
1 3/4"-2" tonight near the pond area. Don't know about the rest of the lake, but I would just go elsewhere if I were you. Didn't feel very safe out there. No bites, just lookers  ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rball on Dec 13, 2018, 06:39 PM
anyone know where i can find some ronnie birds?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Flipforit on Dec 25, 2018, 11:05 AM
1 to 2 inch on the pond mean less on the channel I don't feel safe with atleast 4 inches personally  but soon hope fully
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Dec 25, 2018, 12:08 PM
Only looked skimmed over on weekend. Needs more time guys
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 22, 2019, 05:53 AM
Al it's only skimmed over  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 22, 2019, 03:41 PM
Stopped by park today. Talked to a couple of guys just coming off ice. They said around 9" of ice but lots of water on top. No fun dragging either.  >:(
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 22, 2019, 05:19 PM
Stopped by park today. Talked to a couple of guys just coming off ice. They said around 9" of ice but lots of water on top. No fun dragging either.  >:(

Nice meeting you out there today bigal.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 22, 2019, 05:50 PM
You too Randy. Wish you guys got more fish. You'll get them next time.  ::)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 23, 2019, 08:03 AM
Al you making friends again😂😂🤣
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 23, 2019, 11:23 AM
You bet.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Jan 25, 2019, 06:35 AM
Wondering if 4WD vehicles have tried Kiebel RD since the snow/rain/snowmobile traffic
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bandrus1 on Jan 25, 2019, 08:45 AM
good luck with that
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bandrus1 on Jan 25, 2019, 08:53 AM
it was pretty rough before the storm
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Jan 25, 2019, 09:08 AM
Its always rough.......we got a lot of rain, so i would bet the snow is packed down.  use caution like any other off road excursion....
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Jan 25, 2019, 09:10 AM
I say it's doable
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bandrus1 on Jan 25, 2019, 09:17 AM
I think it will mostly depend on if the water/ packed snow turned to straight up ice or not
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: perch-hound on Jan 25, 2019, 01:55 PM
A friend just walked out from dorcester, he did not drill a hole, Ice is solid on top, not sure how much ice though, I'd be careful around the current, had to have undermined some ice.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 25, 2019, 02:02 PM
I drove out to last house. The unplowed road was all rutted up and looked pretty icy. I don't think I'm taking my SUV out there. Did see a couple of shelters out on that side about quarter mile up so someone drove out there.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 25, 2019, 07:03 PM
What's the matter Al you chicken 😂😂😂😂🤣
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 25, 2019, 07:16 PM
Come on down here and you drive out that road. Then I'll ride with you.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 26, 2019, 01:48 PM
Ok next Saturday😂😂😂🤣...ohhhh wait u gotta work... :roflmao: :roflmao: :whistle:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Jan 29, 2019, 10:11 PM
Wondering if 4WD vehicles have tried Kiebel RD since the snow/rain/snowmobile traffic

There were vehicles driving out the road throughout the day on Saturday.  The slushy crap from the rain froze up fast.  Lots of ice on the pond and out to 22 FOW.

Anyone making plans for Friday?  I'm thinking of taking a vacation day and starting the weekend early.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 05, 2019, 08:32 PM
This thread is as tight lipped as the crappies are in the resavor
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Feb 06, 2019, 08:40 AM
There are crappies in the res??  :o :o
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2019, 10:28 AM
There are crappies in the res??  :o :o
I think I got the last 2 last week.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Matandros on Feb 06, 2019, 02:00 PM
Big al not quite. I got a few on Monday and released 1 (on accident). There's 1 left! I say we hold a derby to see who can catch it!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: deerefishyfishy on Feb 06, 2019, 03:13 PM
There are crappies in the res??  :o :o

Lol, I ALMOST posted the same thing an hour before you but decided to keep my mouth shut. Glad you thought the same thing I did!  Way to finish them off Al
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2019, 03:57 PM
Lol, I ALMOST posted the same thing an hour before you but decided to keep my mouth shut. Glad you thought the same thing I did!  Way to finish them off Al
Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: georgegren on Feb 06, 2019, 04:10 PM
Hey guys,
I'm coming to the area to see my girlfriend's mom this weekend. I'm hoping to sneak out Sunday morning to fish for a couple hours.
I don't expect you to give up your favorite spots, but can you tell me the best place to park if I don't have a 4wd. I have a sled and don't mind walking a bit to get to a decent spot.
Thanks in advance.

BTW, If any of you are ever down in the Westchester/Putnam area and want to get on some nice Browns, shoot me a PM and I'll get you hooked up.

George
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 06, 2019, 04:18 PM
I heard the water level is up and the ice is floating at the moment, canít confirm as I havenít seen it first hand though.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: georgegren on Feb 06, 2019, 04:26 PM
I heard the water level is up and the ice is floating at the moment, canít confirm as I havenít seen it first hand though.

If that is the case, and it is not fishable this weekend, any suggestions for other bodies of water near Edicott?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 06, 2019, 05:22 PM
If that is the case, and it is not fishable this weekend, any suggestions for other bodies of water near Edicott?
could try long pond in Smithville.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 06, 2019, 05:31 PM
to many alligators there  anyways
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Steeeeeeeeevee on Feb 06, 2019, 06:14 PM
to many alligators there  anyways
You are more likely to catch an alligator than a crappie
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 07, 2019, 05:31 AM
this whitey is still in WP too (released)... keepers few and far between so far this year, no big numbers

(https://i.postimg.cc/21qmsTxT/P1010361.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/21qmsTxT)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Feb 07, 2019, 06:58 AM
The lake level is up about 6 in. and still rising.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?site_no=01511000


SeanP
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rjavery9832 on Feb 07, 2019, 09:52 PM
My daughter is asking to fish everyday this week what's to go to Whitney point but have heard mixed reports I see as of tomorrow night we will be back in the teens is it fishable .. safe I e and shore ice was on it Sunday and had over 12 inches but now we have had spring for a week and I have no idea .....everyone's been so happy about the weather and I'm over here like this sucks I want the cold back and snow...no matter what I gotta get my daughter on ice and quick or I'm gonna be in the dog house  :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 08, 2019, 01:56 AM
I think we're gonna need the boat for them rapport derby boys😂😂😂😂😁
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Feb 08, 2019, 09:58 PM
Looks like the water level is up almost 3'.  I planned on taking a trip over the hill on Sunday.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=bgm&gage=witn6
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 08, 2019, 10:09 PM
Iím sure we will be back on before ice out, but I have a hard time believing the derby will be on.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2019, 06:42 AM
I took a drive out to Dorchester park Friday afternoon. Didn't see any open areas but shoreline had water around. So getting on the ice was not possible. They are dumping a lot of water out of the lake so hopefully the lake will go back down and we can get back on in a short time.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rjavery9832 on Feb 09, 2019, 09:12 AM
Taking a trip to check the ice and water level shortly hopefully the cold weather and wind has brought the wind-chill down enough that we may be able to fish Sunday or Monday will update soon as long as they have got the water level down in the lake shore ice should start freezing up... But I can't see them having the Derby with loosing all the shore Ice a week before thousands hit the ice seems like a big liability issue but crazier things have happened
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 09, 2019, 12:19 PM
I talked to a guy who is a member of the club who puts on the derby. He said a decision will be made on Monday. They believe the ice may be fine but the shoreline must be good. Right now it's not. They need to be able to drive vehicles out on the ice for set up and such. The bridge on North end of lake is currently closed due to the high water. Let's all hope for the best and wait until Monday and see what happens.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Feb 09, 2019, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the heads up guys!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 10, 2019, 07:19 AM
Is it possible to get out on foot Al?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Rjavery9832 on Feb 10, 2019, 09:01 AM
It's most definitely fishable I'm here now just talked to a guy with a four wheeler on the ice said ice is still strong but water clarity is horrible out of 20 guys they have only marked four fish and haven't caught any and they all are getting on at Dorchester I'm on the other side by the seasonal and it is unsafe to get on and the road is barricaded off but I'm heading home and may give it a try tonight hope this helps buy there's 15 shanty's I can count right now so it's fishable just not ideal conditions :tipup:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 10, 2019, 09:07 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 10, 2019, 05:41 PM
Not looking good for tomorrow I'm thinking to make a deduction on derby
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 10, 2019, 06:23 PM
I took my crazy X girlfriend out for a few hours. There is 13"-14" of fine ice. If cancelled it's because of the refrozen mess left behind where the creek comes in. They could rope it off and have the derby with no issues. One 17" Walleye and a few misses is what I managed
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 10, 2019, 07:40 PM
There was refroze stuff left on ice for last year's derby. We were set up  just off it. Lots of big ice chunks were around. Show went on anyways. Let's hope it does again.  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 11, 2019, 08:58 AM
Just saw on the website itís cancelled
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: gonephishin on Feb 11, 2019, 09:14 AM
Just saw on the website itís cancelled

Well that's a huge bummer.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 11, 2019, 01:01 PM
Have to wait another year.  :%$#!: :%$#!: :%$#!:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 11, 2019, 01:51 PM
Probably not the worst thing, not exactly like guys are killing crappies out there this year. Seems like last year they were practically begging for people to turn one in every 15 minutes
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: jghunter on Feb 11, 2019, 01:58 PM
Crappies don't have a chance with the thousands of juvenile walleye in that lake
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mistertwister on Feb 11, 2019, 02:39 PM
Crappies don't have a chance with the thousands of juvenile walleye in that lake

Yeah that and the lack of weed beds and baitfish
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: rca75 on Feb 11, 2019, 08:20 PM
Why donít they throw brush piles into the lake to make cover for the fish?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: T-Rok on Feb 11, 2019, 08:24 PM
The question is who would "they" be? The DEC. That is probably not going to happen. I suppose you could do it yourself but that would probably be frowned upon. This is why.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2019, 06:21 AM
I've been told that several years ago there were several brush piles put into the lake. I think it was the sportmans club that did it. I remember not that long ago seeing piles of cinder blocks being put on the ice waiting for the ice to melt. There is also a big area that has stumps in it where they cut trees down when they built the reservoir.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Feb 12, 2019, 07:45 AM
There are far more weeds now than there ever was since they are keeping the water up but the only variable I can see from the crappie heyday of the 70's and 80's is the walleye population.  It used to be tip down city out there but there were plenty of fish.  Back then walleyes were few and far between and there were more largemouth and a few nice pike.  People didn't have electronics but you could go out anywhere in the channel or the old pond in the evening and put fatheads down and kill the crappies by the light of a lantern until you had all you wanted.  I don't think it can be both an eye and crappie lake and if DEC is serious about bringing back crappies they need to lower the size limit on the eyes to 15" and let people keep 5 for a while to knock them down and see what happens. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Feb 12, 2019, 08:08 AM
There are far more weeds now than there ever was since they are keeping the water up but the only variable I can see from the crappie heyday of the 70's and 80's is the walleye population.  It used to be tip down city out there but there were plenty of fish.  Back then walleyes were few and far between and there were more largemouth and a few nice pike.  People didn't have electronics but you could go out anywhere in the channel or the old pond in the evening and put fatheads down and kill the crappies by the light of a lantern until you had all you wanted.  I don't think it can be both an eye and crappie lake and if DEC is serious about bringing back crappies they need to lower the size limit on the eyes to 15" and let people keep 5 for a while to knock them down and see what happens.

Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 12, 2019, 08:25 AM
That's a good plan there. It gets pretty discouraging pulling out all those walleye that are just under the legal limit as it stands now. I'll be happy to help reduce the population if they lower the size limit.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Feb 12, 2019, 08:56 AM
Sounds like a plan!

I don't see why not.  Just like Canadarago when DEC adjusted the size up to 18" and 3 after the alewifes wiped out the natural reproduction on the eyes why can't they go to the standard state general limit at 15" and 5 for a while and see if it helps.  I think more anglers if surveyed would like to see better crappie fishing as that's what the reservoir has been traditionally known for.   There's also that thing called a "Crappie Derby" that's only been going on for a long time and having people catch more crappies again might make it better. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2019, 09:21 AM
That and the dude who was busted a few yrs back with buckets of them. Undersized and way more than his limit.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 12, 2019, 09:42 AM
The funny thing about this is the Crappie's are still there but the feeding window's are brief. There was a day three weeks ago I could have caught a limit and another limit. Not a single fish was under 12" It was mid day and made no sense. They feed when they want to feed
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 12, 2019, 09:47 AM
Sometimes I think ppl want that instant gratification and have no patience.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Feb 12, 2019, 10:31 AM
The funny thing about this is the Crappie's are still there but the feeding window's are brief. There was a day three weeks ago I could have caught a limit and another limit. Not a single fish was under 12" It was mid day and made no sense. They feed when they want to feed

Sounds like a great day.  Maybe all the crappies in the lake headed to your spot, Mr. Crappie Whisperer :)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 12, 2019, 10:46 AM
All I can say is that it was less than 10 feet of water :)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: slipbob on Feb 12, 2019, 11:00 AM
All I can say is that it was less than 10 feet of water :)

Nice there are still a few in there and every once in a while you land on them.  Keeps you coming back. 
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Db on Feb 12, 2019, 11:55 AM
As mono said they are there I have had a great time catching crappies there this year most of them 11 to 13 inches I also did great on them in the summer wife and I take 8 to 10 just enough for dinner and throw the rest back
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Feb 12, 2019, 12:25 PM
All I can say is that it was less than 10 feet of water :)

Now I know your spot!  ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 12, 2019, 12:38 PM
hahahahah - Narrows it right down huh? BUT, been there twice since with zero crappies. That's fishing
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Feb 13, 2019, 12:15 PM
Is everyone still planning on hitting WP on Saturday even without the derby?  How's the shore since the water level dropped?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 13, 2019, 12:40 PM
The shorelines are cockeyed from going up and then back down. But solid. No issues
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: Jcirigliano3 on Feb 13, 2019, 02:54 PM
Thanks mono!  Let's hope the rain on Friday is minimal.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: SeanP on Feb 24, 2019, 08:42 AM
Fished the Res yesterday with my son home from college.....pretty good bite from 2-5......Fish fry today!!

Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: wardog695 on Feb 24, 2019, 01:43 PM
Fished the Res yesterday with my son home from college.....pretty good bite from 2-5......Fish fry today!!


So haven't been in town since the beginning of the month, Is there still fishable ice? And best area to access if there is ice?
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 24, 2019, 02:33 PM
I was on lake today. I was the  only one on lake as far as I could tell. Must be at least 16" ice in front of the park. Fished most of morning until wind picked up and it started to rain. Was on North end this past Monday so I'd say you can access lake wherever you want.
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: choo choo on Feb 25, 2019, 10:32 AM
Nice there are still a few in there and every once in a while you land on them.  Keeps you coming back.
yes....landed on a  bunch of nice sized, 11-12 inch class whitey's a few days before the derby was scheduled, but could only get a few to bite over several hours... looker after looker...frustrating
(https://i.postimg.cc/w7v2jVfs/P1010389.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7v2jVfs)
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: ol crawdad on Feb 26, 2019, 07:44 AM
yes....landed on a  bunch of nice sized, 11-12 inch class whitey's a few days before the derby was scheduled, but could only get a few to bite over several hours... looker after looker...frustrating
(https://i.postimg.cc/w7v2jVfs/P1010389.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w7v2jVfs)

Nice!
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Feb 26, 2019, 08:13 AM
The 10 day forecast suggests we are in for the best late season ice conditions you could ask for
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: bigal409 on Feb 26, 2019, 09:55 AM
The 10 day forecast suggests we are in for the best late season ice conditions you could ask for
let's hope the fish are hungry.  :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 26, 2019, 08:20 PM
Feed them candy bars al ;D
Title: Re: Whitney Point Lake Bs thread
Post by: mono_mono on Mar 03, 2019, 03:00 PM
Entered my 4th calendar month of ice fishing yesterday with the kids. They rode around on the snowmobile and I fished. 2 dandy keeper Walleyes and 2 Perch. One of the Perch looked like a football. Released one Walleye and kept one because it ate the large treble. Gave them to a group of guys a few hundred yards down the ice as I have lots of fillets frozen up. Good times, great long season