February 23, 2018
Ice conditions remain good on our end of the lake with no cracks or heaves reported on the ice roads. Make sure you pack the auger extension if you are planning on coming up, as some spots are over 34” of ice. The roads will be cleared and open by this weekend. Off-road travel is good but be careful that you don’t get stuck in some of the large drifts from this past weeks snow. We have 8-10 inches of snow on our end of the lake with some drifts approaching 2 ft. We are expecting a measurable amount of snow Saturday evening. Please make sure you have a shovel with you if you are venturing off roads.
As we head into the last week of the walleye season we have had some spotty reports coming in during the evening hours. Walleye can be found in 17-30 ft. of water near Rogers Point, Olson’s Reef and Diamond Point areas. Most anglers are getting their fish on the setlines with a large minnow. During the day if you can keep mobile and fish in 30+ ft. you will get a couple fish near Submarine Reef, Pelican Island, and Variety Reef areas. Keep moving and keep jigging during the day.
Perch have started to pick up this past weekend and the fishing generally starts to get better as we head into March. Look at some of the deeper sand holes in 18-23 ft. of water during the day and towards the lowlight, hours look in 6-10 ft. Some of the better areas to try right now are near Campbell’s Reef, Boy Bay, and Bungy Bay.
Panfish action on the smaller lakes has been good. Jack, Pine and Boy lakes have had some great sunfish and crappie action in the basins. Make sure you bring plenty of auger gas or an extra battery and drill lots of holes to get the most action. On these lakes, Euro larvae and waxies are a good bet on a tungsten jig.
We are looking forward to the busy Eelpout weekend. The restaurant is open with some great specials, Thursday-Saturday. We will be busy plowing the new snowfall and will be open to all vehicle traffic by the weekend. Please call ahead to our ice road crew to request a plowed out spot. We still have some great last minute openings for lodging at the resort and we do have some last minute openings for some sleeper shacks. As always be safe on all your outdoor adventures and we hope to see you on the ice.