Friday, January 22, 2016



We are open for pulling private fish houses, , daily drive-ons and wheel houses.  We do have some road restrictions and you need to get a map and good instructions from us.  At this time, we can get all along Agate Bay Reef and walleye fishing has been very good.  You will need to drive slow and pay attention to the ice.  Conditions can change from when you go on the lake to going off.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


We were out today checking ice and still found 8 – 10 inches at the end of Perch Parkway.  I cannot explain it after all the cold weather we have had.  The ice along the reef and Lake Street is all 12” plus and we pulled some rentals out along Lake Street today.

We will begin pulling private houses out on Wednesday along Lake Street and Walleye Drive.  We can go out about one half of the length of Perch Parkway, but not to the deeper parts.  We will let you drive your vehicle to and from your house but NO EXPLORING OR GOING OFF ROAD.

We will not be allowing any drive-ons or daily wheel houses until we have 12” of ice all over our territory.  The ice varies a great deal this year and we want to do our best to keep people as safe as possible.  We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Checked ice this morning and found 6 ½ - 8 inches in the thinner, smoother ice and over 12 inches in the rougher ice.  This is really encouraging because it means the thinner ice is catching up.  We will be out on ATV’s marking roads and checking ice in our area tomorrow & Wednesday.  We will be allowing 4 wheeler traffic starting Thursday.  With that said, we have not checked the ice to any mud flats.  It is not recommended until there is more ice.

Friday, January 8, 2016


We checked the ice this morning and as I expected, we made very little ice this week.  Our thinnest ice is still 4 ½ - 5 inches and the thickest is about 10 inches.  With the cold weather coming this weekend, it should catch up quickly.  We will only be allowing walking until the ice gets to a minimum of 6 inches, which might be Sunday or Monday.  I have heard good fishing reports where people can get out.  We will probably check the ice again on Sunday morning and report then. 

Monday, January 4, 2016


In spite of the warmer temps, we are making ice.  Where we had approximately 3 inches, we now have 4 – 5 inches and where we had 7 - 8 inches, we now have 9 – 10 inches.  There is really no cold weather coming this week until the weekend so I doubt we will make much ice until then.  I will check later in the week to see if we will be open for 4 wheelers.  We will certainly be open for walking out.

 I talked to people who went out on other parts of Mille Lacs where they had more ice and everyone caught fish.  The most prevalent was the 2013 year class (13 – 15 inches) but I did hear of keepers and larger fish as well.  I did not talk to anyone who was fishing or spearing for northerns so I have no report there.

Dean & Renee

Thursday, December 31, 2015

                                                         ICE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 31, 2015

Happy Holidays!  If you had a chance to check the WEB cam yesterday or today then you may have seen that we have been out checking and working the ice.  The first 100 – 150 yards is very rough.  It froze on a windy day.  We have dragged and flooded this area so it is in very good shape with 7 – 9 inches of ice.

Unfortunately, beyond that the ice froze, broke up, and then refroze so we have pockets of 3” ice surrounded by pockets of 7 – 8” ice.  The 3” ice is not just in one area either so we cannot flood it all.  It just has to get cold and freeze more.  There is not enough ice for any motorized traffic so no 4 wheelers, snowmobiles, etc.  I also do not feel good about walking out either with the thin ice so our access is closed until we get more ice.  They are walking and taking ATV’s on the south end of the lake.  Check with resorts and/or bait shops for current info. 

 We will have the restroom/shower house open for anyone who wants to stay in their house.

 Dean & Renee

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's hard to believe that the end of the 2014/15 winter ice fishing season is upon us.  Walleye season closes this Sunday, February 22, 2015 and, as in the past, we pull all of the houses off by that day.  If you have not reserved a pull-off time, please call or e-mail as soon as possible.  We schedule times from 8am until 1pm and many of the later times are already spoken for.

We have some summer spots available on the lake side of the highway so if you plan to use your house quite a bit in the summer, you might want to consider a lake side spot.  You are closer to the lake and the restroom/shower house and you can have campfires which you cannot have across the highway.  There is a summer fee of $850 which includes all of your overnights, electric while you are up and all of your boat launches.  It can be paid over 3 months including a small finance charge.

We have a few summer RV spots available with full hook ups.  Some are right on the lake shore.  Please talk to us if you have any interest in one of these.

Fishing was a little more challenging last weekend and during the week.  Maybe we can blames it on the cold weather or lack of people fishing but we seemed to find a lot more smaller walleyes and perch and a fewer larger ones.  This is different than what we have seen most of the year so it may change once it warms up a little.  We have caught some of the nicest perch this year I have ever seen, up to an honest 14 1/2 inches.  That was a monster.  Hopefully they show up on Saturday for those fishing in the Perch Extravaganza.

We would like to thank you for your business, your friendship, and your patience,  It has been a much better year for fishing than many predicted and we hope you have enjoyed your ice fishing season.  We hope to see you in the spring and during the summer.

Last weekends pictures.