Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

We still have a few houses left for this weekend. We will give 15% off any rental of 24 hours or more which ends by Sunday noon. Our houses will be off by noon on Sunday and our access will be closing for the winter at that time. Thank you for your business and support this winter. It has been a challenging year, but the fishing has been great all year.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Roads are still holding up well. We will see what the warm weather Sun. and Mon. does. Our houses will all be off by Sunday, Feb 25 at the latest. If you are not coming up next weekend, please make arrangements to have it pulled before you leave this weekend.

The fishing has continued to be very good for walleye. Perch are still challenging to find in numbers, but the size is still excellant. Rentals are going great this weekend. I do have one Premier Ice Lodge (14 hole and 9 people maximum) available. The normal cost for this house for a weekend special (noon Friday-noon Sunday) is $950. I would discount this or even throw in Sun till Monday if someone has Monday off. It has been a very good house for fishing and you can see the details on the house on our web site under "Fishhouse rentals". Give us a call.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

It just keeps on. I can not believe the walleye fishing is still this good considering how late in the year it is. Friday night and Sat. day were very good. Sat. night and Sunday day were a little slower, but still good. Last night ( Sunday) was great. All of our rentals did outstanding. I know of several 27's, a couple of 28's and a 29 incher all from our rentals last night. They all got some slot fish to keep also.

I had some people who came out for 5 hours this afternoon and they all got walleyes also. They also took home a few very nice perch too.

The ice is still doing well. Our access is holding up well and it does not sound like they are talking as warm this week as they were before. It is supposed to cool off a little by the weekend so the ice should hold up well.

This Monday is a holiday for some lucky few so remember that we honor our midweek special starting on noon Sunday. We also still have a few houses left for the weekend so give us a call. There are only two more weekends left for walleye fishing so if you want to take part in this year's great fishing, you need to act soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

It has been a pretty good week. The ice has firmed up a lot and with the cold coming in this weekend, our access should heal up well. The fishing has been pretty good this week. Monday was off a little, but the rest was quite good.

Walleyes continue to bite well off Agate Bay Reef. In fact, last night a person caught a 34" 13.25 pound walleye near the Reef. I have not seen a walleye over 13 pounds for a few years. It was one of the nicest fish I have ever seen. The big fish continue to outnumber the slot fish, but we are seeing some that people can keep too.

Perch are still elusive. A school will come through and you will get 2-4 bites all at once and then the school is gone and you do not see them for a while. The perch we are catching are nice ones though. We are not seeing small perch. I really think the winners in the perch contest will come from Agate Bay this year. We normally do well anyway, but this year the size is good.

Our access is open to all vehicles and wheel houses. Please keep the speed down and hopefully it will stay open for 2 more weeks.

We have a few standard houses open for the weekend and one Premier Ice Cabin, which sleeps 5-7 people. For anyone booking a weekend special (noon Fri.-noon Sun.) on a standard house, we will take 10% off for anything booked after 3:00 pm Thursday. I will let the premier house go for $650 for the weekend special (normally $750).  The fishing has been good and the houses are nice. The premier houses are VERY nice. You can see all the details on our web site under "Fishhouse Rentals".

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 (9am)

We have reopened our access to vehicle traffic. The cracks near the shore on our access have frozen shut overnight and are not moving when vehicles go over them. The cold coming in tonight should really heal them well. The ice out further was always 18-20 inches thick. Our only problem was near shore. If people would slow down going over the bridge and approaching it, we would have fewer problems also. People are still going WAY too fast on the lake. SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday,Feb. 5, 2012

Our access is closed temporarily due to mild weather and cracks at our access near shore. The weather is supposed to cool on Monday night and we will probably open it on Tuesday.

The fishing this weekend was good on Friday night and Saturday until the fog cleared. After that, the fishing was not as good. Walleyes continued to bite well off Agate Bay Reef during the lower light periods and deeper during the day. Perch were a little harder to find this weekend.

The heavy traffic so far this year has taken a toll on the ice because it just is not as thick as it usually is at this time of year. In general, the problems we have are near shore, not out where the houses are. Hopefully we will get the cold weather this week. We need it to firm up the ice.

Call before coming up to make sure the access is open.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday, Feb.2,2012

Will we ever see winter again? The warm temps this week have melted some snow, especially on the roads and we have lost some banking on the houses. The roads have not been impacted and the ice is still at 19" or so.

Fishing has been a little spotty this week. Monday and Thursday were a little tough, but Tuesday and Wednesday were very good. We are still getting nice walleyes along Agate Bay Reef. Best times are 7-10 am and 6-9 pm (not a real shocker there). Set lines on rattle reels and dead sticks have been outfishing jigging, which is unusual. Try red hooks on the set lines. A new jig which is working is a Snyder's Rocket Spoon in the 1/4 oz size with the head of a fathead minnow on it. I have heard of good catches of perch and walleyes on it.

I still have a premier ice lodge open for this weekend and I am willing to deal some on it. If you have a group of people and are looking for a great experience this weekend, give us a call. It would take up to 7 people comfortably and has a Honda generator, TV/DVD player, microwave, and a private, heated toilet with electric. I guarantee you will love the house!