Monday, December 31, 2012

The large crack from yesterday came together and refroze. It does not move at all when you cross it on our bridge. We did gain a new crack today, but we bridged it and continued to pull private houses. We have to cable houses across the crack to reach some of our territory, but not all of it.

The fishing I have been hearing about has been fantastic. Lots of big walleyes and even some jumbo perch in the deeper water. The slots have been harder to find, but we kind of expected that. If you like to catch lots of very nice walleyes, fish near Agate Bay Reef.

We have all of our rental houses out and you can drive to them. The ice is about 14" and there is some snow on top of it for banking and even riding sleds.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Large cracks with several pie shape pieces crossed our roads early Sunday Morning.  We are not allowing vehicle traffic.  We will not be able to pull any fish houses today.   Snowmobiles and four wheelers are ok.  No Trailers.  We appreciate everyone's patience and hope ice conditions will be better tomorrow.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

We will be opening up for driving vehicles at noon today. Gas vehicles up to 3/4 ton pickups are ok. As always,DRIVE SLOW, which means 10 MPH TOPS. Stay on plowed roads when traveling and don't go adventuring. We have one bridge out and you DO need to use it.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sorry for not posting yesterday. Computer glitch and I am sure you all can guess how good I am with computers. I do not know what changed but it worked tonight. Thank you computer gods who look out for people like me.

Yesterday we pulled out almost all of the rentals except 3 of the premier houses. It went well and we pulled them over the largest crack without it opening up.

The snow last night helped us in two ways. First it gave people some snow for banking. There was none before that. Second it allowed us to plow some roads and give the roads some definition so people can stay on the roads and find the bridge to  cross the crack.

Our plan is to pull private house again on Saturday, but not allow driving, at least in the morning. We will go out and look at the crack in the morning, pull some houses over it and then decide on driving.

Hopefully we will be driving by mid-day. As always, come up, get your name on the pull list and we will get to you as soon as possible.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We hope everyone had a great Christmas.

We checked ice this morning and there is 12" over most of our area. However, the south area where we had 6-7" earlier, there is still 10". In addition, there are still the cracks out in front. In order to get to Walleye Drive, we have to cross two cracks, one of which is 12-14" across with 3" of ice on it. We flooded it today and we will flood it again on Thursday. Then we will bridge it and try pulling some rentals across it. If things go well, we may be pulling private houses by Friday. I do not know what I will do about driving your own cars yet. Those cracks are dangerous after dark if you do not stay on the marked roads, especially with no snow to define roads.

I hope to have people out by New Years which is certainly an improvement over last year. 

Monday, December 24, 2012


Was out checking ice and finishing staking the South Road, Perch Parkway, Moon Reef and Inner Archers. Ice was mostly 9-10 inches, although we did not make it down to where we had 6-7 inches on Friday.

There are some issues with cracks that keep opening and closing right out in front near the start of Walleye Drive. Some have opened 10-12 inches wide. For this reason, we are closing the access until we have a chance to go out on Wed morning and check the ice. The resort is also closed from noon on Monday, Christmas Eve until Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

Our family would like to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Please enjoy the time you spend with your family and friends and rremember the true  meaning of Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday, December 21.2012

Just got in from checking ice and staking roads. I found 6-9 inches of ice with the thinnest ice towards the very south end of our territory, south of Agate Bay Reef. Most of the ice is 8-9 inches and it is coming very well. This is not to say that there are no cracks. It is still early ice.

We marked Walleye Drive, Lake Street, and Outer Archers. We started on Perch Parkway and the South Road. We will allow 4 wheelers and snowmobiles (not much snow on the ice) on Saturday, baring any more cracks.

As always this is early ice so you must pay attention to changing conditions and use good judgement on the ice.

Be safe and hope for cold weather.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I was out on the ice this afternoon. We have 5-8 inches of ice. The 5 inch stuff is in a fairly narrow band not too far out from shore. If the wind does not do anything tonight, we will allow walkers out on Friday and I would anticipate letting 4 wheelers and snowmobiles out on Saturday.

On Friday, we will go out and stake  roads and this will allow us to drill many more holes over a much larger area. We will update this site and our answering machine, as well as sending out an email to those who have provided us with their email addresses.

The ice looks good and it will come even better with the cold weather coming.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Access is closed. Too windy and what looks like some open water about 500 yards out.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I was out today checking ice conditions and found 3-6 inches of ice with the thinner ice closer to shore. It appears to be good ice with not too many cracks, at least so far.

It is not thick enough for ATVs or snowmobiles yet, but if someone wants to WALK out this weekend, I would allow it. If you do, you need to  be aware of what is going on around you and watch for existing cracks and any new ones that appear. Also, if the wind picks up, get off since that is when most of the problems occur this time of year.

I  do not have any forecasts for pulling unless you can guarantee a weather forecast for the next two weeks. The ice looks good and I am feeling very good about it. It just has not been cold enough yet.

I have a few things for sale:

Vexilar FL-18 Ultra Pack  really good shape with not very many hours on it with battery charger-$350

New in the box Eskimo Z51 auger with 10" blades-  $350

Marcum underwater camera black and white with panner like new nice unit-  $195

Honda 2000 watt generator-the quiet one- not many hours on it and good shape--$775

I will probably probably be coming up with some other items, especially Eskimo portable ice fishing houses and a Strikemaster electric auger. If you are looking for anything related to ice fishing, let me know. I may have it. I have accumulated so much gear over the last few years testing products that I need to clear some out to make room for new.