Tim’s Ice Conditions & Fishing Reports
We have closed the access down for the night and won’t be allowing any vehicles out tomorrow until Tim has had a chance to investigate later in the morning so call before you come or plan on using an ATV. We aren’t worried about the ice thickness it’s more about the standing water at the […]
11/28/2014 – Jean Terres Rothstein speared this dandy Northern. It was just shy of 40″. Also kept a couple smaller ones. 10″+ of ice in the bay. Tim was out 2 miles or so a couple days ago and found 8-10″ of ice.
11/22/14 – Ken speared this 40 1/4″, 17 lb. Northern today. Also had the biggest walleye he’s every seen bite on a sucker minnow!
Tim ventured out on the ice this morning on ATV. 2 miles out he found a pretty consistent 7″ of ice and nothing less than 6 1/2″ but most was 7″. There’s not much for snow so you will definitely need cleats. Looks to be rough ice the farther out you go. These thicknesses are […]
Opening Fishing weekend brought us fantastic weather this year. Warm, sunny and no high winds to contend with made for some great fishing. The best bite was in the morning and evenings. Most used minnows and fished in 17-23 FOW. Tim and his brother Dave took their Mom out on Sunday for Mother’s Day and […]
Yesterday a friend of ours ventured out and found a nice batch of perch. He kept a half dozen or so of really nice jumbos and a few smaller ones. They ventured out on sleds to where no roads are plowed. It wasn’t fast and furious but they kept at it and ended up with […]
We currently have 14+” of ice on the road. The least amount Tim has found is 12″ off the road.The road is plowed out about 2 miles and it will be awhile before it goes further as the ice isn’t ready further out yet. There is quite a bit of snow making it hard to […]
Tim was just out checking current conditions after this “way to much” snowfall. Not much has changed, there’s still 9″ of ice in the bay past the crappie hole. Not enough to put a truck/plow on yet. There’s 7+” of snow cover and water comes up at least 1/2″ as soon as you drill […]
Tim’s been venturing out almost daily to check ice. Today’s read was 5-7″ of ice in Isle Bay area. He walked out about 500 yards. The areas where the ice is smooth and black are measuring 5″ and the spots where the ice has frozen chunky is measuring almost 7″. Although the ice has frozen […]
Tim ventured out on to the ice this morning. He was out about 450 yards and had 3″ of ice. There was pretty much 3-4″ consistently in the path he took out. Isle Bay is fishable but we recommend you stay away from bull rushes. Winds are supposed to pick up later today so […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a report and I apologize for that. Had lots of things going on this fall getting the resort closed up. Tim had to have eye surgery again so he had to get his boat pulled out earlier than he would have liked. Also had a new boat ramp poured […]
Yes we are still ice fishing! With the warm weather over the weekend the snow has melted and the ice is getting dark and soft in the bay.As of right now you can still walk out from the City Park but it won’t be long before it starts to pull away from the shoreline. Our […]
Crappie Report – over the weekend there were a few people that took home their limit of crappie, some reported keeping 2-4 even 6 fish and others reported catching nothing. Pretty much boils down to being in the right place at the right time. Morning and evening still seems to be the best but a […]
The crappies have been in the bay all winter but they have not really been biting, one here and there. BUT, this last week we have started to see them bite, even a couple reports of limits. I did not see them so can’t attest to it but that’s the word. Most reported getting those […]
Steve, Travis & Travis, Jr. caught some nice fish while in our rental house this last week. 27+” was the largest Walleye.
Last weekend the bite in the rental house was a little slower than the weekend before but they still had fun catching walleye, northerns and sunfish and a few crappies. The best bite still seems to be walleyes in the evening and overnight with Northerns during the day. We are seeing lots of panfish but […]
This weekend the Rental House did pretty well. Caught 8 walleyes on Saturday night, lost a few more over the weekend. Got some nice Pike as well. Jamie with the 36″ Northern and Adam with his 25″ walleye.
Dave with a nice catch of sunnies and crappies today.
Again, we won’t be posting ice thickness reports any longer, there’s plenty of ice. Going to need extensions in the houses pretty soon. Roads are in good shape you just need to drive slow and be aware of what’s going on around you and watch for cracks. It was a windy weekend which slowed the […]
6-8″ in the Isle Bay area