July 7, 2020

Lots of heat plus the Birthday of our Country put fishing on the back burner a bit this past week.  Temps in the 90’s brought lake surface temps soaring into the low-mid 80’s.  Mid-day fishing was nearly out of the question.  Yet anglers who ventured out early and late...

June 30, 2020

As June is coming to a close, most variables for fisher people are behind us also.  Should be a steady time during July to pattern fish.  Most all hexogenia (Mayfly species) have hatched, most bedding concluded or finishing up, and water temps typically have a slow, wa...

June 23, 2020

Despite a few set backs from cold fronts, small storms and…dunnnnn dunn dunnn dunnn…Mayfly hatches, fishing not bad overall.

Largemouth Bass:  Very Good – Cold kept many Bass out in weeds, still feeding up before bedding.  Tubes, Wacky Worms, 4” worms on jig heads, XL l...

June 16, 2020

Despite some cold temps over the weekend, fishing action has remained strong – though not in the early hours when air temps dropped into mid-upper 30’s and water temps fell into low 60’s.  But it’s June and fish got active by mid-mornings as temps rose and fish wanted...

June 9, 2020

Moving nicely into June, water temps rising, fish where they should be (for the most part) and despite being a little windy at times, great time to be on the water.

Smallmouth Bass:  Very Good – Catch and Release only, but lots of very nice “Brownies” being caught shall...

June 2, 2020

Late May cold front put the brakes on the area fishing this past weekend.  Temps into the low 30’s with frost warnings can do that.  Fishing that was great for many anglers Wed/Thur took a turn by Sat/Sun.  Good news is warm weather already coming back.

Bluegi...

May 27, 2020

Memorial weekend provided lots of great fishing opportunities for those that got outside to spend some time on the water.  The early weekend this year coincided with an important warm up in water temperature, which got fishing interesting.

Musky:  Very Good – The season...

May 19, 2020

The promised (forecasted) warm up is coming at a crawl.  Cool, clouds and lots of wind are raising water temps ever so slightly.  What should have been “a Crappie weekend” was decent, but not fantastic, maybe this coming one?

Crappie:  Very Good-Good – Been hard to...

May 14, 2020

In light of the recent State Supreme Court ruling, we will continue to use some caution in doing business in our shop. Please respect the social distancing marks on the carpet when entering and shopping around other customers. There is hand sanitizer inside our entranc...

May 12, 2020

Snow (not as much as south of us, but any snow in May is too much), cold, and most of all wind has made the week following the opener rather tough.  Lake surface temps are lower now (40-48 degrees) than a week ago (44-55 degrees) thanks to below freezing nights.  The s...

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