March 31, 2020

Here it is the end of March, never thought the ice would last this long, but there are lots of other things going on in the world we wouldn’t have thought either.

This report is for those in the area, social distancing, but still looking to get out in the warming temps...

March 23, 2020

Late ice is upon us and some of the best pan fishing of the year is to be had.  Fishing has really been picking up this past week with good catches being reported area wide.  Time of day is the key, early morning and evening bites have been the most successful, while m...

March 16, 2020

After losing a couple of inches of ice to the warmth of the previous weekend, then to Thursday’s rain, colder temps have locked up the remaining ice well (16-20” on average).  This gives ice anglers reason to keep those jig poles and tip-downs out for a couple more wee...

March 10, 2020

Nice, warm weather with plenty of ice to go around greeted anglers this past weekend.  Unfortunately, so did some stiff wind!  Following a very good weekend prior, fishing slowed during mid-week but picked up somewhat by the weekend.  While Crappies are usually the fav...

March 2, 2020

Time to pack up the tip-ups.  Inland gamefish season has ended ‘til May 2nd.  Great weather (in like a lamb) for the final weekend with some good Pike and Walleye reports to finish up with.

From here on ‘til ice out, it will be panfish and some whitefish.  Ice cond...

February 24, 2020

Warm temps (Yes!  40’s is warm up here this time of year) created some great weather to get out on the lakes.  Past cold temps added ice thickness and firmed things up (at least until the warm up).

With more anglers and access comes more reports.  Some areas angler...

February 17, 2020


Two weekends of the gamefish season left.  If the results from the past few weeks are any indication, there should be plenty of Walleye and Pike left!

Actually, fishing seemed to improve as we got into the weekend, until Saturday evening when conditions change...

February 10, 2020

Clear skies brought cold nights this past week, freezing up hard the mess from the previous weekend.  Travel good for snowmobiles and all ATV and UTV travel.  Despite ice thickness to 18”+ in some areas, quality of ice (not all solid, 40-50% or more grey ice) keeps us...

February 3, 2020

Warm weather (for the end of January) made for comfortable conditions temperature wise, but more slush and added frustration for anglers, mobility wise.

With truck travel, and now ATV travel, out of the equation this past weekend (and snowmobile/tracked vehicle use limi...

January 27, 2020

Two and a half days of continuous, light, warm snow (yes, it was), have added a new layer of messy slush to our lakes, making travel not so fun!

With some lakes experiencing 4-8”+ of water to the ice surface, slush is causing issues for snowmobiles, ATV’s and UTV’s.  Lo...

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