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Fishing Reports ~ Lake of the Woods

                                               Provided by Pete and Terri

SUMMER REPORTS

Brian with 29 3/4" walleye and Camreon with 30 1/2" walleye

Troy with a nice keeper - downrigging

Nobbe group with their catch of the day!

From left Rusty, Jeff, Greg, Joe & Jake - other Jake was showering!

Rusty (right) with his 29 1/2" walleye - released

Joe holding 26" walleye - released

Greg holding 22" walleye- released

Drew (8 yrs old) with his 29" walleye - released

Kent holding 30 1/2" walleye (released)

Jean with 28 1/2" walleye (released)

Chris's 23 1/2" walleye (released)

Jenny Johnson caught 56" sturgeon while fishing with Jesse (center) and her son Waylon and daughter Ella (not pictured)

Matt with his 30" walleye - released

Ken holding his 29" walleye - released

Cody Fischbach with his 60" sturgeon!

Randy with 29 1/2" walleye - released

Pete with 30" plus walleye - released along with many more today!

Brian with 24" walleye - released 

July 12, 2014: A spectacular day of walleye fishing for Pete's charter group. Jeff, Greg, Rusty, Jake, Joe and Jake 2.0 (whatever that means) went fishing with Pete off the west end of Garden Island using the downriggers for the first time this summer. They caught walleyes measuring 15-19" and also put back many slot fish. They also caught their saugers and they were big ones. Rusty caught the largest walleye measuring 29 1/2" (released). Way to go Rusty!! Brian ran a charter trip for the Wigwam taking out Tom, Brian, Kelly, Casey and Daryl. They bait fished and did well bringing in 6 saugers and 16 walleyes. They also put back lots of slot fish and said they had a great time. The wind picked up this afternoon and the waves were pretty big out of the west. Scot, Todd, Tonya, Patrick, Kedrick and LouAnne had some fun fishing and caught lots of nice fish including lots of 19" walleyes and lots of nice saugers. They released lots of 26" walleyes and many 20-21" walleyes. They downrigged the west end of Garden Island, Stony Point, Long Point and near Zippel. LouAnne kept a 28 1/2" walleye for mounting. Way to go LouAnne!!

July 11, 2014: Pete took out Mark and Jim (brothers) for a couple of days of charter fishing using bait. Jeff also went along for one day. They did very well getting their limits of some nice walleyes and also some saugers. They released many slot fish and had a great time. They had beautiful weather.

July 6, 2014: Very windy out of the northwest today with big waves. Pete, Howard, Jana and Brian went on the boat for about 4 hours. They fished out front and had a slow bite, saying it was pretty rough. They brought in 6 nice keepers. They used crawlers again. Scott, Tonya, Todd and Pat went across the lake downrigging near Garden Island. They did very well in 26' of water, keeping their limits and putting back 4 slot fish. They also caught one jumbo perch and a 30" pike theyreleased. Rick, Amy, Brian and the kids had a great weekend catching lots of fish using crawlers mostly. Jesse & Kelli and the kids had a fun weekend. They caught enough fish for a meal and went to the fireworks, which were awesome again this year.

July 5, 2014: Pete, Terri, Jana & Howard went out  for a half day fishing near the Lighthouse Gap. We drifted with spinner baits and crawlers, leeches and frozen shiners. Crawlers worked best but the bite was tough. We came back in with 7 keepers. Must have been hundreds of boats from Lighthouse Gap to Morris Gap. Brian, Sue, Andrew, Ryan, Erika and Taylor fished a few hours before heading home. They had a good trip and caught lots of fish. They had limits for all of them and released some slots. Taylor released a 33" pike. Erika released 25" walleye, Andrew released 21" walleye and Ryan released 25 1/2" and 26". Very hot and humid today with south winds. 

July 4, 2014: Pete chartered today taking out Kevin, Jose', Sam, Mark, Sam & Dave. They did pretty well coming in to the dock with 20 keepers and each person catching a nice slot fish using bait. Scott, Crystal, Chris, Sam and Nick went out and caught some fish keeping 6. Eain's family went out and had a fun day swimming and fishing. They kept a pile of fish. Jesse and his family also went out and got a bunch of fish.

  

July 2, 2014: Happy Birthday Sherry Johnson!! Even with high water and all the rain the fish are still biting. Scott, Crystal, Sherry, Nick & Jake went out at 4pm and fished 3 hours, coming back in with 19 keepers. They had a pretty steady bite and said they put back slots and little fish going through 3 bags of frozen shiners and then using crawlers; both worked. Gold, orange and green jigs were used while anchored in 14' of water. Nick released a 22" walleye, Sherry released a 21" walleye and Crystal released a 24 1/2" walleye. Way to go!!! Brian, Susan, Ryan, Taylor and Erika fished today and did well catching some fish and bringing in 8 keepers. They fished in front of Pine, along Long Point and then back to Pine. They released 26" and 27 3/4" walleyes while pulling spinner rigs. Way to go!! We had northwest winds Tuesday night that brought the water level up so that water was all the way to our fish cleaning shack. Luckily the wind died down by morning on Wed and the water receded back enough so that 2 feet of cement on the boat ramp was exposed. The water level rose so fast it was to the bottoms of our docks. Pete saw a mother robin with a worm in her mouth that was trying to get a worm under the dock. To his discovery there was a baby robin squeaking from under the boards so he removed two boards and got the boby out from under there. The baby bird flew up to the nearest tree where it was joined by it's mother and father. They were all squawking and very happy. Please remember to navigate slowly through all bays, rivers, etc. Docks are being destroyed by the high water levels and waves.

June 29, 2014: Pete ran charter taking out Rich, Ryp, Charles, Pat, Jason & Terry. They fished a half day today and finished off their limits. They also fished yesterday and caught very nice fish but got nicer fish today. They kept 23 fish the first day out, needing one more fish but a storm was approaching so they came into the resort and had a fish fry. They threw back lots of slot fish both days. Jason released a 26" walleye. Way to go Jason!!

June 26, 2014: Fantastic bite right now in front of Pine Island in 8-11' of water! Pete ran a charter taking out Ted, Tom, John & Ryan. They used spinner rigs with crawlers and/or leeches and had a fast bite, bringing in fish after fish plus putting back many slot walleyes. They had their limits after 2 hours of fishing and then headed out deeper to see if they could get some saugers. They were back to the docks by noon. They had a great time. Terry, Zona, Gloria & Scott also fished the same area and did well getting some nice fish and limiting on walleyes. Larry, Kurt, Kris & Jeff spent a couple of days on the lake and did well at Lighthouse Gap getting their limits. Kurt released 5 slot fish and Kris released 4 slots with the largest measuring 25". They used gold spinner blades with crawlers. Jim & Dean fished a couple of dayaa d they also did well getting lots of fishLadyslippers are in full bloom right now and they are pretty! Lake level has remained at the same height. Our permanent docks near the boat ramp are still above water by about 8 inches. The floating docks are still okay to use. One of them broke free the other day and we had to retrieve it and tie it up. We have had light south and eastern winds lately which are moving the debris away from the southern shore. The older dock behind cabin #1 is under water. Sheriff Fish has declared an "emergency no wake" for any boats within 150 feet of shorelines. Please navigate slowly through docking areas. Many docks on the river are now under water and they are getting slippery.

June 25, 2014: Pete ran charter boat for Morris Point Resort taking out a group of 5. They fished in 8-11 feet of water in front of Pine Island and did well getting their limits of walleyes plus one sauger.  

June 24, 2014: Eain and his family went out today and did really well. They kept 17 fish and threw back 12 little ones. They had a great time fishing. Scott, Gloria, Zona and Terry were out today. Scott and Gloria did well getting their limits fishing near Zippel. Terry and Zona kept 6 fish plus they released 3 slot fish. Terry relased a 27" walleye! Way to go Terry!!  

June 22, 2014: Pete did a second day of fishing with the same crew as yesterday; Mike, Ed, Art, Dave, Lonny & Dave. They needed 12 more walleyes plus their saugers today. They had a fish fry last night. It was slower today and they had to travel farther to get them. They caught around 20 slot walleyes and brought in their 12 keeper walleyes plus 9 saugers. Yesterday they fished near Long Point ending up in 32' of water to get nice keeper walleyes and some nice saugers. Brian did a half day morning charter taking out Chris and his two children; Tabitha and Griffin. They have never fished before and really enjoyed the experience. They caught quite a few fish and came back to the dock with 6 walleyes and 6 saugers - all very nice size. Chris released 21" and 22" walleyes and Brian released 23" and 28" walleyes. Way to go guys!! Jessie, Jenny, Chrissy and Jason fished the evening and did really well getting some great fish. Ross, Darren & Dave spent the weekend fishing and did very well. They tried several spots including west end of Garden Island and also Little Oak. They used crawlers with spinners getting their limits and throwing back lots of small fish and also put back some slots in the 24-25" range. It was a beautiful weekend with sunny skies and light winds. We did have a short thunderstorm Saturday evening. Lake water level rose this week but we are still good here at the resort. No flooding.

June 20, 2014:  Today Steve, Abby & Drew boarded the charter boat for a second day of fishing along with Jose. The first 8 fish they caught were all too big to keep while fishing Long Point area. They had lots of fish in the 20-24" range. They used leeches and frozen shiners were the best. Abby released a 24" walleye and Drew released a 29" walleye. Way to go kids!! They came in with 15 keepers. Kelli and Traylen fished out of Zippel and Long Point and had a slow day. Traylen released a 34" pike and Kelly released a 12" pike and also a 24 1/2" walleye. Way to go you two!! Yesterday Pete ran charter taking out Richard, Lynn, Steve, Abby and Drew. It was a slower bite today and they fished all day coming in with 14 keepers. They caught many slot walleyes with the largest measuring 24".

June 18, 2014: Very windy today again. Traylen and Kelli fished near Zippel along with around 10 other boats. They said only one boat was catching fish. They came back with no fish. Indian Mocassin flowers are blooming right now and so are the water irises. More rain on the way. Lake level is getting higher each day and have been told it will rise another 6-8 inches this week.

June 16, 2014: Pete ran a charter today taking out Dennis, Jerry, Casey and Harley. They worked hard for their fish trying the Zippel Bay area and then north towards Long Point. Got a few in the box there and then headed across and north. They caught lots of slot fish with Jerry releasing a 26", Casey released two 26", Harley released 24" and 24 1/2" walleyes and Pete put back a few also. They came in with 18 walleye/saugers plus one jumbo perch.

June 15, 2014: No fishing today- has been raining steady all day and very windy.

June 14, 2014: Very windy today and lots of big waves on the lake. Pete ran a charter trip for the Wigwam Resort taking out 6 people. He headed across the lake and fished near Bridges out of the wind with Capt Tom and Capt Mike. They caught very nice fish and released around 30 slot fish today, having a spectacular bite. At least 8 foot waves out of the east today. Traylen went out this evening alone and trolled, getting one 19" walleye and 3 more smaller ones while fishing near Pine Island. The Hasch family spent a week at the Retreat having a great time. Gary, Nick, Devin, Tyler and Taylor went across the lake and fished in front of Garden Island and off the west end. They had a fantastic bite and limited on super nice walleyes. They also released slots measuring 22", 24" 24 1/2" and two 26". Way to Go!! Tyler caught a nice 13 1/2" perch and aGary caught a 13" perch. Arnie caught  a nice 40" pike. Darlene caught her limit this trip and she doesn't even hardly fish! Monica also caught her limit. They had a good time and all caught fish. Ken, Nick, Howie, Rick, Jim and Roger caught lots of fish and everyone got a slot fish. Jim released 21's and 22's. Howie released 24" and 25" walleyes and Ken released 24" and 26 1/2" walleyes. Way to go Guys! They fished Knight and Bridges. Steve, Jeff, Doug & Mike caught lots of small fish and some keepers, having one fish fry. It was rainy for most of their stay and windy. Steve released a 28" walleye, Jeff released a 28" walleye and several 24's. Doug caught all keepers in the 16-18" range and Mike released a 19 3/4" walleye. Brian, Kevin, Chad, Charlie & Cody fished in the wind just north of Pine Island along with about 10 more charter boats. They had a slow bite all day  keeping 5. They put back lots of tiny fish. No slot fish caught on their boat today.

June 13, 2014: Pete started out the day with some bad luck, hitting a log in the bay on his way out, but still able to run the boat for the day. Pete, Charlie, Cody, Chad, Kevin & Brian had a good day keeping 18 walleyes using spinner rigs with crawlers and leeches. Lots of slots released with Pete putting back 20 1/2", 21" and 22" walleyes, Charlie released 6 slot fish in the 23" and 24" range, Cody released 21", 23" and 24", Chad released a 22", Kevin released 22" and 24" walleyes and Brian released 22" and 23" walleyes. Chad struggled thru the day with his spinner rigs. Cody caught his 4 keepers and Pete got his keepers and the rest of the group all put some in the box too. Pete pulled the boat out that evening and put on a differrent prop. Lots of logs floating out on the lake and the river. Water levels are very high and are supposed to rise another 12-15" by Tuesday due to all the rain.

June 10, 2014: The Hasch family is here for a week and are catching lots of fish. George released a 37" pike, Taylor released a 33" pike and they got a couple of walleyes. Devin caught a nice jumbo perch measuring 13 1/2" that he is getting mounted. Tyler, Devin & Taylor got some nice walleyes measuring 17", 19" and 19 1/4". They have also caught 3 smallmouth bass at 15" and 17". George got a 35" pike! Braysen is 5 yrs old and has caught a few fish also. Pete ran a charter today taking out Kent, Jean, Caroline & Chris for a half day. They had a slow day and kept only 3 walleyes. Yesterday Pete took out the same 4 along with Randy and Archie. They kept 14 walleye plus 2 jumbo perch and released some slots including 23's and 24's. Chris released a 23 1/2" walleye, Kent released a 30 1/2" walleye and his wife Jean released a 28 1/2" walleye. Way to go you guys!! This was a first time for the group and they had a great trip!

June 7, 2014: Pete ran a charter today for Wheeler's Point Resort taking out 5 people. They anchored jigging with frozen shiners til they were gone, then leeches and crawlers. They came in just one fish short on their limit of walleyes and put back 7 slot fish with the largest measuring around 29 1/2" to 30" caught by Pete and released it. They also put back lots of saugers and walleyes. Brian ran a charter taking a group of 6 from Bayview Resort. They fished off of Long Point and did well getting some nice sized walleyes in the 15-19" range, keeping 17. They put back quite a few slot fish with the largest measuring 28".  Jim, Gary, Kevin & Troy fished the past few days and did well getting their limits but said it was hard to get the 1618" walleyes. They ate fish too. and put back lots of little fish. They released 24", 27" and 28" walleyes while using frozen shiners. Jack, Randy & Charlie fished a few days and did very well, trying a few different spots. Wednesday they caught their limits using frozen shiners off the 12 footer. Charlie released a 23 1/2" walleye, Randy released 23 1/4", 23" and 25" walleyes in 26-32 feet of water. They kept nice fish and said they caught saugers in the deeper water. Jack did well in the evening with an orange/yellow jointed rap in 8 feet of water. Thursday they fished the 12 footer catching a dozen slot fish with Jack releasing 6 walleyes with four measuring 24", Randy released five slot fish with his largest measuring 25 1/2" and Charlie released one slot fish.They moved to find some keeper walleyes. They fished in front of Garden Island on Friday and and caught anotehr 15 slot walleyes. Randy caught the biggest measuring 26 1/2". They ate lots of fish while here and had a fun time. Pete ran a charter taking out Al, Joyce, Mark & Ron and Brian. They had a beautiful day with sunny skies and a light breeze, fishing off of Long Point and did very well getting some nice fish and catching 6-7 slot fish. They kept 5 jumbo perch and Ron kept a 20" pike. They kept some walleyes to replace what they had eaten the day before. A loon visited them, swimming near the boat and underneath it and even trying to steal their baits. Mark and Ron fished in the rain on Friday and kept one 28" pike. They already have all their walleyes and saugers to take home. Bruce & Eric fished a couple of days and did well anchoring and also trolling. The first night they caught a couple of 19" walleyes. They ate fish and said they caught their limits. Lots of logs and debris floating on the lake with the high water level. Be careful on the river, bays and on the lake.

June 3, 2014: Pete ran a charter today taking out Al & Joyce along with Brian as first mate. They fished right out front at the Morris Gap and anchored , jigging with frozen shiners. Pete said he tried a leech for about an hour but no bites so switched back to shiners. They released 6 slot walleyes and came in with their limits of walleyes and saugers. Mark & Ron have been fishing all week pulling #5 shadraps. Today they caught two 21"and a 22" walleye, a little musky, one small mouth bass and a dozen walleyes in the 15-16" range while in 8-8 1/2 feet of water. Yesterday they didn't fish as it rained all day. Friday evening they trolled for a few hours and came in because of rain, bringing in 4 keepers. Satruday they caught some nice fish with Mark releasing a 25" walleye, Ron a 23" walleye plus Mark released a 40" pike, 36" pike and Ron kept a 28" pike. They also kept two 18", two 17" and one 19" walleye.

June 1, 2014: Jesse, Jenny, Waylon & Ella spent the day on the water. Jenny caught a 56" sturgeon today that was a 20 minute battle. She also caught a nice 19" walleye, Waylon got a 19 1/2" walleye and Jesse released a 20" walleye. Sherry, Merlin & Eain kept 8 today. Mushrooms are popping and lots of asparagus right now. Lots of mosquitoes too so bring the bug spray!

May 31, 2014: Eain, Jesse and Crystal went out and kept 12 today. Pete, Terri, Greg, Sharon & Paul fished yesterday morning pulling shadraps in the Morris Gap area. They did well bring in 8 keepers, allmeasuring from 17-19". We also put back a few slots. Paul is here from California for a visit and she caught the firest fish, the biggest fish at 21" and the most fish today! She had a blast! Deb, Mona, Bob and John had a great week of fishing and said they caught nicer fish yesterday. Deb released 22" and 26" walleyes! Way to go Deb! They had quite a few 20's and 23's and two 24's they released. They caught over 150 fish.

May 27, 2014: Bill & Gary had an excellent morning of fishing, being the first boat on the water and catching lots of nice fish. They kept four 19" walleyes and released two 22"s, 24" and 25" with Bill catching the 25" which is their largest walleye so far. They are having the best walleye fishing ever in the 20+ years they have been coming up here. Gary also caught a 4 foot sturgeon today! Jesse & Kelli  brought the kids with including Cassie, Dani, Johnny and Owen. They had a great time this past weekend having a fish fry and taking some fish home. Johnny caught a 26" pike and they got 24" and 26" walleyes. They had a great time. Mike and Jodi fished the weekend and did well, getting their limits and eating one fish. Mark & Lan limited out keeping nice walleyes measuring 17", 18" and 19". Lan out fished Mark this weekend and released two walleyes measuring 22" and 25". Donna, Craig, Mike, Angela, Deb & Steve fished a few hours today and kept 7. Deb released two 22" walleyes, Craig released a 24 1/2" and Angela released a 25" walleye. Way to go! Pete, Terri, Ruth and Matt fished on Saturday trolling with shadraps in the bay on the way out to the lake and getting two nice keepers. Then switched to anchoring and jigging, catching big and little fish and just not getting any keepers. So they switched back to trolling and got 3 more nice ones, then headed in with bad weather approaching, high wind and rain but only lasted a brief time. They kept five walleyes measuring 17-18 1/ 2' and released 21", 23" and 24" walleyes. Ruth caught a nice pike. Keith & Kathy spent a week fishing everyday and had a great time, catching lots of slot fish. Ross and Tom even fished in the pouring rain one night last week; they hammered them. They ate lots of fish and took home their limits. They really enjoyed themselves. Getting reports that the morels are up! Eain and Brice filled their bag half full on Monday. The weather has been pretty nice. Seems like we went from a winter thaw right into summer, skipping spring. The ice chunks are all gone on the lake. Everyone still fishing right out front at the Morris Gap and along Pine Island down to Lighthouse Gap. Some are fishing in Four Mile Bay and doing well also.

May 24, 2014: Craig, Donna, Mike, Angela, Deb & Steve went out fishing today and kept 15 fish. They threw back 5 including 22" and 23" walleyes.  Gary & Bob went out this morning and limited. They were the 4th boat on the water this morning and said the bite was on. Gary released a 20". Deb released a 26" and Mona released a 22". Kevin, Naomi & Pat fished for four days and said it was "the best ever for big fish". They ate fish while staying and went home with their limits on walleyes and were 2 saugers short. 8 feet of water was most productive for them using live shiners. They released multiple walleyes measuring from 21" to 28" including 23", 24" 25", 26" and 27". Naomi had a super great week catching 26" and 28" walleyes. Way to go Naomi!! The fishing was "awesome and excellent". Pete, Ruth & Terri went mushroom hunting but found only 1 today.

May 18, 2014: Pretty nice day with just a few small sprinkles in the afternoon followed by sunshine. Still some ice on the big lake but getting less and less. Lots of big fish being caught. Kent, Matt, Rick, Matt, Myron & Richie fished Thursday night for a couple of hours- they brought in 13 keepers. Friday they caught lots of fish. Pete took them on a charter Saturday; they caught lots of big fish and came in with 12 keepers. They put back lots of slots and small fish. Richie released 25", Myron 24 1/2", Kent 26 1/2", and Peter released a 28" walleye. Way to go guys!! They also put back lots of 22's and 23's. They fished Red Lake on Thursday on the way up (for just a couple of hours) and kept 17 nice walleyes. Chartreuse and gold jigs worked best. They had a couple of meals while here and took home some fish. Jesse, Matt, Ken, Derik, Matt & Travis fished the weekend and had a great time landing lots of big fish and getting lots of keepers. They ate lots of fish ahd took home 20. Ken released a 29" walleye and a 50" sturgeon. Matt released a 30" walleye and the other Matt also released a 30" walleye. Jesse released a 26" walleye and Derik released a 24 1/2" walleye plus Travis released a 24 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!!!  Lots of sturgeon being caught right now. Pete, Terri, Brian, Charlie and Cody fished today. They kept 10 keepers and put back many slot fish. Brian, Charlie & Cody went out yesterday and kept 8 fish. Gold is hot and also white. We are having nicer weather the past few days and the ground is starting to dry out. The trees are just starting to bud. Not warm enough for mushroom hunting yet though. Lake level is high so plenty of water for boats in our bay.

May 16, 2014: Pete, Charlie, Cody & Brian went out fishing for the evening. Cody battled a huge sturgeon and after 45 minutes they got it in the boat and ended up measuring 60"! Everyone on the lake cheered  for him when they held the fish up. See photo above. Pete released a 30" walleye and Brian released a 26" walleye. Cody released a 25" walleye and Charlie released a 24" walleye! Plus they put back lots of slots over 20". They kept 5 keepers. What a night for Cody! His biggest fish ever!

May 13, 2014: Woke up with snow on the roofs and frozen ground this morning. Temp came up a little, snow turned to rain but still pretty cold today with high around 42 degrees. Lake water levels are coming up and will be plenty of water for our bay. Water is getting brown from all the runoff right now.

May 12, 2014: Happy Birthday Terri!!  Been raining all day but some still went out fishing. John, Jerry & Carl went out and got soaked but said the fishing was still good. They fished 3 days catching a total of around 150 fish; including 50 fish in the 24-26" range and another 15 fish measuring over 26". Carl released a 29" walleye! Way to go Carl! Greg also put back 27 3/4" and 28 1/2" walleyes. Way to go Greg!! They used frozen shiners, rainbows, chubbs and sucker minnows saying all worked. Red and white jigs worked well. They also said they tried some ice lures, using "stopsigns" and catching fish right under the boat. They fished anywhere from 4 to 18 feet of water. Today the north winds blew the ice into Four Mile Bay and pushed all boats off the lake. Tony, Mark & Andy fished 2 days and caught lots of fish, mostly in 5-6 feet of water. They caught 24 walleyes measuring 23" and up with their biggest at 25". They also caught a 40" sturgeon. They used frozen and live shiners and also fatheads. Cory, Randy, Tim & Culen had excellent fishing with the group eating 2 meals and taking home fish. They caught lots of fish over 20", most 21-25". They caught most of their fish in 5-6 feet of water. Tim released a 26" walleye and Randy released a 29 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!! They also released two sturgeon that measured around 34-35". Walleye Retreat Bowling Team took first place this year and won the trophy!

May 11, 2014: Happy Mother's Day! Jerry finished getting his limit to go home (2 fish) and said it was a bit slower today. He said the rainbows weren't working as well so he used frozen shiners. He released a 29" walleye today! Way to go Jerry!! 

May 10, 2014: Pete, Terri & Brian went out around 4pm today to fish with around 200 other boats. Still ice on the lake but able to get out past the red & green buoys with ice starting around 20 feet of water. Still ice in front of Pine Island. We caught lots of big walleyes today, in fact more of them than keepers. Brain started us out with a 24" followed by 25", 23" and more. Terri caught a 23" and Pete caught quite a few big walleyes also with his biggest measuring over 30 inches! We had a great time coming in around 7pm. Must have put back around 20 big walleyes today and a few small ones. We kept 4 walleyes that measured 18, 19, 17 and one 15" sauger. We also lost a couple of keepers at the boat. Beautiful weather with light winds- couldn't ask for a nicer day on opener. Everyone catching fish with most limiting out and putting back big walleyes. Saw lots of big fish caught today. John & Greg kept their limits today plus put back lots of big fish. Jerry fished alone and did very well with him catching 13 fish and keeping 5; 4 saugers measuring 15-20" plus he kept one walleye. He released walleyes measuring 22", 24", 28", 28" and 28 1/2". What a day!!

May 5, 2014: Just about time to wet a line and we can't wait. The Rainy river is open all the way to the lake with Four Mile Bay totally open also. There is a channel going out of Morris Point about a half mile or so onto the lake and looks like open water over to the shore of Pine Island on the west end. Supposed to rain the next few days so hopefully will melt all that ice on the lake. Lots of boats fishing the Rainy for sturgeon right now and the word is they are biting pretty good. Should be a great walleye opener!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICE FISHING REPORTS

Charee & Greg with 29" walleye (kept)

Arne with 37" pike - released

Jerry holding 30" walleye - released

Ethan holding 27" walleye (released)

Michele with her and Scott's catch.

Chris holding 28" walleye (released)

Dallas with his crappie!

Emily holding her 40 1/4" pike

Rick holding his 28 1/4" walleye

Arne holding 23" walleye (released)

Adrian holding her 28 3/4" walleye (released)

Jimmy holding 23" walleye (released)

Meghan holding her 27 1/2" walleye (released)

Meghan measuring a walleye in sleeper house

Crystal holding 25 1/2" walleye (released)

From left to right: Lucinda, Terri, Crystal & Sherry after a day of fishing. This is Walleye Retreat's Bowling Team which is in first place right now! Looks like they know how to fish too!!

8 yr old Stephanie with her 22" walleye (released)

Missy holding 23" walleye (released)

April 1, 2014: Must have gotten around 10 or more inches of snow yesterday with 4 foot drifts around the resort. We have closed our doors for the winter season. Thank you to all our great customers who visited us this winter. We appreciate your business! We are looking forward to a great spring and summer season and hope to see you all! Reports will be back up after fishing opener. Hope the ice is gone by then!

March 30, 2014: Our last fishermen left this morning saying they had a pretty good weekend, enjoying the warm temps for sitting on the ice. Doug & Brad did very well getting their limits of walleyes and nice saugers while fishing near Bridges. Brad released a 23" walleye. They fished the "washout" in the evening and caught lots of small fish, some keepers and Doug released a 25" walleye. Way to go Doug & Brad. Jay released a 22" walleye at Bridges and Rick caught a nice pike. Randy caught a 13 1/2" perch and Tim says they caught lots of small ones with an 18" as the biggest keeper. They had a good time. Bill, Jerry & Karl fished on Friday and kept 15.

March 23, 2014: Dale & Lenny were in a sleeper house saying they caught 2 nice saugers right away when they arrived at the ice shack. They kept 4 walleyes and 4 saugers on Thursday and went home just 3 short of their limits. Paul, Matt, Joe, Jason, Nick, Tim, Bruce, Dylan, Tim and Mike used their sleds and portables going out of Adrian's road. Matt said a charmer worked well his first day out with him limiting easily. They kept 40 fish for the group and also had a big meal of fish while staying. No slot fish caught. Luke, Zach, Jordan, Eric & Paul had slow fishing keeping 7 the first day out and then keeping another 10 small fish the second day out. Lyle & Brad used portables and kept 8. Jeff & Mike arrived early Friday and went out of Adrian's to set up portables but said the wind was pretty strong and the roads were blowing shut, so they opted to go to one of our day houses. They only fished a little over 3 hours and brought in 4 keepers; 3 saugers and a 20" pike. Their second day they caught 24 fish and kept 6 with the largest being a 15 1/2" sauger. They also had one tullibee and said they had steady action. Randy & Sue fished a full day on Friday keeping 7 fish. They fished a half day on Saturday and kept another 7 saying they had bigger saugers and one pike. We have plenty of ice at around 37" or more. Need your extension. There are some slushy areas being encountered where the snow is deep. We have taken all our sleepers off the ice and will be bringing in most of our day houses this week. Cyrus Resort has closed down their plowed road to pickups/wheelhouses. Only letting out ATV's and sleds. Adrians' plowed road is still open so far. Morris Point is letting out pickups but no wheelhouses. Their road is in good shape.

March 19, 2014: Greg & Charee spent a couple of days in a sleeper house and did well getting their limits of walleyes plus some saugers. This morning at 5am Charee woke up to the rattle reel making noise and slowly turning. She woke up Greg and he discovered they had a big walleye on which ended up being 29". Caught on a pink & black jig. See photo above. Greg said it came up the ice hole very easy. The first night out Charee caught a 21" walleye. They had lots of 13" fish and their biggest keeper measured 17". They had a great time! Julie, Kyle & Jason stayed in a sleeper house and did very well. They limited plus Kyle released a 29 1/2" pike. Way to go Kyle!!

March 18, 2014: DuWayne & Chad spent a night in a sleeper house and did very well eating some fish and taking home 14; all measuring 14" ato 12". Sue, Jim, Bob & Renee fished two day, catching 30 fish the first day out and keeping 6. The second day they caught 20 fish (slower) and kept 5 plus they took home 7 tulibees. Their largest walleye measured 15 1/2". Laird & Bob fished a half day yesterday and kept 2 fish. Today they fished a full day and kept another 5. Pretty slow. Marvin and his two daughters, Jessica & April fished today and kept 5 saugers and 2 walleyes.

March 16, 2014: Ross, Reed and Neil fished Friday and Saturday - was slow on Friday with them bringing in no fish. Saturday they caught 30 fish and kept 8. Joel and his 3 sons, Kaleb, Will & Carter stayed in a sleeper house for a couple of nights. They did okay keeping 19-20 keepers with the biggest fish measuring 16 1/2". Wayne & Owen fished a half day (afternoon) on Friday and caught 10. Saturday they caught 21 fish and today they caught 25-30 fish. They kept 13 fish today and Owen caught a nice 18" walleye. They also kept a big perch. Frozen shiners worked well. Greg, John & Brad fished out of Adrian's plowed road and kept 24 fish. Barb & Gary fished the afternoon on Friday and kept no fish. They also fished a full day yesterday and the morning today. They caught enough for 2 meals. Barb released a 32" pike. Dave, Charlie and Cody fished the weekend doing pretty good. They ate 8 fish and took home 16 measuring 14-16". Cody released a 23" walleye and he also caught a very nice sauger. Way to go Cody!! Jake's group used portables and went out of Long Pint Friday. They caught 9 fish and a few tullibees.

March 14, 2014: Arne, Derrill & Doug fished two days, catching 31 the first day; keeping 11. They caught 30 the second day and kept another 11. Arne said the second day they had a fast start. Arne released a 37" pike. Way to go Arne!! Josh, Tim, Levi & Brad were in a sleeper house. Their biggest keeper measured 16" and the rest were under that. Josh released a 28 1/2" walleye. Way to go Josh!! They also released a 22" walleye. Jerry, Shawn & Jerry had slow fishing using portables. Jerry released a 24" walleye and they also caught a 3 lb pike. Warmer temps here lately!

March 12, 2014: Fish biting slow still but they are catching some. Brad, Dave, Buzzy & Ray caught 14 fish their first day out and kept another 4 for a half day of fishing today. They threw back five 8" fish and said they kept small fish. Bob & Judy fished two days, keeping 8 the first day and then another 5 the second day. They had one 15" walleye and a 13" sauger and the rest were smaller. Kenny, Scott & Wyatt fished 1 1/2 days keeping 12 the first day and another 12 the second day by noon. Tom, Steve & Chris fished two days. They caught 20 the first day, eating 10 of them. The second day they caught 20 more and ate 12 of those. They kept 14" fish and under. Jon and Kyle were in a sleeper house catching mostly small fish. They used their sled with portables and moved in for the shallow bite each morning and evening, catching all their fish shallow. They got their limits plus caught a couple of pike and Kyle released a 24" walleye. Way to go Kyle! Jerry & Vicki spenbt a few days out in their wheelhouse. They did well getting limits with lots of saugers in 16' of water. They also released a couple of 22" walleyes and Jerry released 24" and 30" walleyes! Way to go Jerry! It got slushy on the lake-warm temps-but back to cold and the lake firmed back up for easy traveling.

March 9, 2014: Very slow bite again this weekend but much nicer days with lots of sunshine and warm temps up to 42 degrees. Scott & Steve fished yesterday and did okay catching 35 fish and keeping 9. Jamie's group caught 50-60 fish and ended up with 15 walleyes and a few tullibees. Their fish measured 14" and up. Mick's group used portables and fished out of Adrian's Road going way out and caught some fish keeping 18 walleye/saugers and 21 tullibees. Kevin's group had slow days keeping 14 saugers. Bob released a 24" walleye. Way to go Bob!! Logan & his girlfriend were in a sleeper house and did well. Jack & Ray used their wheel house and had a slow bite. They caught a couple of saugers and 12 tullibees. Carl, Brad, Amanda, Jade & David were in a wheel house and had a slow bite from Thursday on thru Sunday. They caught 70 walleye/saugers; keeping 5 with the largest measuring 13 1/2". They also caught one pike and a "RockStar". Tim, Mark, Jim,& Tony caught some fish keeping their limits of walleye/saugers with most measuring 13-14" and also one 16" and one 18". They also caught 16 tullibees and Jim caught an 18" smallmouth bass. Mark released a 25" walleye. Way to go Mark!! Luke, Nate, Max & Eric used portables and fished out the Cyrus road and also Long Point. They kept 21 walleye/saugers and took home close to 100 tullibees for the smoker. Wes' group were in a sleeper house and kept 2 walleye, 8 sauger and 1 tullibee. They said it was slow but had a good time.   

March 2, 2014: Slower bite this weekend and very cold temps with lows at -34. Getting pretty sick of the bitter cold wind, as I'm sure most of you are! Dennis, Sherry & 10 yr old Brittany stayed in a sleeper house for the weekend. They had a fun time, catching lots of small fish and keeping 8. Brittany caught a 15" walleye and Dennis caught and released a 25" walleye. Way to go Dennis! Hi to Charlotte and John (her parents) - we miss you guys! Tyler, Justin & Tom fished a couple of days. They kept 13 fish the first day out and another 14 the second day. Their largest walleye was just under 19 1/2". Happy Birthday to Tom!! Josh, Brian & Jason were in a sleeper house and threw back lots of fish including some 13-15" saugers. They set their standards high. Their largest walleye measured 17 1/2". They caught 40 fish and kept 15. Bernard's group were in a sleeper hosue and did okay but was kind of slow. They did have a fish fry and not sure how many they had to take home. Mark, Marilyn & Marv had pretty good fishing, catching mostly saugers. They kept 16 on Friday and another 9 on Saturday. Marilyn caught the biggest fish which was a 4 1/2 lb pike. Mark had a 16" walleye. They had a good time. 

March 1, 2014: Kevin & Brian used their portables on Wednesday and had a slow bite, saying they had a hard time dealing with the high winds. They ditched the portables for the next day and Kevin went to one of our heated houses on Thursday, going out alone as Brian came down with flu. Kevin caught 20 fish and kept 4. Scotty's group had slow fishing on Friday with them keeping 16 fish. John released a 23" walleye. Way to go John!  

February 23, 2014: Steve, Beau & Mike used their portables and fished the "washout" at Morris Gap. Their biggest walleye measured 25". They caught lots of 16-20" walleyes and had plenty to eat. Jerry, Kyle & Mark plus George, Andrew & Mike were in sleepers and had a good time, catching lots of fish and eating fish. They kept 33 total and had 2 tullibees, they also caught a big pike. Biggest walleye measured 21" which was released, of course! Chartreuse and white jigs worked well and also gold ants. Chad & LaVon were in a sleeper house and did really well saying the had a good weekend and they limited out. Drake & Jenny had a slow bite on Monday and said that Sunday was better. Jennifer released a 23" walleye. Way to go Jennifer!! They had a good time. Justin, Todd, Paul, Jake, Fran, Mark, Keith, Brian, Jeff and Brent fished two days and said it was slow for them. They kept 16 nice ones. Ed, Jeff & Joe caught 80 fish, keeping 16. Their largest walleye measured 17".                                                                                        

February 19, 2014: Scott & Michele fished two days and had a fantastic time. They caught 29 saugers and 12 walleyes; keeping 8 the first day out. Their second day they caught 16 saugers and 6 walleyes and said they were nicer fish. They also caught 2 tullibees. They kept their limits and said they also missed 3 nice fish. Kyle & Chris stayed in sleeper house and did well. They ate a meal and took home their limits. Wayne, Julie, Preston and Shane were in a sleeper house and did well. Said they had to work for the fish. They kept all 13" and up with 17-18" the biggest keepers. They kept 23 fish and had a great time! Jerry & Cindy fished two days and did well getting some nice fish.  

February 16, 2014: Alan & Naomi did well catching around 100 fish. They kept a total of 8 walleyes and one jumbo perch. Merlin, Sherry, Carrie & Jacob fished the afternoon and did very well keeping 18 nice fish. Eain, Erica, Marissa and Eli also fished the afternoon and kept 12 fish. Brian, John & Ethan had good fishing with them putting back lots of 13-14" fish and smaller ones. They ate fish and ended up getting the remainder of their limits the second day. The first day they caught 57 fish and kept 21. Ethan caught a nice 27" walleye on a red/pink plain hook. Way to go Ethan!! They also kept 3 tullibees. Mike & Michelle were in a sleeper house and had "fantastic and awesome" fishing. They caught close to their limits plus Mike released a 26 1/2" walleye. Way to go Mike!! They had a fun time. Jerry & Vicki used their portables and also their wheelhouse. They did well in the "washout" taking home 8 walleyes and 7 saugers. Vicki lost a big one after battling it for around 10 minutes. Keith & his partner caught lots of fish. Their second day out they kept 2 tullibee, 6 saugers and 2 walleyes. Mike, Stacy and their son Daniel fished one day and caught 27 fish. They kept 3 nice fish with Daniel getting a nice 18" walleye. Mike released a 20 1/2" walleye. John & Sandy were in a sleeper house and did well. They caught 76 fish, keeping 13" and up fish. They ate 4 and took home 10 plus 2 tullibee. Chris & Samantha went out for the afternoon and caught 4 walleyes, all small; keeping none. Chris caught and released a 28" walleye. See photo above. Way to go Chris!! Justin, Lane, Dan, Jordan, Eli, Ryan, Tristan & Lincoln fished two days. They cleaned over 50 fish. Lane released a 21" walleye. John Phillips and has 3 partners stayed in a sleeper house overnight and caught enough for a meal. More snow on its way tonight and much warmer temps. Can't wait!  Jimmy Long fished alone in 23 feet of water and caught all small fish, taking none home.

February 13, 2014: Just got dumped on with about 4-5 inchs of new snow and the wind is blowing. Pete is out plowing the resort. No one fishing today as everyone headed home and new groups checking in tonight and tomorrow.

February 12, 2014: Dennis & Janice spent their time in a sleeper house. They kept 14 fish and said their largest measured 16". They threw back a fair amount also. Steve & Randy fished one day and kept 9. Rob & his partner fished two days, having a slow bite. They kept 4 fish plus released 20 1/4" and 26" walleyes. They caught lots of 13-14" fish but threw them back. Duane & Ed were in a sleeper house and caught 100 fish. They ate 6 and took home 9. Duane released a 22" walleye and he said they had two 16" and one 19" for walleyes. Henry and his two fishing buddies kept 6 fish today. Bob, Don, Todd & Jerry fished 2 days and did very well. They ate fish and went home just shy a few on their limits. They kept nice 15, 16, 17" fish and had some 15" saugers. Gemini's (chartreuse with white glow) just tipped with a minnow and left still worked great for them. White/gold also worked well. They released 24" and 26 1/4" walleyes. Their biggest keeper walleye measured 18 3/4". Way to go guys! Brian & Matt fished a half day and brought in 6 keepers plus Matt released a 26 1/2" walleye. Way to go Matt!

February 9, 2014: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD BARSTOW!! Fishing picked up this weekend with most groups doing quite well. Amanda, Brad, Karl & Nikki used their wheelhouse and did very well. They had a fish fry and said they caught their limits, plus 1 eelpout and 6 tullibees. All of their walleye/saugers were 15". Nikki caught her biggest walleye measuring 27". Way to go Nikki!! Jason & Sara were in sleeper house and also did well. They limited on walleyes and saugers and also caught 5 tullibee. Tony, Chris, Carter and Aaron were in sleeper house and had a great time. They caught 80 fish and kept 25. Gold spoons and pink jig-o-bits worked best. Biggest walleye measured 19 1/2" (released). They didn't catch any tullibees and said they had 3 suspended fish on the vexilar but they would not bite. Evan, Ethan & Matt fished the afternoon and did pretty good keeping 8-9 fish and Matt released a 22" walleye. Tony, Chris & Mike were in a sleeper house and had a good time. They kept 14 walleye/saugers and they got a couple of big pike. Mike released a 36 1/2" pike and Tony released a 34" pike. Way to go you two!! Ana and Josh fished two days doing "fair". They kept 6 each day plus Josh released a 25" walleye. Way to go Josh!! They caught tons of tullibees. Leslie, John, Brian & Tim had slow fishing. They kept 6 on Friday and kept 3 on Saturday. Tim released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go Tim. They also caught one tullibee.

February 4, 2014: Kevin, Ed, Pat, John, Tom & Dave fished a couple of days and had a slow bite. They kept 16 walleye/saugers and 7 tullibees and then another 4 more walleyes/saugers the next day.   

 

February 2, 2014: Kevin, Hose' & Mark spent a couple of days on the ice and did well catching 80 fish and keeping around a dozen. Dallas, Bob, Curt, Eric & John had a great time staying with us and catching lots of fish. They kept 8 fish the second day out, and kept 23 walleyes/saugers on Saturday plus one nice crappie caught by Dallas. That's the 6th crappie we know of caught out of our fish houses tis winter. Eric released a 22" walleye. Way to go Eric!! Margie, Brian & Chris fished two days and had a slow bite. They kept 1 walleye and 3 saugers plus 2 tullibees on Saturday with the largest fish measruing 14". Saturday they kept 4 walleyes and 1 tullibee. Margie released a 22" walleye. Way to go Margie!! Rick & Clarissa spent the weekend in the sleeper house. They kept 7 fish with Rick landing a 19" walleye and Clarissa landing a 16" walleye. Myron, Matt & Troy were in a sleeper house and caught lots of small fish plus kept 9 fish, all 14" and up with the largest measuring 18" and 19". Alan, Kari, Mike & Pam fished in their wheelhouse out of Adrians. They kept 9 fish. Pam released 19 1/2" and 21" walleyes. Way to go Pam! John, Jake & Tim fished two days and did very well. They caught their limits of very nice fish including a 18" sauger and some 15" and 16" fish. Jake released a 26" walleye. Way to go Jake!!

January 31, 2014: Al & Joyce fished two days and kept 12 nice fish. They both lost a big walleye in the hole. Jacque & Greg went ouf of Adrian's with their house and did okay catching some decent size fish; keeping 7 saugers and 6 walleyes. They said they caught the smallest fish they have ever seen, measuring 3-4" long. Jacque released a 23 1/2" walleye, her largest walleye so far. Way to go Jacque!! 

January 28, 2014: Slow bite the past few days and still colder than we would like it! Sunday  we had to pull the people off the lake at noon due to high winds and blowing snow. Pretty much a whiteout on the lake. Doug & Jason kept 5 fish on Sunday and released a 22" walleye. Monday they caught 24 fish and kept 5, released a 24" walleye, and today caught 24 fish again and kept a total of 6 plus they released 21" and 22" walleyes. Doug is from Nebr5aska and Jason is from South Dakota. They had a great time. Doug Emerson and hsi two sons fished two days and kept 17 fish including a couple of ullibees. Scott and his partner kept 8 fish on Monday and another 3 today. Neil and his partner fished today and kept only 2 fish. Very slow today.

January 26, 2014: Hoss, Doreen, Linda & Randy spent a night in a sleeper house. They caught some fish plus some tullibees. Linda released a 22" walleye. Keith, Duane and Emily kept 2 walleyes and Emily caught a 40 1/4" pike which was her first time ice fishing and was her first bite! Way to go Emily! Matt, Travis, Jason & Bryan were in a sleeper house. They ate fish twice and took home a pail full. Matt released a 25" pout and they also had 3 tullibees. Seth, Keith, Ethan, Marv, Chip, Aaron, John, Ryan & Dave used portables and had slow fishing. Doug & Jason caught lots of 12" and under fish with 16 walleyes and 4 saugers. They had 3 eaters plus they caught 24 tullibee and released a 24" walleye. Scott & Steve kept 12 fish, saying a purple Gemini worked best and Scott caught a 25" walleye on a gold jig-o-bit. The fish weighed 5.6 lbs. Way to go Scott! Dave, Shawn, Jeff & Steve kept 10 walleye/sauger their first day out and another 9 the second day. Dave was the tulllibee King and he also caught a 19" walleye. Shawn released a 22" and Jeff released a 25 1/4" walleye. Way to go guys! Dave, Steve, Dan, Jason & Ryan did pretty good. They released 20" and 21" walleyes and also caught a couple of tullibees. Vicki, Brian, Kyle, Jessica & Travis caught 50-60 fish and said they had a great time. Vicki released a 26" walleye, Kyle released a 25 1/2" walleye and Jessica released three fish over 20". Travis got an 18" for his biggest. Way to go you guys! Nick & Nate were in a sleeper house and did very well. They ate some fish, limiting out. They lost a couple of big ones also.

January 23, 2014: Al & Joyce had some good fishing for 2 days. They ate 4 fish and took home their limits plus Joyce released a 22" walleye. Way to go Joyce!! We sure enjoyed having you two back! Ron & Eldon said they did good the first day out and their second day was slower. They kept 12 walleye/saugers, one perch and 2 tullibee. Dave, Dennis & Joel kept 26 fish with them eating some the first night. Dennis released two 21" walleyes. Way to go Dennis! Pat, Roger, Dennis & Sonny got a few fish with them eating 4 and taking home 10 walleye/saugers, 6 tullibees plus Pat caught an 11" crappie! Sonny released a 20" walleye and Dennis released another 20" walleye. Way to go guys! Drake & Jennifer were in a sleeper house and did very well on gold jigs. This was Jennifer's first time ice fishing and she loved it. They ate fish tacos in their sleeper house and took home their limits. Gold Rock'n'rolls worked best. Jennifer released a 24" walleye and Drake released a 23" walleye. Way to go you two!! Julie & Jason were in a sleeper house and did very well. They took home their limits of walleyes and saugers, 20 tullibees and Julie caught one nice crappie! Way to go Julie! Rick, Wayne & John said it was slow the first day and did better the second day. They caught 6 saugers, 8 walleyes and 6 tullibees. Dave, Jim, Neil, Russ & Gary got quite a few fish plus four slot fish. Neil got the largest measuring 26", followed by 25", 24" & 23" walleyes. Way to go Neil!! Weather changes have been hard on the bite the past few weeks. Walleye Retreat Women's Bowling Team took first place for the first half of the season!

January 21, 2014: Carol & Dude fished two days. They kept 12 fish; mostly saugers. They also caught some tullibees. Rick's group had a slow day, keeping a few saugers and catching around a dozen tullibees.

January 20, 2014: Much slower bite with the weather change that came through this weekend. Justin's group were in a sleeper house and had a slow bite. They did release a 24 1/2" walleye and their largest keeper measured 17 1/2". Ray, Chad, Mike & Jeff  had enough fish to eat and said they had a great time. Chad released a 29 1/4" walleye. Way to go Chad!! Bill, Brian, Jake & Joe fished a couple of days and said they caught some fish but was slow. They kept 25 fish plus Jake released a 25" walleye and they also put back 21" and 22" walleyes. Way to go guys!! Steve, Dan, Jim & Jason were in a sleeper house with the group catching lots of 10-13" fish and some keepers. They caught a few over 20" and a few just under 20". They also caught 10 tullibee, one 10" perch and Dan released a 33" pike plus a 22 1/2" walleye. Steve released a 22" walleye. Way to go guys!! Jeff, Steve & Marty kept 7 fish each day all measuring 14-16" plus they had a couple of 19" walleyes. Steve caught a nice 26" walleye around noon that he put back. Jeff released a 23" and Marty released a 21" walleye. They said they had early and late bites. They kept a dozen tullibees and had some 15-16" saugers. They had one really huge tullibee. They had a good time. Junior, Cameren & Andy stayed in a sleeper house and had a good time. They caught tons of white fish (around 20) and a big eelpout and 2 jumbo perch. They had a couple of 16", 17" and 18" walleyes and lost a couple of big ones.Joe, Steve, Ben & Jake ate a meal of fish after keeping 8 the first day out and another 6 the second day. They caught lots of tullibees (16 or more) and otherwise said they had mostly saugers. Steve caught a 13.5" jumbo perch and Joe released a 23" walleye. Way to go Joe!! They ate a meal of fish while here.

January 16, 2014: Very high winds today and blowing snow. All plowed roads closed for the day. White out on the lake totally most of the day. Brian & Travis came off the lake this morning from a few nights in a sleeper house. They caught 90 fish and kept 15 plus a dozen tullibees. They said they caught em all on "swedish Taso's"! Sorry you didn't make it with them Taso! Dan & Gary caught 12-13 fish today; keeping 7. Dan released 23" and 24" walleyes. Way to go Dan!! Bill, Karl & Jerry threw back 6 fish and kept 3, plus 3 tullibees.Gary, Jim & John caught 75 fish in 3 days. They ate a meal and kept 5 to take home. They also put back 21" and 22 1/2" walleyes. Jim got the biggest walleye and he also caught a big eelpout around 6-7 lbs. They caught lots of small fish. Warren, Larry, Scott, Dwight, Joe, Carl, Randy & Chad were in sleeper houses. They caught 120 fish. Said they caught lots of small saugers plus a couple of pike and also they released a 37" pike. Way to go!! Larry broke his line on a big fish.   

January 15, 2014: Ed & Leanne had a good trip with them catching all really nice fish. They caught 24 the 1st day out and kept 6, their 2nd day they caught 10 and kept 3 (today). They came in early off the ice with the winter storm moving in. Whiteout on the lake with blowing snow and high winds. Dan & Gary kept another 4 fish today. Bob & Judy fished two days and said it was the best fishing they have had up here. They went home one walleye short of their limits. Their largest measured 17 1/2". Don, Lisa, Tom & Denise fished two days and kept a total of 17 fish. Don released two 22" walleyes and Lisa released a 25" walleye. Way to go Lisa and Don! This was Lisa's first time ice fishing and she loved it. Thanks for the jar of homemade pear jelly Lisa! Tim, Kevin & Brian kept 6 fish the 1st day out and another 8 the second day, saying they caught 40 fish. They also had 1 tullibee. They relased a 19 3/4" walleye and said they had a great time. Henry, Neil and Ralph drove over from International Falls and fished for the day. They did well keeping 12 nice walleyes with 17" and 19" fish in the bucket. Henry released a 21" walleye, Neil released a 24" and Ralph released a 26" walleye! Way to go guys!!

January 12, 2014: Nikki, Carl, Brad, Amanda, Jen, Dave, Kim & Chad had a super weekend of fishing. They went home with their limits of nice fish. Brad released a 20" walleye. Chris, Jeff, Brad, Zach, Mike, Matt & Tony spent the weekend in sleeper houses. They said it was really slow for them and they kept 10 fish measuring 12-19" plus they kept 7 tullibees. Jeff caught an 11" crappie and Brad released a 21" walleye. They caught a couple of eelpout and a 12" perch. Barry, Brenda, Marc, Chelsey, Aaron and Breanna ate a meal of fish and took home 10. Barry caught and released a 25" walleye and they also put back two 23" walleyes. Way to go!! They said the fish they kept were nice ones. Brian, Mike & Tom had great fishing using their portables, saying it is the best fishing they have seen in 3 years. They released 3 slot fish including a 24" and they took home their limits of nice fish. Randy Keller and Mark Regan stopped at Red Lake and fished doing well there, then headed up here to try a few nights in their wheelhouse. Mark caught a 15 3/4" jumbo perch and Randy caught a 30" walleye he kept. Way to go guys!! They went home with their limits of fish. Kevin, Mark, Jason & Chris were in a sleeper house and caught 86 fish. They limited. No slot fish. Biggest walleye measured 19". Matt, Rick and Cacia stayed in a sleeper house and did well keeping over 25 fish. Rick caught a nice 28 1/4" walleye that he kept to mount. They had a great time.

January 11, 2014: Kristy, Ron, Tyler & 6 yr old Aidan fished two days catching some nicer fish today, mostly saugers. Aidan caught some saugers for his first trip. Kristy released a nice 26" walleye. Way to go Kristy!! Jimmy stayed overnight in his fish house. He caught all small fish in 21' of water. John & Mandy had a slow bite keeping 2 fish on Friday and another 6 today. John released a 25" walleye. Way to go John!! Mark, Craig, Mark & Steve said their first day out they caught 30 fish and kept 6. The second day they had nicer fish catching 15 and keeping 7. Craig released a 22" and kept a 19"- he got the biggest walleye this trip! Brad, Amanda, Chad, Carl, Nikki, Jen, Dave, Kim & Chad are using their wheelhouse and fished 6.4 mi out of Cyrus Road. They had excellent fishing with them keeping all 15-19" saugers and walleyes. Chad released 22", Amanda released 21 1/2" and Nikki released a 23" and she also lost her phone down the hole. Too bad! Tim & Kevin used portables and had great fishing out of the Cyrus plowed road, saying they got off by themselves (5 1/2 mi out) and had a grea time. They kept big saugers measuring 15-16". They ate 6 fish and replaced them today, taking home their limits. They limited by 1pm in 31' of water. They released a 19" walleye and Tim released a 23" walleye. Way to go guys!!

January 10, 2014: Happy Anniversary to Dave & Erin!! Dave & Erin fished two days; keeping 9 tullibee and 5 saugers on Thursday and then another 9 tullibee today plus 6 saugers and 6 walleyes with 34 of them being a nice size. Jake, Don, Twig and Gino had a good time catching lots of fish. They ate fish and took home limits including some nice fat 16" walleyes and a couple 15". Gino caught and released a 28" walleye that he got on a chartreuse bubblegum. Way to go Gino!! Laird fished solo for one day and kept 7. Arne, Derrill, Doug, Tom, Charlie & Tony fished two days. They caught around 100 fish and kept 24 each day plus 3-4 tullibees and one jumbo perch. They caught 6 slot fish including 21", 22" and 23" walleyes. Way to go guys! Casey, Larry, Michael and John kept 11 fish. James, Jerid, Shawn and Cody fished two days and had a slow bite. They kept 6 small fish the first day and another 3 fish the 2nd day. Jerid released a 25" walleye he caught on a pink and white buckshot. Way to go Jerid!! They also put back a 23" walleye and caught 4 tullibees. They still had a good time. Dick & Bob also fished two days; they kept 8-9 fish in the 14-16" range. Patrick, Chris, John & Justin spent their time in a sleeper house and had a slow bite but did get some nice fish, keeping 16. They released a coule of slots with Justin putting back a 21 1/2" and Chris released a 23 1/2" walleye. They also had 3-4 tullibees. Evan, Tyler and John fished the afetrnoon heading out Cyrus Resort's plowed road. They caught plenty of fish and kept 15 measuring 14,15 and 16". Evan released a 24" walleye and they also put back a 19 1/2" walleye.

January 7, 2014: Darol just came over to tell me about his big walleye he caught today. He got a beauty 26" walleye on a blue & white ball jig. His buddy Mike caught a 30" pike also on blue and white. They released both fish. Way to go guys! Bob is also fishing with them. They caught 30 fish today; mostly saugers and kept enough for a meal, saying they caught lots of little fish  and 6 tullibees. Ray, Reed, Larry, Dick, Dale, Adam, Derek, Pete & Aaron fished two days and said the first day "sucked" with them keeping only 9 fish. The second day they kept 22 fish and said green worked best. Derek is here from Russia trying ice fishing. He caught a nice 18" walleye. Ray released a 22" walleye. Way to go Ray!! The group had a good time.

January 6, 2014: Jeremy, Rick, Travis, Matt, Mike & Josh fished two days with the first day being slow. They kept 12 small fish and Rick released a 26" walleye. Way to go Richard!! Their second day out they did better keeping 34 walleyes/saugers. Jim, Jason & Larry did well fishing 1/2 day today and keeping 5 plus 7 tullibees. Yesterday they kept 20 walleye/saugers and 6 tullibee including a 17" sauger and 16" walleye. Ron, Chuck & Jerry had a good time. They kept 20 fish the first day and another 6 the second day, saying they caught 26 fish. They had two 14", one 15" and a 17".

January 5, 2014: Doreen, Linda, Randy & Hoss, spent one night in a sleeper house. They had a good time and kept 11 fish; 5 walleyes and 6 saugers. They also had 3-4 tullibees. Doreen lost her rod down the hole. Keith & Tim spent a couple nights in a sleeper house and did well keeping 12 and Keith also released a 24 1/2" walleye. Marty's group used portables and kept 10 fish and released a 24" walleye. Way to go! Josh's group fished Saturday and kept 16 plus released 20", 23" and 24" walleyes. Way to go !! They also caught lots of whitefish.Yesterday they used their portables and battled the wind and had a slow bite. Jim, Jason & Larry caught 12 fish yesterday and kept 4 plus 2 tullibees. They had a 17" sauger. Allan, Kari, Brittni & Adam used wheel houses and had a slow bite. They kept 6 fish; 4 saugers and 2 walleyes plus they released 3 big pike.

January 3, 2014: Dustin, Dan & Ryan spent a couple of nights in a sleeper house. They caught a total of 70 fish; keeping 11 saugers, 6 walleyes and 7 tullibee. They released 22 1/2" and 24" walleyes. Bill, Kathie & Richard spent a week on the ice and had a good time. They ate lots of fish while on the ice and took some home. They also caught 3 eelpout and some tullibees. Laird & Bob fished two days with them keeping 5 fish on Wednesday and 13 fish on Thursday. Bob released a 22" walleye and Laird broke his line twice. He had a big walleye that filled the hole coming up but spit the hook and got away! Larry & Rocky also fished the same days. They kept 13 fish and said they had some nicer fish the second day including 15" and 17" walleyes. The rest measured 12-13". Bite picking up a little since the cold front moved in this past week.

January 2, 2014: Fishing much better today than the past few days. Jim Sr, Adrian & Jimmy Jr fished the past 3 days catching a total of 33 fish with today being their best day. They fished Red Lake before arriving here and caught 30 fish while there. First day on the lake here they caught 10 and kept only 3 plus released a 25 1/2" pike. Their 2nd day they caught 15 and kept 5 plus Jimmy Jr released a 23" walleye. Way to go Jimmy! Today they kept 10 and Jim Sr released a 23" walleye and Adrian released a 28 3/4" walleye. Way to go!!  Alec, Dusty and Kenny had two slow days keeping only 6 fish and then another 5 yesterday. Chanse, Bret & Darren kept 9 fish on Monday and then another 18 on Tuesday. Bret released a 22" walleye and Darren released a 23" walleye. Way to go!! Dean & Jane were in a sleeper house for a couple of nights. They kept 3 fish and had a very slow bite. Danita and Steve fished one day keeping 8 and releasing a 24" walleye. Joe & Maria fished two days keeping 9 and then 5 the second day. They had all 13" and up saugers and Maria caught a nice 17" walleye. This was her first time ice fishing and she really enjoyed it. Larry & Rocky kept 12 fish, all around 13". Larry released a 24" walleye. Jeff and Charles spent a few nights in a sleeper house. They ate 3 fish on the lake and ended up with their limits to take home. They both released 21" walleyes. They also caught one eelpout. Orange jig-o-bits and pink glass jigs worked best. They traveled all the way from southern Michigan to spend time fishing Lake of the Woods. It has been very cold here with low of -42 this morning and high around -10. Warm again tomorrow and then back to cold.

December 30, 2013: Marty and his 10 yr old daughter Meghan just came off the lake this morning after spending the weekend in a sleeper house. They had a super great time catching lots of fish, eating fish in the house and going home with their limits. Meghan caught and released a 27 1/2" walleye! Way to go Meghan!! She also caught a 14" jumbo perch this morning and is going to have her grandpa mount it for her. Marty released a 20" walleye. They had nice 14-15" walleyes and their biggest sauger measured 14". They also caught 2 whitefish. Phil, Joe, Gordy & Eric had slow fishing in their house. They kept 5 the first day and then 6 the second day. They had 14" and up fish and also caught 2 whitefish. Jon, Jim & Jason had great fishing, getting their limits plus 6 tullibees. They released a 22" and Jim released a 26" pike. John, Shannon, Marissa & Alex had a slow day on Friday keeping only 9 fish. Saturday they did better keeping 17 fish with the biggest measuring 18". No slot fish caught.

December 28, 2013: Jeff, Jon and Roger fished two days doing well. They caught 6 different species of fish including perch, pike, pout, tullibee, sauger and walleye. They ate fish during their stay and went home just 4 short of their limits. 18" walleye was their nicest keeper and they kept 14, 15 and 15 1/2" fish. They caught 66 fish the first day out and another 41 the second day. Jon released a 28" pike. They had a great time. Kalin, Ken & Bob had a good time. They kept 7 their first day out plus Kalin battled a huge pike for 15 minutes before getting it up the hole. It measured a whopping 39"! Way to go Kalin!! Their biggest keeper measured 16". Jimmy & Jessie stayed in their fish house on the ice Thursday night. They caught fish continuously, leaving Friday with their limits. They had 8 nice walleyes measuring 19" and they kept nice saugers using orange glass jigs and gemini's. They also put back a 23" walleye. Way to go!! Warren's group had a slow day on Friday fishing the afternoon and keeping 10. Saturday Tom, Warren, Beau, Levi, Travis & Dennis kept 29-30 fish and put back lots of small ones. Rich's group did well on Friday and said they caught quite a few. Saturday was slower but they did get 17" and 19" fish. Jonathan, Jim & Jason caught 59 fish, kept 9 saugers/walleyes and 3 tullibees. They also put back a 22" walleye. Grandpa Kevin, Dan and 5 yr old Ronin stayed in a sleeper house and had a slow bite. Ronin caught 5 fish. They got some whites and kept 10 sauger/walleyes. Rod, Jeremy, Jennifer & Eric spent one night in a wheelhouse keeping 11. Roger's group split up into two houses with 4 in each house. Roger's house did well catching 69 fish on Friday and 52 fish on Saturday. The other house caught 20 fish each day. They also put back a 21" walleye and had a 17" sauger. Jeremy, Tom, John & Jerry stayed in sleeper house. Friday they caught 28 fish, kept 9 saugers and 3 walleyes. Saturday they caught 30 fish and kept 8 saugers and 3 walleyes. Sunday they fished til noon and kept 3 saugers and 1 walleye and 1 pout. They also released a 21" walleye. They caught 4 tullibee, 1 pout, 2 perch and 1 crappie!Way to go guys!  Matt fished in his house alone and kept 5 fish. His heater wasn't working right so he loaded up and headed home on Saturday. Very windy this weekend, snowing and cold. Going to be cold all next week with lows at -35 to -40 at night and highs during day of only -10 to -15 degrees. The weather change/cold front did slow down the bite for this weekend.

December 22, 2013: Still some great fishing happening. Brian, Joe, Joel, Andy & Rob did well with the group keeping 16 fish on Saturday including 7-8 nice 15-16" walleyes. Plus they put back 20", 22", 23" and 26" fish. Their first day out they killed em" catching 70 fish. Steve & Scott caught 21 fish and kept 10 including 17-19" keepers. Josh & John were in a sleeper house and caught 75 fish and quite a few burbots. They released two 23 1/2" walleyes and took home limits. Grant, Keith, Dave & Howie had some really nice fish with nothing under 14". They kept 30 fish and had some really nice 18-19" walleyes and some nice saugers also. They caught 140 fish total. Crystal, Sherry, Lucinda & Terri fished yesterday and came in with 25 keepers. They put back lots of small fish plus Crystal caught a beauty 25 1/2" walleye. Way to go Crystal!! She and Sherry each got a big eelpout. This was Lu's first time ice fishing and she had fun! Terri caught two 19" walleyes and we all caught some nice 15" saugers making a nice bucket of fish. Merlin, Jesse, Eain & Scott fished alongside of us and they did well keeping 20 fish. Merlin caught a nice 28" walleye on a chartreuse whistler. Way to go Merlin!! Scott caught and released a 34" pike. Way to go Scott!!  Sam and Chris fished a couple of hours in the afternoon and kept 2 fish. Mark's group did well keeping 18 and released 22" and 25" walleyes. Nathan & his son Tanner fished 1 1/2 days and had great fishing catching 35-40 fish the first day out and keeping 12. They had a fish fry, then fished til 12:30 or so the next day and came in with enough to get their limits. They kept all 14" and up fish and said they caught 30-35 today. They also put back a 22" walleye. Way to go guys!! Brian, Karl, Dan & Brendan used portables out of Adrian's and caught 80 fish on Saturday, plus 60 more on Sunday. They had 5-6 keepers measuring 19" and Dan put back 20 1/2" and 26 1/2" walleyes. Way to go Dan!! Laird & Bob fished two days, getting their llimits with nice saugers on the second day. Their biggest fish measured 18 7/8". Sam & Chris fished the afternoon into the evening and kept 7 including a nice 19" walleye caught by Samantha. Billy, Brad, Chris & Colton caught 52 fish yesterday, keeping 16. Monday they caught more fish but they were smaller, around 60 fish. They kept 7 today. They also had 5 whitefish and 2 pout. They put back lots of 10" fish. Very cold this weekend with 22 below Saturday morning and 30 below Sunday morning. High of -14 today. Still only 13" or so of ice most places.  

December 18, 2013: Linda & Keith had a good day catching 52 fish today and keeping 11. Linda released a 24 1/2" walleye and Keith released a 22". Way to go!! Bill & Jerry had good fishing going home with limits of 15-18" walleyes and they had very nice saugers all measuring 13" and up. The first day out they said a plain hook worked best and their second day the fish were agressive and it didn't matter what they used. The Eliason family fished a half day on Tuesday getting 5 keepers. They went home with close to their limits. Ron & Eldon caught their limits and released a 22" walleye. Jason, Kevin, Dale & Nate had great fishing. They caught 80 fish the first day out, another 100 the second day out and 71 fish the 3rd day. They kept all 14" and bigger fish, headed home with limits and ate fish. They have bneen staying with us for 7 years and said every year the fishing gets better! Dale released 22" and 24 1/2" walleyes. Way to go Dale! Swedish pimple was working well with a frozen shiner. Jack, Linus, Clarence & Andy fished two days and said they ate fish and took home quite a few. Andy released a 26" walleye. Way to go Andy!! Steve, Kenny & Mike fished two days and did well. They said the first day was slow (Monday) but did better on Tuesday and got close to their limits. Brian, Clayton, Dale & George had good fishing both days. Clayton and Dale caught 57 fish together on Tuewsday. Clayton caught a 24" pike. They limited on walleyes with nice 17 1/2' and 4 saugers all 15 1/2". Brian caught an 18 1/2" walleye. Way to go guuys! They also caught 1 tullibee. Bill's group kept 9 walleyes and 10 saugers - all very, very nice fish. Rod fished two days and did well. He released 20 fish and kept his limits of walleyes and saugers. Dan Klampe fished alone and did very well catching 75 fish and saying he caught 25 by 9:30 am. He kept his limit of nice 14" and up walleyes and saugers and released 19 3/4" and 22" walleyes. He also caught a 28" pike. Way to go Dan!! John, Ed, Al, Mike, Dave & Paul caught 36 fish the first day out and their second day they caught 24 saugers and walleyes with the biggest keeper measuring 18". Mike released a 26" walleye, Dave released a 25 1/2" walleye and Al released a 33" pike. Way to go guys!!

December 16, 2013: The Eliason boys are here and having a great time. They fished the afternoon yesterday and brought in 10 keepers. Today they fished a full day with Gary, Dave, Peter, Joe, John, Eric & Josh bringing in 50 keepers. They had a good bite til noon and then from 4pm on. They kept all 14" and up fish. No slots caught today. Bill's group did well with them keeping 13 saugers with one measuring 19" and 11 walleyes. They had a nice pail of fish! Rod fished alone going out around 10am. He did well bringing in 4 saugers and 2 walleyes. He threw back 5 fish.

December 15, 2013: Very cold weekend but fish still biting! 29 below this morning. Is it ever going to warm up just a bit? Adam, Kevin, Shawn, Steve and Rod fished a couple of days with their portables, moving around. Adam and Kevin caught 51 fish plus Adam released a 20" walleye. Shawn released two 22's and a 24" walleye. Way to go guys! Steve & Rod were also present but only kept 3. Carrie, Sherry, Crystal & Jacob fished the late afternoon and kept 4. Brad, Amanda, Jason, Carl & Nikki fished the morning from about 7:30 til 10am and kept 5 plus one whitefish. They are using portables. Yesterday they did better getting more fish. Mike, Gina & 8 yr old Chase had a great weekend fishing in one of our houses. They caught 103 fish on Saturday! Way to go! Jamie fished with his 9 yr old nephew Brody. They did well catching 40 fish on Saturday before 2pm. Jamie released a 23" walleye and Brody released a 22" walleye. They got their limits. Drue & Sylvia used their portables and caught over 40 fish, threw back 25 and also put back a 26" walleye. Way to go! They limited. Kevin & Jose' were in a wheelhouse with each of them catching 40 fish or so. They didn't get any slot fish but they kept limits of all nice 15-17" walleyes and saugers. Craig's group fished with portables and did well also. Bring your warm clothes. Had to jump start 3 vehicles at resort this morning plus numerous ATV's.  

December 13, 2013: Friday the 13th was unlucky day for some and lucky for others! Jason's group started the day out with a bad twist; his new truck caught on fire in the driveway here - they got the fire out quick but needed the truck towed to a shop. They didn't get out fishing til around 2pm with their portables. Brad, Amanda, Carl, Nikki and Jason kept 10 walleyes. On the brighter side,Jim did excellent staying in his house overnight on the ice. He caught his limit and lost a big one in the hole. He went through 3 dozen minnows in just over 24 hours. Tim & George used their portables and did well - they ate fish and took home limits of all nice 18" fish. George released a 26" walleye. Way to go George!! Mike, Gina and 8 yr old Chase had a great day catching 40 walleye/saugers and keeping nice limits. Their largest fish was 19". The Lakeville South Girls Hocky Team fished today. Megan, Anna, Malia, Maile, Macey, Emily, Taylor, Jenna, Elle, Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Amanda & Kallie are the Dirty Dozen plus Kallie (goalee). They had a blast today! Megan & Anna won the money for the biggest fish at 27" which was an eelpout plus they got an extra $10 for getting a pout. A 25 1/2" walleye was caught by the Stepfan, Reed and Boisjolie family members followed by a 24" walleye caught by the Stepfan family. The group came in with 78 keepers including one pike and the pout. They had a big fish fry tonight. Tomorrow they head to Warroad, Roseau and Thief River Falls for games this weekend. Good Luck team!!

December 12, 2013: Ed had super good fishing today, getting his limit of nice 17-19" walleyes plus his saugers. He said some of the fish were finicky and others were very agressive. He released a 26" pike plus walleyes measuring 28", 27", 25", two 22" and one 19 1/2". Way to go Ed!! He said the bite was best in the am from 9-10am and then again from 1-2pm and from 4pm on. Missy, Steve & 8 yr old Stephanie had great fishing.They kept and released lots of 16-17" fish plus released a couple of 23", 22"s and 20" walleyes. Stephanie was on her first ice fishing trip to Lake of the Woods and she had fun. She caught a 22" walleye on a glow red/pink Gemini and her other keepers were 17". Way to go Stephanie!! Lester, Richie & Mike had a good day. Lester released a 23" and Mike lost a nice one in the hole. Jimmy & Dean fished two days doing well. They kept all 17-19" walleyes and had an 18" sauger. They released 20 1/2", 22" and 24" walleyes. Way to go guys!! Jim, Bob, Keith & Laird did good and said they were so busy with fish they could only fish one line. Jim had a big sturgeon on and they all got a slot walleye. Dave's group did well getting nice fish and limiting out. One of them caught and released a 29" walleye. Way to go!! Ken's group also did well keeping 14 1/2" to 15" fish plus a 15 1/2" sauger and a 19 1/4" walleye. We have 14" of ice now. Still using Geo Trackers and carts. No big trucks going on the lake yet.

December 10, 2013:  Another good day of fishing. Ken, Brian & Marvin limited today keeping all fish in the 15-16 1/2" range. Marvin released a 23 1/2" he caught early in the day. Missy, Steve and their 8 yr old daughter Stephanie are having a blast catching lots of fish. Mike, Brad, Dan & Tony fished two days and did very well. They kept their limits of walleyes and saugers plus threw back lots of big ones. Dan released 26" walleye, Mike 22" and Tony caught a 19 3/8" walleye. Way to go guys!! They said they kept all nice fish. Lester and Rich are doing well getting lots of nice fish. Lester released a 26 1/2" followed by a 27" about 4 minutes later, right before dark. Rich released a 25" walleye and they also put back a couple of 20" walleyes. They said the fishing is awesome. Jesse & Travis limited on both using gold and red glow ants. Travis released a 25" walleye. Way to go Travis!! Aaron, Scott, Troy, Eric, Matt, Slice, Bob, Matt, & Greg used their portables and did well getting  their limits of walleyes and close to getting their saugers, plus eating fish. They kept all 15-19" fish and were in 14-16' of water. They released lots of 19's, 21's, 22's and figure they had 25-30 fish over 20".  Scott released a 26 21/2" and he lost a bigger one in the hole. They also ate fish while staying.

December 8, 2013: Happy Birthday Merlin Johnson!!!  The fish are still biting. Guess they don't care how cold it gets with temp of 30 below this morning, burrrrr. Yesterday Tim's group went onto the ice around 11am, fishing til dark. They came in with 19 walleye/saugers and released the following: Tim 24 1/2" & 27 1/2" walleyes, Andy released a 27 3/4" walleye and Scott released a 23 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!! Today they fished til noon and had another good day keeping 19 saugers, 9 walleyes and 1 perch.They had some really nice fish! Travis and Oliver were also along and caught lots of keeper fish. Jerry & Vicki did well yesterday again, with Jerry releasing six walleyes measuring 21", 22", 23" and 24". Vicki released 24" and 25" walleyes. Way to go you two!! They caught lots of fish and took home their limits. Sam & Chris went out around 3pm today catching 32 fish and keeping 10 with the largest measuring 15". Good colors this weekend were white & green Gemini, white & pink Gemini and white & pink rock'n'rolls. Gold was also great and red glow ants plus anything with red glow. We have 6 fish houses on the lake and the rest are going out tomorrow. Will be taking the sleeper houses out soon. Will check the ice thickness tomorrow. Still have some portable groups in camp and some are fishing pike today since they already have all their walleyes and saugers. Lots of happy fishermen and women in camp this weekend! 

December 7, 2013: Happy 50th Birthday to my brother Tim!!!  The morning started out with a bang! Fish were biting fantastic right away! Dr. Stone and Jerry are already back in with their limits of 8 fish by 11am, plus Ben released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go Ben!! They had a great time. All other houses are slamming fish also. Yesterday was slower with our group of 8 keeping 21 walleyes/saugers with some nice 18" plus they released a 21" and 23". They caught lots of small fish. Jesse & Travis are in portables. They kept two 16" and two 14" plus released a 21" walleye and lots of small fish 12" or smaller. They took home their limits. Jerry & Vicki are using portables and had better fishing today. Jerry released two 24", 26" walleyes plus he released 20 or so fish under 15" and 6 pike. He kept 4 walleyes measuring 18-19" and one 12" sauger. Vicki released two 22", 21" and 23" walleyes and an 8 lb pike. She also released 15 walleyes from 5" to under 16". She kept one 16" walleye. They are in the washout fishing shallow. We started using the Geo-Trackers with the carts today. No more wheelers!! Very cold this morning with temp of 20 below. No wind yet so far.

December 6, 2013: The ice fishing season is on and we have houses on the lake. The guys took out two houses this morning and put 8 guys out fishing in 19 feet of water. 9 good inches of ice out there. Vicki & Jerry are here using their portables and fishing the "washout". Jerry says there is only 5 inches of ice and after drilling the holes the water came up and flooded the ice, then froze over so he had a hard time getting their portables out at the end of the night. They got setup late but did catch some fish, with Vicki catching 10", 13" and 21" walleyes in 18 feet of water (all released. Jerry setup in 15 1/2" feet and caught 12", 14" and 16" walleyes. He kept just the 16" fish. 13 below this morning, not much for wind.

UPDATE: TOOK ALL DAY PLOWING AND SHOVELING PLUS PLOWING OFF THE BAY, TRYING TO MAKE A TRAIL OUT TO THE LAKE. DIDN'T GET THE FISH HOUSES ON THE LAKE TODAY BUT WILL BE ATTEMPTING IT IN THE EARLY MORNING. WINDY TODAY AND VERY COLD. TEMP DROPPING ALL DAY.

December 5, 2013: Lots of snow form the big storm, must have gotten around a foot of snow here in the past few days. The snow has stopped now and the winds are picking up. The guys are going out to the lake to see if we can get some houses out today. The crossing was cleared off. Right now we are shoveling and plowing out the resort. Will give a report when they have checked the ice for thickness and accessability.  

December 1, 2013: Dan went out on his sled today and fished on the lake in 20 feet of water. He fished for 2 hours and caught his limit of both walleyes and saugers out of Morris Point Resort. The resorts are working on getting the crossing cleared off tomorrow. Will probably start putting fish houses onto the lake mid week as long as everything goes smooth. Get ready to ice fish!!

November 28, 2013: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Pete and Steve checked the ice today, starting in our bay. There is a good 5-6 inches on the bay all the way out to the crossing. They walked over the crossing onto the lake over a bunch of shoved up ice around 5-6 feet tall. Ice measures 4 1/2" all the way out to 20 feet of water or so, then thins out. We are also pleased to announce our two new employees this winter; Chris Larson and Ronny Olson.

November 24, 2013:  Lake is frozen over as far as you can see out from Morris Point Resort. Cold temps this weekend with below zero temps a few nights. The Rainy River is also froze over. Will check it later this week. Getting ready for ice fishing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FALL REPORTS

Karl Oman holding 27 1/2" walleye - released

Pete holding 42" pike - released

 

Mike's (right) 28" walleye - released

Joel with a nice walleye

Nick with his 25" walleye - released

Sharon Barber with a nice keeper walleye

Kathy Hill with 20 1/2" walleye - released

The Hedin family after a day on the charter boat

Pete getting ready to clean the "catch of the day"!

Pete & Sam (right) with Sam's 28" walleye (released)

Wendy with her 27" walleye (released)

Ali's 24" walleye (released)

Dawson, Charlie, Sam & Julia (Julia's walleye-released)

Dawson's walleye (released)

Eain's 20" walleye (released) with Grandpa Greg & Sharon

7 yr old Eain's First walleye caught

Eain with his pike (released)

Jake holding 27" walleye (released)

Jake Fishbaugher with nice walleye

Jake holding 34" northern pike (released)

John holding 30 1/2" walleye (kept)

Randy holding one of 2 walleyes he caught with both of them measuring 28 1/2"

NOW TAKING ICE FISHING RESERVATIONS. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR DEPOSITS FOR YOUR WINTER BOOKINGS. 

November 17, 2013: Steve and Nick had super walleye fishing yesterday out of Lighthouse Gap in 24' of water. It was a sunny day with no wind and Steve said they caught at least 75 fish by noon, sorting out the small ones and keeping nice ones. The clouds moved in around 2pm and the bite stopped. They came in with limits of saugers and walleyes. Scott and his group didn't do as well. They fished near Steve and Nick for awhile but they just weren't getting into them so they headed to Long Point area and fished near the red buoy. They got some but not as good as yesterday when they did pretty good, getting some keepers and putting back a 25" walleye. Steve also hunted for deer but no luck. Only 2 deer taken out of our camp this season. Don't have anymore hunters checking in and just waiting for ice. Our bay is now slushy/ice with the warmer temps we are having. We have snow covered ground but just barely.

November 13, 2013: Steve, Pete & Terri went fishing out of the river. Can't launch a boat out of our place as we have ice on the bay all the way out. We put the boat in at Wheeler's Point, headed toward the lake but couldn't get on the lake. Too much ice jammed in the gap from the river thawing out. We fished in 18 ft of water in Four MIle Bay just off the river and got into the walleyes just before dark. Terri caught a small pike and then Pete caught a small pike. Then the walleyes started biting with Pete landing a nice 19 1/4" followed by Steve with another one the same size! We caught a couple more and one nice sauger and it was near dark so we headed in. By the way, the docks are out at the public access.

November 11, 2013: Greg McNevin shot a 8 pt buck yesterday. Real nice one!! Mike in Cabin #1 also got a spike buck, a big bodied deer with small horns. Steve saw a huge buck this morning but too far away. Yesterday Steve, Greg, Travis, Aaron & Troy went walleye fishing out of Light house Gap but it was slow. They caught some small walleyes and came in with 2 keeper walleyes. They fished from 10am til dark. Cold today with high around 16 degrees and some scattered snow on the ground. The bay is froze over tight.

October 27, 2013: Temps are much cooler this past week but still some fishing going on. Brian, Troy, Chris, Eric & Aaron tried many spots this weekend, going to the river, Lighthouse Gap, Morris Gap and in front of Pine Island. They did best at the latter spot and kept 15 fish on Friday plus another 8 for Saturday, which was a much slower day; mostly saugers caught. They also caught an eelpout. Denny & Francine grouse hunted, getting one and missing one and they also tried fishing from shore on the river at Manitou Rapids, but no bites. Terri & Pete fished the evening bite at Morris Gap Saturday but only caught a few small fish and missed lots of bites. The water was pretty dirty. No wind and pretty nice for 47 degrees. Georgeous sunset tonight. We are fall cleaining the cabins and waiting for the deer season opener. Pete took the big boat out of the water and put it away for the year. What a bummer! Goodbye fall fishing!

October 22, 2013: Brian, Chad & Dave got out fishing today and did very well, getting lots of bites and bringing in 15 nice keepers. Cold today with high of 36 but no wind.

October 21, 2013 8pm: The guys tried fishing this afternoon but too cold and too rough. They toughed it out for an hour but no bites so they came in.

October 21, 2013: Woke up this morning to a couple of inches of wet snow on the ground and temp of 28 degrees. Only one cabin in camp and they plan on fishing the afternoon. Will let you know how they do.

October 20, 2013: Happy Birthday to our nephew Matt!! Was a pretty good weekend of fishing all in all. All groups battled the wind and cold rain sprinkles on Thursday with 5-7 foot waves on the lake. Some did fish the lake but most were on the river that day. Friday was a nicer day with light winds but the bite slowed down quite a bit. Saturday was slow in the morning and picked up in the afternoon out of Lighthouse Gap. Hardly any wind and sunny. Connor, Todd, Adam & Stevie had excellent fishing. They caught 75 fish Thursday on the river and Connor and Stevie both had sturgeons on. Friday on the lake they caught 117 fish and another 109 for Saturday. Connor released a 20 1/2", Todd released 21 1/2" and 23 1/2" walleyes and Adam released a 21 1/4" and 24". Way to go guys! They also caught 10 perch with the largest measuring 12 1/2-13". Chad, Brian and Seth also did well getting their limits and Chad getting one perch. He also released a 25 1/2" walleye, Brian released two 22" walleyes and Seth had 18" and 19" walleyes. Cory, Lloyd, Tyler and Austin caught lots of fish but mostly small fish. They took home limits. Cory released an 8 lb pike, Tyler released a 24" walleye and they also put back a couple of 20 1/2". Austin cuaght a sturgeon. Jason, Ralph, Dominic & Kayla had a great time catching lots of fish, eating meals twice and taking home limits of nice fat fish (I saw their catch). Jason, Ralph and Kayla all released 20" walleyes plus Kayla also put back a 21" walleye. Way to go!! Pete, Terri, Charlie, Sam and 9 yr old Dawson kept 3 walleyes caught at Morris Gap on Friday. The bite was very slow, mostly catching small fish. Saturday they had better luck at Lighthouse Gap in 23 feet of water. Charlie had on a big pike he lost at the boat and Pete caught a 42" pike that barely fit into the net! Dawson learned how to bait his own hook, set the jig on bottom and caught his limit on his own today. He had a fun day and said the best park was seeing the big northern. They brought in 15 keepers including some nice 16-19" walleyes. Sunday morning was rain plus sleet and everyone headed for home.

October 17, 2013: Jack & Buck grouse hunted and got a few plus they fished. They ate fish twice and took home limits. Buck caught a nice 18" sauger. Jim's gropup spent a week fishing the river and the lake. They did well getting their limits and released a 20" walleye. Gary & Karl had good fishing at Clementson on the river. Karl caught and released a 27 1/2" walleye. See photo above. Way to go Karl!!

October 15, 2013: The wind and rain slowed fishing this weekend for some. It was windy Friday and on thru the weekend but some still managed to get fish. Brian took out Kevin and Hose' Friday evening and they caught their limits of walleyes in just 45 minutes at the Morris Gap area jigging with shiners. They also caught a nice 25" walleye they let go. Hose' called his grandparents to tell them about the awesome bite and they headed up here on Sunday to fish Monday. Brian took them out and they caught their limits in 45 minute again! Super bite on right now! The shiners are running and walleyes are stacked up out front this fall. Brian took out Greg, Travis and Matt for the evening Sunday, getting their limits of nice fat walleyes. It rained most of the day here on Tuesday but then cleared up late evening and sunny skies for Wednesday and high in 50's. Youth hunt starts Oct 17th. Pete & Terri just returned from pheasant hunting in North Dakota for 4 days. Lots of birds this year where we hunted. Jiggs did really well and had a great time. Pete got his limit and had lots of fun! It was hard to leave even though the weather was cold and rainy there.

October 9, 2013: Awesome fishing tonight!! Brian, Terri & Pete went out at 4pm and fished just til dark. The bite was on in 20 feet of water immediately, just out of the Morris Gap. About the same amount of boats out there tonight again. We caught fish after fish and got some really nice ones. Brian released a 27" walleye. Way to go Brian!! Terri released a 20". We came in with 9 really nice walleyes and 6 nice saugers. It was warm today with high near 65 or so and no wind. Beautiful sunset tonight again!! Supposed to be another great day tomorrow.

October 8, 2013: Roger Redpath just fished two days by himself and did very well, catching tons of fish. He said for every 25 fish he caught he put one in the box after sorting and keeping all 18-19" walleyes. He went through 7 bags of shiners today by himself! He put back a 21" walleye. Pete, Terri, Matt & Brian fished the Morris Gap this evening and caught lots of small fish and also nice eaters. We kept 11 walleyes/saugers. No big fish caught. Around a dozen boats out fishing this evening and seeing the nets going out everywhere. Georgeous weather this week. No wind on the lake and beautiful sunset.

September 30, 2013: Pete did a charter today taking out David & Cheryl with Brian coming along. Was a little windy in the morning but not too bad when they left the dock. Forecast prediccted 45 MPH winds arriving around 11am. They headed to Zippel to get out of the west winds and did catch some fish but it got rough and kept getting rougher with the waves growing. They had a hard time feeling the bite it was so choppy. They did bring in 7 walleyes and Pete lost a big walleye near the boat. They were back to the dock by 11:30 and it took 3 of us to get the boat into the dock as it was already gusting near 40 MPH. We lost quite a few shingles off the cabins today.

September 25, 2013: Pete and Rod went spruce grouse hunting today and did well with the dogs (Jiggs & Lucy) doing a great job. They came back with their limits after just a couple of hours of walking with the dogs.  

September 18, 2013: Pete and Terri went on a charter with Mike & Christina today. We bait fished out of Lighthouse Gap and did pretty good, along with lots of other boats. Christina caught the first walleye measuring 23". Way to go Christina!! Terri followed with a 22" and then we started getting into some keepers and some small fish. Terri released a 26" walleye and Mike caught and released a beauty 27 1/2" walleye! Way to go Mike!!  Pete also put back a slot fish. We jigged with frozen shiners and went through alot of bait. Around 1:30 we put the riggers down and caught more but was a slower bite with that method. We did put 3 or 4 more nice walleyes in the box and some saugers, coming in with 20 keepers. We were told fishing yesterday was a super day. Today it was cloudy with a lighter wind, as yestserday they had sunshine but high winds. Looks like the walleyes are moving in closer and saw lots of groups of shiners on the graph. The leaves are starting to change.

Septmeber 16, 2013: We have retuned from our trip out west elk hunting and trout fishing. This year Pete's sister Diana and her 26 yr old son Matt flew to the Jackson Hole Airport where we picked them up. Matt & Pete hunted in the rain and fog, saw some elk but never got a chance to shoot one. Terri & Diana spent their time fishing several differeent streams for trout. The girls caught lots of fish this year and it was Diana's first time fishing trout. She caught a beautiful 20" cut throat for her first fish. It went right to the taxidermy, of course! They caught lots of cut throats and also each caught a brook trout for the first time. Alex (who just got married to Sam (Pete's guide) took the girls fishing on the wheeler to the creeks behind the ranch (Sleeping Indian Outfitters). We all caught lots of fish and Alex was fly fishing. We had a blast! No elk but lots of fish this year. We had a great time and sent Diana and Matt back home on Saturday  by plane and Pete and I headed home by truck.

September 4, 2013: Georgeous weather all week. Steve, Bruce & Eric fished for 3 days and did really well downrigging. They ate fish while staying and took home their limits. They said they didn't get any slot walleyes but caught lots of nice keepers. Our friend Bob Zimmerman stopped by the other day with a nice gift for the resort. He hand carved and painted an eagle sculpture!  What a nice guy! Chedck out the phot above. Zimm did it!!

September 2, 2013: Steve, Bruce & Eric downrigged today and came in with 12 keepers. No slots caught. Everyone else in camp headed home.

September 1, 2013: Windy with big waves on the lake. No one going fishing today. Raining off and on all day and high around 60 degrees.

August 31, 2013: Very nice day with hardly any wind and sunny. Pete did a charter taking out Mike, Joel, Jay, Nick, Ben, Don & Greg. They had a really good morning getting into the fish and putting back some nice slots also. Joel caught the first 2-3 walleyes in the slots. Mike released a 28" walleye and Nick released a 25". Ben also put back a 20" and they had a few more slots. Way to go guys!! They came in with 30 keepers and had a great day. Kevin, Jose and Mark fished around Pine Island in the evenings and morning and did well getting around 20 fish. Their largest meausred 16" and they had 12-14" fish.They had a good time. We had another storm roll through tonight around 8pm with high winds and some small hail. We have gotten close to 5 inches of rain in the past 8 days.

August 24, 2013: Brad & Billy used a small boat and trolled for a few days. They released some slot walleyes including 23's, 24's and Brad got a 26". They also had a couple of big pike and one that went thru the net. Shane, Dave, Chris, Ben, Dave & Joe downrigged and did good. Todd & Scot downrigged and did well limiting and eating fish. They kept all nice 18-19" walleyes and had 16" saugers. They released lots of slots in the 20-25" range including a 23", 24" and 25 1/2". Aaron, AJ, Tom, Olivia, Alana and Cameron went on the charter with Pete. It was windy and rough and they came back in at 10:30 as a couple of the kids were feeling sick. They had already released 2 slots and put 4 in the box. They left the  dock 1/2 hour later with one less person on board and fished the remainder of the day, keeping around 20 fish. Shannon & Destiny and the smaller kids; Kaylee, Autumn and Hunter all went to the beach swimming and they also went shopping in town. Everyone had a great time. We had a severe storm last night with high winds, and lots of rain, getting 1 3/4". Lots of branches down this morning.  

August 21, 2013: A fun charter trip today with Pete, Terri, Robyn, Sue, Sharon, Rolland, Jim & Kathy heading out for a day of fishing . We headed across the lake before the wind picked up and fished off the northeast side of Garden Island, drifting with jigs. We had a couple of bites but was slow so Pete moved up to the west of Little Oak. We tied on spinner rigs and starting gettting into fish with Sharon catching the first walleye which was a nice 19" for the box. The wind was picking up and then dying down so we had to troll slowly with our spinner rigs. Then we got into some action. Kathy Hill caught the largest walleye of the day measuring 20 1/2". Way to go Kathy. We fished til 1pm or so and then headed up to Sunset Lodge on Oak Island for some lunch. We had a wonderful meal and then went for a ride around the island. On the way back everyone was content with the fish in the box and we decided to head for the south shores as it was past 3pm. We came to the docks with 15 walleyes, 2 saugers. Rolland caught 2 sucker fish today and Pete said we would have to start calling him the "sucker king"! We had a really fun day. Brian's charter got a late start today but they did well finding fish off of Little Oak and they came in with 18 keepers. Beautiful weather here the past month and hotter temps on the way. Blueberry picking is pretty much done, just a few good ones left.

August 18, 2013: Brian took out John, Brittany, Ben & Jessie fishing. They had high winds with big waves and tough fishing. They got a few and also lost a big one by the boat.  

August 11, 2013: Craig, Donna, Justin, Andrea, Justin, Callie, Brendan & Abby spent the weekend fishing and going to the beach. They downrigged off of Long Point and did well despite the wind. Andrea got sick from the waves and came in early but the others stayed fishing. They caught 37 fish and kept 19 on Friday. Saturday they had hardly any wind and slower fishing. They caught 21; kept 14. Craig and Justin had a double with Justin releasing a 24" walleye and Carig released a 25 1/2" walleye. 7 yr old Abby caught and released a 26 1/2" walleye and Craig got his biggest walleye in his life; getting a 28" that he put back. Way to go Craig, Justin & Abby!! They had a great time. Brian ran a charter taking out a group of 6 and doing great. They caught lots of fish, limiting out plus putting back some big walleyes. We are having beautiful weather with highs in the 70's and lots of sunshine. Pete & Terri went blueberry picking today and came home with 2 1/2 gallons.

August 5, 2013: Another beautiful day on the lake. Rain last night but clearing off this morning and no wind. Pete, Terri, Tim & April headed out at 9am to try some downrigging but never even got to their destination as they were detoured by a distrees call on a boat being broke down 5 mile out. We found the people drifting and hooked up a tow rope to haul them in. We decided to try downrigging while towing them and were able to put out 3 lines with them behind us. The two in tow also put down a couple of riggers and fished. We caught 8-10 fish, keeping 5 of them; 1 nice walleye and 4 saugers. The boat in tow kept 3-4 plus released a 24" walleye.

August 4, 2013: Pete ran a charter today again taking out Ross, Neil, Reed, Jeff, Matt & Mike. They wanted to do some downrigging as they had never tried it. They had a great day, caught lots of fish and Neil said they "had a wonderful time". They released some slot fish as follows: Neil 27", Ross 22", Reed 23 1/2", Jeff 26", Matt 20" and Mike's largest fish was 19". Good job guys! Scot, Todd, Ross & Andrew fished the weekend having a blast. They downrigged and did very well releasing lots of walleyes in the 20-24" range plus they also put back two 25", three 26" plus 29" and 30" walleyes! Way to go guys!! Steve Sweet ran a charter for us taking out Neil, Ross, Reed, Jeff, Matt & Mike yesterday. They bait fished up near the islands and had a good day despite the high winds. They said they enjoyed their day with Steve and came into shore with their limits of walleyes. They had a big fish fry tonight. Pete ran a charter taking out (for their 2nd day) Beth, Todd, Keith, Lori, Nancy & Scott. They fished two days with Pete and had great fishing bringing in their limits of fish the first day out and eating fish that night. Beth took the lead with the largest walleye measuring 26". They also got 5-6 more slot fish they put back They had a great time!

August 3, 2013: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PETE!!! Mark, Bob, Barrett & Adrian spent a couple of days on the lake downrigging. They had excellent fishing bringing in their limits plus putting back a few hogs. Mark released 28" and 29" walleyes and they had a 25" also. Way to go guys!!  Rose & Larry are here for their honeymoon. They have had windy days and tough fishing. Rose released 21" and 23 3/4" walleyes and they kept a few saugers. Way to go Rose!! Terri, Tim & April went blueberry picking today and filled their pails. Still lots of berries and still about 25% of the green ones left to ripen. Should be around for another week or more!

July 30, 2013: Jamie & Terry spent a few days on the lake after waiting for the wind to die down this weekend. Jamie had a 'hayday" catching lots of big walleyes. They downrigged near the 9 footer and did really well getting their limits. Terry released a 23" walleye and Jamie released 26", two 27", 28" and 31 1/2" walleyes. Wow!! Way to go Jamie!!!

  

July 29, 2013: Great day on the water today with light winds, lots of sunshine and perfect temps. My brother Charlie, his wife Wendy and their 4 kids, Ali, Sam, Julia & Dawson are here for a few days of fun. We went out on the boat today starting out bait fishing in the middle of the lake in 32 feet of water. Ali caught the first fish which was a 20" walleye. Sam caught the second walleye measuring 22". No other bites so we headed out to join the pack way out past Long Point where everyone was downrigging. We set the riggers and started getting fish pretty quick. Lots of big walleyes caught today and lots of fish on the graph everywhere up there. Sam caught the largest fish of the day with his 28" walleye that he released. Way to go Sam! endy took second with her 27 " walleye. Way to go Wendy!! Ali followed behind with a 24" walleye plus a 22". The group also caught lots of 22" and 21" and 20" walleyes that we put back. We also put back lots of small fish., keeping 18 for eating. We had a really fun time! Everyone out there was catching fish. Yesterday we went out late afternoon and tried downrigging. Sam caught the biggest measuring 24" and Ali caught a 21" walleye. We kept 10 to bring in. Saturday was too windy for fishing so everyone in camp went blueberry picking. Lots of berries now, the most we have seen in years and they are aplenty. Also picked June berries and raspberries. Jared's group fished Sunday and had a slow day keeping only one walleye. Today they had better luck going out deeper and bringing in a few more fish. Jamie and his fishing partner did well on Sunday afternoon but no numbers from them yet. Dan Lindquist caught and released a 39 1/2" pike this weekend. Way to go Dan!! Steve's group was here a few days but had bad weather for fishing. High winds and rain. They golfed but didn't really get to fish much while here.

July 21, 2013: Less wind today and sunny skies. Mike, Galen, Jim, Jay & David went out for a second day of charter fishing with Pete. They bait fished for most of the day but weren't getting lots of keepers so they switched over to downrigging for the afternoon and got some more nice walleyes, getting the 12 fish they needed to take home limits. Tracy & Perry bait fished along Long Point and said they ended up getting their walleyes at Lemm's Reef. They came in with 8 saugers and 4 walleyes. Blueberry picking has begun and there are lots this year. Raspberries are also ready. Looking forward to nice temps this upcoming week. Lots of empty cabins ready for you to enjoy!

July 20, 2013: Pete did a charter taking out Mike, David, Jim, Jay & Galen. They downrigged today and did very well around Garden Island and west of there. They brought in 12 really fat 18-19" walleyes and some smaller ones. They caught their limits. David released a 22" walleye, Jay released 22" and 24" walleyes and Jim took the lead with the largest walleye measuring 24 1/2". Way to go guys!! They also had a couple of 21".

July 13, 2013: Perfect day on the lake with light winds, lots of sun and lots of fish to catch! Pete, Terri, Sherry, Merlin, Crystal, Scott, Sharon & Rolland headed out in the fog onto the lake. We were still able to see far enough to travel at a good speed. It was a perfect day. We pulled up along Knight and Bridges Islands trying spinner rigs and jigs. No bites so we headed up to the south end of Garden Island and did a few drifts there, getting some fish. Terri released a 21" walleye and Sharon released a 20 1/2" walleye. We put a few in the box. Then we headed north of Garden and fished off of Little Oak and also around a few other islands. We did really well with frozen shiners and jigs, putting quite a few in the box. We then headed to Sunset Lodge on Oak Island for some lunch. After lunch we went back to our good fishing spot and put some more in the box, coming back to the resort with 34 keepers. Terri also put back a pike around 28" and we threw back lots of little fish also. We saw baby pelicans being fed by their mothers on one of the rock islands. They didn't have their wing feathers completely yet and were all fluffy with white down. First time we ever saw them. Brain, Tim, Gene, Gary & Lamar went along today in another boat and they had a great day coming in around 9pm with their limits of walleye and saugers. Gene caught a wall mounter walleye measuring 29 1/2". Way to go Gene! He was quite proud of that fish and is off to the taxidermy! 

June 11, 2013: Dave, Mike, Mark & Jim headed out with Pete for another day on the water. They worked hard for the 8 fish they needed, leaving the dock at 7am and taking all day to get them. They fished along Long Point and then Lemm's Rock where they landed at least 10 slot fish, all nice big ones. No keepers there so they had to move and searched all day, catching some really nice keepers just before the end of the charter. They said they had a great day and really had a fun time fishing with Pete. They figure they must have caught around 15-20 slots.  

July 10, 2013: Dave, Mike, Mark & Jim (all brothers) spent their second day on the lake with Pete having a wonderful day with just perfect weather. They started out at Zippel Bay bait fishing and getting two slot walleyes they released. They moved north along Sandy Shores towards Long Point, got a few saugers and another slot fish. Then they traveled around the end of Long Point past Twin Islands and fished that area, then went north off of Long Point and tried a few rock reefs where they caught big walleyes. They figured they caught around 15 big walleyes today with the largest measuring 29" caught by Mike! Way to go Mike! They really had fun drifting and said that leeches worked best today while crawlers worked best the day before. Then headed south back where they caught sauger and got into more saugers plus the keeper walleyes. They kept 8 saugers and 6 walleyes. Yesterday they had a good day but endured rough waters and rainy skies. They tried out front first but no luck, so headed across the lake towards Garden Island and ended up north of Little Oak, getting into some nice walleyes there. They came back to the dock with their limits of walleyes but no saugers. Big waves with northwest winds, 4-5 footers. Wild strawberries are in the woods and quite a few are getting picked. Still some Lady slippers around too!

July 6, 2013: The Johnson/Bock Family Reunion went well this year with everyone catching fish and having a great time! Lots of nice 15-16" saugers were caught and they also put back some slot fish. Delbert, Shirley, Teresa, Kedrick, LouAnn, Todd, Scot, Tanya, Pat, Kevin, Kristina, Ester, Diane and Raelynn all caught fish. LouAnn took the lead with the biggest walleye at 27". Way to go LouAnn!! Shirley came in second with a 26" walleye and two 25" walleyes! Way to go Shirley!! Teresa released a 24", Raelynn 22" and two 24" walleyes,  Delbert 24" and 25" walleyes plus a 32" pike, Ester 25" walleye. Diane caught a 19" smallmouth bass. Cool! The group had a couple of fish frys and took home some fish also. Ruth was here with Pete and I for a week and we did some fishing. Ruth and Pete  both caught 13" smallies. We pulled shadraps shallow in the morning and came back with 8 keepers.

July 4th, 2013: Happy 4th of July!! Went uptown for the fireworks and street dance tonight. They put on the best show so far this year for fireworks! Lots of big boomers that shook the ground and the floating raft on the bay went on for at least 3 minutes with lots of pretty colors. The guys in charge really did a super job! Yesterday Pete, Terri, Ruth, Sherry, Merlin, Carrie & Sara  boarded Pete's boat and then Brian took on board Crystal, Scott, Eain, Jesse, Jenny. We all planned to head up to Oak Island for the day. Brain had boat trouble right away and we waited a few miles out on the lake for him to get it going, throw our lines out jigging. Terri caught a 20" walleye on a shiner. We missed a few bites. It was a pretty slow bite and hardly no wind. Very hot out there today! We headed up towards Knight Island after finding out Brian's boat was out of commission. By then it was after noon and too late to head to the islands. We bait fished most of the day but it was slow. Then headed south towards Pine Island, passing by the other group who had boarded a boat out of the Elk Horn. We pulled plugs in front of Pine and got a few more, coming in with 8 keepers. The other group headed to Garden Island and stayed out til 7-8pm. They did well getting a bunch of walleyes and having a good time anyway.

July 1, 2013: Todd, Patrick, Scot & Tonya had a great day of fishing starting out with bait fishing and then switching over to downrigging up around Garden Island. They did well using tiger, black/silver and wonderbread raps. They brought in limits of both walleyes and saugers for all and Scot released a 26" walleye. Way to go Scot!! Pete ran charter boat taking out the Nielsen family for two am half day charters. Jeff, Nick, Wade, Madelyn, Stacy, Karen, Tom, and Zachary had a great time with the first day out being better. They kept a total of 34 fish for the two trips with the first day being better. No slot fish caught the first trip out but the second day Wade released a 23" walleye and Pete released a 22" walleye. It was much tougher today. No wind and very hot.

June 29, 2013: Steve, Kenny & Mike went out with Pete for a day of fishing. Pretty windy today with northwest winds so they headed over to Zippel Bay. They got a few fish but it slowed up so they tried several spots on the lake and ended up at Little Oak, getting some really nice fish up there yesterday. Today the the winds were a bit lighter and they fished several spots again, ending up back at Little Oak, but the fish weren't there. They fished Knight Island and then back to Lighthouse Gap and along Pine island. They mostly bait fished plus had Brian and Chad along today. They came in with their limits plus put back over 10 slot fish today with Kenny catching the largest walleye measuring 26 inches. Frozen shiners are working best and some leeches are getting them also. Not much for crawler action the past few days. Also got 4 nice pike today. The guys ate fish and also took home limits. They had nice sunny weather and looks like it will be hot and sunny all this week. 

June 25, 2013: Pete, Jim, Jessie, Karen & Dale went out on the charter boat. It was very hot with a high of 90 degrees and hardly any wind so fishing was tougher. They bait fished the first half of the day and then pulled shad raps the latter part. Jessie caught 8 slot fish from 20" up to 23" and no keepers. They caught most of their fish trolling coming in to the dock at 5pm with 12 keepers. No one else in camp til the weekend. Ladyslippers are in bloom and still getting some fresh asparagus!

June 22, 2013: More fishing reports from Traylen and Kelly's group. Traylen caught 3 walleyes on Thursday and Paula released a 30" pike plus she caught a small mouth bass and a 23" walleye she put back. Way to go Paula!! Friday Kelly caught a 16.5" walleye and Paula caught a pike measuring 28.5". Way to go girls. Fred, Kent & Dave tried the 9 footer today and only got one fish caught by Fred which was a 24:" walleye. They headed to Zippel Bay area and did good til the wind died down. Gold/pink, gold/chartreuse and plain gold worked well for them. They caught lots of fish during their week stay and had a good time.  

June 21, 2013: Still great fishing on the south shore and also some other areas of the lake. Pete, Terri, Greg, Sharon and 7 yr old Eain went out this afternoon fishing from 2pm til just before 5pm. We pulled shadraps in shallow water out front of Morris Gap and did well getting 16 keepers and putting back 5-6 slot fish and some small ones. Eain caught his first walleye and then many more plus he caught a nice pike. He had a fun day! Sharon caught the first 4-5 fish of the day with a clear holographic with rattles. She caught two walleyes around 21-22". The group also caught 5-6 pike and Terri caught a 16" smallmouth bass. We came into camp for a big fish fry with all the cabins hosted by Fred's cabin. It was a great feast. Fred, Kent & Dave have been here all week and are having a great time catching lots of fish. Traylen, Kelly, Paula and Dale are also here for the week and enjoying their stay. They have caught their limits and have been eating fish too. Tuesday Paul caught a 19" walleye and Traylen caught 4 eater walleyes, 1 small pike and 2 little walleyes plus a nice jumbo perch. Dale caught 4 walleyes and a 24" pike. On Wednesday Paula caught one walleye just a hair over 19.5 inches that she released. Kelly kept 18" and 19" walleyes and Traylen caught a 36" pike. Traylen also caught and released a 30" walleye, Kelly caught a 34" pike she released! Way to go you two!! Kent released a 30 1/2" pike and they have been catching lots of 16" walleyes to eat. They have released two 23" and also a 24" walleye.

June 19, 2013: Pete ran a charter taking out Chuck, Randy, Brian, Brady and Don. They all came from different cities to spend a few days fishing. Yesterday they went out for the afternoon jigging and got some fish. Today they fished a full day, jigging and gettin mostly too big or too small fish. The wind died down and it was a slow bite. Then they tried trolling in the later afternoon with shads and started catching some keepers. They released 7 slot fish and came in with 16 keepers. They had a hard time getting keepers as most fish caught today were too big or too small. Brian ran a charter taking out Roxy and Larry for a full day. They bait fished and trolled with spinners. Roxy caught fish on every technique they tried. They released one slot fish and came in with their limits of walleyes and saugers. They had fun!

June 15, 2013: Pete ran a charter taking out customers from Wheelers Point Resort along with 8 other boats. They headed up to Little Oak Island and fished using bait doing really well with all the boats getting nice fish and limiting out.

June 14, 2013: Has been a beautiful week here with temps in 70's mostly and just a few rain showers  in the evening. Everyone is catching lots of fish including pike, walleye, saugers, smallmouth bass and even a muskie! Gary, Darlene, Arnie, Jan, Monica, Taylor, Devin, 6 yr old Braysen, Mike, Joereg, Michelle, Rhonda & Tristan spent a week fishing and having a blast. Taylor & Devin have been fishing under the bridge right near the resort and getting some.Taylor caught a 31" pike today and he also got a 24" walleye yesterday under the bridge. While on the lake they have released lots of slot fish as follows: Arnie 36" pike, Jan 34" pike which is her largest fish ever in her life, Taylor 24" muskie, Rhonda 36 1/2" pike, Monica 34" pike & 21" walleye, Devin 24" walleye, Mike 25 1/2" walleye plus Arnie topped Mike and ended up getting a 26" walleye to win the family contest! Way to go Arnie!! They also put back more smaller slot fish. They mostly caught their fish using shadraps and rapalas in shallow water. They did use frozen shiners and got some also. 6 yr old Braysen caught a little pike off the dock and was very proud of that fish! Randy, Jack & Dave spent 3 days on the lake mostly up near Knight Island. Thursday was a great day with the 3 of them getting their limits of 16-19 1/2" walleyes in 2 1/2 hours using frozen shiners! Randy released a 24 3/4" and Jack released a 24" walleye. Good job guys!! They also released 9 other slot fish and 4 nice pike in the 27-28" range. They had a great time and also got a good sunburn! Bring your sunscreen and your mosquito spray. The mosquitoes are terrible right now.

June 13, 2013: Happy Birthday Jack Kipka!! Bruce, Eric & Steve had very good fishing getting their limits of nice walleyes and releasing two 24" walleyes. They caught very few saugers. Kurt, Mike, Larry, Bill, Ben & Seth spent a few days fishiong . They said spinenr rigs worked best for them. They have very good fishing getting their limits. Grandson Ben released a 25" walleye and Grandson Seth released a 22" walleye. Way to go boys!!  Randy, Jack & David fished near Garden Island and said they got five 14-16" walleyes on shiners and the rest of their fish measured 16-19". David released a 21" and Randy released 21" and 22" walleyes. Brian ran a charter trip taking out Harold and his 4 boys Eddy, James, Dave & Thomas. James got a nice 18" walleye, Eddy released a 21" and Harold released a 22 1/2" walleye. They also put back 8-9 small fish and missed quite a few bites. They brought in 20 keepers after fishing Lighthouse Gap, then on to Zippel, Long Point and back to Light house Gap and Pine Island, which was best.   

June 9, 2013: Pete had a couple of days of charters this weekend taking out Mike, Ed, Art, Lonny, Mike & Brian. Their first day out they caught lots of small walleyes & saugers and used up all of their bait, coming in with 18 keepers. Today they had better luck getting more nice fish and also catching more small fish. They anchored and jigged using live fatheads, frozen shiners, leeches and crawlers with all working, but the shiners were best. It was rainy for the afternoon but they kept fishing. The wind died down around 3pm so they trolled in 7 ft of water and got into some bigger fish. Ed released the biggest walleye measuring 25". Way to go Ed!! Art caught the biggest fish of the weekend with a 32" pike. He also put back 21" and 23 1/2" walleyes and kept four walleyes measuring 16-19". Way to go Art!! Lonny put back 20" and 24" walleyes and the group also put back a couple of 22" walleyes. Way to go! Lonny says they caught all the fish on the right side of the boat! They kept 29 today after eating their fish yesterday. Eain, Brice & Eli went out this afternooon for 3-4 hours and came back in the rain with 12 keepers. We have other groups here fishing but no reports from them yet. Still finding asparagus and some mushrooms. We are supposed to have some nice weather this week so come on up!!

June 7, 2013: John is here with his son Jake and they have been hammering the walleyes for 3 days. He says they "killed em" on Wednesday catching around 200 fish including 9 slot fish with one at 25". Jake caught a beauty 27" walleye on a pink/white 3/8 ounce jig tipped with a frozen shiner. Way to go Jake!! I couldn't get his picture to post but will try again. They anchored in 15 feet of water and fished the same depth each day. They went through 21 dozen shiners the first day! Thursday they caught 80 fish including a 24" walleye and a jumbo perch. Mark & Ronnie went with Red out of Zippel Bay and tried that area but it was slow so they headed down to Morris Gap and Pine Island area and got into the fish. Mark released a 36" pike plus they caught 24" and two 26" walleyes. They had a great week of fishing and really had a fun time!

June 3, 2013: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEGAN FISCHBACH!!! Mark & Ronnie went out on their own fishing out front trolling with shadraps and did well. They came in with some fish around 3pm, had a fish fry and went back out for more. Yesterday Pete ran a charter taking out Mark, Ronnie & Brian. They bait fished and caught their limits plus put back lots of slots. Pete released a 27" walleye and they also put back 22", 23" and 24" walleyes. They used live mninnows, frozen shiners, and when they ran out of that they used their leeches and crawlers and caught some more. Still a little slow for catching them on crawlers. Came in with some saugers also. Merlin, Sherry, Carrie & Jake had a good afternoon coming back to shore with 19 keepers, all their walleyes and a few saugers. They used frozen shiners and anchored. Still finding asparagus and Matt found over 100 morels!  

May 29, 2013: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DIANA FISCHBACH, EAIN JOHNSON AND GREG JOHNSON!! Crystal, Ella, Eain, Jesse, Austin & Jenny just got in from fishing. They did well bringing in around 20 keepers with some nice ones in there. Eain also caught a pike.

May 27, 2013: Good bite back on after the weekend. Deb, John & Mona are having a great fishing trip, catching lots of nice eater fish and taking home some nice 18-19" keepers. John caught a beautiful 30 1/2" walleye this evening just before dark. He is getting the fish mounted. Way to go John!! Craig, Donna, Steve, Wanda, Steve & Deb all had a good weekend with today being super great for getiting some walleyes. They struggled on Saturday and Sunday but today they got into them jigging with frozen shiners. Gary & Bill are also doing well with Bill saying today was their best day out. They had some nice 18-19" walleyes and also put back a couple of slot fish. Brian & Harry fished the evening bringin in 8 walleyes and 1 sauger. Brian released 23" and 24" walleyes. They said it was a beautiful evening out there.

May 26, 2013: Pete ran a half day charter today taking out Ruth, Brian, Kevin & Jose'. They had a good morning with Jose' releasing a 20" walleye and Ruth released a 20 1/2" plus Pete released a couple of slot fish. They came in with 10 keepers; all nice ones. Mandy, Wade, Ryan & Sarah had slow fishing but did get some fish today. They had 4 keepers at 13-14" and a 17" walleye. Mandy released 22" and 20 1/2" walleyes she caught on a flourescent green with orange & black eyes. Way to go Mandy!! Glen & Janet had an excellent weekend getting into the fish on Saturday and Sunday. They caught 32 yesterday, 48 today and 10 fish on Monday morning. They released ten walleyes in the 20-25" range plus 25 1/4" and 27 1/2" walleyes. They used jigs with minnows and said any color worked for them. Way to go you two!! Steve, Cheri & Phil had a great weekend also eating fish and limiting plus Steve released 23" walleye and a 49" sturgeon. Cheri released a 26" walleye and 40" pike. Phil released 23" and 24" walleyes plus a 39" sturgeon. They really had a blast.

May 25, 2013: Pete, Ruth, Terri & Brian went out for a couple of hours. Ruth caught a 30" sturgeon - her first one. She had fun fighting that! We alos put back 20" and 20 1/2" walleyes and kept 2 walleyes. We also threw back some small ones. We went morel hunting and found 25 mushrooms plus we also found enough asparagus for dinner. Man was that good!!

May 24, 2013: Rain finally stopped and the wind out of the northeast is finally letting up a little. Was a tough week for our people with the high waves and colder temps. The Bonneville's did really well yesterday with the group getting their limits of both walleyes and saugers plus putting back lots of slot fish. Some measurements were 22", 23", 24" and 25 1/2". Way to go!!  They said they found clean water at 25 feet of water and got some out there. They also fished Lighthouse Gap in 18 feet down to 11 feet and did well there. They jigged with live and/or frozen shiners. Mark, Bob, John kept 18 nice 17-18" keepers and released one. They stayed a week and only had 3 days of fishing but did good. Gary, Deb & Mona have been getting their limits easily while anchored in 14 feet of water out of Morris Gap. Sue, Bill, Ray and Harlen had slower fishing but they did get their limits to take home. Ron & Alexia headed home today after a week stay. They had slower fishing but ate fish and took some home. Sue, Hattie & Eddy were here during the bad weather also and had 9 keepers. They released a 20" walleye. A few people have been finding some morels the past couple days. Will have to get out and look for some. Pete just got done rebuilding the motor in his charter boat and will be putting that in the water tomorrow to take a test run.

May 20, 2013: Windy and rainy all day long. No one fishing today. Waves too big. We have gotten 3 inches so far. Lake is rising and should be back to a normal level soon with all the run off from this rain. Waiting for the mushrooms to start up as soon as it warms up a little. Hoping the blueberries will be good this year also since we didn't have hardly any last year with the drought. Clear skies for Wed and on to the end of the week. Waiting for Gary & Bill to show up and Deb & Mona!

May 19, 2013: Rainy day most of today. Mark and Bob went for a boat ride but didn't fish.

May 18, 2013: Phenomenal fishing this past 3 days with everyone catching keepers and putting back slot fish at every size! Tim & George had a great time saying they caught most of their fish at 8-11 feet of water. They jigged and also pulled shap raps in 3-6 feet of water. They released 3-4 walleyes measuring 26" plus they put back 25's, 24's and 22's. Rick, Kent, Rich, Matt and Spalding had a great weekend saying it is the best fishing they have ever experienced in the 15 years they have been coming to the lake. Rick Dahl released a 30" walleye! Way to go Rick!! They also put back 27 1/2", four 25", four 26" and a 28". Ritchie released a 28" sturgeon. Spalding released 20", 25" and two 26" walleyes. They are taking home all nice 17-19" keepers. Way to go guys!!  Yesterday the fishing was so good they cancelled their steak dinner til tomorrow so they could fish more. Mike, Gary & Gene also did excellent. Gary told me they were "crushin the fish"! They caught all sizes and said the best technique was pulling #5 shads in 6 feet of water just out front. Gary said they released many slot fish from 28" on down! Mike caught a nice 27 1/2" walleye in Bostic and they fished Zippel getting a 29" pike and 5-6 more walleyes. Ron and Alexia showed up on Friday and went out for a few hours. They came in with 2 walleyes at 17" and 18" and also a limit of pike. Today they caught lots of 17" walleyes and their biggest measured 18". They brought in 5 walleyes and one pike. Brian ran a half day taking out Greg, Nick and Paul. They fished in the rain but got 6 nice keepers. They were soaking wet when they got back to the docks.   

May 16, 2013: Tim & George did well today with Tim landing a 26" walleye plus they got some keepers. Mike, Gary & Gene did well yesterday. Gary caught a beauty 28" walleye right away and he also got a 25" I believe, They were in 12' of water and weren't getting any eating size fish so they moved in 6 feet of water and began getting nice 17" and up keepers. They came in right at dark. Brian ran a half day morning charter taking out Greg, Paul and Nick. Greg's sons flew in to Mpls airport; one from DC and the other from Utah. This is their first walleye fishing trip. They had fun on the boat with Nick hooking into a big sturgeon that just kept taking the line off his reel til he could see the spool. Just before he ran out of line the fish spit the hook so they never saw it. Paul released a 23" walleye and they came in with 6 nice keepers from the Morris Gap area. For the afternoon they headed down to Zippel State Park and fished off the pier. Greg caught two nice pike around 24" or so and he also caught a nice 27" walleye! Way to go Greg! He said he was surprised to catch such a big walleye while casting out with frozen smelt. Today was sunny, light wind and high of 70 degrees. We are waiting for the morels to start popping up; should be soon.

May 15, 2013: Weather has turned georgeous here with light winds and highs in the 70's this week! Fish are still biting. The strong south winds we had earlier this week pushed all the ice across the lake to the north. We now have open water as far as we can see with binoculars.

May 13, 2013: Cory, Randy, Terry & Collin spent the weekend pulling in lots of walleyes. They ate fish and took home fish saying Saturday was cold and Sunday much better. Collin caught lots of fish this weekend. They put back 15-20 walleyes measuring over 22". Randy released two 28 1/2" walleyes and Cory also released a 28 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!! They said orange jigs and also gold were good colors plus a glitter jig. They had a great time.

May 12, 2013: Fish still biting and much warmer today with a lighter wind. Greg, Travis, Josh and Rich went home with their limtis. They said they caught 14 big walleyes this weekend. White, gold and pink were the hot colors for jigs. Brian, Terri & Pete went out for a couple of hours from 430 pm til 6pm. Brian caught a keeper sauger and Pete got a nice keeper walleye at about 18". Terri didn't get any bites. All boats around us were catching fish but seemed to be a little slower bite today. Everyone is going home with their limits.

May 11, 2013: Just enough room for everyone to fish in the Morris Gap this weekend. Ice is out in Four Mile Bay, Lighthouse Gap, Morris Gap, Zippel. Cold this morning with a low of 25 degrees and very windy out of the northwest. Frost on the roofs. Lots of people fishing and the bite was pretty good this weekend. Greg, Josh, Travis & Rich fished the weekend and had a great time. Their first trip out they caught several slot fish with Greg catching 9 walleyes; all too big to keep! They said they had lots of 22" fish and up to 26". They came in with a dozen keepers and had a fish fry. This evening they went shallower in 6 ft of water on the southwest end of Pine Island getting into the keepers and limiting. Live minnows and frozen shiners are being used mostly. Cory's group is also fishing and came in with 10-12 keepers by this early afternoon. They were headed back out for more in the evening. 

May 8, 2013: Finally getting some warmer weather up here the past few days with highs in the upper 70's. Today is a bit cooler out with high in the 60's and a northwest wind. Is a little chilly with that big chunk of ice still out there on the lake. The Rainy River had been busy with the sturgeon season which just ended. Our bay has open water all the way out to Four Mile Bay and you can get out to the "washout" according to Tom from Randall's Resort. I just spoke with him and he said he took a boat out to 19 feet of water on the lake yesterday but there is still ice in front of Pine Island and most of the lake. Pete and I went looking for spawning nothern pike and saw a few heading up the ditch a couple of nights ago.

3 Amberjacks on left, big tuna center and 70 lb tuna to right of Pete.That's the Mississippi River in the background. 

We had a fun spring vacation this year taking our camper down to the panhandle area of northern Florida and staying at Santa Rosa Beach for 3 days. The weather got colder with rain coming for several days so we headed west into Mississippi and stayed at a state park that was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We wanted to see what the area looked like since we had stayed there just prior to the hurricane. The park was open and the guys told us it took 5 years to get the park cleaned up and reopen. It sits right on the ocean near Waveland and Pass Christian. You can tell they had a hurricane. Some have rebuilt totally while some have not at all with the only thing left being the cement steps for the front entry. Some homes still are in need of some repairs. The next day we experienced 70 MPH winds off the ocean with rain. The waves were slapping across the highway and made travel difficult for a couple of hours til it died down. We stayed there a few days and then headed into Louisiana as we were only 45 miles from New Orleans and our friends Shaffer & Tami were staying there. Some of you must remember Shaffer who worked the ice for 3-4 years. We visited the French Quarters a couple of times and rode the ferry boat across the Mississippi. That was fun! Then we camped south of New Orleans at the end of the highway where the Mississippi River empties into the ocean. The 4 of us booked a charter for tuna fishing and had a blast! Captain Josh took us out of the river to the ocean and went 50 miles out where we fished around oil rigs in over 6,000 feet of water. Terri got a bite, had it on awhile and lost the fish. Then Pete caught a small bonita and he also caught a barracuda. No more bites so we moved in shallower (650 ft) to another oil rig. Pete caught a yellow-fin tuna around 70 pounds. Then we moved to another rig where a couple of other boats were already fishing. We started getting amberjacks right away with Terri catching one around 70 lbs. Shaffer caught one around 60 lbs and Tami caught one at around 50 lbs. While Terri was battling her amberjack a tuna surfaced near the boat, eating the dead bait our first mate was throwing overboard. The captain baited a hook, threw it to the fish and he took the bait - FISH ON!! Shaffer took the pole and fought the fish for about 15-20 minutes, then said his arms were numb and handed it off to Pete. Pete fought the fish for another 30 minutes or so and finally got it to the boat. It weighed in at 130 pounds!! What an exciting day! We brought in 3 amberjack and 2 yellow fin tuna to the docks and had the big chore of cleaning and packaging them all. We couldn't fit all the meat into our two coolers so we asked Josh if he knew anyone who would want some fresh fish. He told us he knew of some families in the area that would appreciate the fish and said he would get it to them. It was a long and fun day of fishing. They leave the dock at 6am and bring you back to the docks around 6pm. Was late getting back to the campgrounds so we had tuna the following night on the grill and man, is it ever good. We started to head north towards home the next day but took our time as our family told us they were getting another foot  of snow and to stay on vacation. We stopped in Missouri on the Elk River and spent 3 nights there before heading back. We also did a tuna BBQ when we returned back to MN and invited some friends and family over. Everyone enjoyed the meal. The next day I made tuna sandwiches out of the leftovers with mayo and pickles and it is the best tuna fish sandwich you have ever tried!

 

Neil with 26" walleye (released)

Ben Voller with 25" walleye - released

Dan Shaske holding 27" walleye - released

Wanda holding 26" walleye - released

Frank Rennaker with 24" walleye - released

Dean holding 23" walleye - released

Kevin holding 26" walleye caught on 2 lb line (released)

Dave holding 22" walleye (released)

Cody Fischbach (our nephew) with catch of the day!

Ed holding 27 1/4" walleye (released)

Mindy holding 23" walleye (released)

Greg holding 23" walleye (released) 

9 yr old Meghan with 25" walleye caught in sleeper house (released) 

Gary Eliason holding 25" walleye (released)

 

March 17, 2013: Barb & Gary fished a half day this morning and ended up with 3 nice fish. They also fished all day Saturday and the afternoon on Friday. They didn't get any keepers on Friday afternoon but had a jumbo perch. Saturday they caught more fish using pink glow hooks and said a "dead stick" worked best for catching. They were 3 fish short of their limits and had mostly saugers that all measured over the width of a 5 gallon bucket. Wes, Dan, John & Buddy had slow fishing keeping a total of 8. Buddy caught the biggest measuring 17" and he was the only one not using electronics. Jimmy, Craig, Chick & Brett used portables and had poor fishing but did get some keepers. Ross, Bob, Larry, Jim, Louie, Mark plus a few more used their portables and fished out of Adrians keeping 26 fish with 17 1/2" walleye the largest. They tried out of Long Point on Saturday and only caught 3 fish. Walter, Mike, Jason and Glenn fished 3 days in our houses. They had a pretty good time ending up with 38 keepers and 2 tullibees. Jason released a 23" walleye and Glenn released a very fat 25" walleye and they also caught a 26" pout. They had a good time. Dennis, Mike & Randy were in a sleeper house and had a great time. They ate 2 meals of tullibees and took home 57 more. They also had 12 keeper saugers and one walleye at 16". Dennis released a 31" pike. Way to go guys! Ray, Brad & Butch were in a sleeper house and had slow fishing but still had a good time saying the fishing was optional. They kept 16 saugers in the 12-15" range and one tullibee. Paul, Mike, Scott, Andrew & Bruce fished on their own and did very well out of Adrian's road just past the bridge and to the left. They ate 2 meals while here and took home their limits of nice 14-15" saugers plus caught a bunch of tullibees. They said their first day was best and they used gold small hooks. Jason, Gary & Jerry fished during the past week in our houses and had some slow fishing but they did get to take home some fish and Jerry caught a beauty 23.75" walleye he released. Way to go Jerry!! See photo above. We are now closed for the ice fishing season and will be back with reports on the May walleye opener. We want to thank all our customers for a great winter season! 

March 10, 2013: Ron & Chris are here all the way from Rockford, IL, staying in a sleeper house over the weekened. They had a slow weekend, catching 32 fish and ending up with 9 keepers.  Ron caught his biggest walleye ever this morning, landing a beautiful 27" walleye! Way to go Ron!! It made the trip for him. They also had 3 tullibees. Corey & Wayde fished 2 /1/2 days in our houses and had slow fishing keeping 9. Tim, Brock, Chris, Jim, Mark, & Tony did well using portables with sleds, fishing out of Wheelers and Adrian's Roads. They were just a few fish shy of limits for 3 of the guys and the other 3 kept their limits. They put back 4 walleyes around 20". Brock released a 23 1/2" walleye, Chris released a 20", Jim released a 21". They also caught 2 small pike in the bay the first afternoon they arrived. Brant, Jeff & Eric used their pickup and traveled out of Adrians Road and found another private plowed road that led towards Garden Island and they got within a few miles of it. They kept 10 on Friday and another 10 Saturday and they caught some tullibees. They tried shallow water in front of Pine Island yesterday evening but only kept 1 walleye and 1 sauger. Still have more groups in camp that leave tomorrow so won't get a report from them til then. 

March 7, 2013: Jack & Ray fished using a portable house, moving around and fishing various areas of the lake. Babler's Road produced the most fish for them. Also tried Adrian 's Road about 3 miles out and the Cyrus road, about 5.4 miles out. They ate fish while here but only got about 10 keepers. Paul, Todd, Brian, Jose, Mark, Bob, Jake & Justin fished two days in our houses. They kept a total of 25 and put back lots of little guys. Todd released a 23 1/2" walleye and Jake released a 25" walleye. Way to go guys!! Brian lost his pole down the hole while he was assisting with another bite and had his back turned. His buddy video taped the bite on Brian's rod and the rod going down the hole. They didnt get the rod back. It is hard to get around with wheel houses - too much snow on the lake so you have to say on the plowed areas. Sleds are the way to get where you want to go now.

March 3, 2013: Some big fish caught this weekend with Sherry Johnson catching a beautiful 29" walleye on a green jig. She landed the big fish all by herself. She was fishing with her daughter Carrie and her two grandsons, Nick & Jake. She kept the walleye to get it mounted. Way to go Sherry!! They fished the afternoon and caught lots of little fish and kept two saugers. Samantha, Will, Dave & Brett caught 23 fish on Saturday and another 49 today. They threw most of them back and kept only 6 with the largest at 16". They had a couple of tullibees. Wayne and Chris brought up their sons, Owen & Will; both 9 yrs old. They fished out of Adrian's road on Thursday afternoon and ended up with 3 keepers. Friday & Saturday they fished in our day houses and caught 75 fish; kept 4 on Friday and 1 on Saturday. Wayne released a 25" walleye. Way to go Wayne!! Pretty slow for everyone this weekend. Brad went pike fishing with his brother. They caught a couple of nice ones near Spring Steel measuring 38 1/2" and one at 46". Way to go Travis! Tom's group had slow fishing with them keeping one for a half day (afternoon) on Friday and they did better on Saturday keeping 9 nice fish. Mick, Pat & Andy used portables fishing out of Adrian's plowed road and setting up off by themselves just before the pressure ridge in 32' of water. They did pretty good keeping 10 saugers, 7 walleyes and 2 tullibees. Pat released a 24" walleye. Andy caught a jumbo perch. Way to go guys!!

February 26, 2013: Little better bite the past two days. Mert & Eileen did well today keeping 12 fish including some 14" saugers and four walleyes at 16-17". Eileen released a 27" walleye. Way to go Eileen!! This was her first trip here and she had fun. They also ate fish while here and took home their limits. Beau, Tony, Nick David & Andy used portables with sleds, fishing shallow waters 15-17' mornings and evenings. They had super fishing with the group eating fish and taking home limits for all. They had all nice keepers and also released some slots. Nick had a 22" and Beau released two 25" and 26" walleyes. Way to go Beau!! They also put back quite a few walleyes over 20". Bruce, Brian, Joe & Adam had slower fishing with them keeping 10 fish for two days. Greg & Jackie used their wheel house out of Adrian's Road and fished south of the pressure ridge. They had 1 walleye, 4 tullibee and 9 saugers. Rob & Jason threw back all the fish they caught on Friday. Saturday they caught 15-20 little ones and kept 5.  

February 24, 2013: Tony, Mark, Andy, Justin, Lee & Mark fished on their own going out of Adrian's twice catching lots of little fish. They went out of Babler's at Long Point on Saturday and caught more fish. Paul & Maurissa were in a sleeper house and had a blast. They caught mostly little fish and lots of tullibees. Paul got a 15" and Maurissa  13" for walleyes and she also landed a huge eelpout - her first one. Glow green and plain red hooks worked best. The rest of their group had slower fishing. Junior & Chris spent the weekend in a sleeper house. They kept 16 for home and ate 4 fish on the ice. They also kept a 29" pike and caught 3 tullibees. Brian & John were in a sleeper house and did very good. They caught 4 tullibees plus limited on walleye/saugers. They said each morning at 5am they caught a nice walleye and also at 10pm they got one. John released a 22" walleye. Shelly, Michelle & Andy fished on their own. They caught lots of little fish and got 3 keepers around 14" plus 3 tullibees.

February 21, 2013: Bob and Genie just left this morning after spending two days on the ice. They had slow fishing keeping only 5 keepers and Genie catching the most fish. They attended the Eel Pout Festival at Leech Lake before traveling up here to fish. Our other groups cancelled as they couldn't get here due to the snow storm on Sunday and Monday. Lots of snow on the lake and big drifts so is getting hard to get around out there now.  10 below this morning.

February 18, 2013: Woke up to blizzard conditions today. We ended up with 10 inches of snow and large drifts everywhere. Whiteout on the lake today and all plowed roads are closed. Some cabins left yesterday and 4 groups left early this morning to try and beat the storm. Tom, Tracy & Steve were in a sleeper house that we hauled off the ice today. They caught a total of 73 fish getting 40 the first day, 23 on Sunday and another 11 this morning. They kept a total of 17 keepers and released 20" and 23" walleyes. Way to go guys! They had a great time. It took 2 hours to get them back to shore witht he bombardier getting stuck a few times.Neil, Bruce, Kenny, Kent, Chris, Dave & Jim fished two days. They kept 13 on Saturday and another 23 Sunday. Neil released a 26" walleye and Bruce released a 20" walleye. Way to go guys!! Kenny broke his line twice on big fish. This was their first year fishing without Lowell who passed away. We missed having Lowell for the trip. They also caught 6 tullibees. Mitch, Moriah, Chris and Shiloh kept 7 fish on Saturday and another 8 on Sunday plus 2 tullibees. Shiloh caught an 11" crappie! Moriah caught the biggest keeper measuring 17" and she also missed a really big one. Mitch snapped his line on a big fish. Steve was in a sleeper house alone. He kept 3 sauger/walleyes and also caught 25 tullibees. Chris, Nate, Jen & Mara used portables fishing 4 miles out on the lake. They caught 25-30 fish Friday;keeping half of them. Saturday they caught another 25 fish and kept 10. Their biggest fish measured 18 1/2" (walleye). Ben, Eric, Rachel & Sarah also fished 4 miles out using portables. They kept 9 fish. Gold, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue worked and they kept changing colors. Lots of fish on the Vexilar but not biting well. Julie, Wayne, Jeremy, Preston & Shane also used portables and fished out of Cyrus Resorts plowed road. They kept 2 walleyes, 2 saugers and 11 tullibees. Julie released a 26" walleye. Way to go Julie!! Billy, Brian and 4 yr old Ethan fished on Saturday. They lost lots of bites, had lots of action figuring they had around 35 bites. They kept 5-6. Ethan got 8-10 bites and he reeled in 2 fish. Way to go Ethan!! Carol, Dude, Dean and Marie fished Saturday. They had a good day keeping 2 sauger, 2 tullibee, 1 walleye and 1 24" pike. Dude caught and released a 26 1/2" walleye he got on a red & white jig and Carol released a 20 1/2" walleye. Joe & Pat fished two days. They kept 10 and had a great time.Way to go!! Glen & Lisa fished out of Long Point using portables. They caught small fish and released them all. Glen said the wind was so strong they packed up and left the lake early.

February 15, 2013: Dale's group fished a couple of days. They had slow fishing but did get some keepers. Matt released a 25" walleye and they also caught a 41" pike today that they kept. They traveleed here all the way from Michigan.

February 10, 2013: Fishing has picked up some the past couple of days. Phil, Travis, TJ, Bob, Jesse & Bob fished a half day (afternoon) on Friday and kept 20 nice keepers. Saturday they kept another 18 keepers. They also caught lots of small fish. Jimmy & Mark fished Saturday going home just 2 fish short of their limits. They kept 11" to 14 1/2" saugers and also released 3 lb and 4 lb walleyes. Dan and Matt fished in 16' of water. They released a 26" walleye. Way to go! They kept 2 walleyes that measured 15" and 17". Jordan's group went "all the way out" and said it was slow for them. Andrea, Carol, Eugene & Chuck did well on Sunday. They had 3 more with the group and ended up with 40 keepers plus 10 jumbo perch and a bunch of tullibees. George, Glenn, Kevin, Ben & Cody kept 7 fish on Saturday and another 5 on Sunday. Not much for saugers. Sunday was a better day and said they caught lots of tullibees. Josh & Ana filled out after fishing two days. They kept 6 on Saturday and another 10 on Sunday. They put back 19 3/4" and 22 1/2" walleyes. Ash & Mike stayed one night in a sleeper house and kept 6 fish. No reports from the other sleeper groups. Having nicer weather the past few days with wearmer temps. We ended up with around 8" of snow from the last storm. Lots of snow for the sleds now.

February 4, 2013: Most everyone headed home to watch the Superbowl today. Brian, Crystal and Adam stayed the day and fished at the end of Adrian's road. They kept 6 fish today and another 8 decent 15-16" on Saturday. They also released 20" and 22" walleyes.

February 3, 2013: John, Jenny, David & Amber had slow fishing in a sleeper house. They kept 8 fish. John released a 21" walleye and Amber broke her line on a big fish. Sean's group used portables and had slow fishing. They kept some nice perch, lots of tullilbees and got some saugers. LaWayne, Dorcas and 4 month old Braxton spent a few nights in a sleeper house. They kept a total of 12 fish. Ron, Brett, Luke and Jack kept 6 for today and also released two big walleyes measuring just under 28". Way to go guys!! This was their first time walleye fishing. They also caught a 27" eelpout. Neil, Dan, Rob and John kept 4 walleyes, caught 60 tullibee and kept 20 today. Yesterday they caught 40 tullibee. Dan released a 23" walleye. Way to go Dan!! The Herold's from Buckman did good with Ron, Rick, Tony, John, Danny & Jim spening a few days on the lake.They kept 26 fish. Dan also caught a pike measuring 29". Phil, Alissa, Jeremy & Kristi had slow fishing for 2 days. They kept 8 small fish.

January 31, 2013: Al & Joyce had a fantastic time this year. They fished two days and ended up keeping 10 fish. Al released a 23" and Joyce released a 23". Joyce also caught a 30" pike that made her trip. It took the line several times running with it.They released the pike.

January 30, 2013: Dan, Karla, Adam & Lance fished two days keeping 10 the first day; 7 saugers & 3 walleyes all measuring 14" to 17 1/2". Their second day they kept 5 fish; 3 walleyes with two measuring 17" and one at 16" and 2 saugers both at 14". Jen, Eric & Rod spent a night in a sleeper house. They kept 6 fish. Eric released a 30" pike he caught on a red hook. His biggest fish! Jen caught an 18" sauger. They also threw back 14 small fish and had a line breaker. Plain hooks worked best and also red, black/green. Al & Joyce kept 6 fish today and Joyce released a 23" walleye. Way to go Joyce!! Jim & Jerry fished 3 days. Monday they kept 5, Tuesday they kept 1 and today they kept 4 saugers. They had a nice 19" walleye in the bunch. Jerry said they had a good time even if the fish were biting slow. Their fishing partner Horst passed away this fall so was their first trip back without him and his son Norbert. We missed you Norbert! Hope to see you next year.

January 29, 2013: Slow fishing today. Jack, Leon, Linus and Merle kept 8 today plus 7 yesterday. Linus relesaed a 23" walleye. Way to go Linus! Jack lost a big one.  They threw back lots of little fish and lots of whitefish. Jim & Jerry kept only one today. Pete, Jody, Matt, Colin & Ryan were in a sleeper house for a couple of nights. They caught lots of small fish and lots of tullibees. They kept nice saugers measuring 15" and 16". Ryan caught a 18 3/4" walleye. They also released five walleyes that mesasured 19 1/2" to 22". They had a good time. Jimmy caught quite a few saugers and he also caught and released a 42" pike this morning. He said it ran 5 times before getting it up the hole. He removed the hook, took a picture and put it back. He really had fun with the big pike and said it was really fat. He will be sending a picture for posting.

January 28, 2013: Randy, Ryan, Frank and Rick kept 5 for the morning fish. They had one keeper for Saturday and kept 5 for Friday afternoon. They caught lots of tullilbess. 78 yr old Frank caught a nice 24" walleye while fishing with his son and grandsons. They had a great time. See photo above. Todd and Wanda fished 1 1/2 days and had a fun time. Wanda released a beauty 26" walleye. Way to go Wanda!! They caught 7 tullilbees and also some walleyes and saugers. They released all their fish. Mike, Andrew, and Aaron were in a sleeper house. They kept 13 fish and put back 19 3/4" and 20 1/2" walleyes. They broke two lines on big fish. Gold Charmers with a whole minnow worked well and they also used just shiner heads. They also caught a big eelpout.

January 26, 2013: Jon, Dean, Marty & Radar had slow fishing keeping 8 on Thursday, another 7 on Friday and a couple more for a half day on Saturday. They caught lots of tullibees. Dean released a 23" walleye. Way to go Dean! Randy's group kept 5-6 keepers for the afternoon on Friday and they caught lots of tullilbees. Chris' group fished out of Long Point and did well. They released a 25" walleye.  Greg, Justin, JP and Brad had good fishing saying Saturday was better. They used portables trying 29' of water on Friday and then they fished 32' of water on Saturday. Their largest fish measured 17" but they kept 25 walleyes for the two days. Steve, AJ, Mark, Steve & Dave came all the way from Michigan using portables. They had good fishing with the group taking home limits for all of 19" walleyes and they got their saugers. They tried all different depths and moved around quite a bit despite the freezing temps. Greg, John & Bradley said today was a bad day. They ate 7 fish and kept another 6. John released a 21" walleye. Way to go John! Dan & Gary were in a sleeper house. They caught 7 whitefish, 16, saugers and 20 walleyes. Dan caught a 27" walleye on a orange/chartreuse rock'n'roll on a rattle reel. Way to go Dan!! He released it.

January 21, 2013: A slow bite today - not many numbers being caught but seeing some big walleyes. Dale, Brian, George & Claytion fished 2 days, getting enough fish for a good fish fry. Brian caught a nice 19 1/4" walleye Dale caught a 17" walleye and a 14" sauger. Clayton relased a 21" walleye. Tim & Ben spent 3 nights in a sleeper house. They caught 57 fish total. They kept 5 walleyes including 16" and 18", 5 saugers at 14,15", 3 tullibee and they also released 23" and 25" walleyes. They had a good time.

January 20, 2013: Jeff, Dan & Steve caught lots of little fish and they also caught some keepers. They had a bag of 13, 14 & 15" saugers plus 3 walleyes. Dan released 20" and 25" walleyes. Way to go Dan!! They kept 12 fish today. Brian, Ethan, Brett & John caught 92 fish for 2 days of fishing. They had three saugers at 19",  plus 17" and 14" fish. They released a 20" walleye and Brian released a 27" walleye. Way to go Brian!!! They also kept 20 whiteffish for the smoker. Fatheads worked better than frozen shiners. They had a really great weekend. Dennis' group did well the first day out keeping quite a few. Darren caught a 19", Rich caught 17" and 18" walleyes. Chas released 3 big walleyes in one day, letting go 25", 25" and 24 3/4" walleyes. Way to go Chas!!! They said they had enough to eat. Troy, Aaron, Ben, Slice, Greg & Chris used portables moving around. They caught 4-5 fish in 20 feet of water the first day. This was Ben's first trip up here and his first walleye which measured 19 3/4". Slice released a 24" walleye and Aaron released a 25" walleye. They brought in a bucket full of fish. Way to go guys!!

January 17, 2013: Rod & Dave spent two nights in a sleeper house and did well. They caught two 29" pike and went home with 12 walleye/saugers. Jerry & Vonnie kept 3 fish on Wednesday and today they kept 12 nice ones including two 16" and a 18" walleye. They had a good time. Kenny, Mike & Steve had slow fishing. They caught 12 fish the first day, keeping 4 and then caught 15 the second day, keeping 13 of those and some were small. They said they lowered their standards so they could eat fish. Mike & Randy caught 33 fish, kept 7 which were 6 saugers and a 16 1/2" walleye. Saugers were 12-14". They also caught 2 tullibee. Andy & Aaron are here all the way from Michigan. They spent a couple of days on the ice and had slow fishing. They caught 4 small saugers, 3 whitefish, 1 walleye in 19' of water off of Big Pine. Rick & JT fished one day keeping 6 saugers and two 18" walleyes. They caught lots of tullibees. Kyle's group caught 41 fish the first day out, and caught 20 more the second day. Purple tube jigs worked best for them.

January 15, 2013: Warmer temps today with sunshine! Andy and Aaron spent the last 2 nights in a sleeper house. They caught around 80 saugers plus 20 tullibee. They kept 6 of the tullibee and 3 walleyes and 6 saugers. The largest sauger measured 17". Charlie and Cody fished 3 days and caught lots of fish. They ate fish while here and took home their limits of nice ones. The largest walleyes measured 16 1/2" and they had four of those. They also caught some tullibee. No pout being caught lately. Lots of snow for the sleds now! Come on up!!

January 13, 2013: Got the snow plowed away and everything is back to normal after the storm.  Tracy ate fish while here and took home limits. Dave released a 22" walleye. Lenny & Donna used their wheel house and caught 61 fish, keeping their limits. Jim caught 17 and got his limit too. Josh & Dick were in a sleeper house. They had plenty of fish, ate twice and also caught lots of tullibee. Josh caught a nice 28" walleye at midnite. Way to go Josh!!  Troy, Danny, Darren & Steve had a slow day on Thursday using portables. They kept 6-7 saugers and 1 walleye. The next day they kept 6 walleye, 10-12 saugers and one eeelpout. Fred, John, Perry and Kenny fished for 3 days during the blizzard. They caught 5 tullibee on Thursday plus released 23" and 20 1/2" walleyes. Friday they kept only 7-8 saugers and Saturday they kept another 5. Was very slow. Matt, Travis, Brian and Jason were in a sleeper house. They caught mostly saugers with the largest at 15". They had a couple of tullibee and Matt released a 24 1/2" walleye he caught on a pink hook set up on a rattle reel. Travis caught a nice crappie!! Mark & Kevin left a couple of fish short for their limits. They also caught a couple of tullibee and one pike. No slot fish and said it was slow with the cold front that came through. Anthony's group kept 12 fish for 2 1/2 days of fishg and said it was slow. Nick, Mark, Jeff, Mark, Larry, Dan, Randy, Steve, Jason, Kurt, Dave & Dennis fished two days during the bad weather. They kept around 32 fish the first day and another 20 today. Mark Linnell released a 24" walleye. Way to go Mark!! The group had a good time despite the weather.

January 11, 2013: Blizzard weather today! We got around 6-8" of snow and the wind is blowing. Getting a late start getting on the ice today but the bombardiers are getting out there.Yesterday was a pretty good day. Pete's brother Charlie and his son Cody are in a sleeper house and are getting lots of bites. They brought in 15 keepers today and we had a good fish fry last night. Mark's group kept 32 fish yesterday. Kevin, Ed & John caught 40 fish and kept 10 saugers, 3 tullibee and one perch. Kevin released a 26" walleye that he caught on 2 lb test. He said he had fun catching it. Way to go Kevin!! LeRoy's group used portables. Their first day out was slow with only 7 keepers. Second day they kept 20 fish and had a much better day. Dave & Tracy kept 7 fish yesterday.

January 9, 2013: Chuck, Jerry & Ron kept 16 fish their first day out and another 10 the second day saying the fish were bigger. They also released 20" and 20 1/2" walleyes. Paul's group used portables and said they did good. Arne, Chuck & JD kept 15 the first day out and then caught 20 the second day, keeping 11; all saugers. They also put back a 20" walleye. Dean & Jane were in a sleeper house and had slow fishing. Larry, Jim & Lawrence had good fishing keepng 18 the first day, eating fish that night and then getting nicer fish the second day and taking home their limits. They also caught 11 tullibee, one eelpout and a 3 1/2 lb pike. They had a great time. Ray, Robert, Larry, Reed, Dick, Darren & Aaron caught mostly walleyes with some nice ones measuring 16 1/2", 17" and 18". Dick caught a nice perch. They also caught lots of tullibees. Dennis, Ignatius, Pat & Roger caught lots of little ones and ended up with 12 keepers all measuring 12 1/2" and up. They had one perch and one tullibee. Brian and Taso stayed in a sleeper house catching 56 fish. They only had 5 keepers and also caught 16 tullilbee and 2 pike. They used wax worms to catch all the tulllibee with Taso catching 12 of those. We now have over 20 inches of ice!

January 5, 2013: Jim, Jessica, Lenny & Donna spent the weekend on the ice and did really well going home with their limits of nice keepers. Lenny got a really nice 17" sauger and they kept nice walleyes also. Mark and Brad were in a sleeper house catching 31 fish Friday afternoon, another 72 fish on Saturday and another 23 by noon on Sunday making a total of 126 fish caught including 9 white fish and 1 perch. They ate fish and took home their limits of nice fish. Brad released a 27" walleye and Mark released a 20" walleye. Way to go guys!! They said red/white gemini and gold/orange swedish pimples worked best for them. Glen, George & Ron had slow fishing for two days keeping only 12. Neil, Dan & Gene kept 12 their first day out and another 15 the second day. They had a half dozen nice walleyes. Kent, Bob, Walt, Dan, Greg fished two days, keeping 19 the first day and another 17 the second day. The had some nice ones measuring 14 3/4", 15" and 16 1/2". They had one whitefish. Greg released a 23" walleye. Way to go Greg! See his photo above.  Jacob and Jake fished with portables 7 miles out saying they had a good afternoon, keeping 10 fish plus catching 6 tullibee and 4 eelpout. Mark, Paul & Brian were in a sleeper house and had slow fishing. They caught around 30 little 6 inchers. They kept 9 fish that were 12" and up. They also released a 20 1/2" walleye. Todd and his partner were in a sleeper house catching over 40 fish the first day, keeping 12. Todd released a 29 1/2" walleye. Way to go Todd!! The ice is pretty thick now around 17" and resorts are letting 1/2 ton pickups out. Not much for snow up here, just 5 inches or so on land and a little more on the ice.  

January 1, 2013: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Bob, Linda, Leonard and Jackie spent a couple of nights in a sleeper house. They kept 7 fish and put back lots of little ones. Jackie caught a beauty 38" pike that she released. Way to go Jackie on your biggest fish ever!! Dan, Brian, Karl & Brendan used their portables fishing shallow for walleyes and out deep for saugers. They got a bunch of saugers and put back lots of 9,10 and 11" fish. Richard's group used our day houses and said the fishing was much slower than last year. They did get some keepers and released 20" and 22" walleyes. Tim & Adam had very good fishing the past two days. They got their limits on red glow and gold/orange. Adam released a 25 1/2" walleye and Tim released 23" and 24" walleyes. Way to go!! Jeff & Ryan used portables fishing out of Adrians Road first having a slow day out deep. They fished out of the Morris area the next day saying 29' of water was decent. They kept 9 the first day, ate fish and kept enough for limits the second day. 13 yr old Ryan lost a big one in the hole. He saw it swim under the ice, it got tangled in all the lines and then got away. He figures it was around 25". They also let go a couple of slot fish. Pink charmers and red spoons worked well for them. Jim, Donna, Lenny, Mindy & Paul fished a couple of days in their houses out of the Morris Gap getting lots of eaters. Mindy caught a nice 23" she released - see her photo above. Way to go Mindy!! Paul & Mindy traveled all the way from Anchorage, Alaska to fish our lake! They had a good time. Greg Peterson & Mike Wolfswinkel brought the gfamilies up to stay in sleeper houses. THey had a great time catching some fish but said they didn't fish hard. No report from Steves group in a sleeper house.  

December 29, 2012: Scott, Ryan & Brent spent the weekend in a sleeper house, catching over 100 fish easily. All their fish measured over 15". Their largest was 18 1/2" and Brent caught a 15-20 lb eelpout that he released. They ate fish and took home limits. Jack, Owen, Mitchell, Ryan, Bruce, Chris & Willy said the fishing was slower than last year (last year was a spectacular year) but they still did well. They released 21" and 21 1/2" walleyes and Ryan caught a 29" pike. They ate fish and took some home. Jonathan & Jason ate a meal of fish and took home limits. They also caught 15 tullibee. Marty & 9 yr old Meghan stayed in a sleeper house and had fantastic fishing. They ate fish every nite and took home their limits. They had nice 15" saugers and kept walleyes measuring 16", 17" and 18". They also caught 2 tullibee and one perch. Meghan caught a 25" walleye at 7:30 at night on an orange/gold/glowpink charmer. Way to go Meghan!! Guy, Mike, Aaron & Ryan caught mostly small fish and said it was slow in their sleeper. They caught 18 walleyes, 34 saugers and 9 tullibee. Most of their fish were 10-12". Ryan's group used portables and said they had great fishing. Jeremy, Roger, Dave, Mark, Matt & Denny did well in our day houses. They caught lots of fish and said the bite was pretty steady this afternoon. They had a hard time fishing two poles the bite was so fast. Denny released a 20 1/4" walleye. Jeremy got a 18 1/2". Pink was the hot color for them.

December 28, 2012: Kevin & Dan stayed in a sleeper house doing well. They caught 2 walleye after dark and some eelpout. They caught 5 pout and some whitefish. They limited and Dan released a 22" walleye. Lloyd, Dan, Chris, Andy & Quinn caught lots of little ones and took home close to their limits. They had a good time.

December 22, 2012: Ed had a good day catching around 50 fish again. He released two 22" walleyes and also a 27 1/4" walleye he caught on a swedish pimple. Way to go Ed!! Aaron's group did well keeping 16 fish including two 17 1/2" and a 19" walleye. Jeff & Jonathan & Grandpa did well catching 42 fish the first day out, keeping  21 plus a 29" pike. Their second day they caught 51 fish and kept enough to replace what they ate the night before and make their limits for taking home. They had four 16-17" fish and kept all fish over 14". Grandpa also caught a huge tullibee. The first one of the season!  Andy, Joe, Brian & Mark caught lots of fish, ate fish and kept a bunch of 14-15". Their largest fish measured 18". They had a great time. The sleeper houses are on the lake and ready.

December 21, 2012: Mike & Gina and their 5 yr old son Chase spent the day catching 52 fish; Mike caught 19, Gina 20 and Chase got 13. He also caught a big eelpout weighing 8 lb and got it in all by himself! Way to go Chase!! They caught lots of saugers and walleyes. Matt, Scott, Brandon and Dan used portables and moved around quite a bit saying they ended up in 15' of water, catching lots of small fish and they got a few nicer ones. They also caught a couple of pike and had a couple of line breakers. Dan fished solo and caught 40 fish, keeping a limit of 13-15" walleye/saugers. Terry, Gordon, Bill and Tim caught a lot of nice fish and got their limits. Largest walleye measured 22".

December 20, 2012: Bill, Jack, Wally and Tom fished two days, saying today was slow and yesterday good. They ate fish keeping a lot of nice 15-16" saugers. They got their limits. Bill released a 19 1/2", Jack 23" and Wally released a 21". Way to go guys!! They also caught a big eelpout around 15-20 lbs. Ed caught 30 fish today on the glass jigs. He also released two 25" walleyes and a 27" walleye! Way to go Ed!!! John & Larry caught 50 fish today and 75 yesterday. They ate fish and took home their limits. They also released a 21" walleye and got a nice jumbo perch plus a big eelpout. They had a line breaker the first day out. Jimmy used glass jigs and told the "they are incredible"! He caught over 30 saugers and 4 walleyes with the red glow glass jig tipped with little crappie minnows. He took home 6 saugers and 2 walleye and said he had a blast! Jason, Kevin, Dale and Nate fished 3 days. They said they caught nice fish and Dale broke his line on a big one. Gary, Jim, Dave, Russ, Jim & Todd fished two days catching lots of small ones and getting decent saugers. Jim Martin released a 25" walleye and Jim Mitzel released a 27" walleye. Way to go guys!! They had one other slot fish also.  

 

December 18, 2012: The Eliason family had a great time fishing the afternoon on Sunday (which was slow), all day Monday and this morning til 12:30pm. Gary, Dave, Peter, Eric, John, Joe & Josh caught 180 fish. They ate fish and took home close to their limits, being 7 fish short. They said gold worked best. They caught 2 big eelpout and ate one of those. Gary released a 25" walleye he caught on a #3 gold rapala. Way to go Gary!! Barry & Kevin are using portables. They caught lots of small ones and enough saugers for a meal. They also caught a couple of 15" and 16" walleyes. Jason, Kevin, Dale and Nate fished yesterday, catching 20 fish and keeping 4; 3 saugers and 1 walleye all measuring 14" and up. Slow for them also. Today they did better catching 47 fish and keeping 16. Dale didn't catch any yesterday but he got some today! They had some nice fish and also released 3 slots including a 19 3/4", 20" and Kevin got a 25 1/4" walleye. Way to go!! Jack, Ann and Clarence caught 36 fish yesterday and another 30 today. They ate fsh and took home their limits. Ann caught and released a 22 1/2" walleye. Way to go Ann!! Craig, Tim, Bart, Dean, Brian & Brad used portables and had a good trip. They caught several nice fish with lots of smaller saugers to be had and said the weather was exceptionally warm with no wind. They fished 20-24" of water mostly and found 8-10" of ice in 27' of water. They ate a huge fish supper and took home 33 walleyes/saugers; mostly saugers. Brad released 23" and 25" walleyes on Friday. Way to go Brad!!

December 16, 2012: Jerry & Vicki used their portables moving around and finding 18' of water to be best for walleyes and saugers. Friday they fished the afternoon and said it was slow with Jerry getting a 19" walleye and 13" sauger. Vicki fished at 16' and kept no fish. Saturday they caught fish and this morning they did well. Jerry lost a walleye around 26" in the hole. They ate fish while here and took home their limits. Jim, Donna and Len caught 28 fish yesterday, keeping 9-10 of them. Donna caught the most and the biggest. Today they fished til noon and did really well. They got their limits to take home. Donna caught the most fish and the biggest today again with her keeping the biggest 4 fish of the day. Craig's group used portables and said they kept 20 fish each day. Jeremy & Tom fished the afternoon on Friday and did well bringing in 14 saugers in the 13-17" range plus a 17" walleye. Jeremy got a jumbo perch and he also put back a 23" walleye. They also caught lots of small fish. Saturday Dave and City Pete joined them for the day. They kept 3 walleyes and 22 saugers with most in the 15-16" range. City Pete from Chicago lost a big fish that pulled his line for a long time til it finally broke, after it had tangled all the other lines in the house. They also threw back 35-40 small fish and the group ate one big eelpout. Today they fished the morning only. The took home limits plus ate a meal of fish. Scott & Mary fished the weekend. They caught 40 fish with the largest walleye mesuring 15". They threw back lots of small 10-11" fish and took home their limits of keepers. Troy's group caught 55 fish today, keeping 20. They caught enough the second day being just 2 fish short of their limits. They had a great time.

December 12, 2012: Ice is now 11 inches thick where we put our fish houses which just got moved to around 23' of water.  Pete checked the ice with Cyrus further out but they found a few spots that only have 3 inches of ice. Make sure you check the ice whereever you go. Some areas have layers of ice that are from the lake breaking up and then refreezing. These spots are too thick to auger out and fish. Some good fishing going on the past few days. Bernie, Dale, Pete, Ed, Vern, Randy, Greg, Jeff & Nick fished two days. Monday was their best day bringing in 35-40 keepers of which 25 were walleyes. They kept some nice fish at 18-19". Also released 20" and 22" walleyes. Nick caught a big eelpout. Tuesday they kept 18 plus one pike; was much slower. They caught lots of small fish from 10" up. Tim and George used their portables and said fishing was "good". Monday and Tuesday were slow with them catching lots of little ones. Tuesday around 3pm they started to bite. They didn't get any slot fish but they kept four nice 16-17" walleyes plus more under that. They also ate fish. Ken, Paul, Brian, John And Jeff said that Tuesday was good for them catching 33 fish. They ate eelpout for dinner and took home limits of walleyes plus some saugers. They had 17", 18" and 19" fish. John caught a pike too. Adam kept a limit today with his largest measuring 16 1/2". Fred, Roy and Joe had a good day yesterday catching 50 fish with a couple of 19's in there. Today was slower for them. Bill & Will caught 12 fish yesterday.Today they went out and the fish were biting immediately. They caught 50 fish by 10:30am, weeding out the keepers. They kept a total of 12 fish with four in the 13-14" range and a 17 1/2" walleye plus five saugers with two of them measuring 15". All our day houses are on the ice now and the sleeper houses will be going out sometime next week.  

December 10, 2012: The fish are biting! Greg's group fished today and did pretty well bringing in really nice keeper walleyes and some saugers too. Don't have any numbers from them yet but was told they are all pretty happy with their catch. They will fish again tomorrow. We have 10 inches of ice at 20 ft of water and are doing well there. Not going out any farther as the ice is thinner out deeper. Still waiting for the bay to get thicker before taking the Geo trackers onto the ice. We have 7 houses on the ice now. The other resorts in our bay are also taking out houses. Not sure when the river resorts are starting up as their ice is thinner. Someone broke through the ice off of Pine Island with a Polaris Ranger towing a fish house. The driver got out okay.

December 8, 2012: Pete checked the ice today finding 9-10" on the lake out to 20' of water. We put 4 day houses on the lake at about that depth and will be fishing on Monday plus taking out more houses. Randall's also put a house out today. The ice on the bay here is thinner than the lake but still thick enough for use with ATV's and sleds. Brandon and Rick fished a couple of days using portables. They caught some keepers and lots of small fish. Brandon released a 25" walleye. Rick lost a big fish and also caught a big eelpout. Randy, Eric, Bob, Matt, Mike, Aaron, Troy & Greg said Saturday was slow for them. They kept 10 saugers, 21 walleyes (measuring 15-19") and one pike. Friday they kept 16 fish. Eric released a 26" walleye. Tim and George are out fishing with their portables. Check with the resorts before venturing out onto the ice on your own as the thickness varies greatly at each access. Always check the ice before going where you haven't already been.

December 7, 2012: The open water closed back up Wednesday night and has frozen over. Greg, Aaron, Randy, Troy and a few others walked onto the lake yesterday checking the ice as they went. They fished in 13' and 15' of water and had 7" of ice. The water looked clean to them. They brought back 11 walleyes with the largest measuring 19 1/2" and the smallest at 13". They threw back lots of 12" fish and said they caught lots of smaller fish. They also caught a few nice pike. Aaron released a few smaller ones, Greg got a 29" and Randy released a 37 1/2" pike. Way to go guys! They said the pike were very fat and healthy looking. They came off the ice before dark since it was so windy and they didn't want to encounter any problems.They are going to fish again tomorrow. Some of the river resorts are not starting up until Dec 14th due to ice problems. 

December 5, 2012: Still only 3" or so just past our docks so we can't get onto the bay to the lake yet. The lake opened up today all the way from Arnesen's to Morris and then over toward the big pine tree on Pine Island and then heads back out towards Big Island. There is open water at around 25' of water or so in front of Morris and is open for 100 yards or so wide. Doesn't look like we will be getting onto the ice til it gets a little colder. If we get a north wind it will probably shove the ice towards our shoreline and seal up the crack and freeze up. Will have to check the ice daily for developments. Only letting people walk out onto the lake so far.

December 4, 2012: Pete checked the bay ice today - there is a good 5" on the creek most everywhere except just past our cabins we only have 3". He didn't go onto the lake but will check it tomorrow.  The ice held together on this end of the lake, enduring the high winds we had yesterday plus the warm temps. There is a small pressure ridge running from Morris Point west towards Graceton. Heard there is a crack from Arnesen's and going out to the east. Not sure if the entire lake is froze over.  We didn't lose any ice on the bay here. A few people have walked out onto the lake using their portables. Don't have a report for you on the fishing yet. We have groups checking in for the weekend providing the ice is safe for them to use their portables. Supposed to have night time temps in the teens this week but still going to be in the upper 20's and close to 30 degrees a few days so will have to wait and see what happens.

November 26, 2012: The lake is froze over as of yestserday. Just happened this weekend and haven't went out on it yet. Waiting for a few days. Going to be cold tonight again so hoping the entire lake will freeze over, if it hasn't already. When looking with binoculars there is ice as far as Pete can see. We may be walking out by this weekend. Lets hope so!! It has been cold since Thanksgiving Day.

November 12, 2012: Raymie got a nice 12 pt buck this weekend! See photo above. The buck has 5 points on one side and 7 on the other. Notice the one big drop tine. He got it with one shot. Way to go Raymie! Ryan, Shawn, Tony, Dave, Denny and their dad haven't seen anything to shoot at since they arrived Friday afternoon. The weather has been terrible with cold winds, rain and sleet. Everything is covered with a half inch of ice around here and is very slippery to go anywhere outside of the house the past few days. All the other deer hunters have left for the season. The drive prouduced some shooting for a couple of the guys but they didn't get any. Aaron shot a nice little 6 point buck and Slice got the 3 pointer. No other deer yet in camp. Steve, Cheri and Andy spent 3 days fishing and only ended up with 3 keepers. Fishing is very slow on the river and the lake. The water is still dirty on the lake.

November 5, 2012: Steve, Pete, Terri & Troy went out at 2:30 and fished the lake and the river. Troy caught a pike on the river and Steve got a nice big jumbo perch. No other bites so we headed out onto the lake to 28' of water. We kept 8 saugers out there, no walleyes. My hands were freezing by the time we got the boat loaded up and headed home. still not much for shiners running yet.  

November 3, 2012:  Cabin #1 has a small buck with 3 points. Cooper Mickelson shot a nice 7 point buck this morning also. Adam got a nice big doe. Steve saw a nice doe but didn't shoot. Pete saw 4 does but no bucks and he is waiting for a nice buck. Everyone in camp are participating in deer drives tomorrow after the morning sit. Temps are colder than the past few years. The bay is froze over and all the bays into town along the river.

November 2, 1012: Fishing has slowed up quite a bit. Troy's group went out and fished the evening and the morning having a slow bite. They brought in 2 walleyes. Greg, Travis, Josh, Greg and Troy's group all went out and came back with one sauger, one pike, one walleye and 1 eelpout. Cold and windy from the northwest. River is also slow.

November 1, 2012: Pete and our dog Jiggs met Greg and Travis at Eagle Forest Acres Game Farm in Blackduck for a day of pheasant hunting. They got up 15 pheasants and ended up with 8 of them. It was windy and the birds were quick today. Jiggs did really well again. This is his second time hunting at Eagle Forest Acres. Pete and Adam went a couple of weeks ago and did really well bringing home 10 birds. Jiggs caught one in his mouth. They had a blast both trips! Roger, Tracy and Dennis fished the river and lake. It was cold and windy during their stay. They got a few on the lake.

October 24, 2012: Pete pulled the charter boat out of the water today. Big bummer!! Will have to use the little boats for fishing now. It has been raining and cold the past few days. Don and Tom had excellent the fishing the past few days. Their first night out they caught 40 fish in the Morris Gap, the next night they caught another 40 and today they caught 60 fish by noon and another 55 this evening. John and George were in the other boat and also had great fishing. They caught 40 fish the first night out, followed by 30 caught  the second evening. Today they had caught 15 in the am and caught another 25 this evening. They kept all nice fish to take home, getting their limits easily and eating fish in camp. They also released some slots with Tom putting back walleyes measuring 21 1/2", 24" and 28 1/2". George released a 27" walleye and a 20" walleye. Way to go guys!! They had a super trip. Craig, Jim, Bob, David, John & Jason fished the river but didn't do so well. They caught lots of small fish, catching 19 the frist trip out, another 12 the second time out and then 20-25 fish the next time out. They said fishing near Clementson was best for them. Todd, Conner, Kevin, Chad, Brian & Steve had excellent fishing on the lake in 17 1/2 to 19' of water. They also tried the river but said that was slow. They ate fish and took home limits. Conner caught a 23" walleye that got off at the net. Todd released a 21", Chad released a 25" and Brian had a couple of 22" walleyes. Steve released two walleyes measuring 26" each. Way to go group!! 

October 21, 2012: My brother Charlie and his two boys Sam and Dawson came up for the long weekend. The weather was pretty much gloomy with lots of rain, wind and cool temps. We played indoor games for 2 days and went fishing on Saturday. The weather cleared up a bit with overcast skies but not much for wind and temp of 45 or so. We caught lots of small fish we put back and also got some nice ones, bringing 25 fish in to clean. Dawson caught a nice 15" that got off the hook right at the boat. Sam caught a nice 17" or so and  Adam caught a nice 18". Pete caught and released 28" and 26" walleyes plus a 23". Way to go Pete!! We brought in 8 walleyes measuring 17-19" and the rest were saugers. Jason Adams caught and released a 27" and he kept a 29 1/4" walleye. He also caught a sturgeon around 5 feet long. Way to go Jason!! Dean released a 23", Jim 24", Chris 27" and Sam 25 1/2". Way to go guys!! They ate fish and took some home but didn't get their limits. Lee, Sue, Jeremy & Amber fished Thursday, Friday and Saturday braving the winds and rain. The women outfished the men with Amber releasing a 24" walleye, Lee 21 1/2" and 23", Sue released a 23 1/4" and Jeremy caught 2 sturgeon. They fished the river on Thursday catching nice walleyes at 18' of water and had enough for supper and breakfast the next day. They took home the nicest fish ever with all measuring 15-19". Nice job!! Thor and Matt fished the river getting 3 keepers and releasing a couple of nice walleyes: Thor 28" and Matt 23". Brian, Ryan and Cody spent the weekend fishing the lake and doing really well. They ate fish and took home their limits, keeping all 14-18" fish. Brian released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go Brian!! Todd, Scot, Collin, Joel and Mark fished around Garden Island on Saturday and had good fishing, saying the water was much clearer up there. They released a few walleyes over 20" and Todd released a 24" walleye. They ate fish and took home their limits.

October 19, 2012: Pete ran a charter today taking out Holly, Mark, John & Rudy. They had a slow misty rainy day. The lake was rough with whitecaps so they headed to the river. They fished the entire day and came back with 4 jumbo perch, 1 sauger, 7 northerns and 6 walleyes. Pete released 21" and 20 1/2" walleyes and Mark released a 23" walleye and a 12 lb pike. Pretty slow for everyone in camp today.

October 18, 2012: Lots of people in camp but the wind is picking up and the rain continues since yesterday. Those that are fishing are on the river.

October 16, 2012: Gary & Jim had a great week catching lots of fish, mostly on the river. They fished east of Clementson today and did really well getting some nice fish including the one in the photo at the top of this page. They also caught some pike to take home and said they had a great week. Jason, Doug, Ralph and Dominick had excellent fishing, mostly fishing the Morris Gap. Their first night of fishing the Morris Gap they were the only boat out there and they caught around 70 fish and said they hammered them.They did try the river but only got a few. They fished 14' of water at Morris Gap and said that orange and blue were the hot colors followed by gold and yellow. They caught 5 eelpout plus their limits of walleyes and saugers and ate fish while here. Jason said that Tuesday they caught fish all day long. Jason released two 20 1/2", 21" and 22" walleyes. Doug released 23" and 25" walleyes and he also caught a 40" sturgeon.

October 14, 2012: The bite was on pretty good on the lake for the morning up til noon and then they backed off. Matt caught his limit easily and came back in with his 4 walleyes and 2 saugers. Jim & Bill had a super day on the river fishing near town. They caught their limits in 19' of water in just 45 minutes using gold jigs. Jim released a 26" and Bill has released a 21" walleye. Way to go guys!! Their other fishing partner Dale, had to head for home. He slipped on the dock in the evening as it was icy, fell into the water and cracked two ribs plus he ended up with pneumonia. Sorry for your bad luck Dale. Fred, Ben and Joe fished the weekend and did well on the river. They fished Four Mile Bay and kept nice 16-17 1/2" walleyes plus one 18 /12" . On the river they released 2 slots with Fred releasing a 24" walleye and Joe released a 22" walleye. Way to go guys!! Karl & Gary had a slow day on the lake yesterday. They were headed for the river to fish near Clementson today.

October 12, 2012: Fish are biting again today on the river and at the Morris Gap. Bob Zimmerman fished 14' of water just west of the Morris Gap and got his 4 walleyes and 2 saugers. He used rainbows and said it took a while but he got his fish. The water is still dirty out there. Jason and his group just smacked em tonight in 14' of water on the lake also. Fred, Mark, Perry, Dan,& Ken had a good week fishing on the river mostly, due to the wind and the dirty water on the lake. They had really good fishing Tues and Wed night at the church. Today was also a good day. Fred released walleyes measuring 28", 25 3/4" and two 22 1/2". Way to go Fred!! Mark released a 20 1/2" walleye and Dan released 21" walleye. Perry caught a sturgeon and had fun battling that. Berle, Dale & Merel ate fish while here and limited. They released some slot fish with Berle releasing 23" and 24" walleyes and Dale released a 22 1/2" walleye. They caught bullheads, perch, crappie, walleyes and northerns. They each took home 4 fish. Warmer temps on the way for this weekend and next week!

October 11, 2012:  Yesterday was a pretty good day for all our customers out fishing. Brian, John, Gene, Tim and LaMar had a super day with today being their best catch since Saturday. They fished in Four Mile Bay closer to the Rainy River catching lots of nice fish. They came in with limits of 16-19" walleyes and they also kept a few small saugers. Pink/white jigs were working best. LaMar had a super day with him catching six walleyes that measured 19" plus he caught some slot fish he released measuring 26", 22" and two 21" walleyes. Way to go LaMar!! Brian released 21" and 26" walleyes. Way to go Brian!! Fred's group also had a fantastic day on the river in 16' of water with the night bite being the best, just before dark. Fred released 28" and 25" walleyes. Way to go Fred!! They are catching their fish and eating fish like crazy. We did get quite a bit of rain this past week and only a dusting of snow. Temps are pretty cold at night. Supposed to warm up for the weekend.

October 10, 2012: Jeremy's group fished on the river mostly, due to high winds and dirty water on the lake. The water is chocolate brown from the northwest winds we have had here for a week or so. Today was a little slower for them but they managed to come in with a total of 28 fish. 11 year old Blake topped his big walleye by catching two more walleyes; one measured 19" and the other measured 19 1/4". Way to go Blake!! Brad released a 24" walleye. Way to go Brad! They also caught a few small pike. Yesterday they had a slower day keeping 8 walleyes and 2 pike.They ate fish while here and took some home. Brians group fished the river keeping 10 in the early day and then another 7 fish in the evening. White/pink jigs worked best. LaMar lost a big walleye right by the boat that got off the hook. They figure it must have been around 28" or so as they saw it at the surface, watched it spit the hook and was gone in a flash.  Pete's charter group came into the dock with 6 keepers yesterday - was a tough day for everyone. Pete and Jigg's went grouse hunting and got another one! Adam and Greg also went grouse hunting and got 3. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees now.

October 7, 2012: Slow bite today for most fishing. Brian, Tim, John, Gene & Lamar fished a few hours at the Light house Gap but only had one bite and Tim missed it. Pete is doing a charter with Jerry, Don & Dan. They fished out front and then tried over by Long Point but no fish. The lake water is a chocolate brown from the wind this past week, very dirty. They headed to the river where the water seemed much clearer and starting getting bites and said they are biting light and hard to catch. They have 4 in the box so far at 4pm. 11 yr old Blake, Jeremy (his dad), Doug, Dave & Kevin fished the river today and did pretty well. They jigged and came in with 18 keepers. Their largest walleye measured 18". Blake caught his largest wallleye of his life at 16 1/2". Way to go Blake. He said that gold was the hot color. Kevin caught a 16" sturgeon he released. Yesterday they fished the river due to the northwest winds. They came in with a half dozen fish. Tracy hooked a big pike but lost his jig when it broke the line. Doug caught a 37" pike a short time later and it had Tracy's jig in its mouth! Temp around 50 degrees today. Water temp on river is 50 and on the lake was 44 or so today.

October 6, 2012: Jerry, Dan and Don went hunting today. They came back with one grouse. Very windy today out of northwest. Big waves on the lake and everyone is mostly fishing the river. Cold today with temps around 36 degrees. Fred went out and fished Lighthouse Gap for the evening and came back with 4 nice walleyes.

September 24, 2012: Bob, Marv & Louie have been fishing the lake despite the high winds and big waves which forced them to try the Rainy River for some walleyes. They did have some luck on the river getting a few 16-17" walleyes, a decent pike and released a 21 1/4" walleye. The wind died down a little bit out of the northwest so they launched their boat at Zippel State Park and tried to stay out of the wind finding the ideal spot for anchoring in 20 ft of cleaner water. They used frozen shiners and caught lots of nice fish plus lots of little ones. They released a 22" walleye and kept some nice 15", 16" plus four that measured 17-18". This was their first time fishing the open water here as they usually only visit us during the winter ice fishing season. Roger was in today and said they are having a hard time finding the fish. They had just returned from Zippel Bay area and said the bite had shut down there for today. Pete shot 2 grouse today with Jiggs! Want to say "hi" to Al & Joyce who didn't get a chance to come up fishing this summer. We have missed you two!! Hope Al's back is healing up.

September 20. 2012: We are finally home from our annual elk hunting trip to Bondurant, Wyoming with Sleeping Indian Outfitters. Sam Crittenden has been taking Pete hunting for 10 years now and Sam has become quite the guide! They take the horses up into the mountains before daylight and Sam will bugle for elk. Pete was a little leary of riding the horse this year as he inhjured his ribs while doing some mechanic work putting a new motor into our charter boat. He did decide to get on a horse and on the 4th morning Pete shot a big cow elk. I rode up with the guys to pakck it out along with Alex, who is Sam's fiancee.  We rode up the mountains, had a picnic and then packed the meat out. It was a beautiful ride through some awesome country. I also fished the Hoback River and Jack Creek for trout. I caught 3 nice cut throats with the biggest one measuring 14". I tried to catch some brook trout but no luck. They just wouldn't bite on my hook so next year that is my goal - to catch one of those! There were a lot of fires in the  state with one south of Jackson Hole that had spread to over 4000 acres by the time we left, another fire near Casper, one near Thermopolis and another one between Buffalo and Sheridan. Lots of smoke in the air and we had ashes falling on us at our camp near Jackson Hole. Check out Sleeping Indian Outfitters on the web and also on Facebook. Lots of grouse this year and lots of locals hunting.

September 12, 2012: Bob & Marlys and John & Pat spent the past week fishing and having fun going to garage sales when the wind was too much. They caught enough fish for 3 meals but didn't take any fish home. Bob landed a nice 42" pike while downrigging out to the lake that they plan to have a fish boil with. They had 3 days that were very windy and they tried the river but too windy on the river also. They caught lots of cigar walleyes. They said they had a good time. Scot & Tonya celebrated their anniversary at the resort along with Todd & Pat and caught lots of fish. The largest walleye measured 25". They said it was very windy so tough to fish. Derek's group spent the weekend and said it was too windy so they didn't get to fish. Tim and George were also here but no report from them.

September 6, 2012: Rick, Eric, Deb and Lynn boarded the charter boat with Captain Grant today. Captain Pete is out of commission since he cracked a rib just last night. They had a great day downrigging and bringing in their limits of walleyes and saugers by 1:15pm. They also released a 22" caught by Rick. Deb caught the first fish which measured 19" and Rick caught the largest keeper at just under 19 1/2". Dick & Denny fished from shore at Franz Jevne Park. They caught two walleyes. They also saw a sow bear and her cub in a field.

September 4, 2012: Pete took out Adam, Dick and Denny today. They had a slower day with the cooler temps and the cold front that moved into our area last night. They did get their fish but had to catch lots of saugers before getting any walleyes.

August 31, 2012:  Got the boat back in the water and is running smoothly so are back in businss for charter trips again! Pete, Terri & Adam fished a couple of hours downrigging and catching around a dozen keepers that they brought in for a fish fry. Was pretty calm today and the flies were terrible out there. Lots of boats on the water today. High temp of 83 degrees. Goose hunting starts up tomorrow.

August 26, 2012:  Very windy today with big waves out of the northwest. Pete took out Rod, Tracey, Kevin & Cole and they headed west to get out of the bigger waves. They downrigged and got into some fish bringing back their limits of walleyes. Kevin released a 20 1/2" walleye on a rigger he had just set himself! Way to go Kevin!! They had a fish fry tonight. Paul & Candice used their own boat and fished the south shore. They caught 1 walleye and 2 saugers but still had a good time. 11 month old Karl was here with his parents, his grandparents and his great grandparents. Karl and Great grandma Jo didn't get to go fishing this trip, maybe next year when Karl is bigger. Shane, Brad, Bill, Dave, Chris & Joel ate fish while here and also caught their limits on Saturday. Dave caught a nice 17" sauger. Joel released a 28 1/2" walleye he caught on a jig with gulp.  Way to go Joel! On Friday Brad and Bill kept 5 fish and Brad released a 26 3/4" walleye. Way to go Brad!! He also released a big sucker that was as big as his walleye! Our charter boat is out of commission for a few days while Pete installs a new motor. He hopes to have the boat back in the water by this weekend.

August 25, 2012: Kevin, Jill, Megan, Cole and Bob boarded the boat with Captain Pete around 9am after the thunderstorm and heavy rain moved out of our area. They had a tough day but brought in 20 keepers. No slot fish caught. Everyone had a great time.

August 23, 2012: Scott, Crystal, Samantha, Steve & Eric went out late Friday afternoon on the charter for a fewe hours of fishing. They downrigged and had fun bringing in 12 keepers. They threw back two slot fish measuring 20" and 21".

August 22, 2012: Janet & Gary went out on the charter today with Captain Pete. They drifted jigging and did well getting some nice fish using frozen shiners. They also tried some downrigging later in the day and caught some more, getting their limts. Janet released a 20" walleye. Way to go Janet!! They had a beautiful day and enjoyed being on the water.

August 19, 2012: Another superb weekend for weather and the fish are still biting. Craig, Donna, Justin, Andrea, Justin, Callie and Brandon spent the weekend fishing. They had a slower day on Saturday keeping 12 fish with the biggest at 19". Sunday the bite was much better for them with the boat coming back to the resort by 11am. They caught 20 fish and kept 16 of those, all nice fish. They downrigged and also used two long lines. Craig released a 27 1/2" walleye and they also put back two 26" and a 25" walleye. Way to go!! They had a good time. Mike & Jodie Oddo also fished the weekend and did well over near Long Point. They put back 3-4 slot fish and Jodie caught and released a beauty 29" walleye. Way to go Jodie!! Pete ran a charter yesterday taking out Mike, Dennis, Lee and Shane. They had a good day bringing in lots of keepers, mostly saugers today. The bite was a bit slower than earlier in the week. They put back slot walleyes with Mike releasing a 23", Lee released two beauties measuring 28 3/4" and 31" walleyes! Way to go Lee!! Shane released 23", 24" and 29 3/4" walleyes. Way to go Shane!!  They had a super day.

August 16, 2012: Very windy today and lower temps, a bit chilly. Not much for fishing today except in the bays where you can hide from the wind. Mike, Dennis, Shane & Lee are here hunting for big pike. They also are catching a few walleyes, bringing some in the 14-16" range. Mike and Dennis got into the big pike last night using Bucktails in Four Mile Bay. They released a 37 1/2" pike, plus two 39 1/2" and also a 42" pike that was kept. Way to go guys!! They said it was awesome. Today they tried Zippel Bay for pike but said they caught mostly smaller fish and not as many.

August 15, 2012: The Larson family went out for a total of 3 days of charters with Pete and Grant. They had great fishing all 3 days, catching lots of keepers and slot fish. On their second day out the groups released the following slots: Tanner 22-23", Chet 25", Jorden 23", Randy 27 3/4" plus 3-4 more slots in the 20-23" range. On the third day Grant's boat released 5 slot fish with the biggest measuring 24-25" and Jorden released a 23" on Pete's boat. The group had a great time.   

August 13, 2012: Another banner day of walleye fishing on the lake. Super bite and super great weather today! We have the Larson family going fishing with Pete and Grant. Pete took Tanner, Chet, Doug and Randy on board today and Grant took out Brian, Stone, Jorden and Lexi. Both charter boats had a good day bringing in limits for everyone and back to the docks before 2pm. 14 year old Stone caught the first fish of the day on Grant's boat, landing a nice 25" walleye they released. He also caught and kept a beautiful 29" walleye that is being mounted. His picture is posted above. Those were the only two slots on that boat. On Pete's boat Tanner caught and released a 25" walleye, Chet released 20" and 24" walleyes and Randy released a 22 1/2" walleye. Way to go group! Everyone had a fun time.

August 11, 2012: Georgeous weather today with light to hardly any wind and sunny skies. We had a family reunion for my side of the family with the Richardson's and the Dooley's. Rosie's family arrived first and the kids wanted to fish from shore as soon as they got here. Teresa caught her first walleye while casting with a leech near the bridge. It measured 14-15". Her dad fried it up and ate it right away! Way to go Teresa! The charter boat headed out about 9:30am with Pete, Terri, Tim, April, Steve, Chase, Pat, Seth, Jim & David. We had a super day of downrigging. We only fished 4-5 hours and came back to shore with lots of walleyes and saugers. We caught some nice slot fish with 11 yr old Seth catching the largest walleye of the day measuring 27". Way to go Seth! He really had a battle bringing the big walleye in and did a great job! He also caught a couple of more slots measuring 21" and 23". April released a 23" and the group put back some more 20" and 21" walleyes. We came back to shore and joined the rest of the family for a big fish fry including Rosie, Anna Marie, Teresa, Lily, Denise, 4 yr old Keene, Josh, Beth and 4 yr old Ariel & Robyn. Everyone had a great weekend and the weather cooperated. We had a bonfire each night, played games and watched the meteors falling after dark. The time sped by too fast for all of us and everyone wished they could stay longer.  Todd & Scot fished the weekend and had good fishing using their downriggers and catching plenty of fish. Dina & Jared also had a great weekend catching lots of fish and eating fish. Temps were around 78-80 degrees this weekend - just perfect! Roger and Stan had good fishing on Tuesday and Wednesday. They said it was slow for them, but they got enough to eat and bring home. They used spinners and crawlers. Roger released two walleyes measuring 28 3/4" and 30 1/2". Way to go Roger!! Stan released a 24" walleye. Way to go Stan!!

August 7, 2012: Dave & Andrea fished a few days jigging with shiners. They did well getting some saugers on black anon white with a splash of pink. They did well out of Zippel Bay State Park releasing 3 slots measuring 20" and two 22".

August 4, 2012: Dark skies this morning and the winds picked up giving us bigger waves. The charter boat headed west towards Zippel Bay and Long Point to get into smaller waves and try some more downrigging. They caught nice fish getting the fish they needed and also catching some slot fish. The largest slot walleyes measured 24" and they had a few from 20" and up to 24". Yesterday Pete took out Norm, Jeremy, Brian & Dan. They had a super great day of fsihing. They also caught slot fish with the largest caught by Dan which measured 26". Way to go Dan!! They kept nice 17-19" walleyes and had some saugers also. They came in with limits for all. The water was a little rough today. Cooler out with temp of around 76 degrees and rain this afternoon. We received 3/4" of an inch last night. Caught a skunk in our "catch alive" trap this morning that Pete set up near our garden.

August 3, 2012:  Super day of fishing for the charter boat again! Todd, Beth, Keith, Lori, Scott & Nancy were on board today. They had a beautiful day for weather and a great bite. They downrigged 4-5 miles out and caught some nice 17-19" walleyes. No slot fish were caught today but they sure brought in some beauty eaters. Some saugers were kept also. Fish fry tonight as the group goes fishing tomorrow again. Yesterday Pete took out Norm, Jeremy, Brian & Dan. They had a super great day of fishing. They caught slot fish with the largest caught by Dan which measured 26". Way to go Dan!! They kept nice 17-19" walleyes and had some saugers.They came in with llimits for all. The water was a little rough today. The Lake of The Woods County Fair is this weekend in Baudette and the Roosevelt Threshing Show is also running.

July 29, 2012: Scot & Todd had a great weekend of fishing catching lots of nice walleyes and putting back slot fish both Saturday and today. They had slots ranging from 20" up to 25" this weekend and caught many, many of them! They had a blast! Purple chrome worked best for downrigging.

July 28, 2012: Pete ran a charter today taking out Justin, Jared, Jeff, Reece, Hunter, Tom and Harlan (grandpa of the group). The day started out bad with the boat overheating on Pete as they passed the docks at Cyrus Resort. He radioed and made his way back to the docks. The marina came down, got the problem fixed and the guys headed back out within an hour which was really great. The day started out slow and they experienced much slower catching than yesterday. They did come in with 24 keepers and put back quite a few slot fish today again.

July 27, 2012: Harlan, Justin, Jared, Jeff, Reece, Hunter & Tom boarded the charter boat today with Pete. They had one of the best days of our summer so far coming in at noon with limits for the entire boat! They had a fast & furious bite the entire time they were out there downrigging. Tom released a 20" walleye, Hunter 25" walleye, Reece 21" walleye, Jared 20" walleye and Justin released a 20" walleye. They also put back a few more but lost track of how many. They had a super fantastic fishing trip. The group had a big fish fry. Sunny skies today with temp around 82 degrees. Very nice weather here this summer and you can't ask for any better fishing!

July 25, 2012: Pete did a half day am charter taking out Bill and his two sons, 6 yr old Ben and 4 yr old Jacob. They downrigged and did they have a good time! Bill released a 28 1/2" walleye along with a 26" and two 20". They brought in limits of 16-18" walleyes and also had two that measured 19". The two little guys had a fishing trip they will never forget! Dad had to help with the poles and getting the walleyes in but they did it!

July 23, 2012: Pete ran a charter today taking out Greg & Matt along with Josh, Mike & Mary. They had a good day, it took a little longer today, but they were in by 2pm. Josh released a 25" walleye, Mike released a 28" walleye and Mary released a 20" walleye. Greg released a 27" walleye and Matt released three walleyes measuring 20", 23" and 26" Way to go group!!  They caught several walleyes measuring 19" and 19 1/2". They had very nice keepers and everyone got limits to take home.

July 22, 2012: The charter boat headed out for another day of walleye fishing with Dave, Andrew, Cora, Nick and Greg and Matt on board. They had a fantastic day with everyone catching lots of fish and also some really nice slot fish. Dave Arnold (grandpa) released a 28" walleye, 13 yr old Andrew released a 23" walleye, 15 yr old Cora released a 28 1/2" walleye and 17 yr old Nick released a 22" walleye. Greg relased a 26 1/2" walleye. Silver and black were the hot lure today. Way to go everyone!! Lots of big walleyes being caught this week and the weather has been great! Hot for swimming. Reports in that the blueberries are next to none this year. Too hot and dry and possibly a frost early this spring got them. Haven't heard of much for chanterelle mushrooms yet this year either.

July 22, 2012: Even better fishing today on the charter with nicer plumper fish in the box! Mike, Ed, Mike, Dave, Lonnie & Art went out for a second day of charter fishing using the downriggers. They caught less slot fish than yesterday but got the following: four 24" and four 22". They kept 18 really nice walleyes with most measuring in the 17-19 1/4" range. They only needed to replace the 18 fish they ate yesterday and had them by noon or so. They also caught one 17" walleye that had a tag implanted. Pete is going to contact the DNR and find out about the fish. They also brought in 11 saugers. Dave's group brought in 7-8 keepers today they caught bait fishing. We had a thunderstorm today with hail but just small hail. We got 4/10th of rain.

July 21, 2012: What a day of fantastic fishing! Pete ran a charter taking out Mike, Dave, Lonnie, Art, Mike & Ed. They had a wonderful day of downrigging catching around 70 fish or so. They caught lots of slot fish (15 of them) and brought in some nice keeper fish. Dave released two 22", Ed released a 26" walleye and kept two 19", Art kept a 19" and released 22" and 25 3/4" walleyes, Lonnie caught the first fish which was a 24" walleye, Mike caught all nice fish that went in the box except 2, and Mike Hansen caught four big walleyes measuring 24", 27 1/2" and two 26". Way to go crew!! They really slayed em!  Seems like you have to catch a lot of big ones before you catch the keepers. Lots of big fish out there!

July 18, 2012: Pete did a charter trip today taking out Brian and his son Tanner. They had a great day of fishing catching lots of walleyes and saugers and some slot fish. Tanner had a really good time. They came in with their limits of nice fish.

July 16, 2012: Today Pete took out Denny, Leila, Blake, Ross & Mallory. They started out bait fishing but it was a little slow for that so they switched to downrigging and had a super good bite. Blake released a 21 1/2" walleye and Mallory released a 24" walleye. Way to go you two!! They had nice 16-19" saugers and also 3-4 walleyes that measured 19 1/4" for keepers. They brought in their limits and had a great day of fishing.

July 15, 2012: Deb, Rick, Eric and Lynn boarded the charter today for another super day of fishing. They started out bait fishing with the girls getting 5-6 fish in the box. Pete caught one but Eric and Rick had no bites. They decided to downrig and got into the fish, catching some really nice ones. Lynn released a 28" walleye (her biggest). Way to go Lynn!! Eric caught a 28" pike. Deb caught and released a 23" walleye. Rick released a 21" and caught a "buzz"! They had a good time and took home some really nice fish.

July 14, 2012: Another super day of fishing for Captain Pete and the charter boat crew. He took out a load from Wigwam Resort. This weekend is the Beach Bash and they had at least 10 charter boats taking out people for the day. Pete's crew didn't want to head across the lake so he took them straight out from Lighthouse Gap and they fished deep water using crawlers, leeches and frozen shiners. They did very well catching lots of keepers and putting back 8-9 slot fish. They were back to the Wigwam docck by 2pm with 35 keepers. Said they caught lots and lots of saugers also. Most of the other boats went north to bait fish around the islands and also did well. Billy and Gina from the Wigwam were married tonight at the resort. Congratulations to the both of you! Scott & Steve went out for a couple of hours in a small boat and caught a few keepers. Scott broke his rod on something big but didn't get to see what it was.

July 12, 2012: Mark & Jim spent a few days on the charter baot with Pete. They did very well bait fishing most of the time with shiners working best. They caught lots of keepers and ate a couple of meals. They took home their limits and also released lots of slot fish with Mark releasing a 28 1/2" walleye and Jim also put back some nice ones. They released 24", 25", 26" and 23" plus many around 20-21". Way to go guys!!

July 7, 2012: Super fishing still all this past week, mostly using the downriggers. Bait fishing has been tougher but still getting some with that method. Todd, Kedrick and Delbert fished today searching for a trophy walleye. Delbert got his wish when he landed a beauty 29 1/4" walleye while downrigging out deep. Way to go Delbert!!  They put back lots of big ones and said they had several that measured in the 24" range. Scot, LouAnn, Shirley and Tonya also went out for the day and had success getting some nice slot fish. LouAnn released a 27 1/2" walleye. Shirley released a 25" walleye and Tanya said they also put back a couple of 26" walleyes. Way to go!! LouAnn also released three 26" walleyes a few days ago while fishing with Todd. Both groups brought in fish to eat and had a fun day. Tony was out with a couple of people bait fishing around the area. They had slower fishing but did get some walleyes, a couple of smallmouth bass and a few pike. 

July 5, 2012: The walleyes are biting furiously this week. The Johnson's are having a family reunion this week and catching fish like crazy. They have been eating fish every night! Pete chartered today with Keddie, Ryan, Josh, Tonya, Teresa, Raylyn & Shirley on board. They had a super day of fishing bringing in a pile of fish; 9 saugers and 27 walleyes with most fish measuring 16" and up. Shirley caught a really big sauger measuring 18 1/2". Way to go Shirley! Teresa released a 27 3/4" walleye for the biggest fish of the day. Way to go Teresa!! They also put back several more slots and everyone on board had a blast! Kedrick, Delbert, Todd and Joel had a good day keeping 16 fish. Delbert lost a big one near the boat but he also caught a 26" walleye he put back. Good job Delbert! Scot, Kevin, Eugene, Christina and Randy had a super day with the group limiting out. They released 8 fish over 20" and also put back three 26" walleyes. Purple chrome is still working great along with hot tiger and silver and black. Pretty much anything is working well for downrigging. Steve Carlson went walleye fishing for the first time and caught a 28 1/2" walleye. Congratulations Steve!! He is mounting his big fish. He was fishing with Brian, Mick and Tim. They did very well and landed some big walleyes while rigging. Tim relased two 23" plus a 24". Mick released a 26" and Brian released 24" and 25" walleye. Way to go guys!! Another boat fishing near them released 30", 31" and 32" walleyes Wow, what a day!! Once again the fireworks in Baudette were fantastic with a crowd of around 5,000 people attending.

July 2, 2012:  Fantastic bite right now out deep in 33-34' of water. Hot weather with lots of sunshine and temps near 90 degrees this week! Lots of big hogs being caught too! Sherry, Merlin, Carrie, Joanne & Jacob went out for a few hours today and bait fished. They brought in a dozen or so fish. Eain, Sara, Brice, Erica, Eli & Lynnea also went out for a few hours and came back with 6 fish. They came off the lake just before the thunderstorm hit with thunder, rain and lightning. Pete, Terri, Ruth & Barb had a good day getting some more walleyes to replace the ones they ate last night. Terri released a 27" walleye she caught on a gold jig tipped with a shiner. The group fished with spinner rigs and crawlers catching 3 keepers then switched to jigs with frozen shiners and/or leeches. Both were working. Then we switched to downrigging for a while and got a few more and came in before the storm.  Scot, Todd & Tanya were out today for a couple of hours and did well bringing in some really nice 17-19" walleyes. Tanya released a 26" walleye. Way to go Tanya!! 

July 1, 2012: What a day of fishing! Pete, Terri, Ruth & Barb had an awesome day downrigging in 34' of water. They caught several slot fish measuring from 20" up to 29 1/2" on walleyes. Purple and blue were working best with black and silver trailing behind. Terri released 29 1/2" walleye, Ruth released 28", 26", 25". Way to go girls!! Not much for wind on the water and the flies were biting so bring your bug spray and sunscreen. Brian and his two buddies did really well off of Long Point bait fishing with leeches, crawlers, and frozen shiners. They released a 31" and 30" walleyes. Way to go guys!! They also caught many more slots and brought in their limits of walleyes. The saugers are also being caught pretty steady this summer and we are seeing some really nice ones.  Looks like another great summer of walleye fishing!!  

June 30, 2012: Troy & Lil have been here for a week trolling with a small boat and fishing around Pine Island and in Bostic Bay area. They have had a fantastic week with both of them catching lots of nice big walleyes and eating walleye til it was coming out of thei ears! Lil released a 21" and also 26" walleye. Way to go Lil!! Troy released 20 1/2", 23" and they also put back two 20". They caught and kept nice 16 to 19 3/8" walleyes while fishing 9-22 ft of water using hammered brass and/or silver spinner rigs tipped with live fatheads for bait. Chartreuse also worked. They had some windy days but still did very well. Tom, Jim, Mike & Pete and all the kids had a great week fishing mostly near the Long Point area trying to get away from the wind. They jigged using leeches and did well in 15' of water. They had a few fish frys and also took home a pile of fish. They had a fun week.

June 23, 2012: A fantastic day of jigging on the charter boat with StevDavid, Scott, Keith & Mike. They caught their limits of walleyes and saugers, bringing in some really nice keeper fish and they released around 10 slots today. Pete caught the largest measuring 26 1/2". Shiners and leeches worked best for them in 32 ft of water around Long Point, which seems to be the hot spot lately. Yesterday the same group fished having, a slower day moving around all over the lake after the wind died down. They came in with 21 keepers and also released lots of slot fish, probably around 15 of them! Steve released 23" and 24" walleyes, David released 20" and 21", Scott released 23" and 25" walleyes, Keith released 20" and 24" walleyes and Mike released a 22" walleye. Way to go you guys!! They had two picture perfect days for weather. Mike, Gary, Devin, Arnold, Derek and Uncle Dale had a great week fishing mostly in the Long Point and Gull Rock areas. Devin Hoffman caught and released two big fish; 26" walleye and a 34" pike. Way to go Devin!! Arnold whacked 'em. Derek's biggest walleye measured 24" and Uncle Dale released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!! They also caught lots of 24" and 25" walleyes. They had excellent fishing even with the winds blowing off and on during the week. Mike & Jody had an excellent day bringing in limits after fishing near Garden Island with a jig and shiners. Johnny, Joanne and 5 yr old JD were here for the week and had a good time fishing, sightseeing and picture taking. JD caught 4 fish and was very excited about that. He caught a perch on a minnow and he also caught a pike around 1.5 lbs on an orange rapala. They caught a few walleyes and pike. Traylen, Kelly, Dale and Lindsey also spent a week fishing and vacationing. It was windy most of the time they were here so they were limited on where they could fish. Dale caught a couple of pike and 1 walleye. Lindsey caught a 24 1/2" pike while trolling plus an 18" walleye on a green/white daredevil. Kelly released a 24" walleye she caught on a red and white daredevil and she also caught 2 walleyes, 1 sauger and a small pike in the creek. Traylen caught 4 walleyes.  

June 21, 2012: Super day of jigging out at Long Point! Pete took out Dennis, Casey & Jake. They had an awesome day fishing with frozen shiners while anchored in 32' . Dennis was using gold with a leech and released 3 slot fish including 21" and 23" walleyes. Casey caught and released 25" and 26" walleyes that he landed on a pink/gold jig. Jake was also using pink/gold and his largest walleye measured 19 1/2". Pete released a 28 1/2" walleye he caught on a gold jig. They put back 13 slot fish and came in with their limits of wwalleye and saugers. They said they released 3-4 saugers measuring 17-18". Way to go guys!!

June 17, 2012: The charter boat went out for another half day of fishing taking Jeff, Beth, Nick, Tom, Maddy and Zach. They had a great day bringi ng in 23 keepers and relleasing some slot fish as follows: Jeff  22", Nick two 21", Tom released 21" and 23" walleyes, Maddy released a 23 1/2" and Zach kept 4 nice walleyes. They only caught a couple of saugers today and said the walleyes were nicer quality today. The bite was a a little bit slower today after the storms from yesterday. Cassy told me they caught a small mouth bass under the bridge and some pike. Traylen, Kelly & Lindsey went out fishing around Long Point but didn't get any keepers.

June 16, 2012: Jeff, Tom, Nick, Stacy, Madelyn & Zach went out with Pete for a half day charter. They headed to the Long Point area and got into the fish right away. The first hour was pleasant weather, then the rain moved in and it poured on them. They continued to fish and came back to the docks with 24 keepers. They also released four slot fish with the largest meauring 25", plus Jeff caught and released a 36" sturgeon. Way to go!! They were happy to get back to the dock as they were all soaking wet from head to foot. Doug, Amy, Cassy and Andrew went out for the morning jigging and ended up bringing in 6 keepers. They got off the water due to the heavy rain.Fred, Diane, Mike and Alyssa had a great week of fishing and headed home today. Richard, Scott & Rob had a good week mostly fishing around Long Point. Richard released a 28 1/2" walleye and they also put back a 21" walleye. Richard said that Tuesday was slow for them with the cold front that moved in. They didn't catch a single fish that day. Otherwise they had good fishing all week, eating fish and taking some home. Just noticed the Ladyslippers are blooming and they sure are pretty!

June 15, 2012: Doug & Amy caught 14 fish today and kept 7. They released a 20" walleye and also caught lots of saugers. They had a fun time. Very windy yesterday. Doug & Andrew went out fishing for 6 hours and brought in a couple of nice ones. They also caught a few small ones.   

June 13, 2012: Doug, Amy, Andrew, Zach, Tyler & Cassy were trolling out of the bay towards the inlet when Amy caught a 19 1/4" walleye on a daredevil. They headed onto the lake fishing for walleyes. The girls had a great day catching most of the fish and also releasing 3 slot walleyes with the largest measuring 25". Way to go Girls!! Cassy caught 6 fish, Amy caught 9 and the guys each got a few. They brought in around a dozen or so nice keepers for a meal. The kids headed right for the docks to fish northerns when they got in as they caught quite a few the night before. Fred, Diane, Kevin and Alyssa did well today fishing 33' of water near Long Point. They caught their limit of saugers and got more walleyes plus released 22"s, 23" and 24" walleyes. Gold jigs worked best. They had a great day. They have been eating fish everyday! It was sunny with a west wind and about 80 degrees. Very nice day.

June 12, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDEE ANDERSON!!  Pete ran a charter taking out Doug, Amy, Zach, Tyler, Cassy and Andrew. They have never fished our lake and will be here for a week. Pete headed straight out from the Morris Gap and tried 32' of water. Cassy caught the first fish of the day. They caught 5-6 fish, the wind picked up and the anchor wouldn't hold so they moved to the west near Long Point where they found nice fish. The group caught on fast to jig fishing and they had an awesome day. They released around 15 slot fish; they caught so many they lost count. Pete released 27" walleye, 12 year old Cassy released 26" walleye, Andrew released a 23" walleye and they also put back many more that were 19" and up. Amy caught the biggest keeper. Way to go everyone!! They said gold jigs worked best followed by blue, pink and chartreuse. Frozen shiners and leeches caught most of the fish and they got just a few on crawlers. Big fish fry tonight! Dave, Scott, Drew & Cole didn't have much luck this morning but they did keep 4 walleyes. The waves were big and it was pretty rough yesterday (they had just arrived). They had to leave unexpectedly so they didn't get much of a chance to fish.

June 10, 2012: Richard, Scott and Rob had a great day getting their limits of nice fish. Yesterday Fred & Diane went out and did pretty good. They released two 22", 23" and 24" walleyes in 32' of water. They kept 2 saugers and one walleye and came back in as it was rough and they both weren't feeling so well. Fred went out alone for the evening trolling and landed a 46" pike! Way to go Fred!! Rainy and windy today with storms rolling through. We finally got around an inch of rain the past few days. We really needed it.

June 9, 2012: Pete had a charter today taking out Randy, Mark & Jon. The morning started out slow with them getting a few out front trolling. Then Pete headed down towards Sandy Shores but no fish on the graph so he headed towards Long Point and found some on the screen there. They anchored and began to catch fish. They came back to the dock with limits of very nice 17-19" walleyes and they also got all their saugers. Randy caught a beauty 34" pike and Jon landed a 24" muskie. They also had 5 slot walleyes measuring 20 1/2" to 22" they put back. Jigging worked best today.

June 8, 2012: John, Bob, Tom, Kevin & Kurt fished everyday the past week and said the bite was slower this year but they got nice quality size fish. They didn't get into the slot fish like last year but John released a 24" and they also put back a couple of 22" walleyes. They caught lots of walleyes, saugers and lots of pike. They ate fish many days and took home fish. Mark fished the past week and had excellent fishing. Starting with last Friday he caught 3 saugers and let them all go. Saturday morning he caught 3 more saugers and kept 1 for eating. He came into the lodge and said he wasn't getting any walleyes; just saugers. Sunday he tried trolling the shallow water  around 8 1/2 feet using a #7 purpledescent shadrap and had more success. He caught 4 saugers and 15 walleyes. He released 19" and 21" walleyes. He also caught 3 pike with one measuring 31". Way to go Mark! Monday he caught the following for walleye on jigs: (9) 16", one 18", one 19", two 17", 12 saugers all at 16". Tuesday he shadrapped and caught twelve 16" walleyes and one 17" plus lots of 15" walleyes. Wednesday he caught nine 16" and twenty 13-14 inchers in the evening. He also released a 36" pike that bit on a sauger he was reeling in. The pike was not hooked, hanging onto his sauger but wouldn't let go so he netted it Wow!! Thursday he caught two 16"  and one 20" that he let go. He had a fabulous week!

June 6, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDY TO 4 YEAR OLD KADEN!! Harold & Kathy spent a few days on the lake fishing and were joined by their daughter Kelly and her two boys, 4 yr old Kaden and 2 yr old Brody. Kaden wanted to catch a fish for his birthday, but unfortuantely he didn't get one. He did get to drive the boat and thought that was awesome. They jigged with frozen shiners and live fatheads. Kathy caught and released a 24" walleye. Way to go Kathy!! They ate fish while here and took home 10 keepers. They had a good time.  

June 4, 2012: Walleyes are hitting hard on the shadraps in shallow in the early morning and also evenings. Purpledescent #7 is working fantastic bringing in nice 18-19" walleyes. Mark easily caught his limit trolling. He caught 15 walleyes in 3 hours. He released a 21" and said 8 1/2 feet of water was best. He also got into the pike in the bay and caught lots of them near Lighthouse Gap. He released a 31" pike and many smaller ones.  Brian has been fishing for a few days and did very well trolling with fatraps along the Minnesota/Canadian border  near the Lighthouse Gap. He released 22" and 25" walleyes. He got some nice saugers and his walleyes to take home. Pete & Terri went out trolling with shadraps and caught 9 fish,keeping 3 nice 19" walleyes. Eain, Sara, Brice, Erika, Eli and Lanae went out for the afternoonn and did very well bringing in 15 keepers. Warmer temps this week. 

June 1, 2012: Gary & Bill had a good week eating lots of fish while here for the week and taking home their limits. Deb, Mona, & John caught lots of saugers and some walleyes and had lots of fun. Mona released a 20" walleye and Deb got a nice 17" walleye. She also caught a nice pike on a stop sign. They had a great week.  

May 31, 2012: Bill and Gary just came into the lodge before noon and said they caught some nice fish out of the Morris Gap and kept a few nice ones. Sunny today but a bit chilly with a high of around 60 degrees.The wind died down and the fish quit biting.

May 30, 2012: Bill and Gary went out early this morning around 6: 30am. They said a black cloud with light falling rain followed them all the way out onto the lake but finally it quit getting them wet. They had a great monring getting some really nice keepers and coming back to the docks just 2 fish short on their limit of walleyes. They also released 21", 22" and 24" walleyes. Way to go guys!!  They also have been finding wild asparagus.

May 29, 2012: Happy Birthday Diana Fischbach & Greg & Jerry & Eain Johnson!! Wayde, Amanda and Ryan ended up keeping 7 fish yesterday. Craig, Donna, Deb & Steve fished about 5 miles out from the gap and brought in 11 keepers for the am and 10 keepers in the afternoon. Deb did really good, in fact, she did the best on Monday out of everyone in the boat. Way to go Deb!! Their boat caught 37 keepers for the 3 day weekend. Steve and Jeff fished all day with Jeff catching one little fish and Steve catching 9. Dan threw back a 19 1/2". Steve, Cheri and Andy had a great weekend. Steve Bonneville released a 27" walleye he caught on a fish head minnow (silver & blue). Cheri Dreier relased 23", 24 3/4" and 25" walleyes on a pink over yellow jig and also fish heaed jigs. Way to go you two!!

May 28, 2012: Noon: Steve, Cheri & Andy already have a dozen in the box. Craig, LaDonna, Steve & Deb already have 11 keepers in their boat.  Gary & Bill are out fishing still and are missing Al who couldn't make it this year. We miss you Al! Still finding asparagus. Haven't looked for any more morels but thinking there might still be some popping?

May 27, 2012: Cold and windy with some rain today. Tough fishing and cold with high temp of 50 or so today. Only ended up with 6/10th of an inch for the day.  Amanda, Wayde & Ryan went out in the big waves saying it was too rough so they came back in. Gary & Bill stayed on shore today. Steve, Cheri and Andy also went out saying it was real rough. Cheri caught the only fish which was a 24 1/2" walleye. Way to go Cheri!! Craig's group caught one fish. Yesterday Craig's boat brought in 14 walleyes and 1 sauger. Craig released 23" and 27" walleyes. Way to go Craig!! Steve's boat caught 14 fish with 6 being saugers. Steve released a 21" walleye - way to go! Amanda, Wayde and Ryan kept 8 fish. Cheri, Andy & Steve limited yesterday.

May 26, 2012: Gary is already back in this morning with his limit. Steve, Andy and Cheri are out fishing along with the other groups. Mark, Tom, and Bob had a good week of fishing. They caught 10 walleyes and 5 saugers on Wednesday drifting with a south wind in 18-27' of water using leeches. Thursday night they caught 5 more walleyes in the 16-18" range. Tom released a 21" and Bob releasd 19 3/8" and 20 1/2" walleyes. They took home limits and had a great week. Tony, AJ, Danny & Art fished for 3 hours, trolling the shallows in 7-8' of water using shadraps. They came in with limits of nice fish.

May 25, 2012: The walleye bite has been fantastic this week for Kevin, Naomi, Sue, Bill and Pat. They caught lots and lots of walleyes and got into the slot sizes big time. They used minnows, anchoring with jigs with spinner blades. They had a few meals of walleye in the cabin and took home limits for everyone, all nice 17-19" fish. They did their best Thursday evening from 5-7pm in 28' of water, catching 36 fish and keeping only one 19" walleye. They released everything else! Bill released two 22", Sue released 24", 25" and 26 1/4" (their first trip to the lake), Pat released two 24"s and a 25", Kevin caught all keepers and Naomi was hot this week releasing 20", 21", 22", two 24" and a 25" walleye. She also caught two 19". Way to go guys!!  They said they had an awesome time and enjoyed the fact that there weren't so many boats on the lake.

May 22, 2012: Kevin & Naomi and their group are catching lots of fish and the women are catching most of them. They are having a great time. Bob, Mark and Tom did well in 27' of water filling the live well. They did best in 27' of water using various baits - minnows and leeches with jigs and spinners. Bob caught a northern and a 19" walleye and Tom released a 21" walleye. George & Tim ate fish while here and took home their limits. They did best in 26-27' of water using chartreuse jigs straight out from Morris Gap. They kept nice 16", 17" and 128" walleyes. It has been pretty windy here off and on, mostly windy though the past few days. No rain yet and we need it desperately. The lake is high enough for boats to get out of our docks but we need more rain. Pete brought home more wild asparagus today and they are nice ones! He also brought me fresh lilacs - what a guy!

May 21, 2012: George and Tim went out this morning and said it was a little slow so they went out deep, around 30 feet catching 3 keepers. Then the bite slowed up and the wind died down to nothing. They came in and were going back out later in the afternoon. Mark, Bob and Tom arrived Saturday which was a rainy and windy day. They did fish yesterday and got some fish. Mark was catching northerns off the dock.  Rich, Matt, Kent, Myron, Matt and Rick used their boats and fished out front getting 12 keepers.They have been catching lots of pike off the docks this weekend. 

May 18, 2012: Another successful day of charter fishing for Matt, Rick, Myron, Matt, Kent and Richie. Pete took them bait fishing using live and frozen shiners and also leeches. They caught their limits of walleyes and saugers early in the day and had a great time. See their photo above. 

May 14, 2012: Randy, Ray, Cory and Colin had a fantastic weekend catching their limits of walleyes and saugers and eating some fish over the weekend. Colin released a 27" plus a 21". Way to go Colin! They had a great time even though the waves were pretty big both days. Todd, Scot, Colin and Joe fished the weekend having super great fishing and bringing in nice 18-19" walleyes plus their saugers. They ate fish while here and took home their limits. They said this morning was a great bite out of Lighthouse Gap. Yesterday they fished the Zippel Bay area and Morris Point. Todd released a 24" walleye. Way to go Todd! Brian, Eric, Aron, Troy, Luke & Boone had excellent fishing and limited and ate fish while here for the weekend. They used shiners. Eric released a 24" walleye and Troy caught a 19 1/2" he put back. Way to go guys!

May 13, 2012: Even higher winds out of the southwest with bigger waves. It was really gusting out there. Pete, Terri, Rod, Missy, Jennifer and Eric fished the afternoon anchoring in the Zippel Bay area. 27 feet of water worked out to be a good depth with fish biting right away on hot pink, white/gold, and gold jigs tipped with frozen shiners. We brought in 28 keepers and released a few slot fish. Pete released a 19 1/2" and Missy released 22" and 24" walleyes. Way to go! Rod caught 2 nice pike around 8-10 pounds that he released. Brian, Troy, Aron, Travis and Eric did well getting their limits in a couple of hours yesterday. Bring lots of bait with you, the little ones are biting steady and you go through lots of minnows fast. We ran out and then started using leeches which also worked well. Seemed like the bite on leeches was more walleyes and a more agressive bite.

May 12, 2012: Happy Birthday Terri! Very windy today out of the northwest. Lots of boats everywhere at Lighthouse Gap, Morris Gap, Zippel Bay and everyone is catching fish! Warm temps but big waves today. Everyone is jigging and catching lots of fish. Pete, Terri, Ruth, Vicki, Rod, Missy, Eric and Jennifer went out for the afternoon and anchored in 26' of water jigging shiners. It started out pretty good and we did well bringing in a mixture of 22 saugers and walleyes. Jennifer caught an 11 inch perch and Rod caught a nice pike that he released. Missy caught a nice 24" walleye. Pete released a 26-27" walleye. Way to go everyone!!  The fish are biting all over on the south shore of the lake today. Pete, Terri, Ruth & Vicki went morel hunting yesterday and brought back 200 morels. Pete and Terri found 60 morels a few days ago. Asparagus are popping up but haven't had a chance to find any yet.

May 2012: We had a great time in Florida this spring. Pete and I spent a few days in Georgia and he and Jiggs went quail hunting for a couple of days. They were very successful getting lots of birds and Jiggs did really well. He hunted with a couple of the guide dogs and he learned a lot from them very quickly. We then headed south to Florida and picked up Tony and Adam in Miami at the airport. We all headed to Key West for a week of fun. We ate lots of seafood while there but most importantly we caught lots of ocean fish. We chartered a 3/4 day hoping to get Tony a big tarpon. But we only had a few bites and didn't get any to the boat so we headed out deeper and did some "wreck fishing" catching lots of fish. We all caught amberjacks which are excellent to eat. Pete and Terri both caught a Jack Cravelle. Our second day we went for a full day of sailfishing about 7 miles out. The wind was blowing and there were 10-13 foot waves but we had the best day of sailfishing ever. We all caught sails with a total of 12 sucessful catch and releases. It was so rough we didn't bring any of the fish into the boat for pictures. Adam also caught a cobia that we kept to eat later. We all had an awesome time and were told by Captain Billy that "for rookies" we did an excellent job of battling the fish and getting them to the boat. He said we did just as well or better than the pros who were out pre-fishing for the National Sail Fish Tournament the following week. When we came back to the dock that evening we had 12 sail fish flags flying on our outriggers to proudly display our catch and everyone on the docks came over to congratulate us on our great day.

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 March 20, 2012: All our customers have left with access down to walking out now. It rained last night but haven't had a chance to check out theClementson today. We had a good weekend with warm temps and lots of people out on the lake fishing. Jimmy, Craig, Tracy, Chick and Dave said the action was slow for them but they got into some nice fish. Chick released 24" and 27" walleyes. Way to go!! The group also let go 20", 21, 22,and 24" plus 28", 28 1/2" and 29 1/2" walleyes. They also got a 35" pike on 1 lb test. David & Arlene fished Long point and then the next day went to the Northwest Angle with Chris Ford as their guide. They did well getting their limits of walleyes and sauger and two nice perch that measured 13" and 13 1/2". Travis, Paul, Bruce, Bucky, Joe, Mike, Paul & Mike fished two days using their ATV's and did well getting their limits. Mike had a 45 minute battle with a 51" sturgeon he released. Way to go Mike!! Travis caught a 28" pike and Paul released a 26 1/8" walleye. Way to go guys! Ross' group did well keeping 60 fish for a big fish fry. Jim Pesta caught and released a 28 1/2" walleye and he also released a 31" pike. Way to go Jim!!  Lonny, Darian, Bob and John used their ATV's and kept 18 fish for one day on the lake. Gary & Barb fished 1 1/2 days using their portables and did well getting 8 nice walleyes plus 8 nice saugers. Their smallest fish measured 17". Way to go you two!! We would like to thank everyone for a great ice fishing season this year  lake yet. The Rainy River is now open west of Clementson Resort and is or will be open all the way to the lake within a few days. Lots of open holes in the ice along the river. People are already fishing near Birchdale and probably at again!

March 19, 2012: Jay, Dick, Sue, CJ and Derek had okay fishing keeping 6 and then another 11 the first day. They caught lots of little ones and mainly had nice walleyes measuring 14-18". Derek released a 24" and they also put back a 19 3/8" walleye.

MARCH 18, 2012: THE ICE IS GOING FAST WITH THE WARM WEATHER. FOUR ATV'S FELL THRU YESTERDAY; ONE OF THEM OUT OF OUR PLACE. ADAM IS OUT TRYING TO RETRIEVE IT FROM THE WASHOUT AREA WHICH IS NEVER SAFE. MORRIS POINT RESORT HAS CLOSED THEIR ROAD AND THERE IS NO ACCESS FROM WALLEYE RETREAT. LONG POINT IS STILL LETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THERE BUT WILL PROBABLY CLOSE SOON. LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT GET SOME RAIN TODAY ALSO.

                      

March 15, 2012: Morris Point resort is still letting ATV's out of their place. We have stopped using our access at Walleye Retreat as we have lost over 10 inches of ice in the past 24 hours or so and the warmer temps are continuing. Still plenty of good ice on the lake but be careful where you go and always check the ice. It probably won't hold up for much longer with this warm spring weather. Mike, Dennis, Skinny, Randy, Patrick & Matt just fished a few days and did really good. They caught 4 pike and also fished walleyes. They took home limits of walleyes and saugers and also caught 6 eelpout with Skinny catching a 28 1/2" pout, and he also released a 27" walleye he caught at 4:15am on a rattle reel in the sleeper house Tuesday morning. . Way to go Skinny!! The group had a great time and all went home with tan faces. Bring your sunscreen. Alvin & Harold fished one day and had 9 nice keepers with the smallest measuring 14". Harold caught a nice 19 3/4" walleye on a white glow swedish pimple with a red stripe. They said it was a slow afternoon. The walleyes were biting light and the saugers were agressive today. Marlin, Dusty, Mark & Ron did pretty well for two days of fishing, keeping 18. Sue, Jay, CJ, Grandpa  kept 11 fish yesterday.

March 13, 2012: Cody, Jessica and Rich spent a couple of days on the ice in a sleeper house and did very well catching their limits to take home inlcuding a 16" sauger, 18" and 19" walleyes. Mike's group is on the ice today using tip-ups and they are hammering the walleyes and having a blast. Lacey and Kevin spent one night in a sleeper house and had slow fishing catching only a few small fish.  

March 12, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG MCNEVIN!! Misting rain this morning making everything messy. Plowed roads are closing each day. Sweet's Road is closed along with Morris Point Resort closing their road also. . I just talked with Adrians and they still have their road open but doubt it will make the weekend. Also heard that Zippel Bay has closed their road. Looks like ATV's will be your choice in the next few days. Check with the resorts on ice conditions before heading up. Things could change fast with the temps they are predicting for this week. We still have a couple of day houses on the ice and all the sleeper houses but will be bringing the sleeper houses in before the weekend. We have lost a lot of our snow cover and lots of standing water around but the ice on the lake is holding up well so far. Will keep you posted on ice conditions.

March 11, 2012: Rod & Jeremy had so much fun 2 weeks ago they are back for more! They spent the weekend on the ice but said the bite was slower this trip. They still caught some nice fish doing best with plain hooks and silver spoons. Jeremy caught and released a 25" walleye today plus he also caught 18" and 19" along with many others. Way to go Jeremy!! Rod said all their keepers are 14-19" and they took home their limits. Rob and Dana fished 3 days saying the first day out was slow keeping 4. They caught 12 nice keepers the next day plus 8 tulllibee. They got their limits plus Rob released a 25 3/4" walleye. Way to go Rob!! They caught lots of little ones. Reed & Dave used their portables catching 16 fish and keeping 3 of those. They were out of Long Point. Todd and his 3 boys Tyler, Gavin & Ashton were in a sleeper house. They all caught a few fish but it was slow for them. Greg's group used their portables and said fishing was okay but not great. Mark's group were in a sleeper house catching 20 fish and keeping 8. Tom, Chad, Steve and Gary fished 1 1/2 days in a day house and did "awesome" catching 80 fish and keeping 30 of those. They had a few 16" and 17 1/2" walleyes. They had a great time. Tony, Andrew, Mark, Lee & Mark used portables reporting Saturday was slow fishing the west side off of 16 mile. Friday was average for them catching lots of little ones. They had 13 walleyes, 18 saugers, 3 nice perch and 3 pout. They released 20", 22" and 23" walleyes. Tim, Tony, Todd, Jim, Chris & Brock used portables keeping around 50 fish plus 8 tullilbee. Chris released a 7 lb 4 oz eelpout. Matt, Jeremy, Dan, Tom and Jerry did well on Thursday afternoon bringing in a pail of nice keepers. Jeremy fished the morning and did really well getting 6 saugers and 1 walleye. He released 21" and 24" walleyes. Way to go Jeremy!! The group went across the lake and fished sitting on pails on the ice. They moved around a few times looking for a better bite and came back with 10 nice keepers but everyone ended up taking home limits before they left. What a beautiful day on the lake with lots of warm sunshine and way too warm for this time of year! Ashley, Nate, Jaron & Kaelyn spent one night in a sleeper house. They released lots of little ones and tullibees, kept 8 plus Nate released a 25" walleye and Ashley released a 20 1/2" walleye. Way to go you two!!      

March 10, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEREMY BREIWICK!! We found some fish after bringing the day houses and sleeper houses in just a bit closer to shore. Most groups did really well yesterday but don't have any stats yet from them. Nice day with high of 50 today. The ice is holiding up and hasn't started to deteriorate yet. We still have lots of snow on top that is getting wet and slushy underneath today. More warm temps on the way for this week. Will have to keep an eye on the ice. Rain expected for Monday.

March 9, 2012: Travis, Rich and Luke did well today keeping 15 fish. Travis released a 22" and 24 1/2" walleyes. Way to go Travis!! Dan, Jerry, Tom & Matt fished the afternoon and did well keeping 10 fish. Jeremy used his portable and did really well this morning getting 7 keepers before 10am.

March 8, 2012: Dan, Cory & Kimble had a very slow day keeping 4-5 walleye/sauger and one whitefish. Kimble traveled all the way from Georgia to try ice fishing. He really enjoyed the experience and took lots of pictures to take home. Rick and Rita also had a slow day keeping 1 perch, 3 tullibee and 2 saugers. Todd & Dawn were in a sleeper house and kept 8. Jerry Blair fished with them for one day catching a nice 26 1/2" walleye he released. Way to go Jerry! Bob, John & Mark fished two days with it being slow for them. They kept 4 fish each day. Their largest walleye measured 19 1/2" and their largest keeper was 17 1/2".  The weather delivered "whiteout" conditions this afternoon for a few hours with very high winds gusting up to 45MPH and lots of snow falling. It let up some after that. The wind made some big drifts on the lake making it a little tougher to get around.

March 4, 2012: Jason & Terry did well today getting 4 more walleyes and 4 more saugers for them to take home. Yesterday they caught 4 walleyes and 4 saugers. They each released a slot fish with Terry putting back a 4 lb walleye and Jason putting back a 6 lb walleye. Way to go guys! Craig, Bill, Joe and Jeremy fished a half day (am) today and said it was slower with them only getting a few. Tony & Megan are in a sleeper house and have caught quite a few saugers and released a 20" walleye since noon today.

March 3, 2012: Craig, Joe, Jeremy & Bill did well catching around 30 fish and keeping 13. They are using stopsigns and also glass jigs with the group released some slot fish. Bill released a 25" walleye and Craig released a 22" walleye. Way to go guys! They also fished yesterday afternoon and did well keeping 13 fish and releasing 4 slot fish including 20", two 20 1/2" and 22" walleyes. They also had one tullibee. Their largest keeper measured 18 1/2". Mike, Tim, Aaron & Steve fished 1 1/2 days saying it was a tough light bite but they did well catching around 30 fish with Gem-N-Eyes' working well. Their largest keeper measured 17". Jack, Linus, Merle, Ryan, Alvin, Keith, Clarence & Andy had a good time and said the fishing was a little slow but they did okay keeping 20 the first day and another 16 the second day and they had a great time. Chuck's group fished on their own out of Zippel and also Long Point. They caught lots of small fish and some keepers but nothing really turned on for them. Breanna and her Dad fished out of Adrian's in a wheelhouse but didn't get a report from them. Chris and his partner said it was a little slow for them in their portables and they were hunting for more fish.                                                                                                            

 

February 29, 2012: All of a sudden the fish are biting again with Rick and Steve doing really well today. They caught lots of fish and ended up with 9 saugers, 2 walleyes, 1 tullibee and Steve released a 22" walleye. Yesterday they had a slow day keeping only 3 small fish. No one else in camp til this Friday. Pretty quiet here at the Retreat this week. We have around 10-12" of snow on the ground now and didn't get any snow this past few days.

February 26, 2012: Rod & Jeremy spent the weekend in a sleeper house and had fantastic fishing. They released seven slot fish with Rod letting go two 20", 22" and 25" walleyes. Jeremy released 19 1/2", 22" and 23" walleyes. They limited easily and also ate. Junior and Chris were in a sleeper house and caught their limits on Saturday. They caught 6 fish Friday night and caught a nice keeper walleye around 8pm in the sleeper and also ate fish. Adam & Christine stayed in a sleeper overnight keeping 14 fish. They had a good time. Greg & Jacque fished out of Adrian's road 12.5 mile out and did excellent in their wheelhouse. They limited and were back early to the cabin. Jacque said they were biting really light but they caught nice fish and said it was "awesome". Al & Joyce fished two days keeping 3 fish the first day out and then enough for them to take home a total of 14 fish. They also caught lots of small fish. Cooper & Erick fished the morningly only and kept 8 nice keepers.

February 25, 2012: Phil, Dixon, Matt, Alex and Shawn kept 12 fish today. John & Marty fished three days and did pretty well. They caught 40 fish on Thrusday keeping 8. Friday they caught around 40 fish and kept 10. They fished a 1/2 day on Saturday and kept 3. Marty relesaed a nice 23". They also caught a 17" sauger and an 18" walleye saying red hooks worked best. Josh and Ashley used their portable fishing 15.2 miles out on Friday afternoon out of Adrian's road. They released a 24" walleye and kept a few saugers. They also caught a few walleyes and some tullibee. Josh said the bite today was good til 3pm and they ended up with 3 walleyes, 1 sauger and 7 tullibee. Petet just smoked a batch of tullibee and they are great!

February 21, 2012: Rob, Shane, Kevin & Dwight used sleds and hauled their portables up to the reefs off the southest end of Garden Island. Today was a bit slower than yesterday for them but they said the ride on the the trail was very smooth after all the snow we got. We have around 6 inches of fresh wet snow. Rob and Shane caught mostly walleyes as they were shallow and Kevin and Dwight caught saugers out deeper. Rob released a 20 3/4" and Shane released a 21" walleye. The group ended up catching 24 walleyes and lots of saugers for the weekend. Kevin caught a 13.4 lb eelpout. Kevin & Dwight spent one night in a sleeper house and caught quite a few saugers.

February 20, 2012: Brian, Tom & Kevin used their portables fishing in 34' of water and doing well. They caught six fish over 20". Mari & Bill said fishing was okay and they caught enough to eat some and take a meal home. Paul, Gail & Rob did good using their portables. They ate 2 meals of fish and were going home with limits. Paul released 20" and 22" walleyes. Way to go Rob! Bob, Joe, Len, 8 year old Ethan and 10 yr old Jacob had pretty good fishing. They kept 22 walleyes/saugers on Friday and 7 tullibee. They also kept another 16 walleye/saugers the next day. 8 yr old Ethan won the kitty with his 20" walleye. Way to go Ethan!! Wayne, Beau, Nick, Tony, David, Andy & Luke fished a couple of days using their portables working the "washout" area. They caught lots of keeper saugers and lots of small fish while in 14' of water. They kept 17", 18" and 19" fish. Wayne released a 28" walleye. Way to go Wayne!! Matt's group kept 10 saugers and 2 walleyes and also 2 jumbo perch.. The second day they caught lots of saugers and ended up with 20 fish. Sam, Curt & Denny fished 3 days; keeping 7 the first day out, saying Friday was best keeping 14 and Saturday was slow. They had some nice keepers. Curt released 20 1/2" and 22 1/2" walleyes and Denny released 20 1/2" and 23 1/2" walleyes. Way to go guys!!

February 17, 2012: The fish are still biting quite good. Mel & Christina flew in from California and spent the past 5 days fishing along with Chad and Jessica. They had a great time catching lots of nice fat saugers and some walleyes. Chad lost a big one while using 6 lb test line. His largest fish measured 17" and Mel also had a 17" fish. No slot fish. It was Jessica's first time fishing here and she slammed the big saugers. Loren stayed in a overnight sleeper and had a great time catching lots of nice fish and releasing two big walleyes. Just got a dusting of snow last night. The ground is still covered with a hard layer of a few inches of snow. Lots of eagles around this winter. Dennis and Ash spent a few nights in a sleeper house and did very well. They caught 48 fish and said they ate alot of fish and took some home. Their first day out was great and the second day was slower. Ash caught a 26 3/4" walleye on a glow stop sign tipped with a live shiner around 4: 30pm. Way to go Ash!!

February 14, 2012: Happy Valentine's Day! Gary & Delores were in a overnight sleeper for a few nights. They caught lots of little ones they released and said they caught 30-40 fish their first day, but the second day was slower for them. They went home one fish short of their limits. The first fish Gary caught was a 21 1/2" walleye. They also caught a few tullibee. Rick, Tom & Steve caught their limits fishing 1 1/2  days and said the fishing was great.

February 12, 2012: Great fishing this weekend. Kyle, Nate and Matt were in a sleeper house and did very good. They released some 22's and 24's and had a great time. Brad & Parker fished 16 mile and limited. No slot fish. Dick, Andrew, Adam, Dan and Rick were in a sleeper house  and caught lots of saugers. They said they had lots to take home plus they released a few slots at 21" and 23" plus Dan released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go Dan!!

February 10, 2012: Matt, Pete, Jody and Sue stayed in a sleeper house and did well keeping 31 fish. Mike's group were in a sleeper and caught enought to eat plus kept 20 more. They caught lots of little ones. Tim & Troy kept 11 saugers plus 3 nice walleyes using their portables. Clayton & Val were in  awheel house and went out past everyone fishing in deep water. They caught lots of saugers, ate fish and are taking home fish. They caught 26 their first day out, another 22 the second day and caught 9 before noon the third day leaving the ice by noon.Clayton relesaed 21 1/2" and 23" walleyes and Val relesaed 21" and 20 1/4" walleyes. They also caught a few tullibee and Val caught a nice 18" sauger.   

February 8, 2012: Slower bite for our customers the past 4-5 days with most houses keeping 6 fish and up. Jamie's group kept 8-9 fish in each house. Bob and Judy kept 5 the first day out and another 3 today; all saugers and one small walleye. Judy lost a nice one around 16" that spit the hook right in the hole. Calvin's group caught 15 fish and kept 6. Bob, Gerry & Melvin caught 6 keepers each day. Our sleeper groups are doing a little better in their location keeping more fish. We have one checking out tomorrow so will get a report then.

February 5, 2012: Mike & Jodi ate a meal of fish while here and took home 4 nice walleyes and 5 saugers. Ben said Friday was the best day with him catching 14 saugers, 12 walleyes, then on Saturday he caught 3 walleyes, 2 saugers and today no fish but only fished a couple of hours this morning. He released a 23" walleye and 23 1/2" also. Way to go Ben!! Amy, Kim, Brian and Shaun kept 10 fish yesterday. Amy caught a nice 18" walleye and Kim caught a 16" walleye. Mike fished alone saying he released 15 fish, kept 7 fish in the 16-17" range for walleyes and also some 14" saugers. He fished 6 1/2 miles out. Cody, Jessica, Cyndy & Randy fished on Friday and kept 12 with the largest sauger measuring 16". They also had one tullibee. Yesterday Cody and Randy fished just the afternoon and kept 9 which the group ate that evening.

February 2, 2012: Been kind of quiet here the past few days with just a few people out fishing. Dale & John did okay out deep keeping 14 fish the first day out, eating fish and then another 9 the second day. Cory and Randy fished the afternoon today and kept 9 . Bob's group were in a sleeper house and had pretty good fishing. They caught lots of fish and took home fish.

January 30, 2012: Amber & David spent a few days in the sleeper and had good fishing. They ate fish and are taking home limits. David released a 23" and Amber's biggest walleye measured 18 5/8". They also had some 17" fish. They had a good time, taking home 2 walleyes and 14 saugers. David, Luke, Matt and Cody had slow fishing keeping 15 fish. Matt released a 27" walleye. Way to go Matt! Kraig Sr, Kraig Jr & Paul were in a sleeper house. They said Sunday was a good day. They caught one eelpout and kept 8 saugers/walleyes.

January 28, 2012: Greg, John & Brad used their wheelhouse going out of Adrian's Road to 30' of water. They had great fishing keeping 8 the first day out and another 6 today. John's largest fish was 17" and weighed 2.2 lbs. 14 yr old Brad is on his first walleye fishing trip and did very well catching some nice walleyes with his biggest weighing 5 pounds and he also caught a 19" that weighed 2.1 lbs. They also had a 19 1/2" walleye that weighed 2.2 lbs. They kept nice 15, 16, 17 and 19" fish. Deb, George & Glen had a super weekend catching lots of fish. They said the am was very good and the pm slowed down for them. They caught their limits but no slot fish. They had 18" walleye and 18" sauger for their largest fish and said they kept six fish at 17-18". Tom, Steve and Chad limited this weekend and also released a 23" walleye. Todd, Ron, Garrit, Kevin and Brad had a good time catching lots of fish and filling out. Todd caught a nice 28 1/2" walleye on a chartreuse/glow stopsign. They also released 20", 23" and 24" walleyes. Gerry, Dolly, Troy, Kim and Cody said that Friday was great. They limited, ate 20 fish on Friday night and then caught another 20 keepers to take home on Saturday. They had a great time. Dolly released a 25", Jerry released 22" and 23", Troy released a 20 1/2" and Cody released 21" and 23" walleyes. Way to go!! Dan & Gary were in a sleeper house and did very well catching around 100 fish. They ate a bunch and kept 12 to take home that measured 15-16". Dan also released 20 1/2" and 23" walleyes. They said they caught mostly saugers. This was their first time walleye fishing and also staying in a sleeper house and they really enjoyed it.

January 26, 2012: Neil, Gary & Jim had fantastic fishing today and yesterday. They caught lots of fish, took home limits, ate fish and Jim released a 20"walleye. Al & Joyce fished today and kept 12 fish which included one 19" walleye and 11 saugers. They also released two 23", 20" and 21" walleyes. Way to go you two!!

January 22, 2012: Mark & Lori spent the weekend in a sleeper doing well. This morning they kept 1 walleye, 2 sauger and one tullibee, plus 3 eelpout. Yesterday they kept 4 walleye, 6 saugers and 2 tullibee. Mark & Shawn kept 8 yesterday and another 8 today to get their limits.

January 21, 2012: Some groups are still experiencing an excellent catch while a few others are not. Scott's sleeper group said it was slow for them with the 4 of them keeping only 13 fish. Shawn's group is also in sleepers and they are having a great time catching lots of 17" fish and saying they caught 12 nice keeper walleyes their first night out. They also released a 23" walleye. Pat's group had awesome fishing getting their limits of walleyes and saugers easily on Friday. Dan's group did well. Nate's group said they had a good bite on Friday but that today was much slower.

January 19, 2012: Dean & Jane were in a sleeper house. They caught 30 fish and missed 5-6 bites. They ate a couple of meals of fish eating all 13 inchers. Everything they kept measured over 13" and they had a 19" and released a 21" walleye. They had a good time. Randall, Jason, Amanda and James were in a sleeper house for one night. They caught 14 fish, kept 2 and released a 20" walleye. Jim, Cody, Jessica and Gary said they had a light bite and kept 10 walleye/saugers. Gary released a 22" and they also caught 5 tullibee and one pike. Rod & Mark kept 6 fish on Thursday, ate them, fished Friday and kept 14 more. 

January 17, 2012: Jim & Bernie fished two days having kind of slow fishing. They kept 8 their first day out and another 10 the second day. No big fish caught. Adam, Kyle, John, Junior and Chris had really good fishing. The one day 9-10am was great with the fish biting steady. They did well with gold Mepps spoons, Demon's, green glow Macho minnows tipped with shiner heads. Adam released 22" and 24" walleyes. Junior released a 42" pike which is the biggest fish he has caught ice fishing. They really had fun with that. They had nice keepers getting four saugers at 16", three 17" walleyes, plus two 18" and a 19" among their keepers. The KATO Wolf Pack had another successful trip this year. Scott, Beau & Greg went home just 2 fish short of their limits so they did well. Arne, Derrill, Chuck & Dick caught 55 fish each day. They kept 20 the first day out, ate fish and caught enough the second day to finish getting their limits. They also caught 2 tullilbee and their biggest walleye measured 20" which they released. Jim & Larry had really good fishing. They caught 60 fish each day, limited plus ate fish for 2 nights. Their largest walleye measured 18 1/2" and they kept 16" and 17" fish. Their smallest keeper was 16" so they had a really nice pail full.

January 15, 2012: Travis & Ordean stayed in a sleeper house catching lots of fish. Their largest keeper measured 19 1/4" and they kept lots of 14-15" fish. They ate fish in the sleeper and took home their limits. They also caught 20" and 30" eelpout. Billy & Adam fished a few hours today  keeping 2 walleyes plus 14 saugers. Ross' group were in a sleeper house and said they "did good". Lars, Lance, Dave, Tony, Ken and Dan used their portables fishing in 29' of water the first day keeping 29 fish. Their second day they fished in 32' of water and kept 38 fish. Their biggest walleye measured 23". Gary, Jim, Steve and Butch "fishhog" had great fishing. They caught 102 fish for 3 days of fishing (two were tullibee) with the 3rd day being best, catching 51. They kept 12 walleyes and the rest were saugers for their limits. Jeff, Mary & Steve used portables and had good fishing in 32' of water. They fished about 6 miles out getting away from everyone. They had really nice saugers with one measuring 17". Mary released a 21" walleye and Steve released a 24 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys. Jeff lost a big one. Matt, Rich & Tyler fished today keeping only 6. They threw back lots of small fish. Colder temps on the way this week. We have 17 plus inches of ice.

January 14, 2012: Michelle, Steve, Gene, Gloria, Cheryl & Clint had a good day of fishing keeping 32. Gene lost a big one and also broke his line on a second big fish. John, Andy, Terry, Bruce, Lynn, Adam,& Tony kept 32 on Friday and another 32 today. They released 22" and 24" walleyes. They had a good time. Jason, Dale, Kevin & Nate kept 11 fish and had nice 16 and 17". They also released 21" and 23" walleyes. Dan, Annette & Brian fished in 28' and also 23' of water and said the bite was about the same in both placees. They kept 12 fish today and will head out for more tomorrow. 

January 12, 2012: Neil & Tom fished two days getting their limits, catching 52 fish each day. Tom released a 22" and his biggest keeper measured 19". John & Kevin caught 40 fish for 2 days.  

January 10, 2012: Darren, Rob, Reed, Aron, Dick, Raylyn & Larry had very good fishing the past 2 days. The first day out Dick and Ray kept 10 nice keepers. They caught lots of small fish and said today was a good day being especially fantastic in the one house. Larry was the eelpout "king" this year catching an enormous one. Rob was saying "Victory" as he limited and was very happy. Ray released a 21" walleye and the group went home just 4 fish short of their limits. Mike, Jim and Andy had slower fishing than a few days ago keeping 14. Mike released a 21 1/2" walleye. Horst, Norbert, Jerry & Jim had good fishing catching lots of fish and saying it was the best they have seen in years. Amber & Charles are here from Texas with Charles Sr and Grandma Rose. 1st day out they caught 30, kept 9, 2nd day out they caught 28 and kept 10, 3rd day out they caught 21, keeping 9. Amber released a 23" walleye and Rose released a 21 1/2" walleye. Way to go girls!! They had a great time. Ben stayed solo in a sleeper house and said it was slow for him but okay. He ate 6 fish on the ice and didn't keep any to take home. He caught lots of little saugers he released and he also released 24 1/2" and 29" walleyes. Way to go Ben!! Jeff, Roger and Jonathan had good fishing catching 12 the first day and keeping 10. They caught 28 the second day, keeping 12. Jonathan released a 23" walleye. Jeff also caught 2 tullibee with one being very big. We had misty rain last night and high of 40 today. It was 43 here yesterday. Most of the snow that fell a few nights ago has melted. Colder temps on the way for Thursday.

January 9, 2012: Rod, Jennifer & Eric spent the night in a sleeper house doing very well keeping 21 fish. Rod released two 25" walleyes. Way to go!! Chris, Logan and 5 yr old Abby were in a sleeper house with Grandpa coming along for the weekend. They had a great time catching lots of fish. This was Abby's first time in a sleeper house and she loved it.

January 7, 2012: Kent's group did very well and had fantastic fishing. They released 20", 21" & 22" walleyes. They also had a 12" perch and limited on walleyes and saugers. They had a great trip. TJ's group in a sleeper house had "awesome fishing". Chuck, Jerry & Ron said they had the best day ever taking home limits. Larry, Lenny, Mike & Steve said their first day out was fair and 2nd day was good. Mike released a 22 1/2" walleye. Mike, Mark & Kayla had a good day limiting on fish. Dale, Jason, Dan, and Henry were in a sleeper house for one night limiting plus releasing 21" and 23" walleyes. 

January 5, 2012: Larry's group kept 18 fish today. Larry & Ron caught 80-100 fish and took home limits. Jim, Cody, Jessica and Randy fished one day limiting on walleyes and saugers. Jim, Bernie & Ralph kept 21 fish and lost some big ones. Travis & Adam fished 1 1/2 hours this afternoon catching 20 fish and keeping their limit of 16.  We have 16" of ice or more now. Morris Point Resort and Adrian's Resort are letting pickups out onto the lake.    

January 4, 2012: Awesome fishing for our groups the past two days. John, Jake, Jimmy & Greg fished two days and said they got their fish getting 10 saugers today and 8 walleyes to finish off their limits. Yesterday they kept 6 walleye, 6 saugers and 2 perch. Bill's group "smacked em" keeping 33 fish yesterday. Al & Joyce had super great fishing today saying it "was the best ever" since coming up here for the past 20 years. They threw back tons of keeper sized fish and took home their limits of very nice size fish. Jerry, Dustin and Brady "did real good" taking home some walleye and saugers with the largest measuring 19" plus they had one eelpout, which is Jerry's favorite fish. 

January 2, 2012: Dave, Gordy, Dewey & Tim said their second day of fishing was much better. They caught mostly saugers and had 3 walleyes. Dave released a 25 1/2" walleye. Way to go Dave! Bob & Kevin used portables going out of Zippel their first day, saying it was slow at first but they started getting bites around 3pm, keeping 7 fish. The second day they fished out of Morris in 30' of water having excellent fishing catching 60-70 walleyes. They kept nice 17", 19", 19 1/2" and released 20", 21" and also some saugers that were 13-14". They had a really good time.

January 1, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUTH!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! Way too windy for portables with gusts up to 60 MPH and of course, we have a cold front. We got around 3 inches of snow yesterday and it is blowing all over on the lake today. The ice pushed in towards the shore where we cross the hump and the guys had to chisel out a spot for crossing. Yesterday the fishing was great with Kathy, Keith, Merri and Mike "slamming em" out in front of Pine Island in deeper water. Merri released a 24" walleye and Ryan released a 22". They kept mostly saugers and had a great time. Jeremy, Bobbi & Becca stayed in a sleeper house having great fishing. Jeremy was assisted by Becca catching a 27" walleye plus he released a 21" and 24". Way to go!! Becca released a 20". They kept 10 walleyes and released 8 more. They also kept 9 eelpout with 3 of them over 10 pounds, released 3 pout, kept 12 saugers, released 7 saugers, released 2 tullibee. They lost a few nice ones. Adam, Travis, Grant & Cooper fished for an hour or so before dark keeping 6 fish. Crystal, Scott & Nick fished the afternoon only keeping 10. Mark, Frank, Mark & Doug used portables fishing 28' of water and catching their limits. They threw some back they should have kept for their limits They planned to fish Sunday but the winds kept them off the ice, so they went home a few shy of limits. They also fished in 30' of water one day catching 50 fish. Randy, Liz and their kids Andrew, Tierney & Quinn stayed in a sleeper house doing pretty good. No slot fish but they caught 30 some fish. The cold front shut the fish down for them. Greg, Kim and kids Troy, Tyra, Brandon and Pam stayed in a sleeper catching a half pail of fish with all the fish measuring 14-15" and up, largest measuring 17 1/2". They caught lots of little ones and had a good time. Howie & Jana fished all day yesterday and did really well getting a limit of nice size walleyes. Howie fished a couple of hours before dark on Friday but no bites. He also fished til noon today getting 4 nice saugers to take home with their walleyes. They had fun. They also released lots of small fish. Ruth fished for a couple of hours and caught one keeper sauger. Matt, Tony & John kept 13-14 nice quality fish. They fished a 1/2 day keeping 2 saugers. Dave, Tom, John & Andy were in a sleeper saying they had a steady bite and did really well. They caught lots of 14" saugers up to 15 1/2". Andy released 23" and 25" walleyes. Way to go Andy!! They had 16" walleyes and their largest measuring 19". Adam & Travis caught 8 keepers this afternoon. Tyler, Matt & Josh fished a couple of days keeping 10 the first day and 18 the second day using gold jigs with fatheads.They had a couple of 20" walleyes on Saturday plus Tyler released 25" and 27" walleyes! Way to go Tyler!! They fished til noon today and kept 12 more plus missed a bunch saying today was the best fishing so far.   

December 30, 2011: Hank, Ruby, Vivian, Don, Ryan and Hai kept 16 fish today. Ryan, Owen, Mitchell and Bruce had really good fishing keeping 21 walleye/saugers plus two big eelpout. Kevin and Dan were in a sleeper for a couple of days and said today was the best fishing. Stopsigns were working great and they ate fish and took home their limits. Brian, Brian, Taso and Kevin were in a sleeper house and caught a total of 139 fish with 129 of them being walleye/saugers, 10 eelpout, one perch and one tullibee. They also said that this morning was the best bite for them. One of their eelpout weighed 12 pounds. They had a great time. Marty and his 8 yr old daughter Megan stayed in a sleeper house a couple of nights and did really good. Megan had a blast and wants to come back next year. They had nice saugers, ate each nite on the ice and also caught 4 eelpout. They had some nice 16" walleyes and a couple of 17" walleyes.Richard, Lester, George & Vern limited saying Friday was their best day. Richard released 20" walleye and 36" eelpout. Lester released 24 1/2" walleye and Vern released a 21 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys! 

December 29, 2011: Larry, Pam, Susan, John, Babs, Scott, Becky, Skip and Jeremy fished 3 days and had excellent super fishing getting their limits the first day, having a fish fry and eating "a ton of fish" while here. Rock'n'rolls and Gem'n'eyes, frostees and forage minnows were working best for them. They released lots of slot fish with some measuring 21", 22" and Becky released a 27" walleye. Way to go Becky!! See photo above. They kept nice 17", 19" and 19 1/4" walleyes for their biggest keepers. Tim, Donny and Curtis did well getting their limits and also losing 2 big fish at the hole. John, Brian, Tom and Louie had great fishing catching 108 fish in 2 1/2 days. Brian caught a jumbo perch, Louie got an 18" sauger and John released 23", 25" and 26" walleyes. Way to go John!! Jeff, Brian, Greg, Stoney, Merik and Aiden did alright with Tuesday am being the best and slow in the afternoon. They also caught a 28" pike. Warren's group kept 20 fish for a half day of fishing.

December 28, 2011: Jason, Doug, Matt and Tom caught 70-80 fish their first day and limited plus getting one perch and 3 tullibee. Matt caught his first walleye this trip. Jim's group had a blast and said they did really well. They caught 60 fish. John and Jonathan kept 10 fish and said it was a little slow for them. Mary and Scott stayed in a sleeper house, ate fish and took some home but had slower fishing. Scott, Ryan & Brent stayed in a sleeper house eating fish and taking home 12 more. Scott released a 21 1/2" walleye and their largest keepers measure 16 1/2", 17" plus a 16" sauger. They lost a couple of fish also.

December 26, 2011: Chris and his partner used portables and did very well catching all big walleyes early in the day and throwing back lots of them including many 20 inchers. They kept mostly saugers today. They did land a beautiful 10 pound walleye today also. Dave, Shannon, Dustin, Damon and Cole spent a half day on the ice this afternoon keeping a total of 17 fish. Shannon caught a 30" plus eelpout. Their biggest walleye measured 18". They had a good time. Tom, Beau, Dennis, Warren & Paul kept 27 fish today and said they threw back around 10. Dale and Ken had a good day of fishing getting out there early, saying the bite was all morning. They were done by 1:30pm plus Ken Fredrick released a 30" walleye he caught on a pink stopsign. Way to go Ken!! Frozen shiners are working well. The sleeper houses are on the lake and are already occupied. We are not letting any full size vehicles out on the ice as is too thin yet. We are using our Geo Trackers with carts behind hauling customers We now have 12-13" of ice. We got a couple of inches of snow this weekend.

December 22, 2011: Henry and his two sons Trevor and Tyler spent a night in the sleeper house catching lots of saugers. They ate 10 and took home 5 the next morning. Said they caught 50 fish. Trevor released a 20" walleye and Henry released a 24" walleye. Way to go guys!! Tyler's biggest walleye measured 18". They had a fun time. Dan caught 40-50 fish getting his limit of 15-17 1/2" fish.

December 21, 2011: Bruce, Kent, Chris, Lowell, Dave, Jim, Neil, Kenny and Jim fished two days saying they had the "best fishing in years". They limited on both saugers and walleyes and said they kept very nice keepers and had a meal of fish. They also caught 3 eelpout, Kent caught and released a 30" pike. Chris released a 21" walleye. They had a great time. Brad and Mike limited for 2 days fo fishing. Their largest fish measured 18". Bill and Harold caught 78 walleye and saugers and said their second day of fishing was much better. They caught lots of nice saugers and had a good time. Rod & Missy fished two days and did very well saying it is the best fishing they have seen in all the times up here fishing. Tuesday was better than today. There was more noise on the lake with houses being hauled out today. They caught 45 fish yesterday only fishing from noon til dark. They threw back at least 10 keeper fish. Missy caught and released a 23 1/2" walleye plus she caught a 19 1/2". Way to go Missy!! Pete and Terri joined them today for a few hours before dark but it was kinda slow. Terri had 4 bites catching 3 of them with one being a keeper around 15". The rest were smaller. Pete caught an eelpout and also a few small ones. We did get a couple more keepers. Bill and his two partners kept 17 fish today having a great day. They were using stopsigns and said that they couldn't keep the fish off of them.  

December 19, 2011: Joe, Dave, Gary, John, Erik, Peter and Josh Eliason had a super great time while fishing the past few days. They caught lots and lots of fish on gold lead head jigs with black eyes. Half of their fish were 17-19" and the remainder measured 15" to 16". Joe released a 22" and Dave released a 23 1/2" pictured above.Steve and his 11 yr old son Adam used portables and had "awesome fishing" setting up out past all the fish houses and saying they kept 18 1/2" and 19" fish, catching around 100 fish.

December 18, 2011: Loren & 8 yr old Kyle had excellent fishing going out for the morning til 11am, saying they had a great time and caught lots of fish and it was well worth going out. They released a 20" walleye. Yesterday was a slower day keeping 9 fish. Lance, Troy, Zach, Jeff, Kyle, Lance, Eric & Chad fished the morning til 11am and said it was slower for their group but they did keep 24 fish. Yesterday they kept 53 fish and said they had a great time. Zach "the chiseler" caught and released a 26" walleye. Way to go Zach!!

December 17, 2011: Ben, Tom & Aaron used their portables and did well catching nice size fish in 19' and 23' of water. They caught good numbers of fish and kept lots of 16-17" fish plus others. Each day they released a 22" walleye. Jamie & Steve used portables and said the fishing was unbelievable on Friday. Jamie released a 25" walleye. Way to go Jamie!! Dick, Denver & Joe fished a couple of days and had a good time keeping fish mesauring 14" up to 19". They caught 50-60 fish the first day and Joe lost a big one in the hole. Hey FryDaddy, Dick say's "you poor guy the fish are biting". Ben and Jerry used their portables and limited on walleyes. Ben Stone released a 30" walleye. Way to go Ben!!   

December 16, 2011: Jeff & Guy fished for two days, limiting and ate a few while here. Jeff released a 24" walleye. Way to go Jeff!!

December 14, 2011: Jerry & Ben had a super day of fishing easily getting their limits plus releasing a bunch of fish. They didn't get any slot fish. Denny & Ross had a great day catching lots of fish, and keeping quite a few 17-19" walleyes and saugers. They released a 21 1/2" walleye. They fished Lake Cormorant by Detroit Lakes yesterday and caught 30-35 nice sunfish weighing 1/2 to 1 pound. Ken and Brian caught mostly walleyes today. Warmer temps with misting all day. Colder temp tomorrow with high of 20 above. We have 8-9" of ice on the lake.

December 13, 2011: Still great fishing happening on through the week. Greg's group had a good time catching lots of fish. They caught their limits the first day out. Randy Zimmer caught a beautiful 29" walleye he released and Greg Schulte released a 25" walleye. Bernie released a 33" pike. They kept nice walleyes measuring 16,17,18,19". They said today was a light bite but they still caught fish. A couple of the guys lost big fish. George, Brian, Clayton and Dale fished the past two days and told me that it was the best fishing they have had in all the years they have been coming up here. They kept all nice 16,17,18 & 19" fish. Dale's largest fish measured 18", Brian released a 23", Clayton released a 21" and George released 21" and 23 1/2" walleyes. Way to go guys!! Quentin's group had great fishing today also getting nice keepers. Ken & Brian fished two days and had great fishing also. Mike fished alone catching 60 fish and released 22" and 23" walleyes. He fished a half day-afternoon only using a red/white stopsign. He caught all his saugers a foot off the bottom. Tony joined him for a short time and caught 25 fish just before dark.

December 11, 2011: A few went out fishing for the day saying the morning was good til 8:30 or so and then the bite slowed down, with a bite here and there. But the afternoon picked up again and they brought in some nice fish. Lester and Ted had a great time this weekend eating fish while here and taking home their limits. Lester released a 22" today. His largest walleye was 26" this weekend. Pat & Mark had a good weekend. Pat released 22" and 24" walleyes and Mark caught a 18" and 15" today among others. They also caught a pike around 9 lbs. They ate fish and caught their limits. Kevin, Scott & John used portables fishing in 20' of water. They did well limited on walleyes and saugers and kept nice 16-17" plus 18 3/4" and 19" by Scott plus a 22". Kevin released 20", 22" and 24" walleyes. John released a 24" walleye. Way to go guys! Scotty, Pat & Don fished 25' of water moving farther out away from the crowd of people. They had better fishing and caught nicer bigger fish on 8" of ice. They released one 21", two 22" and kept mostly 17" keepers. Randy, Eric and Aaron did well keeping their limits of fish that they caught in 14-15' of water using portables. Aaron released a 26" walleye, Randy a 27" walleye and Eric kept a 29 1/2" walleye he caught on a pink/gold jig. Way to go guys!! They also caught a couple of nice pike. George & Tim did well yesterday catching saugers measuring 11", two 12", 13" and 13 1/2" plus walleyes measuring 17", 16", 15 1/2" and four 15".George released a 23 1/2" walleye. Way to go George! Jerry and Vicki had a great weekend throwing back 24" and 26" walleyes and they also threw back 18-19" fish. Randy and Ej went out and set up house in 20' of water for the evening bite. In 45 minutes they had 8 walleyes measuring 16-18" plus 4 saugers measuring 13-15". They had great fishing. On Saturday Ben & Natalie had excellent fishing using portables. Ben released a sturgeon well over 30" and Natalie caught one even bigger, in fact too big to bring up the hole after a 25 minute battle. They couldn't even fit his head up the hole so they let it go. They also caught their limit of nice walleyes and released 25" and 26" walleyes using a llittle rapala and also a blue forage minnow. Saturday's weather was georgeous, you didn't even need a shelter with most people sitting outside today.

December 9, 2011: What an awesome day of fishing! We just experienced the best walleye bite I have seen in 3-4 years for ice fishing, catching fish after fish and having to put aside my second rod because it was just too much to keep up with. Lester & I had a blast! We got to fishing around 2:45pm with Les getting bites right away and putting 3 fish in the pail before I even had a bite, but then they started hitting on my jigs also. The first fish I put back was around 8 pounds and a very nice walleye! Lester put back a 25" and I put back a 25" and he also put back a 23" or so. We caught our limits easily and kept nice big saugers that were 15-19" and so were all our walleyes. We also put back many keeper fish and figure we must have caught around 50-60 fish within 2 hours. Frozen shiners and fatheads were working with Les using a stopsign, of course, and I used a gold rock-n-roll and a gold gem-n-eye. I don't think it would have mattered what color we used. Want to say hi to Deb and sorry you couldn't be here for the spectacular fishing. Tim & George had a great day getting their limits and putting back a 22" walleye. John and Jake also had a super day with Jake putting back a 25" walleye, keeping their limits and catching 50 fish today. Pat and his friend fished west of us out of Morris Resort, walking out with their portables. They had a slower day keeping only 2 fish. Jerry & Vicki had good fishing and kept 4 fish as they already have some to take home from the day before. No trophy walleyes yet for them. There are people on the ice everywhere out of the Morris area. Sheriff's Dept called last night to tell us there is a crack off of Pine Island and going north. It is not affecting our fishing area.    

December 8, 2011: Good 6 inches on the lake today. The guys pulled a fish house out to 19' of water and fished til just before dark. Adam and Tony did well catching some nice keepers measuring 17-18" plus a few smaller ones and they also missed a lot of bites. Adam lost a big fish. Frozen shiners worked best for them. Jerry & Vicki fished this afternoon and into the evening doing very well. They caught their limits of walleyes and saugers. Jerry lost a big one and he also released a 21 1/2" walleye. Way to go!! More groups checking in tomorrow. Gonna be cold tonight, around 10 below.

December 7, 2011: Pete checked the ice today making it to 20 feet of water on the lake before the ice thinned out to less than 5 inches. He found 5 1/2" all the way out to that point. The bay has 8" of ice following our trail out to the hump. We have a couple of people checking in tomorrow that plan to fish with their sleds and portables and more groups showing up with portables for this weekend. Not much for snow around. Lots of activity on Four Mile Bay with around 30-40 people fishing for pike.  

December 4, 2011: Looking at the lake with the binoculars it has frozen over as far as you can see and it looks pretty rough. There are a few patches of smooth ice out there but lots of rough ice to get through. The north winds last night blew all the ice chunks our way towards shore. Yesterday it was froze over about a half mile out. The bay where the guys are spearing pike has 7 inches. Still one thin spot off of Cyrus Resort docks that needs to get thicker before we can pull our houses onto the lake and of course, we need more ice on the lake which should start thickening this week with the colder temps on the way.

 

 today, lots of walleyes being caught just right out front at Lighthouse Gap and also starting to move into the Morris Gap. Heather and Ed had a super day catching 69 walleyes and saugers today. They are anchored using shiners. Pete, Terri & EJ fished Saturday evening just before dark catching around a dozen or so and keeping 3 saugers and 3 walleyes while using frozen shiners. They were biting light hitting best on white and white/pink jigs. Ed and Heather fished the Light house Gap and caught all small fish they released. Hear tell there are lots of grouse this year. Pete and Jiggs will be going hunting soon.

September 24, 2011: We just returned from our elk hunting and trout fishing trip to Wyoming. Pete hunts the Bridger Tetons for elk while I fish the Hoback and Granite Rivers. The elk were tougher to find this year with Pete and Sam (guide) riding the horses in the mountains hunting. They didn't see much of anything the first 3 days and on the 4th morning they heard lots of bugling and Pete shot a cow. This year the water was higher than previous years and the spring runoff had changed the river. Some of my "honey holes" were no longer there. Fishing was tougher this year but I managed to catch my biggest cutthroat so far, getting a beautiful 19" that was fat. In fact, all the trout we caught (all 3 of them) were fat and healthy looking. I caught another one around 10-12". Alex is a guide from the Sleeping Indian Outfitters Ranch that went fishing with me for the day. She caught a nice 16" or so. We released all the fish. We didn't catch anymore but had a fun afternon hiking up and down the river trying many spots. Waders are recommended. Pete and I had a great time at the ranch, as always. On the way home we spent a night in Thermopolis going swimming and soaking in the mineral hot springs. Then we spent a night with some friends on the way home. It was a great trip and we are glad to be home.

September 18, 2011: Scot, Tanya, Todd and Patrick have been fishing and getting lots of nice walleyes. They had to deal with some high winds this past week.

September 9, 2011: Bob, Marlys, John & Pat are here for a week of fishing and relaxing. They have been doing well getting some nice walleyes each day, mostly on crawlers. They haven't caught any saugers though. They had Pete and I over for dinner last tonight and we all enjoyed the meal and visited. Steve Nelson and his partner are fishing the mornings and bear hunting the evenings. Their first day of fishing they didn't get any down by Zippel but they only fished a few hours.They haven't gotten a bear yet.  Pete did a charter taking out Dave, Rob and Steve. They had a slower day, taking most of the day to get their limits but they got their walleyes and saugers. We have been having hot sunny days with hardly any wind and today no wind at all. Very hot on the lake, bring your suntan lotion.

September 5, 2011: Pete ran a half day morning charter taking out a couple of guys from Missouri that are up here bear hunting and already have one bear. They are bow hunting bear but wanted to try some walleye fishing. The morning started out slow for them but soon they found the fish and came back to the dock with their limits of walleyes and saugers. No slot fish released today. Everyone else checked out this morning. It is a beautiful day with a high of around 70 and sunny with light winds.

September 4, 2011: Pete and Grant (Randall's Resort) took out our group for a couple of days of walleye fishing. Joel, Jay, Don, Mike, Nick, Jeremy and Ben braved the waves again today. The boats didn't leave the dock til 10am this morning, waiting for the winds to die down. They ended up fishing in 3-5 footers with the wind out of the north but managed to catch enough fish to replace what they ate the day before. Jeremy caught and released a 27" walleye. Way to go Jeremy!! Yesterday the winds picked up in the early morning and they headed right out front of Morris Resort and put down the riggers. The bite was so fantastic the fish were on the lures as soon as Pete got them down. They limited on walleyes and saugers in just 45 minutes for both boats! The fastest the charters have ever limited and been back to the docks out of our place! They came back by 10am with coolers full of really fat walleyes, plus they released some slot fish. They decided to come in as the waves were getting bigger and it was too rough out there. The guys ate fish for lunch and dinner. Rebecca and Dennis were here for a few days. They had some motor problems so weren't able to fish much and then the winds came up and was too rough to stay out on the water. They said they enjoyed the scenery and liked the area even though they didn't get to fish much. Goose hunting is also open. Some hunters around and lots of geese. We are seeing some ducks on the bays already and the leaves are starting to change just a bit. Already getting down in the 40's at night here.

September 2, 2011:  Another fantastic day of walleye fishing with downriggers. Phil, Tammy, 16 yr old Matt and 10 yr old Dixon went out for a great day of fishing. They caught really nicekeepers with Tammy getting the largest walleye measuring 19". No slot fish today but really fat keepers plus they got their saugers too. They had a great time.

September 1, 2011: Pete, Terri and Al & Joyce went out for a day of bait fishing. We headed down towards Graceton Beach and put on some spinner rigs tipped with frozen shiners. We caught about 7 keepers and then switched to crawlers and leeches. Crawlers worked well at first and then we switched to leeches with white spinner blades with a red eye working best. Al caught a nice 25-26" walleye he released and he also caught a nice 36" pike that he had fun bringing in. He released the pike. Both fish fought pretty good. We caught some dandy fish bringing in our limits of walleyes and saugers. Joyce released a 20" walleye also. It was a sunny and windy day but the wind was out of the south so no big waves on this end of the lake. Kevin and Billy both had charters today and they were downrigging near us and doing well with that also. Fishing has been super here the past month. We finally got some rain with the rain gauge holding 7/10th's, but we need more. Very dry here.

August 28, 2011: Another great day of fishing with Pete taking out Dennis and his son Ross. They had a great time using the downriggers and getting some nice fish, all measuring 16" to 19". They threw back five slot fish with the largest measuring 25". Way to go guys! They came in with their limits of saugers and walleyes. Tomorrow they are going to try for pike in the bay. We are having some georgeous weather here and still no rain. No bugs either with the dry summer we are having.

August 27, 2011:  Beautiful day on the lake. Shane, Dave & Joel had an excellent day of fishing bringing in 18 keepers. Yesterday was too windy. They did go out of Zippel Bay to try and avoid the big waves. Their largest walleye released measured 24". They had a great fishing trip. Brad, Billy, Jeff and Jeff Jr. caught their limit of walleyes but no saugers. Brad Walen released a 29 1/2" walleye that he caught on a jig tipped with a leech. It was the third fish caught on the trip. Way to go Brad!!  Pete took Jeff and Melissa out for a half day charter and they did very well at the 9 footer. They came in with their limits of walleyes and saugers and Jeff released a 24" walleye. Way to go Jeff!! 

August 26, 2011:  Not much fishing today with high winds and big waves on the lake.

August 25, 2011: Pete took Dennis, Casey and Steve out for a day of fishing. They had a fantastic day getting their fish in no time with limits of walleyes and saugers. They downrigged just north of the 9 footer. They also released a 24" walleye. Ward and Marsha have been fishing on their own and doing well with downriggers. They limited on both walleye and sauger and also released some nice walleyes measuring 24" and 26". All their keepers were 17 inches and up.

August 21, 2011: Pete, Terri, Rod, Traci, Jill and Kevin went out on the charter today bait fishing north of the 9 footer. It was a little slow at first but then Tracy started getting into some nice walleyes. Terri caught a nice sauger and then Jill and Kevin stated getting bites. They were using spinner blades with crawlers and leeches and jigs with frozen shiners also worked. They kept around a dozen and then the wind died down so they switched to downrigging and the fish started hitting immediately. They had their limits in no time at all. No slot fish today. Mike, Dennis and Lee had a super day of pike fishing with Mike Venzke landing a big 43" pike and Lee Schlais landing a beautiful 41" pike. Mike said they were using slurpees, beetle spinners and Lee was using Duck tails. They are getting them mounted. They also put back a 31 1/2" pke and threw back 3-4 small ones. They kept 5 small pike on Friday. Saturday they went on the charter boat with Pete for walleyes and had an excellent day of fishing even though they had pretty big waves out there. They came into the dock with their limits of walleyes and saugers they caught off of Long Point while downrigging. They had nice 18-19" walleyes and also released a 24" walleye. They had a super good time. Kurt & Terri went blueberry hunting and said they were pretty much done.

August 20, 2011: Kurt & Terri downrigged and limited out their first day getting nice 17-18" fish. They released a 25 1/2" and also a couple of 21" walleyes. Way to go!! Craig, Jodi, 1 yr old Makaila,Carol and Ron went out on the charter today with Pete. They fished down near Zippel and had good fishing bringing in limits for both walleyes and saugers. They released a 24" walleye and had a great day of fishing. Makaila did good on the boat and had fun.  

August 16, 2011: Doug, Karen, Doug and Stacy went out for a half day charter hoping to replace the walleyes they ate last night. When they left the dock the skies were a little cloudy and it was pretty gray out. It sprinkled just a tad and then the sky cleared up making it a beautiful day with south winds, which is perfect. They fished right out front in deep water and did very well getting their fish which were all healthy fat ones. They had a great time and headed home with their limits of saugers and walleyes. We are seeing lots of saugers caught this summer. 

August 15, 2011: Scot, Todd and Collin went out for the morning and caught lots of big walleyes today. Collin released another walleye over 28". Way to go Collin!! He is looking for that 30" to mount but hasn't found it yet! The boys headed home with their limits of fish and they also ate fish while in camp. I'm sure they will be back one more time before the summer is over. Pete headed out on the charter boat with Doug, Stacy, Doug and Karen on board. They had a slow start in the morning but it soon picked up and they did great in 33 ft of water bringing in limits of nice walleyes plus 5 saugers. Doug Walton released a 25" walleye. Way to go Doug!! They got lots of sun and had a good fishing trip. Blue glass, baby bass, clown and purpledescent have been working for downrigging among many other colors.

August 13, 2011:  A little slower fishing today but they are still biting and they caught bigger fish today. I think the thunderstorm we had last night must have spooked the fish a little. We got another inch of rain last night. Todd, Beth, Nancy, Scott, Keith and Lori went out for another day of charter fishing. They did well bringing in nice fish plus they got all their saugers to take home and their walleyes. They ate fish while staying at the resort. No big fish today with Beth getting the largest walleye measuring 21". They had a great time and the weather was beautiful. Craig, LaDonna, Justin, 5 yr old Brandon and 9 yr old Callie had a good weekend of fishing. They got their limits plus ate 2 meals of fish. Callie released three 20" walleyes. Way to go Callie! 5 yr old Brandon released a 24" walleye. Way to go Brandon. Justin caught some nice walleyes measuring 25", 27" and 27 1/2". Way to go Justin!! Craig released  24" and 26" walleyes and said they also put back a couple of 22" and 23". Way to go Craig!! Todd, Scot, Collin & Pat are having a great weekend catching lots of fish and putting back lots of slots.

August 12, 2011: Pete ran a charter taking out Todd, Beth, Nancy, Scott, Keith and Lori. They had a slow start but after 10am or so the fish started to hit. They downrigged at the 9 footer and also south of Garden Island bringing in some fat fish. They had a full cooler of nice 17-19" fish. They also threw back at least 10 slot fish from 24" up to 27". What a day! Todd, Scot and Collin had a good day of fishing near the 9 footer bringing in their limits and putting back lots of slot fish. Collin caught a 28 1/2" walleye on a purpledescent. He released the fish. Way to go Collin!! Craig and Justin fished near Long Point today and did well bringing in some nice walleyes. Very nice fishing weather and hardly any wind today. The bugs were bad on the water. We finally got 1 1/2" of rain last night that we really needed. Tony & Tom caught 27 smallmouth today all measuring from 14" to 19". Some really nice ones and they had a blast. Tony said his shoulder was getting sore from catching so many.

August 9, 2011: Too windy for fishing today. The charter boats that tried to go out ended up turning around and coming back in. Jamie and Steve fished a couple of days using their downriggers and did very well. They limited on Sunday. Jamie released 22" and 28" walleyes. Way to go Jamie!!

August 7, 2011: A fantastic day of fishing today, even better than yesterday! Pete took out Jim, Jason and Jesse. They downrigged and got their limits of walleyes and saugers at the 9 footer before 10am, all really nice fat fish. Jim & Jennifer came all the way from Missouri for a few days of fishing. They ate fish every night and had a good time. Scot and Todd fished a couple of days downrigging. They limited on both walleyes and saugers. They also released a 28 1/4" walleye along with many more slot fish.Way to go guys!!  Randy, James, Amanda and Jason fished using one of our rental boats and went out in the bay and around Pine Island for the morning. James caught a small pike. No other fish.

August 6, 2011: A great day out on the lake today. Pete ran a charter taking out Randy, Jason, Amanda and James. They started out the day with 16 yr old Amanda catching a 29 1/2" walleye and what a healthy fish! Very big! Way to go Amanda!! She is getting the fish mounted. They downrigged at the 9 footer & came in with limits of saugers and walleyes. Everyone is catching fish and the weather has been super here. Kevin, Patty, Grandpa Dahl, Michael, Danielle, Grant, Hayley, Cheyenne and Kadynn spent a week with us. They caught lots of fish and ate many meals. Cheyenne caught her first fish this week. Patty caught a 15" smallmouth. They fished the "field" near Zippel. Still picking blueberries but not as many as last year. Probably because we haven't had any rain for a long time here.   

August 5, 2011: The charter boat headed out today with Patty, Grandpa Dahl, Michael, Danielle, Grant and Hayley on board. Danielle went on her first fishing trip and caught her first fish ever! She also got seasick from the waves along with Hayley. They had a great day of fishing coming in early with a full cooler of fish. They limited downrigging and bait fishing. Grant released a 21 1/2" walleye he caught on a crawler. They had a great time.

August 3, 2011:  David and Keith had good fishing keeping their limits and also releasing some nice ones. They kept two 16", 17" and 18 1/2". They also released a 21 1/2" walleye and 5-6 small walleyes.

July 31, 2011: Charter boat has been busy and headed out today again with Dave, Mike, Wayne, Dan and Remmy on board for a second day of fishing. Yesterday they kept 12 saugers and 18 walleyes downrigging. They released 4 slot fish. They had a fish fry last night and needed to replace their catch and did well bringing in some nice fish. They had super good fishing and fun!!

July 30, 2011: Shane, Diane and Carson kept 4 fish their first night out. Shane was using crawlers and caught most of the keepers. Diane and Carson were using frozen shiners and catching mostly small fish. The next day they kept 8 including a 19" and the rest were 16-18". They caught 25 fish total. Cory, Jackie, Tyler, Austin, Lloyd and Sue spent a few days on the lake doing very well. Austin caught & released 22" and 24" walleyes, Tyler released a 25" walleye and Jackie released a 27" walleye! Way to go Pagenkopf family!! They also released multiple slot fish in the 22,23 and 24" range. The family went blueberry picking also.

July 26, 2011: Wayne, Sherry, Amanda and Dan went on the charter boat with Pete today. They fished 20' of water in the Zippel Bay area and did really well. They kept 20 walleyes and 8 saugers. Amanda caught a beautiful 30" walleye on a red lure while downrigging. She is getting it mounted. Way to go Amanda!! The family had a really fun time.

July 23, 2011: Jason, LaDonna, Doug & Patty and Ron & Jessie went out for another day of charter fishing. The weather took quite a change with no sun today and rain showers for the entire morning and into the afternoon. Very windy with big waves. Pete headed across the lake up into the islands where they bait fished near Little Oak and did well considering the elements. Jessie Lewandowski released a 21" today. Way to go Jessie!! They replaced the fish they ate last night and did bring in a couple of more saugers to add to their limits. The fish were smaller today.

July 22, 2011: Pete did a charter trip today taking out Jason & LaDonna, Ron & Jessie, and Doug & Patty. It was a beautiful day on the water and on shore. Lots of sunshine and light winds. They fished down around Zippel area using live bait (leeches & crawlers) and had super fishing getting their limits of 28 walleyes before noon, all very nice fish measuring 16 to 19" and very fat. Jessie Lewandowski of Glencoe, MN released a 26" walleye that was her first fish of the day. Way to go Jessie!! Pete released a 41 1/2" pike that he caught on 6 lb line. He had fun catching that big fish! Orange and gold spinners worked best today.

July 21, 2011: Scott & Mary are the only customers in camp this past 2 days. They did very well fishing out deep in 30' of water off of Lighthouse Gap with crawlers and spinner rigs, drifting. Mary used a white blade with a red spot both days. They caught nice 16" walleyes about 4 miles out plus they caught a couple of saugers they ate. They fished Zippel area the second day and did well there also,  releasing three walleyes measuring 22". They also caught three just over 18" and four 16-17". They headed home with their limits plus ate fish while here.

July 17, 2011: Pete, Terri, Tony, Terri & Paul went out early this morning on the charter. They tried bait fishing first but no bites so went to downrigging the mudflats which worked very well. Started catching fish right away and caught as many slot fish as keepers. Terri Fischbach caught the largest measuring 25" and the group ut back several fish measuring from 20" up to 25". Purpledesent and dark red were working best. The group came back to the dock by 1pm with their cooler full of limits. Very hot on the water and lots of bugs up by the islands so bring your spray. Absolutely no breeze today. The blueberries are ready at Zippel Park. Doesn't seem to be very many this year and most are already ripe; only a few green ones left on the plants. Havent' had a chance to check my other spots yet and haven't had much for wind so the bugs were terrible for berry picking, but the berries sure are good!

July 13, 2011: Mike & Tony went out downrigging in 28' of water just out front and limited out in about an hour. They said it was great and the fish were nice keepers. We are having beautiful weather this week with south winds today. Gonna get hot for this weekend.

July 10, 2011: Another great day out there. Kevin is already on his way in with his charter group and it is only 12:30 pm. Krafty just radioed in and said he is fishing in 28' of water in front of the Pine and already has their limits and coming into shore. Looks like its gonna be another great summer of fishing! Matt Mickelson fished the afternoon and limited out within a few hours. He also released a 26" walleye. Way to go Matt!!

July 9, 2011: A fantastic day of bait fishing and the downrigging has also turned on. Pete, Kevin, Billy, Wiggles, plus quite a few more charters took customers out of the Wigwam Resort. They are having their annual Beach Bash. Some of the charters took off across the lake to fish up in the northern islands while Pete, Kevin and Billy decided to try the shallows off of Pine Island just out of the Light house Gap. They drifted with spinner rigs in 6 to 15 feet of water with all 3 boats limiting out in no time. Leeches worked best. They all threw back slot fish. The boats that went north also did very well bait fishing. Heard that Stony Point has also turned on this weekend. Everyone is catching fish. Todd, Pat, Scot, Tanya, Kedrick and LouAnne have been bait fishing and also downrigging. They said the downrigging really turned on today keeping them busy at the back of the boat. LouAnne had a really big fish on that was pulling out all the line and then got away. She was still talking about it the next morning. Todd released a 27 1/2" walleye and Tanya released two 27" walleyes. They also released lots of slot fish. Today was their best day of fishing. They also said there was a large school of shiners in shallow and they hooked some of them on their hooks. The fish fly hatch began a few days ago and we are having a good hatch this year. Lots of them on the water and the fish are full of them. Lots of sunshine this past week.

July 7, 2011: Rosella and Jim went fishing out of Warroad with a relative and did very well getting their limits. They released three walleyes measuring 23-24". They had a great time. They also went to Voyageurs National Park and rented a boat for the day and said they had a wonderful time. They were disappointed that Zippel State Park was closed.

July 4, 2011: Hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday. It was hot and sunny here today with little or no wind. Pete, Terri and Ruth went out fishing for the afternoon trying bait fishing first and getting a couple of fish. Then switching to downrigging and doing much better catching bigger fish and nice keepers. Ruth released 27", 24", 24" and 23" walleyes. Way to go Ruth!! Terri released a 21" and Pete released a 28" walleye. They kept 15 walleye/saugers and released lots of small fish also. Todd, Scot and Tanya bait fished today near the border doing excellent getting their limits. Tanya released a 23 1/2" walleye. Mark and his wife had great fishing and caught their limits plus ate fish. Mark & Jason also did well getting their limits and eating fish. Mark released a 24" walleye and Jason released a 25" walleye. Way to go guys!! Lots of people around for the holiday events and the big fireworks are tonight!

July 3, 2011: Slower bite today with everyone telling me they are having a hard time getting any fish to bite,let alone a keeper. Mark and his wife said it was tough out there. Jeff, Wade, Karen, Zachary, Tom and Nick went on the charter boat for a half day of fishing. It was very slow. They brought in 7 keepers and Tom relesaed a 22" walleye.

July 2, 2011: Brett's group had good fishing getting their limits. Their biggest walleye measuring 19". Dylan, Joe and Jamie had really good fishing with them limiting while fishing near the border by Lighthouse Gap and drifting in 7 to 13 feet of water with a jig and crawlers. Jeff, Wade, Karen, Madelyn, Stacy and Nick all went out for a hald day charter with Pete. They used leeches and shiners and had an excellent day of fishing coming back to the dock with 28 keepers. Madelyn released a 21-22" walleye, Jeff released a 24" walleye and Tom released 22" and 27" walleyes.Way to go everyone!!                                                                                               

June 29, 2011: Pete took Dennis, Casey, Steve and Jake out on the charter boat. They headed out to the mud flats anchoring and jigging. They did well there until the south winds got so strong the anchor came loose a couple of times so they moved to calmer waters. They headed up near Pine Island drifting with spinner rigs in 10 ft of water catching some excellent fish. They came in with their limits of nice saugers and very nice walleyes by 2:30 or so. Dennis released a 23' and Jake released 20" and 21 1/2" walleyes. Way to go guys!! We had south winds and a warm sunny day. Water temp today was 59 degrees. High around 90 for tomorrow. Everyone is getting ready for the big 4th of July events.

June 28, 2011: Steve, Scott, David, Mike, Kenny and Keith went out charter fishing with Pete for two days. They had a little tougher fishing on Monday with cloudy rainy skies all day, bringing in 17 keepers but releasing lots of slot fish. Today they had sunny skies and a better day getting 20 some keepers and releasing more slot fish. Keith caught a nice 27" walleye this morning as they trolled with plugs out of the bay to the lake. He also caught a 25" walleye on the lake. Steve released a 26 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!!  Scott's son David was with for his first walleye fishing and he caught his limit of walleyes plus released a 21". Way to go David!! The group released many more smaller slot fish also.

June 26, 2011: Super great time on the charter boat today for Mike, Lori and Richie. They anchored in 31 feet of water jigging with frozen shiners and/or crawlers with both working. They came into the docks with some really nice keepers plus they brought in their saugers that included some 15-16". Yesterday Mike, Lori, Kelly and Richie went on the boat but was a slower day and the fish were smaller than today, but they did put back a lot of slot fish both days. On Friday Pete released 5 slot fish with the largest measuring 30" followed by a 27" and 26" walleyes. Mike released a 26 1/2", Richie relesaed a 26 1/8", Lori released a 23". They also released several 21", 24" and many small fish. Way to go guys!! Richie also caught a tullibee! Merlin, Eain, Sherry, Carrie, Jacob and Eli went out for a couple of hours this afternoon but the rain got heavy so they headed in. They came back with 7 keepers and put back 5 small ones. Sherry released a 21" walleye. They fished out in front of Pine Island jigging with frozen shiners. Haven't seen the owls again but the lady slippers are blooming and also found an Indian Mocassin bloom.

June 25, 2011: Linda, Tim and Devin spent a week with us and had a good time even though it rained quite a bit this week. They ate fish while here and went home just one fish short for their limits. They had nice 17-18" fish and only caught one sauger. Devon released a 21" walleye and two 23" walleyes. Tim released a 25" and Linda released a 23 1/4". She also caught a nice 20" smallmouth out by the buoys. They used crawlers and jigged or trolled. Traylen, Kelly and John also spent a week fishing. They had enough eaters for their limits and ate fish. Traylen released a 23" walleye. No charters this week and the weather has been cool and wet. 

June 19, 2011: Devin, Linda and Tim did well fishing around the bay and island. They brought in 3 keepers measuring 17-18" using crawlers. Devin released a 21", Linda released a 23 1/4" and Tim released a 25" walleye. Way to go guys!! Cooler temps today with overcast skies. No rain. Oyster mushrooms are out today. Matt and Barb found quite a few in the woods. We have great horned owls that nested just behind our house this spring and had 3 babies. The babies are now out of the nest and flying around in our backyard and into the woods. We can hear them squawking for food. About a week ago in the early morning two of the baby owls were sitting just outside of my bedroom window on the roof with the mother sitting in a tree just 10 feet from the roof. One baby had the wing and leg of a raven it was gnawing on and the other baby was squawking and trying to get it away from the other one. They sat on the roof for quite sometime, about an hour. The second baby finally flew away and the other one flew down to the ground behind the house and sat on the lawn finishing his meal. The mother flew about 50 feet away and stayed in the trees on the edge of the yard watching over her babies. There are feathers all over on the ground around our resort. I tried to get some good pictures but was tough as they kept flying away. The following morning at 6am I took our puppy Jiggs out to potty. I looked up at the roof of our house and one of the adult owls was perched on the peak watching us. I quickly snatched up Jiggs and went inside. They stuck around our yard for 2 days and then moved deeper into the woods behind the house. We haven't seen them for 4-5 days now.

June 18, 2011: Pete took 4 people out of Wigwam Resort and they fished under cloudy skies with drizzle and mist falling most of the day. The fishing was fantastic with the group getting their limits of fish easily and releasing lots of fish. Tony, Dick, Bob and Lee stayed for a week of fishing doing quite well. Lee released two big pike measuring 41" and 42". Bob released a 38" pike. Dick released a 24" walleye and Tony released a 22" walleye. They also released a half dozen slot fish that were just over 19 1/2".  Way to go guys!! They limited on walleyes and ate lots of fish also. They did catch a few small saugers. They mainly drifted with crawlers and trolled with plugs for the pike. They had a great time. The three Jim's fished a few days and caught lots of fish.

June 17, 2011: Pete took out a group of 6 from the Wigwam. They had an excellent day of fishing getting their limits and coming back to the dock by 2pm. They drifted with spinner rigs tipped with crawlers out of Lighthouse Gap from 9-15 ft of water. Today the weather was super with lots of sunshine and very light winds.

June 11, 1011: Milo, Adam, Steve and Jim had excellent fishing while here. They limited on walleyes with lots of them measuring 16 1/2" and also 18" and 18 1/2". Milo caught the first fish of the trip which was a 25" walleye. Way to go Milo!! They also released a 23" and a 22 1/2". They mostly fished shallow in 6 1/2 to 7 feet of water pulling crankbaits and/or plugs getting lots of fish after 9pm. Milo hooked into a big sturgeon while walleye fishing that he battled for 2 or more hours and it pulled the boat all the way out to 29 feet of water, then broke his 4 pound test line. They got to see the fish and took pictures. They had a great time. Arnie, Mike and Gary had excellent fishing getting their limits and eating fish while here. Arnie released a 25" walleye and Mike released a 36" pike. Gary caught a 17" smallmouth. Way to go guys!! They also caught 8 shiners while pulling plugs.

June 10, 2011: Gary, Mike & Arnie fished today doing well bringing in some really nice keepers. Pete did a charter for the Wigwam today. They had lots of boats going and they all headed up north to fish the islands. It was slow up there and Pete's group came in with 11 fish.

June 9, 2011: Windy and rainy today. Tom, Bob, Kurt and John caught lots of fish the past few days using two boats and drifting, trolling, jigging while anchored with all working well. They caught lots of fish to eat plus are taking home limits. They also caught one jumbo perch and a couple of bull heads. Tom released a nice 26" walleye that he caught under the bridge on County Road 8. John released a 27 1/2" walleye. Way to go guys!! They also got a limit of northern pike. They had a geat time this year again. Mark spent a week fishing the lake and doing excellent. Friday he caught 2 walleyes and 2 pike. Saturday while jigging he caught 1 sauger and 4 pike. Sunday he caught 14 walleye which consisted of eight 15", three 16", one 17", one 18" and he also got a bonus with a 29" walleye! Way to go Mark!  Monday he caught two 16", two 15" plus 2 saugers and 2 pike. He had a banner evening pulling plugs and getting lots of walleyes including four 15", two 16", 18" and a 20" plus 4 saugers. He has his limit so is releasing all fish. Tuesday he went on the charter and caught 3 fish. Wednesday he caught 1 northern (very windy and rainy). Thursday he caught 24 walleyes including 22", two 20" a 19" and two 18", three 17", two 16", two 15" and 6 saugers using a jig and drifting. He said it was so steady on Monday night he couldn't keep them off his hook and as soon as the sunset hit the water they quit biting instantly. Water temp is 62 degrees.  

June 7, 2011: Pete ran a half day charter today taking out Jerry, Virginia, Bertie and Mark. They didn't head out until 9am waiting for the rain to quit. It was sa chilly day but the sun did come out later. They fished the bay behind Pine Island trolling with rapalas and shadraps. They caught lots of fish and came in with their limits of walleyes which were all nice sized from 15" up to 19". Yesterday Tom and Tony fished behind Pine Island and caught their limits of fish also.  

June 4, 2011: Pete took the same group on the charter boat today hoping to do better than yesterday. The bite was even slower. They came in with 12 keepers. The day started out sunny but soon turned cloudy and pretty much had clouds moving through all day with short peeks of sun popping through. High of only 60 degrees today. Much warmer temps for next week. We went asparagus hunting and found a whole bunch. Haven't had a chance to look for more morels.  

June 3, 2011: Marlin and Jerry spent a few days fishing and caught enough fish to eat. They also fished off the docks (too windy on lake) and caught some pike. Jerry caught the same pike twice. Jerry went home and Dusty and Lonny showed up to fish with Marlin. The wind was still blowing hard and they didn't get to spend much time on the water. Friday night they caught more than enough to eat plus lots of small ones they put back. The water is very dirty from the high winds out of the north, stirring everything up. Pete ran a charter trip taking out Wally's group from Cyrus Resort. They had a tough time finding fish that would bite and tried several different spots. They ended up getting some nice keepers out of the Lighthouse Gap in 20' of water jigging with shiners and leeches. Wally tried a crawler for awhile but no luck. The water temp has dropped 5 degrees with the colder weather. Bill and Gary went out for the evening but only got one keeper.  They are heading home with their limits of walleyes and saugers. Mona, Deb and John also headed for home after a great vacation. They took home their limits of nice walleyes and saugers. Sorry you didn't make it this year again Al.....

May 30, 2011: Danny, Craig, Jeff, Steve, LaDonna and Wanda spent a few days having excellent fishing. They limited on walleyes their first day out and ate 19 of them that night for dinner. The next day they replaced those fish and then ate another 15 that evening. The third day they replaced the 15 they ate and are going home with their limits. They also released lots of fish. Danny released a 22" walleye and he also missed a big hog today. He got it halfway to the boat and it got off. They had a great time despite the wind and rain. It rained off and on Saturday and rained most of today. Sunday was a georgeous day. Steve, Cheri and Andy fished around the south shore of the lake Saturday getting their limits. They ate fish for dinner. Sunday they headed across the lake to fish around Garden Island. They said they should have stayed on the south shore as the bite was slow up there and they had a hard time getting fish but they did get their limits of walleyes and saugers. Cheri caught the largest fish with the group releasing 22", 23" and 24" walleyes. Blue was their best color and green, and they said any color worked. Mike, Merri, Kathy & Keith had a great time fishing Knight shoals. They limited plus released some slot fish. Kathy released a 23" and Keith released a 28 1/2" walleye. Way to go Keith!!  They had a family/friends fishing contest on Saturday and Keith won 1st place with his 28 1/2" walleye winning $275. Good job Keith!! They also released a 21 1/2" walleye. Bill and Gary had a good day saying they caught nicer fish today measuring 14-16" and they had an 18". They were drifting and caught 10 fish in one drift. Shiners, fatheads and leeches are working right now. Pete and I picked some more asparagus today.  Haven't had time to look for mushrooms.

May 27, 2011: Jim's group had a good day of fishing yesterday bringing in their limits. Ron and Alexia spent a week fishing for walleyes and pike on the windy days. They spent 3 days on the lake catching lots of walleyes and released 20 1/2", 21", 22", 24" walleyes and also put back 9 walleyes measuring 16-17". They took home all 18-19" walleyes. They fished the channel and bay in 4-5 ft of water for pike and released lots of small ones and also got their limit keeping 22" and 25" pike. They released a 38" pike also. Way to go guys!! Naomi, Kevin and Pat fished a few days and had excellent fishing on the south shore. Naomi released three walleyes measuring 20" and 21". They limited on walleye and sauger and ate fish. Pat also cuaght a nice jumbo perch. Gold was their best color followed by chartreuse with a red eye and a silver spinner blade. They were trolling. Mark, Sandy and John found about 20 mushrooms.

May 25, 2011: Too windy to get onto the lake this morning. Mark, Sandy and John went mushroom hunting - no report on how they did. Jim's group just checked in this evening telling me they had tough fishing on Red Lake today. Francis and Jan left this morning after staying a week with us. They had good fishing with just a few slow times in the mornings. They ate fish and took home their limits. Drifting and trolling worked best. They released walleyes measuring 21", 26" and three 24" walleyes plus one 19 1/2". They also caught a 5 lb pike and a 10 lb pike.

May 24, 2011: Pretty windy this morning out of the north with 6 footers rolling into the gaps. The wind died down a bit this afternoon so Kevin, Naomi & Pat fished from noon til 2pm in 28 feet of water drifting and trolling. They had an awesome bite getting their limits of nice 16" walleyes plus they got nice saugers to take home. Naomi relased a 21" walleye today. Way to go Naomi!! Mark, Sandy and John fished out near the Morris Gap this afternoon and limited in 3 hours while drifting and/or trolling with jigs and/or spinners tipped with leeches or shiners. They also caught one perch and a small mouth bass. Tom caught a pike over 30". Yesterday they went out for the morning but only had 2 keepers. Temps have been a bit cooler here and will be the remainder of the week. Highs in the mid 60's all week. Ron and Alexia fished the bay for pike yesterday and have 3 or 4 nice ones.

May 22, 2011: Pete and Terri went hunting for mushrooms and asparagus after the fresh rainfall. We found enough mushrooms for a meal but they are still pretty scarce. There were swarms of mosquitoes in the woods, in fact the worst I have ever seen them. Bring your bug spray! We found lots of asparagus with some already 2 feet tall and others only a few inches or more. We had an excellent meal of fresh fried mushrooms and asparagus on toast with cream sauce. Man was it good! John, Mark & Sandy said the morning bite was fast using leeches and minnows in front of Pine Island. They kept 9 walleyes and one sauger. Sandy had a nice 19 1/2" walleye and Mark Jurca released a 27" walleye. Way to go Mark!! John and Mark fished the evening and kept 4 more walleyes.

May 21, 2011: Rain lightly falling most of today but warm temps and light wind. Rich, Rick and Myron had boat trouble today and had to head back into shore. Matt, Kent and Matt fished down near Zippel with Kent Masterson catching and releasing a 23" walleye on a chartreuse jig while using a drift sock. They brought in 6 nice keepers. Francis and Jan have been fishing hard every day. No other reports yet. 

May 20, 2011: Pete ran a charter today taking out Matt, Rich, Rick, Matt, Myron and Kent for a full day. They had slow fishing but still managed to bring in 22 keepers with the largest fish measuring 19". No slot fish. They had beautiful weather all day with sunshine and light wind. Francis and Jan came in with some nice fish today getting therir limits. Ron and Alexia arrived this afternoon and headed out fishing right away. They came in with 4 keepers, the largest measuring 17 1/2". Fishing has been slower the past few days with the afternoons being best.

May 19, 2011: Matt, Myron and Rick caught 2 keepers this evening. Matt, Kent and Matt had no keepers for the evening fishing. Mike, Gary and Mark had a great fishing trip with them fishing hard everyday and eating fish for every meal. Gary Hasch caught a beautiful 29 1/2" walleye in 14 feet of water while trolling very slowly. He released the fish. Way to go Gary!! He really had a great trip! They also released a 22" walleye. Tom and Craig went out with Pete for a full day charter and had better fishing. They caught their limits of walleyes plus released a 36" pike.

May 18, 2011: Pete took Tom and Craig out for an afternoon charter. It was a little slow for them coming back to the docks with 6 fish. They also released 3 slot fish. Francis and Jan had 6 walleyes and one nice jumbo perch.

May 16, 2011: Gary, Mike and Mark had a fun afternoon yesterday. They fished for pike in the bay but no bites, then headed onto the lake and Gary's first bite was a beautiful 41" northern pike weighing in at 19 pounds. He released it. Way to go Gary Hasch!! The guys caught their limits plus one jumbo perch. They ate fish and went out today again saying the morning was very slow and it turned out to be an afternoon bite. They released a 21" walleye and a 21 1/2" walleye plus caught some more eaters. Beautiful weather with lots of sunshine and south winds today. High around 78 degrees. Went looking for mushrooms and found only 2. Will have to try to hunt for more tomorrow. EJ found 6 mushrooms today. High of 76 for the next few days so they should be popping up.

May 15, 2011: Excellent walleye bite today again but just a tad slower. Pete, Terri, Ruth & Vicki fished from 10:30am til 12:30pm and brought in 8 keepers, all measuring from 15" to 18". Randy, Cory and Ray went home with their limits of fish plus ate fish a couple of times and they threw back 15 walleyes around 15-17" because they had their limits. More boats on the water today with the wind dying down to just a slight breeze and no waves. Lots of sunshine today. Went morel hunting for a couple of hours but didn't find any. Have gotten reports that the mushrooms are popping in central Minnesota. Dan and Matt caught their limits quickly this morning and they also caught and released a 19 pound pike. Way to go guys!! Everyone is catching their limits very asily. Some of the females still have eggs in them and the males are still full of sperm.

May 14, 2011: Excellent fishing for the opener! Randy, Cory and Ray limited this morning in 1 1/2 hours in 10 feet of water while anchored and jigging with shiners. They said gold glittery jigs with a red hook worked best. Their largest walleye measured 19 1/4". No slot fish. Greg, Travis and Rick caught their limits easily this morning bringing in some nice ones. Travis released a 24" walleye and a 26" pike. Rick released a 26" pike also. Terri, Pete, Vicki & Ruth fished in the afternoon for just a couple of hours (had to get back to the lodge). They fished in 15 feet of water anchoring and jigging with frozen shiners and fatheads with both catching fish, but the frozen shiners seemed to work better. They caught fish on orange, white, gold and chartreuse jigs, bringing in 12 keepers. They also missed lots of bites. Around 30 boats in the Morris Gap this afternoon. Greg's group had a fish fry and went out evening fishing, coming back to shore saying the bite was the best they have ever experieneced up here. They caught fish steady getting one bite after the other. They had a blast!  

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