With the walleye ice fishing season winding down, there’s still some great opportunities out there to catch the fish of a life time.   Just this last week we saw 2 photos of 30″+ fish. The walleye season closes on February 26th.  There’s still time but don’t delay!  BUT, February 26th doesn’t mean the end, you can angle for Northerns through March or hunt for the jumbo perch, crappies and sunnies until the ice conditions allow.

Fishing Reports from around the lake:

Lundeen’s Tackle Castle – 2/8/2018 – And yet another cold snap! You know you’re beginning to become de-sensitized to all of it when you wake up in the morning and remark that it only got to “single-digits” below zero last night! The experts tell us that a warm-up is coming soon.  The bite appears to have slowed down somewhat, but it’s tough to get an accurate read with the angler count dropping off. Now that the Super Bowl and the bitter cold are both over, we’ll be able to get back to “normal” numbers of anglers. The handful of walleye anglers that have been around through the beginning of the week have all remarked about the importance of being ready at “prime time”… it may be the only window you get that day! Use a small jigging spoon (number 2 or 3 Swedish Pimple or a small Weasel) tipped with a piece of a fathead on your jig line, and a whole minnow on a Gold or Red Moon Glow under your rattle reels/tip-up. Northern action has been best in Cove Bay so far this week – stick to 10-12 feet using big suckers.

Lyback’s Ice Fishing – 2/7/2018 – Fishing has been quite the last couple days. Biggest reason is that there is not many anglers out. With just a handful fishing it is hard to judge what is going on. The bite is very traditional with early morning and late afternoon early evening with and occasional fish during the night.  It is obvious they are eating well as the Walleye that are caught and released are very healthy. And the last two weeks there are more being caught in the slot. Seems like alot of 19″ something Walleye have had a growing spurt and quite a few 20-201/4″ Walleye are showing up in the catch. Nicer sized Perch are becoming a little more active in the shallower basins near rocks as baby crayfish are showing up.

Rocky Reef Resort – 02/06/18 – We have just 3 weeks left to the 2017 hard water season, and it has been a great one so far. The fish are still biting and the snow has been minimal at best this season. The weather has been really great for making ice, with all of those things going our way, we could not ask for a better season than this! I hope you all have been watching the new videos that we shot for the ice houses and the ice roads.

Red Door Resort – 2/8/2018 – Bite seems to be picking up with the warming weather and should be a great weekend for fishing. Jumbo perch and Tulibee have been common and many year classes of Walleye. Glow Green and Glow pink or Swedish Pimple’s with Shiners on rattle reels seem to be providing the best results.

February is Ice Fishing Tournament Time!

Get out and enjoy a great day/weekend of ice fishing and have a chance to win cash and prizes!

February 10th – United Way Ice Fishing Tournament at Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort

February 17th – “Fishing for Ducks” Tournament in Garrison Bay

February 17th – Annual Perch and Pout Hunt at Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort

February 24th – Perch EXTRAVAGANZA out of Nitti’s Hunter’s Point Resort

February 24th – TWP Tournament at Lyback’s Ice Fishing

March 3rd – Perch Pounder at White Cap Inn

Weekend Events:

February 9th – Military All Stars Hockey Game at Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort

February 10th – Family Fun Day & Vintage Sled Show and Ride at Izatys Resort

February 10th – Castaways Cares fundraiser at Castaways Resort