Fishing Reports

March 27th 2017

What a winter it has been! Thank you to all of you that came and visited us this winter whether it was for lodging, bait and tackle purchases, fish house packages, rentals, or to go fishing with the Perch Patrol guides. We appreciate all of you and wouldn’t exist without you! This winter brought many challenges for mobility early on in the ice season with lots of snow and limited ice. The continuous weather changes made the fishing unusually finicky on many occasions although we did see a good amount of fish come through the doors. I guess they don’t...

March 13, 2017

Ice Conditions Ice conditions are the best they’ve been all winter! We are averaging 25″ of ice everywhere we drill in Creel Bay, Military Point along Camp Grafton to Highway 20, the Dome House, and Towers area’s. One of our guys did manage to bottom out his auger in a couple of spots where the ice was thicker along the Towers. The video below was posted March 11th when we had minimal snow. Note: there is some snow drifting on the lake now as we got a few inches of snow the past couple of days but getting around in...

February 24 2017

Fishing Report “Hey guys how’s the fishing going?- Need to get the website updated.” Bendy: “Words and stuff!” Tommy: “What we’ve noticed is cloudy days where the pressure is favorable it seems like both the Walleye and Perch go on a major feed bag, especially in the 25-30 foot range. On sunny days your best option is in deeper water such as the 40′-50′ range. Gold colors and jigs without noise work better than buck shots or lures that make noise. Now that the snow cover is gone, the fish are acting as though they need to adjust to the...

February 15th 2017

Overall fishing with the warm weather picked up as guys have been able to get out and move around more. The sunshine has made the fish less finicky and willing to bite more. Tip: Perch bite light, use light tip rods! Travel on the lake has become a lot easier with the snow settling down. Full size vehicles are able to get off of our trails in different areas of Creel Bay and move around. If you are traveling in a full size vehicle watch for drifted snow or wet snow- you’ll want to avoid these areas. Chains will help...

February 7th, 2017

Ice Conditions Last night we got around 6″ of heavier snow. Andrew and Timmy have been out plowing and getting our Creel Bay trail system back up and going. As of now all trails are good but there is a chance the wind will cause them to drift in some. Although traveling around the lake has become easier with warmer temperatures to settle the snow, the recent storm has again made mobility on the challenging side. Fishing Report Fishing this past week remained finicky with the best luck found right around the 25′ depth. The one trend we’ve been noticing...

January 27th

The word fast does everything but describe the fishing over the past week. Hard bite for Perch and Walleye earlier in the week but improved a lot with the sun today! Pike action has remained consistent through the weather changes, primarily being caught in shallow water. Flooded timber anywhere from 5′ to 15′ is where they’re hitting. We have been finding perch in 25′, 30′, 45′, and 50′ depths, with walleye in 15 to 30 feet on classic walleye structure such as humps, points, and rock piles.The fish are still keying in on the colors green, orange, pink, and gold. Buckshot rattle spoons tipped with...

January 18, 2017

Ice thickness is holding steady at 14-19 inches on average throughout the lake and Creel Bay in front of the resort. With the warmer temperatures this week we should see the snow on the ice settle down and make getting around a little easier. We’re still preaching tracked rigs for the best mobility as there’s quite a bit of drifting in areas. Overall, ice conditions have improved and we now have plowed roads out of the resort- to some (not all) of our fish houses and popular places with structure like Rocky Point, the Golf Course, and Peterson’s Point. With...

January 8th 2017 Report

The Woodland ice crew guys have nearly all fish houses out and we’re now in full swing with the exception of a few. They’re looking to get the remaining houses out there this afternoon using our tracked rigs. We’ve been primarily sticking to Creel Bay and Walford’s Bay due to the snow pack and ice conditions. Creel has anywhere from 10 to 17 inches with the thickest ice found towards the mouth of the bay. For snow on the ice there’s a consistent foot or so with drifting. The last couple of storms we’ve had dumped 20″+ with winds between 30-40...

December 13th Fishing Report

Game On- We’ll keep you posted as we build more ice! This past week has brought below zero temperatures and with the cold weather… ice! The upper lakes, Alice and Irvine continue to produce pike and walleye while guys are just beginning to venture out in to parts of the main lake including Creel Bay and Six Mile Bay. Austin and Warren managed to nab a few this past Sunday afternoon right out in front of the resort. Finding any structure in 8-20ft of water with flooded timber, rocks, and flats has given early anglers the most success using Jigging Raps and Gold Genz Worms. The cold...

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