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 a lot if you catch yourself in a bind, tracks are still the way to go if you don’t want to be limited.
Current ice conditions are 18″-25″
A valuable tip for our fish house customers
Our bigger fish houses have 12 holes drilled in for 6 people. Try fishing with a minimal amount of lines down (say 2 or 3 spaced out) if the fishing is slow. Too many lines down there will typically scare the fish away. When you find you’re able to get the fish to come in with minimal lines- see how throwing a couple more down affects the fishing.
If you’re looking to come up this weekend pulling your own fish house please see the information at the bottom of this post regarding lake access.
Lure choices from Garret and Tommy- Perch and Walleye
(naturally there’s a picture of Perch in Tommy’s text message)
Warm Temperatures in the Forecast
With the warmer than average temperatures in the forecast, we’ll be making efforts this weekend to try and preserve our access/landing. We’ll be connecting our trail system to Lakewood on Friday and advise people bringing their own fish houses to use the Lakewood boat landing (free of charge) on the East side of Creel Bay. Our landing will be limited to fish house and Woodland guests only.