The Latest…….
The season is in full swing!  The bite started off last week real active and hot. The last few days have been a little slower but anglers are still getting some nice fish. The guides report a mix of walleyes and saugers being caught   Nice sized walleyes 15”-19” along with a few slot fish (19.5”-28”). They report the saugers are active, several nice quality size along with a fair amount of smaller ones that keep you busy.  The best time of day has varied.  Some of our houses are doing best in the morning and evening and some are finding the most action in the afternoon.  We are finding the best action in 19′-25′.  Pink and gold jigs or just a plain hook with split shots tipped with a chub has worked well.  Jigging is the best technique.

Check out some of the fish pictures from the past few days.  We have some openings this weekend if you are looking to make a quick trip before the holiday!  Give us a call 800-862-8602 or submit your reservation online here.

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Nice 29 inch walleye caught and
by Keith Kackman
12-15-2012 Caught on a

blue/sliver jigging spoon
with minnow head.
Ice Fishing is here! Jeremy Manguson with his nice walleye!
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 Danny reels in a nice 25 inch walleye!  42 inch sturgeon!  Scott Erickson with a few from his day.
Scott reported he had aggressive
all day action.

Ice Conditions
We currently have ten to fourteen inches of ice in the areas we travel and fish at this time on Four Mile Bay and just outside Pine Island. It takes about a half hour to get out to the fish houses from the lodge at this time.  The temperature has been holding around the twenties during the day and single digits and teens at night, adding more ice daily.  It sounds like we are going to dip below zero later this week for a four day stretch which should really help add some inches.  If you are looking to venture out on your own, as far as we know the Adrian’s road access at Four Mile Bay and Morris Point access at Morris Point are still only allowing ATV’s and snowmobiles at this time. Please check with local guides and resorts before venturing out as the entire lake does not freeze equally.

Snow Conditions
We are getting a light snow right now as a type this but it doesn’t sound like we are supposed to get too much today or within the next week.  Current snowfall is around 5-7 inches in the area. The only lake trails open at this time are the ones maintained by local resorts. The land and lake trails maintained by the snowmobile club are not.  The club reports the land trails are in need of some more snow. They like to see 12 inches before they start grooming.  The lake trail from Baudette to OakIslandwill hopefully be staked this weekend and the trail from Wheeler’s Point to Warroad on Thursday if all goes well and the ice is found to be safe in those areas.  For more information click here

Please note: The Lodge will be closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Happy Holidays Everyone!

New Year’s Party
Live Musical Entertainment by Melody Best Band, exclusive one night only dinner menu with several selections to choose from including prime rib, king crab, steaks, walleye and more (and sandwiches and appetizers in the bar too). Party Favors, Champagne Toast, Dancing and a whole lot of fun is being planned!  At this time our lodging is full on New Year’s Eve but we still have openings for ice fishing and lodging on New Year’s Day and dinner reservations in the Riverside Dining Room on New Year’s Eve.  Call 800-862-8602 for reservations or join us in the Sandbar anytime, no reservations required. Ring in 2013 with us!