Good Afternoon from Sportsman’s Lodge!

We headed out today to do more ice checking. We are making progress but need a few more days. Based on how the forecast looks we are eyeing up Sunday, Dec 13, or soon after to kick off our season on the lake with our day houses.  Safety first! Today we found 5-9 inches of ice.  As soon as we have 8-12 inches of ice in the areas we fish and travel and have the right conditions to do some flooding/freezing of some areas, we will get started.  It is getting close. Do you have your reservations in yet?

Our sleeper houses will need some additional inches of ice. Stay tuned for an update on a possible start date Friday.

We will start checking ice further out and across the lake next week. The trail will get marked as soon as ice conditions allow usually within 7 to 10 days after we kick off our season on the south shore. Our Oak Island locations due to the more areas of current in their neck of the woods and based on the forecast will start their season right after Christmas. 

We provide transportation to all of our fish houses on a private road and groomed trail. If you are venturing out on your own please remember not all areas of the lake have the same ice conditions and conditions can change. For your safety, please check with local resorts and outfitters before heading out and always stay on the marked trails. 

We are looking forward to another fun year of ice fishing! We hope you can join us.