3/1/14

Wow guess what? Its blowing again & probably gonna set some more record lows. If your going to venture out this week call ahead.
Anyway just wanted everyone to know that fishing licenses expire the end of this month. Just when we thought the DNR had it right 2 years ago & made the license good for a uninterrupted year (meaning buy for the opener in May & it was good all the way through ice season) they have gone back to the expires on Feb 28th again. This has not been very well if at all communicated to the public. So we don’t want anyone getting hooked because they assumed it was good till the end of April.


All our remaining Augers are on SALE until they’re gone.

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny














02/14/14

No report this week. The resorts are busy reopening there roads again. The winter has been such that either because of the cold or blowing snow it has resulted in more of a road condition report rather than any kind of an accurate fishing pattern. Most if not all have cell phones these days & can get what they want with a touch of a dial.
I will probably not report weekly any longer but rather send out info that would be more beneficial when available.
Anyway this weekend is the annual Springsteel Fishing Tourney, with a ton of prizes again. Sounds like the weekend weather should cooperate for a change.

Don’t forget that Valentine on Friday!!......


All our remaining Augers are on SALE until they’re gone.

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny



















2/7/14

Adrian’s: Open with no restrictions. Roads are good 12 miles out past Pine Island. The resort has been moving houses around trying to keep the usual February lull at bay….

Cyrus Resort: Open with no restrictions. 14 miles of road with a crack at the 6 mile mark, but they have it matted to make crossing with houses not a problem. Fishing is up & down.

Morris Point: Open with no restrictions. Best consistent Walleye fishing is in 28- 29’. They have been doing ok in 32-34’ but a little spottier & more slot fish.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. Spotty reports in the area, but the igloo caught enough fish to the feed the help fish taco’s the other day.

Long Point: Open with no restrictions.

Babbler’s Road: Reopened to Gull, Arneson’s. Call before you go.

Springsteel: Access is open. New roads plowed to all the reefs. 25-27’ has been best on the west end with a few slot fish & plenty of Perch still.


All our remaining Augers are on SALE until they’re gone.

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny


















1/31/14

Adrian’s: Open with no restrictions. Roads are good 10 ½ miles out.

Cyrus Resort: Open with no restrictions. Plowed out 14 miles however; at the 6 mile mark there is a crack that Roger has matted but is not allowing wheel houses past that point at this time. He has numerous spots plowed inside the 6 mile mark which is about 33’.

Morris Point: Open with no restrictions. Roads are reopened & ready to go 28-32’ best.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. Igloo & roads are up & running.

Long Point: No report.

Babbler’s Road: closed as of 7:00 a.m. Friday. Call before you go.

Springsteel: Access is open. New roads plowed to all the reefs.

This is more or less a conditions report because of the wind & snow of late. Fishing has been a little more challenging lately with the fish on the east end still on the bottom with more suspended reports as you move west.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master Augers. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip. You’ll need this to get those suspended fish…..

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny




















1/24/14

Adrian’s: Open with no restrictions. 8-9 miles out past Pine Island things have picked up a bit this week. Assuming the fish are on the bottom as no one is talking different. Roads are good.

Cyrus Resort: Open with no restrictions. Roger is plowed out 11 ½ mile in 33-35’ of water & doing well. The Big Pine road is closed to wheeled vehicles; it was too much of a battle with slush to keep it open. So you guys with the sleds & portables might want to take advantage of that with a lot fewer vehicles & commotion going on.

Morris Point: Open with no restrictions. I couldn’t get a hold of Al to get any specifics, but the resort said the roads are good.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. They have been doing as good in the 24-25’ as the ones fishing in 29’, but Nick is plowing a new road out into 32’ just to satisfy those who insist on going deeper (the road will be called “Hooker”). The igloo is still feedin & fuelin snowmobilers & anglers.

Long Point: No report.

Babbler’s Road: Road opened again to Gull Rock, Arnesons, & 16 Mile reefs.

Springsteel: Access is open. It has been a struggle lately to keep the roads open with the wind & a bit more snow & more snow predicted in the coming days. There best depth has been 23-24’ the reports coming out of Whiskey Flats hasn’t been all that great & the same with south tip. The best news is the jumbo Perch being taken.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master Augers. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip. You’ll need this to get those suspended fish…..

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny



















1/17/14

Adrian’s: Open with no restrictions. They didn’t see the wind & snow that was from the east end of the lake to the west, so business as usual here. Fishing during the week has been good.

Cyrus Resort: When I talked to Roger on Thursday their road was closed because of the wind, but he was planning to start plowing again towards evening. So they will be up & running by Friday a.m. Up until the storm fishing had been awesome.

Morris Point: Was closed Thursday but Al will be up most of the night to reopen the roads for Friday morning & the weekend. They are still in 28-33’ & fishing right off the bottom.

Zippel Bay: Will be open with no restrictions. They should have everything in shape for the weekend. The igloo is sitting out on Zippel reef with spirits, pizza, football & fishing!

Long Point: Call before you go here. Roads are blown shut Thursday & until the dust settles they weren’t sure about Friday.

Babbler’s Road: Road closed on Thursday, better call here too. Richard did have a road to Gull, Arnesons & 16 mile reefs before the wind. Bit of a tip on the fishing in this area is that the fish have been suspended off the bottom a good 10’ sonar’s are marking fish on the bottom but they don’t seem to be as aggressive as the suspended one’s.

Springsteel: Access has been closed since late on Wednesday. Kent figured that sometime Friday morning they’ll have it open again, so you can plan on getting to the sand bar the DNR reef & south tip (were most of there houses are).


There is a road out of Swift ditch again to 5 mile reef. Sounds like fishing is good all along the south shore from Swift to the blinker in Warroad.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master Augers. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip. You’ll need this to get those suspended fish…..

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny

















1/10/14

Adrian’s: Open with no restrictions. Most are fishing deep in 30’+ but a few refuse to leave some of the shallower spots still doing OK in 20’-26’.

Cyrus Resort: Road is open with no restrictions. Roger has a road to the “big pine” now & they have moved out about 7 miles in 33’. He has plenty of spots plowed for wheel houses. The Snyders “Flying Ant” in gold has been the top dog jig.

Morris Point: Open with no restrictions. 31-34’ is where they are fishing with the best results using a white/glow jig.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. They have plowed a road out to about 30’ called “Honey Hole” doing pretty good & the next two roads in called Bobber & Hunter are doing well too.

Long Point: Open with no restrictions. No report.

Babbler’s Road: Lake access road is finally open & plowed to Gull Rock. Richard claims you can drive to 16 mile reef buy pickup (I’m not so sure about that comment), he didn’t say if there was at least a trail marked or not.

Springsteel: Open with no restrictions. Plowed to all the reefs & out to south tip, fishing in about 24-28’. Good mix of fish including those nice jumbo Perch. This side of the lake the ice is already measuring up to 30” thick in places.

Some bad news to report here; the shiners are done. Adrian’s on the west end have some but we won’t have any more & sounds like Warroad is dried up too.
So we will have frozen shiners, live chubs & suckers & frozen smelt.

There is a road out of Swift ditch again to 5 mile reef. Sounds like fishing is good all along the south shore from Swift to the blinker in Warroad.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master Augers. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip, it is the latest electronics that’ll get your buddies wishin they had one too.

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny















1/3/14

Adrian’s: Open with a limit of 25’ houses for now. Doesn’t seem to matter all that much what depth to fish as the reports from 20’ to +30’ have been very good.

Cyrus Resort: Road is open with no restrictions. Roger has a road to the “big pine” now & they are fishing in 28’ to 31’ with lots of slot fish action & still a real good mix of nice saugers.

Morris Point: Open with no restrictions. Nice walleye bite in 24’- 26’ but need to get a little deeper to pick up the saugers (30’- 32’). Just a quick note on the no restrictions comment; if a sizable crack would develop it could restrict the larger 1 ton vehicles w/large wheel houses & this could be the case at any of the accesses.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. They are fishing in 23’ to 26’ & doing what Nick calls above average for the year so far. They have roads about ½ ways to Graceton Beach & almost out to “the field” the other direction. The igloo has been opened & sits on the north shelf of Zippel Reef in about 18’- 19’, they will probably start fishing out of it this weekend.

Long Point: Open with no restrictions. Fishing from 25’ to 31’ has been the depths with a few smaller fish during the cold snap.

Babbler’s Road: still closed as of Thursday 1/2/14 with limited parking for sleds & ATV’s. This could change any day now.

Springsteel: Open for business. (This is the same report as last week) Trail marked out to south tip. With the wind blown ice on the west end they have been using a drag to keep the road smooth & not really having to plow, but then the problem is that too many people driving too fast; you must keep it below 20 mph or it will damage the ice with an under ice wave. Fishing has slowed a bit at the sand bar but the DNR reef & south tip have improved.

There is a road out of Swift ditch again to 5 mile reef. Sounds like fishing is good all along the south shore from Swift to the blinker in Warroad.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master Augers. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip, it is the latest electronics that’ll get your buddies wishin they had one too.

We have live shiners, chubs, & suckers along with frozen shiners & smelt.

Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny














12/27/13

Adrian’s: Open with a limit of 21’ houses for now. Fishing is good from Pine Island to about 2 ½ miles out.

Cyrus Resort: Road is open with restrictions on 1 ton’s & 24’ houses. Fishing is crazy good in 28-31’ as quoted by Roger. Nice sauger mix.

Morris Point: Road is open with restrictions on 1 ton’s & 24’ house’s. No specifics on fishing depths or bait being used, but customers coming in with full limits.

Zippel Bay: Open with no restrictions. Fishing good in 20-26’ with roads out to 28’.

Long Point: No report.

Babbler’s Road: still closed with limited parking for sleds & ATV’s.

Springsteel: Open for business. Trail marked out to south tip. With the wind blown ice on the west end they have been using a drag to keep the road smooth & not really having to plow, but then the problem is that too many people driving too fast; you must keep it below 20 mph or it will damage the ice with an under ice wave. Fishing has slowed a bit at the sand bar but the DNR reef & south tip have improved.

There is a road out of Swift ditch again to 5 mile reef. Sounds like fishing is good all along the south shore from Swift to the blinker in Warroad.


We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master augers. The same goes for our Clam popup shelters. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush bucket with any auger purchase plus a free Clam Hoodie with a shelter purchase!
We have electronics replacement batteries charged & ready to go.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip, it is the latest electronics that’ll get your buddies wishin they had one too.

We have live shiners, chubs, & suckers along with frozen shiners & smelt.


Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny


















12/20/13

Adrian’s: sleds & atvs only still with 11-12” in the bay. 14’ & under wheel houses allowed if pulled by sled or ATV. 17’–26’ fishing has been excellent.

Cyrus Resort: sleds & ATV’s & mid size SUVs’ or cars. Roger will pull your wheel house out to one of several plowed areas with his Ranger if you would like. He plans to open to all vehicles December 26th. Fishing has been great in 24’- 28’ good mix with lots of slot fish.

Morris Point: sleds & atvs only hoping to open to all next week also. 21’-24’ doing great here too.

Zippel Bay: same as last week. They are allowing ½ ton pickups on the bay to the lake & from that point its sleds & atvs only. Same great report on fishing here too 14’-24’ & the northern fishing has been pretty decent in the shallow.

Long Point: no report, same as last week. Sleds & ATV’s only. Check at the resort office before you venture out.

Babbler’s Road: Closed, sounds a little iffy around that area some wind damage & the usual battle with cracks, give it one more week.

Springsteel: sleds & ATV’s no plowing done yet. The sandbar has been awesome for the locals that have taken advantage of the early ice.

Ice thickness ranges from 11” to 16” basically nothing is wide open yet watch where your going the deep snow is a better insulator than you think just because its been unseasonably cold lately it hasn’t made that much ice. So once again space yourselves if in a group stay away from the deeper snow & areas known to have current flow.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master augers. The same goes for our Clam popup shelters. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush pale with any auger purchase plus a free Clam Hoodie with a shelter purchase!
We have electronics replacement batteries charged & ready to go.
The Humminbird 386ci GPS/fishfinder is here with the Lakemaster chip, it is the latest electronics that’ll get your buddies wishin they had one too.

We have live shiners, chubs, & suckers along with frozen shiners & smelt.


Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny

















12/13/2013

Adrian’s: sleds & atvs only. 14’ & under wheel houses allowed if pulled by sled or atv. 17’ – 24’ fishing has been excellent.

Cyrus Resort: sleds & atvs only. Snow is hard enough for the wheelers to ride on top of the foot of snow that’s out there. Fishing has been great in 24’, anglers commenting they can see minnows pass by there holes from time to time. We didn’t have that last year…

Morris Point: sleds & atvs only. 21’-24’ doing great here too.

Zippel Bay: They are allowing ½ ton pickups on the bay to the lake & from that point its sleds & atvs only. Same great report on fishing here too 14’-24’.

Long Point: sleds & atvs only. Didn’t get any kind of a fishing report here I would expect it to be good also in the usual spots. Be sure to check with the resort before you go out. There has been some slush on top in places.

Babbler’s Road: Closed, sounds a little iffy around that area some wind damage & the usual battle with cracks, give it one more week.

Springsteel: sleds & atvs. The sandbar has been awesome for the locals that have taken advantage of the early ice. No matter where you go this weekend you will probably see a pickup or larger vehicle somewhere, don’t be that person! Stay away from areas that produce current & if in a group space yourselves & your vehicles from one another. As always the resort staff knows best do not alter their recommendations.

We have unbeatable prices on our Jiffy propane & Strike Master augers. The same goes for our Clam popup shelters. Also receive a FREE Berkley 5 gallon slush pale with any auger purchase plus a free Clam Hoodie with a shelter purchase!
We have electronics replacement batteries charged & ready to go.

We have live shiners, chubs, & suckers along with frozen shiners & smelt.


Thanks, be safe & good luck fishin!!
See you soon!
Denny

 
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