Denny’s Outdoor Sports
Lake of the Woods
Fishing Report
218-463-9913
Weekend of 3/24/17
http://www.dennysoutdoorsports.com/

Adrian’s 218-634-1985:
Cyrus Resort 218-634-2548
Wigwam 218-634-2690
Zippel Bay 218-783-6235:
Long Point 218-783-3365:
Morris Point 218-634-2570:
Springsteel 218-386-1000:
Dales Fish House rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s road) 218-442-6661



We still have live shiners & chubs. Also live suckers. I would like to ask you to bring a pail or cooler if you want suckers; they are on the large side & difficult to get in the bag, that’s a thank you in advance. The frozen Herring/ciscoes/smelt are all gone; it’s difficult to source this stuff because of the strict regulations for frozen bait.





Adrian’s: Open; ATV’s only
Morris Point: Open; ATV’s only
Cyrus Resort: Closed
Zippel Bay: Open; ATV’s only
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; ATV’s Only.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. The access is holding up well. The northern bite is on pretty good south of the island by the Estates & Taylor Bridge. You can still get to Elm Point if you want for northern’s because the crack is to the east. They’ll probably limit it to ATV’s at the end of the weekend.

Long Point is asking if you have a house out there to come get it as they are limiting to ATV’s & side by’s also.
Also Kenora has opened the gates at the dam creating a lot of current so it is thinning the ice from the under side at the Northwest Angle.

The snow is pretty much gone & wind blown, so it’s really slick, don’t forget your boot cleats.

This will be the last LOW report for the year, thank you all for your interest.


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








3/17/2017


We still have live shiners & chubs. Also live suckers. I would like to ask you to bring a pail or cooler if you want suckers; they are on the large side & difficult to get in the bag, that’s a thank you in advance. The frozen Herring/ciscoes/smelt are all gone; it’s difficult to source this stuff because of the strict regulations for frozen bait.


Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions.
Morris Point: Open; They are going to limit traffic to ATV’s & side by sides due to the crack issue there’s plenty of ice, just have get over the pressure ridges. Really good fishing out in 30-31’ of water.
Cyrus Resort: They are allowing ATV’s & side by’s also ½ ton pickups with out wheel houses
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. They are have good fishing in 20-25’
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. The access is holding up well. The northern bite is on pretty good south of the island by the Estates & Taylor Bridge. You can still get to Elm Point if you want for northern’s because the crack is to the east. The access has been OK at Swift ditch but if the ditch starts to run again you can still get to the 5 mile from Springsteel.

Long Point is asking if you have a house out there to come get it as they are limiting to ATV’s & side by’s also.
Also Kenora has opened the gates at the dam creating a lot of current so it is thinning the ice from the under side at the Northwest Angle.

The snow is pretty much gone & wind blown, so it’s really slick, don’t forget your boot cleats.


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





Denny’s Outdoor Sports
Lake of the Woods
Fishing Report
218-463-9913
Weekend of 3/10/17
http://www.dennysoutdoorsports.com/

Adrian’s 218-634-1985:
Cyrus Resort 218-634-2548
Wigwam 218-634-2690
Zippel Bay 218-783-6235:
Long Point 218-783-3365:
Morris Point 218-634-2570:
Springsteel 218-386-1000:
Dales Fish House rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s road) 218-442-6661



We still have live shiners & chubs. Also live suckers. The frozen Herring/ciscoes/smelt are all gone; it’s difficult to source this stuff because of the strict regulations for frozen bait.





Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions.
Morris Point: Open; They have had a large crack develop out about a mile, so for now Al is limiting wheel houses to that point which is 21’ of water.
Cyrus Resort: They have the same crack problem that Cyrus is dealing with & have decided to close there access for now. You can call or check their FB page for weekend updates.
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions.
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. Still open all the way to Whiskey. Wheel houses can get around easily now. Kent is planning to remove the north bridge out at south tip on Monday, so anyone with houses at whiskey or north of the bridge will want to get them back to the south. Also the crack back towards the access has opened so they have a new road that will actually take you a bit south of the resort to get across (they have a lone green fish house out there as a marker where to cross).

The snow is pretty much gone & wind blown, so it’s really slick, don’t forget your boot cleats.


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









Denny’s Outdoor Sports
Lake of the Woods
Fishing Report
218-463-9913
Weekend of 3/3/17
http://www.dennysoutdoorsports.com/

Adrian’s 218-634-1985:
Cyrus Resort 218-634-2548
Wigwam 218-634-2690
Zippel Bay 218-783-6235:
Long Point 218-783-3365:
Morris Point 218-634-2570:
Springsteel 218-386-1000:
Dales Fish House rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s road) 218-442-6661


We’ve added “Katz Koverz” to our inventory; they are transparent safety covers for your ice holes. We have for both Fish Hole Buddy (Ice Castle) & “Catch Cover”. Protect your children, small pets, cell phones & that favorite rod from slipping through the ice!

We have live shiners, suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & Herring.



Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions. They are still out 16 miles in 35’ & doing well, actually there hasn’t been a specific depth much better than another good mix here with some nice sized saugers, actually more saugers than walleye’s. The road is in good shape!
Morris Point: Open; No restrictions. Virtually the same as last week. Road is in great shape with the added option of driving pretty much anywhere. Good morning & evening bite in the 18’ depth. & houses in the 32’+ range are enjoying action all day long. Some northern action still hitting the tip-ups.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No restrictions. Road is marked out 18 miles into 34’. Good mix here too with good reports all week long. Fish are reported to be suspended 12-18” off the bottom.
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. 28 to 32’ has been pretty good but having to sort through some small ones. They are going to start moving back towards the resort in a day or 2 to 28’ & shallower. Some are fishing the morning & evening bite for walleye’s in 17-18’ & snagging some northern’s during the day. They are having a Northern fishing Tourney this weekend also.
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. Still open all the way to Whiskey. Wheel houses can get around easily now. & on that note if you have a house out north of the bridge at south tip you may want to move it to the south side of that point, cause if it stays warm into next week the possibility of Kent pulling the bridge out could exist.

There is still enough snow for sleds. Great ride to the Northwest Angle where the Edge Riders club is giving away that Polaris Ranger at the Flag Island Resort during the Snow Rally. The weather sounds great! I hear some will be takin there clothes off & takin a dip. (Little too chilly for me).



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


















2/24/17

We’ve added “Katz Koverz” to our inventory; they are transparent safety covers for your ice holes. We have for both Fish Hole Buddy (Ice Castle) & “Catch Cover”. Protect your children, small pets, cell phones & that favorite rod from slipping through the ice!

We have live shiners, suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & Herring.



Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions. They are still out 16 miles in 35’ & doing well, actually there hasn’t been a specific depth much better than another good mix here with some nice sized saugers. The road is in good shape!
Morris Point: Open; No restrictions. Road is in great shape with the added option of driving pretty much anywhere now after the warm spell. Good morning & evening bite in the 18’ depth. & houses in the 30’+ range are enjoying action all day long. Some northern action still hitting the tip-ups.
Cyrus Resort: Open; right now they are NOT allowing wheel houses out, but all other traffic is permitted. I would expect them to lift that restriction maybe by the weekend as we dip back down into single digits. Best thing would be to call before you haul.
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. Lunker Road in 28’ has been the most popular for success with the nice saugers I mentioned earlier. The Igloo is still producing spirits at a rate of about 100%..........
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; they temporally closed the road to heel a bit during the recent cooler temps. They will open at 7:00 a.m. Friday.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. The access is in great shape even after the estimated 2000+ people that attended the derby last week. Kent has plowed around a few wet spots that lead to the sand bar & it’s a green light all the way to Whiskey!!



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







2/17/17

We’ve added “Katz Koverz” to our inventory; they are transparent safety covers for your ice holes. We have for both Fish Hole Buddy (Ice Castle) & “Catch Cover”. Protect your children, small pets, cell phones & that favorite rod from slipping through the ice!

We have live shiners, suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & Herring.



Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions. They are out 16 miles in 35’ doing well, no reports of anything better in shallower water at this point.
Morris Point: Open; No restrictions. Al’s roads are in good shape still & they are reporting a good bite during the day inside of 30’ with a good mix of walleye & saugers. 19’-20’ has been ok for the evening bite & inside of 10’ the northern action has been picking up.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No restrictions. Road is out about 13 miles to about 29-33’ doing well, with a good mix here too. They still seem to be a little suspended about 10 – 17” off the bottom.
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. No Report
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions. Road goes out about 3 ½ miles to the north east of Arneson’s reef & also to Gull Rock.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. Kent has done a great job with the road again this year.
This is the weekend of the Derby & you can purchase tickets here at the store only until Friday night. Like always a ton of drawings including the Grey Wolf fish house. Weather sounds great maybe even pack your sun screen…. If you’re coming to fish outside of the tourney the road goes all the way to Whiskey; I can’t remember reporting this ever, typically there are pressure breaks that limit the road plowing. I tried fishing yesterday & didn’t do that well in 19’ so what that really means I sacrificed my time so this weekend you all can have better luck LOL….



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







2/3/17


Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions. They are out 12 ½ miles 32 – 35’ doing OK, they’ve been moving there houses around a bit to try & find some more active bite patterns. Guys that were in some shallower water done better earlier in the week but the bite didn’t start till around 2:00 PM Strange….
Morris Point: Open; No restrictions. Al’s roads are in good shape & you only need to drive about 5 miles to get to 32’+ where they have been doing OK all day long. Guy’s in the 20-26’ depth are catching nice fish in the earlier morning & an evening bite.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No restrictions. Road is out about 9 ½ miles, good mix here too. They still seem to be a little suspended about 10 – 17” off the bottom. Nicole mentioned that red, pink & gold/glow colors seem to be what they’ve been using as of late.
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. Nick is suggesting the 24-26’ depth for his area, when you cross the sandbar hang a left on “Bobber Rd.” and that’ll get you there. The northern action has been doing OK in 14-16’ just north of the twin trees. They have a road heading east as well towards Graceton Beech where they have been getting a better mix of walleye & saugers. Don’t forget to stop in at the Igloo for a bump…..
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions. Marked to within ½ mile of Arneson’s reef. Beyond that the ice is thinner, that’s why they haven’t plowed/marked any further. OK for sleds & ATV’s.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. Kent has done a great job with the road again this year, a little rough at the beginning (but pretty much what everyone else is dealing with). From the south tip they have punched a road all the way to Whiskey; it’s a little rough but there are wheel houses out there (not often can you do this). He doesn’t know if he’ll continue to maintain it yet or not, so before you decide to leave a large house out there make sure you have a plan on how to get back….




We have live shiners, suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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




1/27/17

Hello everybody; thought I was going to retire this report because of today’s social media & other finger tip methods of gathering info, but I’ve been getting some requests to bring it back. Turns out the resorts have been quite busy & haven’t done well at updating there own web sites & FB pages. It’s been a decent year so far even though it was a little bit of a late start, when it decided to; it made ice in a hurry, “good ice” I might add at that! All access’s and resort roads have about 20” of ice with the exception as I’ll mention below out towards 16 mile reef where it hasn’t made that thickness yet.

Adrian’s: Open; No restrictions. They are out 10 ½ miles 32 – 35’ doing well, excellent mix of saugers & walleye (some 20” saugers) it’s been a mid day bite starting around 10 till 2:00.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No restrictions. Road is out about 8 ½ miles, good mix here too. They seem to be a little suspended about 10 – 17” off the bottom.
Morris Point: Open; No restrictions. (Couldn’t get a hold of Al for a detailed report).
Zippel Bay: Open; No restrictions. Good fishing reports & they have kept on top of the road maintenance as usual. Don’t forget to stop in at the Igloo for a bump…..
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; No restrictions. Marked to within ½ mile of Arneson’s reef. Beyond that the ice is thinner, that’s why they haven’t plowed/marked any further. OK for sleds & ATV’s. They are asking to stay to the west side of the roads to allow the trial to heel a little after last weeks balmy weather.
Springsteel: Open; No restrictions. Kent has done a great job with the road again this year, a little rough at the beginning (but pretty much what everyone else is dealing with). Plowed about a ½ mile further than last week by the south tip.




We have live shiners, suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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

















3/11/16


Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 24’ wheel house & the larger ¾ ton can tow a 21” wheel house. They are marked out 11.7 miles north of the island with a few more walleye showing up. Fishing has been spotty but everyone is catching “some” fish. Pickups are pretty much limited to the roads as they have more snow than they’ve had all winter. Today & Saturday will be the last days for trucks & wheel houses, sleds & ATV’s from that point on.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ tons with 21’ houses, ¾ tons with 16’ & 1 tons without. Roads out 14 miles to 35’ of water. They have moved in a little farther again this week from 32’ to the 22-28’ depth. Sounds like they will pull the plug after this Sunday.
Morris Point: Open; Al has upgraded the vehicle limits to; ½ ton with 21’ houses & ¾ ton with 16’ still no 1 ton trucks allowed. Best fishing is in a little farther to the 26-29’ depth. Al has roads & spots plowed for wheel houses out deeper but the bite has been spotty. Closing the road to the above vehicles after Sunday & limiting to sleds & ATV’s. Some nice fish in shallow this week in the afternoons.
Zippel Bay: Open; the igloo has been pulled off & they are restricting travel to sleds & ATV’s
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): They have re-opened to sleds & ATV’s only.
Springsteel: Open; Allowing ½ ton with 21’ houses now & 1 ton with single axle & still plowed only to the DNR reef. No cracks yet but a little slush here & there. They too will close to trucks after the weekend.

This will be the last ice report for the year, hard to say how long the south shore ice will hold up for the tip uppers but just call the resorts for further info.
Mother Nature didn’t deal us a very good hand for ice fishing this year. At least we shouldn’t have to worry about ice for the May opener.
Talk to all next year.
Thanks for your interest!



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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














3/4/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 24’ wheel house & the larger ¾ ton can tow a 21” wheel house. They are marked out 11.7 miles north of the island with a few more walleye showing up. Fishing has been spotty but everyone is catching “some” fish. Pickups are pretty much limited to the roads as they have more snow than they’ve had all winter.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ tons with 21’ houses, ¾ tons with 16’ & 1 tons without. Roads out 14 miles to 35’ of water. They have moved in a little farther again this week from 32’ to the 22-28’ depth & doing OK with most houses bringing in 6-8 nice fish by noon & then there’s the occasional house that’s a little skunky……
Morris Point: Open; Al has upgraded the vehicle limits to; ½ ton with 21’ houses & ¾ ton with 16’ still no 1 ton trucks allowed. Best fishing is in a little farther to the 26-29’ depth. Al has roads & spots plowed for wheel houses out deeper but the bite has been spotty.
Zippel Bay: Open; No vehicle Restrictions. No fishing report but I would imagine it to be spotty to normal & some tip-up fishing starting. The igloo open & hopping (FYI Thursday’s is ladies night.)
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): They have re-opened to sleds & ATV’s only.
Springsteel: Open; Allowing ½ ton with 21’ houses now & 1 ton with single axle & still plowed only to the DNR reef. No cracks yet but a little slush here & there.
This side of the lake has been tough for the anglers this year with not much improvement this past week.




We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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





2/26/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 24’ wheel house & the larger ¾ ton can tow a 21” wheel house. They are marked out 10 miles north of the island with a few more walleye showing up. Fishing has been spotty but everyone is catching “some” fish.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ tons with 21’ houses, ¾ tons with 16’ & 1 tons without. Roads out 14 miles in 35’ at which point there is a large pressure ridge too large to cross. They have moved in slightly to about 30-32’ & doing a little better some using jigging raps with no bait & getttin em about 3-4’ off the bottom. Some moving into the 17-18’ range & having luck between 6:00-9:00 a.m. & 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Morris Point: Open; Al has upgraded the vehicle limits to; ½ ton with 21’ houses & ¾ ton with 16’ still no 1 ton trucks allowed. Best fishing is in the 30-31’ depth. Al has roads & spots plowed for wheel houses out deeper but the bite has been spottier & more Tullibee’s. Some northern action in closer for the tip up guys.
Zippel Bay: Open; No vehicle Restrictions. Fishing not too bad for mid February. Bobber Rd. is partially closed due to a pressure ridge so you’ll have use Main St. to get deeper. The igloo open & hopping (FYI Thursday’s is ladies night.)
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): CLOSED till further notice.
Springsteel: Open; Allowing ½ ton with 21’ houses now & 1 ton with single axle & still plowed only to the DNR reef. No cracks yet but a little slush here & there.
This side of the lake has been tough for the anglers this year with not much improvement this past week.




We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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

















2/19/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 24’ wheel house & the larger ¾ ton can tow a 21” wheel house. They are marked out 10 miles north of the island with a few more walleye showing up. Fishing has been spotty but everyone is catching “some” fish.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ tons with 21’ houses, ¾ tons with 16’ & 1 tons without. Roads out 14 miles in 35’ at which point there is a large pressure ridge too large to cross. Brent says fishing spotty no matter what the depth.
Morris Point: Open; Al has upgraded the vehicle limits to; ½ ton with 21’ houses & ¾ ton with 16’ still no 1 ton trucks allowed. Best fishing is in the 26’-30’ depth. Al has roads & spots plowed for wheel houses out deeper but the bite has been spottier & more Tullibee’s.
Zippel Bay: Open; the following is the same as last week; No vehicle Restrictions. Fishing not too bad for mid February. The igloo open & hopping (FYI Thursday’s is ladies night.)
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; allowing 3/4 ton with 21’ allowed to west of Gull Rock & ½ ton with single axles allowed from that point to Arnesons reef. The road is probably the best in the history of what was “Babblers Road”. The fishing around Gull is probably the best on the south side of the lake.
Springsteel: Open; Allowing ½ ton with 21’ houses now & 1 ton with single axle & still plowed only to the DNR reef. No cracks yet but a little slush here & there.
This is the Derby weekend! Chances at winning $1000.00 for the largest Walleye $500.00 for the largest Northern & largest Perch. Raffle’s all day long with a chance to win a Grey Wolf ice house worth I’m guessing $13,000+. Be listening to Warroad’s KQ92 92.5FM for any announcements that may come. It will be busy out there just remember to keep the speed down!




This weeks report is the least restricted to vehicles we’ve had, just remember to do as the resorts ask & keep the speed down!! 10-15 MPH. fishing is been typical for mid February, maybe some better reports to the east.

We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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

















2/12/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 21’ wheel house & ¾ ton but no house in tow. They are marked out 10 miles north of the island with a few more walleye showing up.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No report.
Morris Point: Open; Al has upgraded the vehicle limits to; ½ ton with 21’ houses & ¾ ton with 16’ still no 1 ton truck allowed. The bite is spotty to good out in the 33’ depth, a little better in at 26-30’ & some evening frenzy’s in at the 18’ depth. Roads are in excellent shape no bridges & no cracks.
Zippel Bay: Open; No vehicle Restrictions. Fishing not too bad for mid February. The igloo open & hopping (FYI Thursday’s is ladies night.)
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; Dale has upgraded his vehicle restrictions also; 1 ton with 21’ allowed to west of Gull Rock & ½ ton with single axles allowed from that point to Arnesons reef. The road is probably the best in the history of what was “Babblers Road”.
Springsteel: Open; Allowing ½ ton with 21’ houses now & 1 ton with single axle & still plowed only to the DNR reef. No cracks yet but a little slush here & there.




This weeks report is the least restricted to vehicles we’ve had, just remember to do as the resorts ask & keep the speed down!! 10-15 MPH. fishing is been typical for mid February, maybe some better reports to the east.

We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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






2/5/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 21’ wheel house & ¾ ton but no house in tow. They are marked 5 – 6 miles north of the island with a better fishing report.
Cyrus Resort: Open; No report but the following is last weeks; ½ ton’s w/o a house in tow, Geo Tracker/jeep Wrangler type vehicles, sleds & ATV’s. Marked out about 8 miles from the island in about 33’ of water has been providing a good sauger/walleye mix.
Morris Point: Open; ½ ton pickups & 16’ wheel houses, & ¾ tons empty. Road is in perfect shape; no cracks or heaves. Moved some houses back in the 28-29’ range & doing well. Where they are marked the ice is 14-18” thick.
Zippel Bay: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with up to 16’ wheel houses & larger trucks empty. The igloo is open!!
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; sleds & ATV’s only for now. They may open to trucks later & you can check that status at; dalesfishinglakeofthewoods.com, or call the number above.
Springsteel: Open; ½ ton’s & 16’ houses. Marked to the DNR reef. Fishing has been spotty at times.



Virtually nothing has changed as far as ice thickness & weight restrictions. Fishing is pretty normal for February 18 – 32’ mornings have been best.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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

















Denny’s Outdoor Sports
1/29/16

Lake of the Woods
Fishing Report
218-463-9913
Weekend of 1/29/16
http://www.dennysoutdoorsports.com/


Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with 21’ wheel house & ¾ ton but no house in tow. They are marked 5 – 6 miles north of the island with a better fishing report.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ ton’s w/o a house in tow, Geo Tracker/jeep Wrangler type vehicles, sleds & ATV’s. Marked out about 8 miles from the island in about 33’ of water has been providing a good sauger/walleye mix.
Morris Point: Open; ½ ton pickups & 16’ wheel houses, & ¾ tons empty. Road is in perfect shape; no cracks or heaves. Moved some houses back in the 28-29’ range & doing well. Where they are marked the ice is 14-18” thick.
Zippel Bay: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with up to 20’ wheel houses & larger trucks empty. The igloo is open!!
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; sleds & ATV’s only for now. They may open to trucks later & you can check that status at; dalesfishinglakeofthewoods.com, or call the number above.
Springsteel: Open; ½ ton’s & 16’ houses. Marked to the DNR reef. Fishing has been spotty at times.



The water temp is the reason for slow developing ice. We had a beautiful warm fall & as soon as below freezing temps. came it skimmed over & has preserved the sub-surface water temp. we should’ve had plenty of ice by now with the recent cold snap. Really must remain patient & careful.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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














1/22/16

Adrian’s: Open; allowing ½ ton’s but no house in tow, sleds & ATV’s & small SUV’s. Allowing 16’ wheel houses if pulled by ATV. They are marked 5 – 6 miles north of the island with spotty fishing reports.
Cyrus Resort: Open; ½ ton’s w/o a house in tow, Geo Tracker/jeep Wrangler type vehicles, sleds & ATV’s. Fishing was a little slow during the cold snap but this warm front coming in could stimulate the bite.
Morris Point: Open; ½ ton pickups & 12’ wheel houses, sleds ATV’s & side by sides. Still haven’t achieved the 15” of ice everywhere yet.
Zippel Bay: Open; allowing ½ ton’s with up to 20’ wheel houses. They pulled the Igloo out 2 days ago & should have it stocked by the weekend.
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; they were briefly allowing ½ ton pickups but have restricted to sleds & atv’s again as some crack problems have developed.
Springsteel: Kent may allow ½ tons & small houses so don’t plan on binging the larger ones yet, I’m in the same boat; land locked with a 21’r. Once you get on the ice you can drive pretty much anywhere but if you’re in a pickup stay on the marked trails. They are only staked to the DNR reef for now, way to rough to groom a road to south tip. The Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has staked a trail to the NW Angle but not groomed. Lots of rough ice in places.

The water temp is the reason for slow developing ice. Beautiful warm fall & as soon as below freezing came it skimmed over & has preserved the below surface water temp. we should’ve had plenty of ice by now with the recent cold snap. Really must remain patient & careful.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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










1/15/16


The following info is basically the same as last week with a couple subtle changes. Not making ice as fast as we would like but don’t want to push the issue with larger trucks & large wheel houses.

Adrian’s: Open; sleds & ATV’s & small SUV’s. allowing 16’ wheel houses if pulled by ATV. Fishing has been good.
Cyrus Resort: Open; they are allowing Geo Tracker/jeep Wrangler type vehicles + sleds & ATV’s. Fishing is good 26-29’ mostly saugers. Sounds like you need to have orange colored jigs of most any type. Stay on the roads!! With the cold snap coming this weekend you can be assured there will be a crack or 2 opening up. Listen to what the resorts are saying.
Morris Point: Open; sleds ATV’s & side by sides only. 10-12” of ice fishing good in 25-28’
Zippel Bay: Open; trucks allowed to the sandbar, from there its sleds & ATV’s only. Fishing has been good.
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; the following is the same as last week: sleds & ATV’s only. Dale & Connie are the new owners of this access. Once the conditions allow they intend to plow roads that will be wide enough to guarantee it will always be open. They will have roads to the usual reefs plus they are going about a mile past 16 to a spot that was only assessable by sled. So that all sounds great as it is the access that exposes you to the most reefs on the south shore.
Springsteel: sleds ATV’s & side by sides have been running out of there for some time now but they are not charging for access yet. The Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has stake a trail to the NW Angle but not groomed. Lots of rough ice in places.

As always with first ice I can’t express enough to use your head & listen to what the resorts recommend & not some other self acclaimed expert.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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











1/8/16


Adrian’s: Open; sleds & ATV’s only. 7-9” of ice in the bay & 9-11” on the lake. Fishing has been good.
Cyrus Resort: Open; sleds & ATV’s only also allowing Ranger type vehicles too. 8-10” of ice. Fishing is good 26-29’ mostly saugers. Sounds like you need to have orange colored jigs of most any type. Stay on the roads!! With the cold snap coming this weekend you can be assured there will be a crack or 2 opening up. Listen to what the resorts are saying.
Morris Point: Open; sleds ATV’s & side by sides only. 10-12” of ice fishing good in 25-28’
Zippel Bay: Open; sleds & ATV’s only. Fishing has been good, very busy Deanna didn’t have much time to talk.
Dales Fish House Rentals & Winter Access (formerly Babbler’s Road): Open; sleds & ATV’s only. Dale & Connie are the new owners of this access. Once the conditions allow they intend to plow roads that will be wide enough to guarantee it will always be open. They will have roads to the usual reefs plus they are going about a mile past 16 to a spot that was only assessable by sled. So that all sounds great as it is the access that exposes you to the most reefs on the south shore.
Springsteel: sleds ATV’s & side by sides have been running out of there for some time now but they are not charging for access yet. The Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has stake a trail to the NW Angle but not groomed. Lots of rough ice in places.

As always with first ice I can’t express enough to use your head & listen to what the resorts recommend & not some other self acclaimed expert.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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





3/13/15


Adrian’s 218-634-1985:
Cyrus Resort 218-634-2548
Wigwam 218-634-2690
Zippel Bay 218-783-6235:
Long Point 218-783-3365:
Morris Point 218-634-2570:
Springsteel 218-386-1000:
Babbler’s road 218-442-6661



Adrian’s: Open; Conditions are good & the access is fine. Nothing fast & furious but still doing respectable out about 13 miles.
Cyrus Resort: Their access is closed at the resort so they have an agreement with Al at Morris Point & will be using that access the next few weeks. Still fishing out deep for the walleye & still picking up the nuisance Tullibee’s
Morris Point: Open.
Zippel Bay: Open; A couple of 30” walleye reported this week in the shallows while tip-up fishing for northerns. They where caught very early in the a.m. right around sun up. The Igloo is still hopping & sounds like the snowmobile trail from Warroad to there is holding up so far.
Babbler’s Road: I haven’t been able to connect with Richard, but his recording say’s he’s open.
Springsteel: They have called it quits for the year. The main problem there is the cracks that are just off the access, there are still trucks crossing but Springsteel is not assuming any responsibility. South shore tip-up fishing is picking up fast. Trucks entering from the Warroad docks, Warroad Estates & Springsteel.


We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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



















2/20/15

Adrian’s: Open;
Cyrus Resort: Open;
Morris Point: Open.
Zippel Bay: Open;
Babbler’s Road: Open;
Springsteel: Open;

I’m going to change the report format a little this week because not much has changed again. So starting on the east side, Adrian’s have roads all the way out to Garden Island but have moved back towards Pine Island into deeper water & had better luck.
Moving to the west from Morris Point to Long Point the Tullibee’s seem t be bothersome in anything over 29’ so staying in from there has been the preferred depths.
Zippel Bay will have the Igloo fired up for the big NASCAR season on the big screens.
Springsteel has the Big derby this weekend $1000.00 for the biggest Walleye & $500.00 for the biggest Northern & Perch. Grand prize drawing is a Grey Wolf fish house (NICE!). Fishing contest pays back 4 places & there are 33 drawing prizes.
Depths from 17-23’ are still producing the best results on the west side.
It’s going to be a cold weekend by the forecast so bundle up & pack the medicinal items!!

Still going through lots of Rocket spoons & Flying Ants & ask about the “Mouse Trap” it’s been doing really good as well.


Also my wife says to check us out on Facebook she has started a little bit with it, I haven’t got it figured out yet but will eventually end up giving in.

We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.



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














2/13/15


Adrian’s: Open, not much change from the week before, although they did move a few houses back south from Garden Island in deeper water & had good luck but your still out 13 ½ miles.
Cyrus Resort: I have deleted the Bugsys on Bostic because Roger has moved on & now I’ll be getting conditions from Bill @ Cyrus Resort (which is right next door) they had houses out about 13 miles from their shore but moved back in to about 7 ½ miles & are doing just as well there which is about 29-32’. Their roads are in great shape. He also mentioned they have come across a lot of Tullibee’s lately if anyone is interested in a little smoking or pickling project.
Morris Point: Open. Al just finished digging out from the Wednesday wind storm & plans to move back in a little to 28-30’ which is only 2-4 miles out. He mentioned the Tullibee thing also but wasn’t interested in having his clients have to mess with them so he’s thinking if you stay in 30’ & under you’ll get away from them.
Zippel Bay: Open. The road they made towards Graceton Beach continues to do well in the 27-29’ range. Deanna mentioned that the Snyder “Mouse Trap” in pink or orange has been a popular jig just lately.
Babbler’s Road: No report.
Springsteel: Open, just reopened the road & sounds like it’s in good shape. It’s hard to not sound redundant here, but the fact is this end of the lake continues to do better in the 20’s’ (deep) with the bonus perch to go along with the walleye & sauger’s. If you want to try the late afternoon bite in the 17-20’ range it has been better out by south tip as apposed to the sandbar.



Still ordering weekly the Snyder Flying Ant & Rocket Spoon’s if you’ve seen them you’d understand why these things are working, they are of excellent workmanship & bright colors. When fishing is as challenging as it’s been you need weapon’s like these better your odds.

Also my wife says to check us out on Facebook she has started a little bit with it, I haven’t got it figured out yet but will eventually end up giving in.


We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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











2/6/15


Adrian’s: Open, Still hauling customers to Garden Island, the bite slowed a little during the full moon earlier this week but has recovered a bit as of late. There is the possibility of measurable snow this weekend but the forecast has them kind of on the edge.
Bostic Bay: Open, no report.
Morris Point: Open. Al moved his houses out deeper to 30-32’ during this little cold snap & they’ve done pretty well. Its only about 4-6 miles to get to that depth from their lodge so maybe keep that in mind if the weather decides to dump some of the white stuff.
Zippel Bay: Open, more positive reports here too. They have moved further east towards Graceton beach in the 30’ depth & also noted the little slower day bite during the full moon & their sleepers picking up some nice ones feeding at night. Also there’s a little more gravel/rocks over that way also which may be attracting.
Babbler’s Road: Open. No report. But because of the threat of snow make sure to call first to confirm as it doesn’t take much for him to close the road….
Springsteel: Open, not much change here. Still 1 zig & 1 zag to get across the cracks. Deeper here is not necessarily better & it’s been that way all year. Still good action in 16-18’ for the 4-6:00 bite & 20-24’ during the day. Mixed reports from Whiskey Jack Flats, but again it’s deeper out there & a large crack to cross that no one maintains. Rumors that some local outfitters moved a few houses out there but no testimonies.



We’ve had a lot of happy customers that have been using the Snyder Fire Ant & Rocket Spoon.

Also my wife says to check us out on Facebook she has started a little bit with it, I haven’t got it figured out yet but will eventually end up giving in.


We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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














1/30/15

Adrian’s: Open, They are out to Garden Island but the long trek out there has been worth it with most of their customers going home with limits.
Bostic Bay: Open, no report.
Morris Point: Open. Still doing best in 23-29’ with a decent mix. Al has the roads in good shape with wheel houses moving around with no problems. The nice thing here is that you only need to go out 2-3 miles to get the fish; I should have mentioned that Garden Island is 24 miles north of Pine Island.
Zippel Bay: Open, They are still concentrating in the deeper 29-32’ with some nice reports of slot fish & nice keepers. For $5.00 you can try your luck in the Igloo as they have pulled a few through the holes there. Also they will have the Super Bowl on for anyone who wants to watch & another bit of good news for the near future is that they will also have NASCAR on the flat screens which starts the 2nd half of February.
Babbler’s Road: Open. Not a lot of people out fishing this area this week so I don’t have any testimonials for the reefs around here.
Springsteel: Open, Been somewhat hit & miss but seem’s they still do better in the mid 20’s for depth. The crack out by Whiskey keeps things interesting out that way, so if it was me I’d stay on this side of it as the 30’ depth just hasn’t produced enough success.




We’ve had a lot of happy customers that have been using the Snyder Fire Ant & Rocket Spoon. Seems to be mostly gold & pink.

It seems as the report is a little shorter than usual, but when the snow depth is lower the resorts have a way easier time keeping the roads open, so I don’t need to be constantly updating road conditions. So far you can still drive pretty much anywhere accept where the ice was piled up back in November.

Also my wife says to check us out on Facebook she has started a little bit with it, I haven’t got it figured out yet but will eventually end up giving in.


We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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










1/23/15


Adrian’s: Open, They are transporting customers out & beyond Bridges Island & reefs & all doing very well that’s a long trek but sounds like its been worth it.
Bostic Bay: Open, no report.
Morris Point: Open, best fishing here is in 22-28’ with a fair mix. Out deeper has been hit & miss with smaller walleye & saugers. Roads are in good shape & goes out about six miles. This is pretty much the same report as last week with less crack issues on the access.
Zippel Bay: Open, moved out deeper to 31-32’ & are finding an abundance of nice sized saugers there is a better mix in at 24-26’ but not as many & smaller.
Babbler’s Road: Open. 16 mile has still been doing very good the last week ½ as well as in & around the reefs at Gull Rock.
Springsteel: Open, about the same as last week some hit & miss reports out by whiskey & south tip & a lot better action at five mile (accessed at swift ditch).




We’ve had a lot of happy customers that have been using the Snyder Fire Ant & Rocket Spoon. Seems to be mostly gold & pink.

It seems as the report is a little shorter than usual, but when the snow depth is lower the resorts have a way easier time keeping the roads open, so I don’t need to be constantly updating road conditions. So far you can still drive pretty much anywhere accept where the ice was piled up back in November.



We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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


















1/16/15

Adrian’s: Open, best report of the year on this end but you’ll have to drive out up to 17 miles in 35’+ & you’ll find both walleye & saugers.
Bostic Bay: Open, no report.
Morris Point: Open, best fishing here is in 26-28’ (2-4’ deeper than last week) with a fair mix. Out deeper has been hit & miss with smaller walleye & saugers. Warmer weather has caused some cracks to heave but Al will have them repaired for safe crossing.
Zippel Bay: Open, still doing better in 18-22’ than in 30’. The igloo reported a 23” walleye caught & released earlier this week, they have it located out a little deeper than last year in about 24’ of water. Stop in & relax, the place holds about 80 customers.
Babbler’s Road: Open. Hard to get an actual fishing report here; its basically a road report but I’ve had some costumers out that way lately & didn’t have a lot of luck in near the reefs but sounded like 16 mile lit up pretty good just lately.
Springsteel: Open, the cracks are moving with this warmer weather, so a little zig zaggin is required to get past them but from that point its good going. Fishing remains about the same; meaning respectful & they’re all over the map for depth so doesn’t seem to be any significant pattern.




Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year.
StrikeMaster electric ice drills regular $429 on sale for $369 (0 left)
StrikeMaster 4 stroke Honda 10” regular $609 on sale for $519 (0 left)
Clam 10” 2 stroke regular $459 on sale for $399 (2 left)
ION lithium electric w/reverse $529 includes 12” extension (0 left)

We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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

















1/9/15

Adrian’s: Open, they are plowed out 15 miles beyond Pine Island. The bite has improved quite a bit in the 33-36’ range with both saugers & walleye being taken.
Bostic Bay: Open, road plowed out 13 ½ miles to 33-34’. Spotty fishing, but recently had a good bite in 23’.
Morris Point: Open, best fishing here is in 22-26’ with a fair mix. Out deeper has been hit & miss with smaller walleye & saugers. Roads are in great shape with around 25” of ice.
Zippel Bay: Open, better reports here too. They also are concentrating in the 20-26’ depths. As always no worry’s here as they continue there signature roads maintenance. You’ll find Hooker St. & Jackfish roads will get you into those above mentioned depths. The Igloo is open for business!!
Babbler’s Road: Open
Springsteel: Open, some spotty reports through the holiday season, but seems to have come back again, still in the 22-26’ range. Remember the bonus here is the presence of those nice jumbo perch. The road is a little zig zagged to get across the cracks so stay on the marked trails/roads.




Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year.
StrikeMaster electric ice drills regular $429 on sale for $369 (0 left)
StrikeMaster 4 stroke Honda 10” regular $609 on sale for $519 (0 left)
Clam 10” 2 stroke regular $459 on sale for $399 (2 left)
ION lithium electric w/reverse $529 includes 12” extension (0 left)

We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.




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
















12/26/14

Adrian’s: Open to everything. Fishing 28-31’ has improved a bit with both walleye & saugers but not many larger ones.
Bostic Bay: Open to everything. They have been working the 20-21’ depth & have increased the number of limits each day. Roger quoted not fast & furious but quit a bit better than the previous weeks.
Morris Point: Open to 3/4T trucks pulling medium size wheel houses (14-16’) morning & evening fishing is best in 16-17’ 26-28’ for day time & more saugers. This little cold snap opened a small crack but Al has taken care of.
Zippel Bay: Open to everything. Fishing in 22-24’ has improved here too. The Igloo has been pulled out & will be open for business on Friday the 26th.
Babbler’s Road: Open
Springsteel: Open to everything. The lakes best reports are coming from here & 5 mile reef. We fished between the sandbar & the DNR reef on Saturday & Sunday & took our limits of walleye, a little short on saugers but nice jumbo perch!!




Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year & we’re pretty much ready for the season.
We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.

StrikeMaster electric ice drills regular $429 on sale for $369 (1 left)
StrikeMaster 4 stroke Honda 10” regular $609 on sale for $519 (1 left)
Clam 10” 2 stroke regular $459 on sale for $399 (2 left)
ION lithium electric w/reverse $529 includes 12” extension (1 left)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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
















12/19/14


Adrian’s: They have opened the road to 3/4T trucks pulling 22’ wheel houses, anything larger will have to wait another week. Fishing is spotty.
Bostic Bay: Roger has opened the access to everything & reporting 20”+ of ice. Fishing still a little slow, nice saugers caught out about 4 miles in 33’.
Morris Point: Open to 1/2T trucks pulling medium size wheel houses (14-16’) morning & evening fishing is best in 16-17’ 26-28’ for day time & more saugers. This little cold snap opened a small crack but Al has in taken care of.
Zippel Bay: Open to everything. Northern spearing has been real good here in the shallows. Roads are marked out to 30’+. The Igloo will be going out either Saturday or Monday & would have been out already but last weeks little warm front held it up.
Babbler’s Road: Still closed. There is the usual crack out front that Richard is waiting on. Contrary to rumors that Richard wasn’t doing the road this year, he is, but it’s his last. The property is for sale, & you can get in the game for a cool $1.5….
Springsteel: Kent is going to open to ½ tons Friday morning or as soon as he can get a 10’ bridge across the crack. Fishing has been probably the best on this end.
One important message that I need to mention for here & all the other resorts is that you need to keep your speed down to 10-15 mph any faster creates that under ice wave that weakens the ice sheet so if you see some speeders try & educate them a little without starting any kind of ice road rage……. LOL




Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year & we’re pretty much ready for the season.
We have live suckers & chubs, frozen shiners & ciscoes.

StrikeMaster electric ice drills regular $429 on sale for $369 (2 left)
StrikeMaster 4 stroke Honda 10” regular $609 on sale for $519 (1 left)
Clam 10” 2 stroke regular $459 on sale for $399 (2 left)
ION lithium electric w/reverse $529 (includes 12” extension)

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














12/12/14


Adrian’s: sleds & ATV’s & mid size trucks & now ½ ton pickups (but can’t pull wheel houses yet). Wheel house’s have to be pulled by a wheeler or Ranger type vehicle for now. They have roads & houses out to 4 miles past Pine Island. Fishing was a little slow this week. (Fish must be waiting for the weekend)….
Bostic Bay: this is the old Randall’s Resort now called Bugsys on Bostic, Roger Peterson is the straw boss here; he has moved across the bay from Cyrus to run the fishing end of things there. He has been dragging roads out to about 25’ & will let wheelers & sleds go this weekend, he mentioned that if you bring a wheel house he will pull it out for you & pull it back in for this weekend. His plan is to open the road to normal traffic next Tuesday. Fishing has been good but slowed on Thursday.
Morris Point: wheelers & sleds only. 12-13” of rough ice. Al has been dragging all week to smoothen out, he has roads out to 30’ but the best bite is in 20-22’. Nice clear water.
Zippel Bay: Trucks to the sandbar then wheelers & sleds from that point. 12-14” of ice in the bay & 8-14’ on the lake. They have had houses & customers fishing all week.
Babbler’s Road: closed. Contrary to rumors that Richard wasn’t doing the road this year, he is, but it’s his last. The property is for sale, & you can get in the game for a cool $1.5….
Springsteel: sleds & ATV’s only. The sandbar is all the farther anyone has ventured out & they’ve done pretty good, there’s a good size crack between the resort & the bar. You’ll see a few small trucks in the bay between them & Warroad spearing northerns. (Not recommending any trucks).


The mild weather hasn’t hurt the ice, but has slowed the development. Having trouble getting ahold of key people today so other than Adrian’s the report is the same as last week. I will update as I get accurate info.
The west end has been on fire, seems to be more afternoon success in 14-17’.

Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year & we’re pretty much ready for the season.
We have live suckers & chubs. There was no shiner run this year so it’ll be frozen only.

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















12/5/14


Adrian’s: sleds & ATV’s & mid size trucks. Wheel house’s have to be pulled by a wheeler or Ranger type vehicle for now. 12-14” of ice in the bay & 13-15” on the lake.
Bostic Bay: this is the old Randall’s Resort now called Bugsys on Bostic, Roger Peterson is the straw boss here; he has moved across the bay from Cyrus to run the fishing end of things there. He has been dragging roads out to about 25’ & will let wheelers & sleds go this weekend, he mentioned that if you bring a wheel house he will pull it out for you & pull it back in for this weekend. His plan is to open the road to normal traffic next Tuesday. Fishing has been good but slowed on Thursday.
Morris Point: wheelers & sleds only. 12-13” of rough ice. Al has been dragging all week to smoothen out, he has roads out to 30’ but the best bite is in 20-22’. Nice clear water.
Zippel Bay: Trucks to the sandbar then wheelers & sleds from that point. 12-14” of ice in the bay & 8-14’ on the lake. They have had houses & customers fishing all week.
Long Point: no report.
Babbler’s Road: closed. Contrary to rumors that Richard wasn’t doing the road this year, he is, but it’s his last. The property is for sale, & you can get in the game for a cool $1.5….
Springsteel: sleds & ATV’s only. The sandbar is all the farther anyone has ventured out & they’ve done pretty good, there’s a good size crack between the resort & the bar. You’ll see a few small trucks in the bay between them & Warroad spearing northerns. (Not recommending any trucks).


I don’t recall doing a report this early before but a lot have been wondering. When the ice sheet was developing the wind never quit so as a result it’s pretty rough out there so keep your eye’s open. Don’t attempt going out on the ice unless it’s through a resort, they know what’s going on (I say this every year).
Denny’s has a great sale on augers left over from last year & we’re pretty much ready for the season.
We have live suckers & chubs. There was no shiner run this year so it’ll be frozen only.

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


















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

 
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