Category Archives: Fishing & Ice Report

April 13th, 2014

Went out this a.m. and picked up all the road stakes and checked ice conditions. The water is starting to go down and most places are good going.  Areas around road banks and houses are still slushy. But if you watch where you are going it’s nice.  Didn’t notice any big drain holes either.

This will be the last week out there for sure.  Our last day will be next Saturday when we do the final passes of the area we go to pick up anything leftover on the ice.  blocks,,etc. at our “block party”.

This week I’m going to go out every and get a load with the snowmobile and it will make Saturday easier.

Keep a Tight Line!!

Eddy

April 11th,2014

The last few days travel was nearly impossible out on the ice unless you would have had an airboat.  I went out two time with snowmobile and there was numerous times I almost got stuck in deep slush.  It was that way almost everywhere you went, from 4 to12 inches or more in spots.  This evening though, things are looking better.  The water is going down and it looks like alot of the slush on top has melted.

Saturday when the weather passes I’m going to head out again and see what it looks like.  Mainly so I can plan a date for our lake clean-up day  (block party) which I’m hoping will be next Saturday the 19th. I’ll let you know.

On the fishing side, this next week looks weatherwise like it could be the week to try with ATV’s  We are supposed to have freezing nights and low 40′s days so travel in most areas should be really good.  I’m sure there is plenty of ice out there yet and the way the water has went down slowly there shouldn’t be any big drain holes, but a person will still have to watch out for them.  I will let fishermen know more Saturday night when I get off the lake.

Keep a Tight Line!!

Eddy

April 7th, 2014

With the warmer weather the snow on the ice is melting some and things are getting pretty slushy out there.  ATV travel is next to impossible and the next few day until the water starts going down there will be no one venturing out from here.  Depending on what the ice looks like after that will determine if we let anyone go out anymore.

We’ see how it looks Friday and I’ll post then.  Won’t be too long and we will have our ice clean-up day.,”block Party”.. I’ll keep you posted.

Keep a Tight LIne!

Eddy

 

April 4th, 2014

No one has been out the last couple days and I doubt today we will see anyone either.We had about 4 inches of snow overnight and know the NW wind is howling.

From here on out there will be no roads and vehicle traffic.  The only we we will let anyone out of our place is by snowmobile only.  No ATV’s unless they have tracks.  There is too much snow out there and lots of areas where water is under it.  In time the warm weather will melt it and we will have alot of water on top, but when it goes down eventually there will be good going for awhile.

Also when the warm weather comes the bite will go again as it has the few times it did warm lately.  Everyone must call ahead the day before come to ensure a parking spot for their as we have limited space.   (I’m really beginning to wonder if there will be open water for the opener in May)……….

Keep a Tight Line!

Eddy

April 2nd, 2014

I went out on the lake last evening after work and opened the road to the “Tullibee Hole” for probably the last time. The warm weather we had before the last snow and wind yesterday had got the road pretty wet and with the snow and drifts I cleared of last night was all slush underneath.  By the time I was done there was spots that had 4-6 inches of water across the road.   When checking it this morning it had a crust of an inch on it so I’m closing the road for vehicles until things melt and the water starts going down.  With another 6-12 inches of snow coming later this week, who know how long we will have ice this spring……

Those wanting to go out must call ahead the night before, bring a snowmobile and sled or you will not be going out of here.  When the warm weather does come I think there will be a week or so of good fishing out there.

Keep a Tight Line!

Eddy

 

 

April 1st, 2014

Last evening we received and still are getting some snow this morning (1-3 inches) and NW   winds 30 mph plus.  Lots of drifting close to and on the lake.  With the water that was showing up on the roads and now the drifted snow across them, I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to open them up again with the freezing at night they are forecasting.

We’ll wait and see what it looks like tomorrow and I’ll let you know.  it’s too bad, because once again when it warmed up over the weekend, and especially Sunday the bite started to improve.  There is lots of ice out there yet and maybe when the weather stabilizes and just stays warm we’ll have a few days to get out there yet!  Might just be with snowmobiles or ATV’s…

Keep a Tight LIne!!

Eddy

March 25th, 2014

Believe it or not we are still out there with roads.  The bite for Tullibee and Perch has been slow the last four days with sub-zero mornings and teens for highs.  A week ago when the weather was warmer fishing was pretty good and this weekend when it warms up again I’ll bet they will go again.

Ice is not a problem, most are drilling to the handles when they go out there and the cold weather has froze any wet spots on the roads solid and the going is really good.  Off the roads are a different story.  Still there is 6 to 16 inches of snow that is hard and easy to get stuck in if you don’t have 4WD.  but I have alot of places to pull off to park and find a spot to fish.

I’m going to be at the NW Sportshow this weekend. (first time Lybacks Marine actually has a booth!) so the boss will be running the show up here at home. (Cindy)  Please call ahead the night before coming up so she can get a worker to check roads if we get snow, or plow spots for wheelhouses if needed.  (320-676-8740)  With the forecast coming this weekend I want everyone that want to come up to be ok.

Keep a Tight Line!

Eddy

March 21st,2014

The last couple days we had fishermen out, but there wasn’t too much activity with the Perch bite, but Tullibee action was ok.  Last evening I opened up more roads to different areas so this weekend fishermen can move around a little more and try different spots.

I still want 4WD vehicles only even thought the roads as getting better than worse with the cooler weather we’ve had. (Pretty crazy year it’s been….) I’m pretty sure we will be driving into April now after hearing next weeks forecast today.

Today strong west -northwest winds started around noon and chased everyone off with the snowfall we had again this am.  But so far it doesn’t appear to be drifting much.  So tomorrow should be pretty good out there when the winds die.

Keep a Tight Line!!

Eddy

March 19th,2014

This morning after having 6- 8 inches of snow I went out and opened the road to the “Tullibee Hole” .  The farther out I went the better it was.  i was only able to make a pass out and back before I went to the marine shop and one fishermen went out, tried to get off the road and got stuck.  But where he was trying to go he shouldn’t have.

Tonight after work I went out and widened the main road. Out in the fishing areas, plowed spots for fishermen to pull off to the side, turn around, or find a spot to set-up a portable. It is actually pretty good out there despite all the snow we’ve had this winter. What areas on the main road that had water and rough spots last weekend, froze solid and getting out there is really good going.  I still want 4WD vehicles only out there as I’m not around during the day to pull anyone out, and if you use common sense it will be just fine.  With the cooler weather coming after this weekend, I think we are going to make another week yet!  Pretty amazing….this will be the second year that I’ve been plowing out there the  on the first day of Spring!  This just might be another year I’m fishing with two lines on the opener on ice, although I’m not counting on it yet!!

A bunch of fishermen are going out tomorrow so I will let you know how the bite is tomorrow evening.  I’m hoping I have good news…..

Keep a Tight Line!

Eddy

March 17th, 2014

The weekend bite was pretty good for the Tullibee and Perch out there.  The water on the road froze up is fairing well with only a couple spots that broke up Friday, but they froze solid by Saturday.  Sounds like Tues-Wed we are could get some snow.  So after I will go out and see what can be done to get out there going into this coming weekend.

With the bite improving over what it has been this year, there is quite a bit of interest from fishermen to come up and give it that last try.  And Thank You for those that have.  The little bit of extra income helps after a winter like we’ve had this year.

Keep a Tight LIne!

Eddy