March 4th, 2016

Today we received about 2 inches of snow and most of it stayed.  The smooth ice out there is really slippery, so if you are coming up this weekend bring ice cleats.

The bite has been off an on all week for the Perch and Tullibee.  There has just not been enough anglers out there to look around for them.  Everyone seems to go to the same spot and wait, and that isn’t what to do this time of year if they’re not going.  You need to move….

The ice conditions are very good for us here with 22-24 inches of ice. The roads are in good shape and well marked with stakes and the approach is good also.  I suspect this weekend might be the last “driving weekend” with wheelhouses with the warmer weather predicted this coming week. But we’ll go day by day.  Watch the fishing report as I will update it daily until we close this season.

Please take the time to read something for me.  I’ve attached a document that should interest all those that are concerned about Mille Lacs and it’s fishery.  It openly shows what has happened here over the years, with good research behind it. It shows how “political” it has become and how everyone government in St. Paul, (our Capitol) are finding every excuse to say it is not.. People that have read this and sent it to their representative’s  have had replies like “Our MN DNR said it had no effect on the Walleyes decline”.  I agree there is more to it than what you will read in the attachment, but I know what accelerated the decline and it has to stop if this lake is to ever recover.

Implications for the Mille Lacs Lake Fishery with Continued Enfor

Keep a Tight Line!              Eddy