Dec 30, 2007
It was a slow night but Erik A was happy with his 25 inch walleye! It didn’t come easy either, getting caught under the ice, but he was able to maneuver it through.
This one was brought up after 5:30 pm. Many times the bite is done at dark but we had heard from anglers here and ones up by Birchdale they had been doing good for at least an hour after dark so we stayed tonight and had some luck ourselves after dark on a relatively quiet night.
Temps are expected to cool over New Years but will rebound shortly after.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Dec 29, 2007
The boys are getting their fishing in over vacation. Ryan did well last night but got skunked tonight. Nick was able to catch walleye both nights and Zack had one but needs to work on setting his hook and he’ll have more.
Dec 29, 2007
Mckinnley had a few tonight including this 18 inch walleye.
She even had a bite that took her bait and followed her jig to the top of the hole. She bobbed her empty jig in front of it as we watched it down the hole. It took about 3 swipes at her empty jig before heading back down. I never seen anything like it!
My walleye here was also 18 inches.
Dec 29, 2007
Steven had a great night on his Christmas vacation last night pulling up one after another out fishing us all!
Pink worked well early last night and white was the best when the bite picked up. Tonight most of us started with white and we did well. We found that the walleye were suspended about 1-2 feet off bottom and we caught most of them on the up-swing. In fact Zack’s was caught his while reeling in to check his bait.
Ice condition are good out front here, about 12 inches, however there are spots to be careful of up and down the river and there is still open water up by Indus.
Dec 25, 2007
Merry Christmas from us at Clementson Resort
Ice fishing is off and running and pink was our hot color last night. Most anglers are fishing in 16-18ft on the river. Current is still strong in the deeper areas, where the fish are. Weather has been mild which is nice.
Dec 22, 2007
We finally got enough ice to get our houses out today. The ice is good, about 10 inches, but there is a layer of slush between the snow and ice.
We went out tonight and I didn’t do so hot, but the guys in the house next to us limited out. I think we were too shallow. Our other house that hit well was at about 16 ft. Needless to say we’ll be making adjustments!
The walleye were deeper where the current was stronger. 1/2oz or heavier is best in the deep spots. Lighter will send your line down river. The shallow spot was less current but that wasn’t where the fish were tonight. Morning is good, evening is better!
Dec 15, 2007
Ice on the river is about 10 inches now. Although there still are a few spots to be careful of here and there still.
Anglers have houses on the river now and are doing well. Afternoon and evening have been best, as usual. A stronger current this year has anglers using 1/2 oz or heavier in the deeper spots and shallower they can get away with lighter.
Our larger houses will be going on later this week for rental or just grab your portable and come on up!
It’s great to see snow this year! There hasn’t been much for snowmobilers in a few years, but we have plenty now!
Dec 10, 2007
A very chilly weekend! Anglers here went up to the Lake and did very well! Limits were not a problem to reach before 10 am.
We’re seeing small portable houses pop up on the river here and there, but still use caution. The bay has about 6-8 inches of ice right now. The river has less but the subzero temps help to thicken it every day.
Dec 5, 2007
I went out to the point in front of the bay today and snapped a few pictures of the river. We’re getting some good ice out there with the exception of a few weak spots yet.
The Lake is set to open their ice fishing season this weekend and I’m sure with cold temperatures expected to hang around we won’t be far behind on the river here!
Nov 30, 2007
This was the view at Vidas Landing today. There are still some open pockets here and there but we’re definitely building ice now. It won’t be long, if our temps remain where they are, before we can pull out the portables!