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2012-2013 Ice Fishing Trips
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We now have multiple guides working daily for our guided ice trips and our
sleeper and day houses. We are the only guide service in the area that can
handle multiple groups and or the largest corporate groups. Have a large
group or want to come solo? We can help you get on the ice and catch
some fish, give us a call today. Also, follow the link to see our list of
experienced and dedicated guides - GUIDE TEAM
With that in mind we are in full swing here in the north country. The ice in
the bay is good, the travel is great and the fishing has been fantastic. So,
we've been running everyday, from our daily guided trips to our sleeper and
day fish house rentals, its been busy. Now, we just need to build some ice
north of Houghton Point and Long Island, so we can start to delve into
some new territory, including Lake Trout spots. Cold seems to be with us,
and our fingers are crossed to have the ice move northward. We will keep
you updated on that.
On ice conditions, we are seeing 12 to 15 inches on our oldest ice, that
stretches from Second Landing to the head of the Bay (south of Bono
Creek). This is outlines by a line of pack ice that runs across the entire bay.
Past this, 8 to 10 inches is the norm, which runs half way down the channel
to Long Island and over to half way to Houghton Point off Washburn. North
of here the ice is variable, from 1 to 6 inches and EXTREME caution is
needed! No ice anywhere north of Houghton, yet.
But, even though the ice is still locked into the bay itself, the fishing has
stayed pretty consistent for us, on our guided trips and our fish house
rentals, and we have been able to stay on some nice fish catches. We have
mainly been catching Browns, Coho, Whitefish and a few odd ball species
on our trips. Also, the Perch fishing has been good all around the Bay.
Typically, we have been targeting the shorelines from the head of the bay
all the way up to Washburn for our trips, running into our fish 20 FOW or
deeper. Northland Buckshots and Macho Minnows have been our
mainstay, but, Pimples are also working good. Greens and Golds have been
our go-to colors. Tip with lake shiner parts and or wax worms. If we run into
Whitefish or Perch, we have been going to Jigger spoons with chain
droppers or small jigs with the same. Trout are even hitting these as well.
Perch have been off Second Landing in 14 FOW or deeper, and you have to
find holes and or stubbles of weeds to hold the roaming schools to be
Inland waters are doing great, most lakes have a foot or more of ice now.
Walleye fishing is starting to slow a bit, but, they can still be caught during
low light periods. Basin fishing is what you want to key in on as the fish are
slipping to the deeper water now. Bluegill and Crappie fishing has been lake
to lake for success. Very weird bite for them, as they seem scattered on a
lot of the lakes and no real pattern can be found. But, on other lakes, the
fish are on fire and good catches are coming to the ice.
Do not forget our new trip available for this winter. BRING YOUR OWN
GEAR rate. For those who bring all their own equipment but still want a
guided trip we are offering trips at 350 for a full day for up to 4 anglers (no
half day option). This is the best rate around for those who have all the gear
but just need a little guidance on the ice for the day.
And, remember, we are booking daily for any of our guided ice fishing
adventures along with our Sleeper and Day Fish Houses. So, be sure to
contact us today to get that prime weekend you are after!
Oh, and for those doing it yourself, River Rock Inn and Baitshop will be
carrying over their Angler Special into the open water. Thats right, 59 bucks
for a single and 79 for a double, per night. Includes the use of the fish
cleaning facility and fish storage.
Take a peek at our Guide Team that will be helping you daily on the ice or
|TO BOOK AN ON THE SPOT TRIP PLEASE CALL, E-MAIL, OR WRITE TODAY!!
Captain JIM HUDSON
24 N 3RD STREET
BAYFIELD, WI 54814
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