Our ice access is now fully open to all pickup trucks and wheel houses.
The hard work of our ice crew and a few days of colder weather have our ice road in good shape. We're open once again to all pickup trucks and tandem axle wheel houses. However, our first bridge is restricted in width to 6.5' (78") wide wheel houses and trailers.
Our ice road access is open but limited to 1/2 ton trucks or smaller for now. No wheel houses, no diesel pickups, and no 3/4 ton or larger pickups can be allowed on or off the ice at this time. With the widely varying temperatures of late several pressure ridges and active cracks have formed close to shore. Thinner ice of about 11" has been discovered in some areas near shore as well. Bridges are in place and detours have been plowed as needed. Ice is naturally under constant change with temperature and new trouble spots can form at any moment [...]
Beautiful weather and the 2nd Annual Fishing for a Cause Tournament is coming to the Red Door Resort this coming weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather and this warmer weather should drastically improve the bite! Come on out for the festivities this coming weekend; our access should be open to all vehicles and wheelhouses. This past weekend hit us with very cold weather and barometric pressure that made fishing tough though some of our members and a number of our rentals did well and shared their pics/memories with us. The second break continues to produce [...]
Road access is open to gas trucks and single axel wheelhouses. The change from 40 degrees down to -20 in one day opened up more cracks which we are currently bridging. In this extremely cold weather, ice becomes very brittle and can be dangerous; 5 MPH speed limit by our bridges and 10MPH on the main roads - Anyone driving faster will be asked to leave. Our main roads are in good condition so I recommend staying on the road infrastructure which goes to the flats. Off roading is risky as brittle ice can crack and [...]
This last weekend as a tough one. The bite was slow though the graph's showed a lot of action. We had a great group of people up this weekend but unfortunately didn't get much time to visit as our whole team was working diligently to move bridges, keep the roads open and keep everyone safe. The fish that were caught were very thick and healthy. The DNR stated that there was a large yellow perch hatch and that seems to be keeping the walleye well fed. Of the hundreds of people fishing this weekend, very few [...]
The cracks coming off Knox point have finally improved and we are open to gas trucks pulling single axel wheelhouses. Warmer weather in improving the bite though it was a slower bite last night for most. The pics we are receiving are proving large "well fed" fish so most reports are having better success dead sticking than jigging. Restaurant is open and we are open evenings to beer and pizza.
Our whole team was on the ice today plowing, checking ice depths, staking roads etc. Our road system now has 12-14" of ice. Checking many areas off-road, we found an area with as little as 9.5" of ice and an area of 16" of ice. We are opening our access to 1/2 ton trucks, cars, and ATV's for the weekend. Stay near our road system to ensure safety. Anyone wishing to pull out a wheelhouse can do so with an ATV but we will not allow trucks pulling wheelhouses until next week. Being that are dropping [...]
Our ice team headed out in the frigid weather yesterday and found ice from 11-14" of good ice. The extreme cold has created a pressure crack that we have an ATV bridge over which allows for ATV's, Snowmobiles, and UTV's; the bridge is 5' wide so wider trailers will not cross. Paul is now out plowing roads to set up our winter infrastructure. We are building ice quickly and are looking to pull our rental and permanent ice houses out starting late weekend. We will be checking the ice Thursday and Friday to see if we [...]
Captain Paul and I ventured out today and checked ice at the Weimer, Bombeck, east side of the Resort and Pantry flat and found a fairly consistent 10" of ice. In some areas we found 11-12", but under areas of drifted snow we found thinner ice measuring 8". We are very fortunate to have good solid consistent ice this year as we managed to avoid much of the layered broken ice that blew away from the north end just before freezing. Weekend was filled with mixed reports off the first break in 12-14'fow, 24-26'fow, as well as the [...]