Fishing Reports

16 1/16/2018

2nd Annual Fishing for a Cause Tournament and Ice/Fishing Report

2018-01-16T11:27:54+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 as well as the deep side of the flats.  Some huge northerns have been caught to the east and west of our access in the 6-10 fow and a number of jumbo perch, tullibee and pout’s are being caught.   Check out some of the huge walleye pics as well!   Come on out this weekend and join us for the tournament; great people, great prizes and a great cause!



12 1/12/2018

Ice Road & Fishing Report

2018-01-12T19:28:47+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 open and there are pressure cracks that are hard to see so please stay close to our roads to insure your safety.   The bite has picked up somewhat but you still have to work for them as a significant yellow perch hatch is keeping the walleye well fed.   Dead sticking with a shiner or jigging with the head of a fathead with glow orange or green on small spoons produces the best results.   The breaks have been performing as well or better than the flats off the deep ends at 28-31 feet of water and fish of many year classes have been caught; all which look very healthy.   -20 temps over the weekend so stay warm and be safe.   Keep road traffic to a minimum early morning until our ice team checks roads for any new cracks at 6:30 am.   Have a great weekend and please share your fish pics!

8 1/8/2018

Red Door Ice and Fishing Report

2018-01-09T09:06:00+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Fishing Reports, Ice Reports|0 Comments

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 reports stated any more than a handful of fish caught and we are predicting that the warmer weather/pressure change will help turn on the bite.   Some of our rentals did well and just 50′ away, some had much less luck.  Be sure to change up your presentation and keep your bait fresh.   What we have seen is many Jumbo Perch, Tullibee and Eel Pout which has been a surprise for us.  Our roads are open to gas trucks and single axle wheelhouses.   Ice reports show 14-16″ of ice in most areas though we have found areas of 11-12″ of ice in some “off road” areas so stick to our road system to stay safe.   Thanks to everyone that chose the Red Door and stay tuned for more reports……..


6 1/6/2018

Red Door Ice Report

2018-01-09T09:06:14+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Ice Reports|0 Comments

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.

3 1/3/2018

Red Door Member Pull List Con’t…

2018-01-03T21:34:14+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We continued pulling houses today with all houses up to 20′ in length and of reasonable weight.   Any larger or heavier houses, houses frozen in, or houses without adequate pulls were not pulled.  We will check ice tomorrow and Friday to determine if we have gained enough ice to pull the larger houses.   The houses pulled today are:  126, 178, 105, 189, 184, 161, 27, 30, 58, 181, 117 (staged), 232, 85, 113, 47, 244, 170, 140, and 146.   We will not be pulling on Thursday but may pull some houses Friday morning if we have gained the ice we need.   Thanks again for everyone’e patience.


2 1/2/2018

Resort Member Pull List

2018-01-09T09:06:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pulling continued today as we pulled many larger 18 and 20′ houses.   Pulled today were houses 147, 188, 118, 79, 195, 228, 206, 170, 132, 142, 233, 179, 209, 166, 69, 243, 146 (staged), 89, 220, 134, 73, 86, 46, 184, 121, 171, 138, 94 and 68.    We plan to pull many of the remaining houses tomorrow save the largest houses at the resort in which we will need to build some more ice before pulling.   Thanks again for everyone’s patience.  The weather is working in our favor and progress has been great.   Thanks to everyone that has been contributing and working hard to get this done.   Stay tuned…..


1 1/1/2018

Red Door Member Pull Schedule

2018-01-01T18:19:58+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Due to the hard work of our ice team, we managed to get a number of houses out today.  The houses pulled so far are: 28, 128, 22, 90, 39, 148, 119, 81, 177, 55, 26, 54, 165, 78, 63, 197, 62, 29, 121, 173, 150, 211, 45, 99, 218, 193.    The crack in our road has healed well and the access is in great shape as we limited access this past weekend.   We would have been able to get a dozen more pulled today except two of our trucks were damaged today by a house that was frozen to the ground and not broke free; any house frozen-in will not be pulled and will go to the end of the scheduled pull list.   It is imperative that those that wish to be pulled have their house ready and prepared.   We will resume pulling early tomorrow morning and hope to wrap up on Wednesday/Thursday.  Thanks for everyone’s patience!!!

29 12/29/2017

Ice & Fishing Report

2018-01-09T09:07:33+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Fishing Reports, Ice Reports|0 Comments

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 to -20 this weekend, we are concerned that the brittle ice may expose or reopen one of the cracks so we will remain cautious.   We have our 12′ X 20′ bridge spanning the one pressure crack which is healing up well.   The bridge is plenty wide for atv’s pulling wide trailers.   We have staked roads to the Weimer, Bombeck, and Pantry flats, a road to north Resort flat, and our main road extends all the way to the south tip of the Resort flat down by the Fletcher, Bitcher and Backer flats.

Fishing reports have been picking up and the night bite is coming alive.  Glow Orange and Green remain the best colors.   Many Jumbo perch have been caught on the north end as well as many year classes of walleye.     We will be pulling out our rentals mid weekend and proceeding to pull our Member houses starting Sunday/Monday.    Stay warm, stay safe, and have a great New Years!!!

27 12/27/2017

Ice Report

2018-01-09T09:07:51+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Fishing Reports, Ice Reports|2 Comments

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 can open for vehicles and lite wheel houses.   Stay tuned for more information…..

19 12/19/2017

Ice & Fishing Report

2018-01-09T09:08:11+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Fishing Reports, Ice Reports|2 Comments

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 top side of the flats.  A number of jumbo perch were caught (as big as 14″) as well as a number of walleye over 29″ which were all returned.    Silver spoons, glow pink and green, and light jigging with the head of a fathead or dead sticking seems to be working best.    It is about to get very cold so we expect to see the ice contracting and some cracks appearing so please travel slowly with extreme caution and we do not recommend venturing out after dark.   ATV’s and snowmobiles are welcome.   Stay warm and enjoy!