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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]