Ice Roads Open to Full Traffic with Good Access to the Mud Flats
The Red Door Resort ice roads continue to be open to full traffic for the weekend of Thursday, February 9th to Sunday, February 12th. The ice road network covers the first and second sand breaks, and the mud flats, including Weimer, Bomback, Pantry, Barnacle, and Resort flats (see map below). A video ice update is included below.
The temperatures have been warm and, with the above freezing weather, the snow has settled down on the lake and the melted snow is pooling, causing some surface flooding. With those conditions in mind, the resort will be allowing 40 public wheelhouses out this weekend. Please note that reservations are required for wheelhouse traffic and reservations for the any upcoming weekend can be made here: https://thereddoorresort.com/wheelhouse-weekend-reservations/. Vehicle-only, side by side, ATV, snowmobile and walk-outs traffic are all still welcome and require no reservation.
The bite on the north side of Mille Lacs was very quiet during the cold front that ended just prior to last weekend. Fortunately things have improved with the warmer temperatures and anglers are catching fish on both the sand breaks and off the mud flats. The fish aren’t jumping out of the holes or snapping at just any presentation so, if you can, the best strategy is to be mobile while fishing or to put out some tips up at varying depths outside of the fish house rental or wheelhouse.
We look forward to seeing you on the north side of Mille Lacs during one of these last three weekends of the hard water season. The Red Door Resort have fish house rental availability and wheelhouse reservations are open for both future weekends.