Slow but steady start, Strong finish
We began this week with fishing the bays in about 12-16ft of water, the bite was slow but steady. As the temperatures continue to drop and the ice thickens, we finished the week strong, fishing in 22-29 ft of water. Jigging will pick up some aggressive fish while a dead stick or tip up with a sucker or fathead are producing nice walleyes as well. You just need to keep moving until you find the active fish. There is still some action in shallow water. If your looking for Northerns, fish the bays with dead sticks, tip ups and rattle reels. The perch have been gobbling up wax worms. The bite is definitely picking up.
We now have all three Ice Castles on the ice out of Mac’s Twin Bay.
Most resorts are only letting machines out, but there have been reports of a few letting out half ton trucks. Check with the resort before you hit the ice. Please heed their warnings and stay safe out there.