Well, it is that time of year. The time of year I look forward to. I get a bit anxious waiting for the water to get hard. Crow lake looks froze over as far as I can see. Not quite ready to adventure out on yet. LOTW is froze over now for about a week. I have seen crazy people out on 4 wheelers. I think I will just dream a bit longer and maybe by next week I will have to venture out. We are very cold today! Making ice.
See you on the hard water
This winter 2017 we have heated ice houses to rent for 110.00 US dollars a day for 1-3 pp 1/2 day is 75.00.
Muskie Bay Resort also has sleds 2 man wide track sleds to rent for 150.00 a day including 5 gals of gas. We are going to have gas for sale this year, inside the lodge fishing cleaning and a guide for 200.00 a day for 1-3 pp. US prices.
Muskie Bay Resort presents the Crow Lake Ice Classic 2017
January 26-29 2017. Want a REAL Winter adventure? Come join us in Nestor Falls, Ontario Canada at Muskie Bay Resort. Fish the famous waters of Lake of the Woods, Crow Lake and surronding lakes for Lake Trout, Crappies, Perch, Pike and everything else this area has to offer. There are give aways and prizes. This American Plan trip leaves no one hungry and the local guide will be bringing us to all the hot spots. As a group we will decide what we want to dd, but the basic plan will be as follows: Show up on Thursday and fish or get your gear ready. Supper is provided on Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday we will get up and have a quick breakfast and hit the water early. Lake Trout will be the primary target early in the day on Crow Lake or its surronding lakes. Conditions will dictate how far we will be able to travel. We will come in for a hot lunch and then head over to Lake of the Woods for an afternoon of Crappie fishing. At dark we will come in and have a hot supper. Saturday we enjoy some of what we have caught and we will have fish for dinner. Sunday morning will fish and then head home. Things you need for this outting: Snow mobile, or 4 wheeler ( depending on ice conditions) snow mobile preferred. Portable ice house ( like a fish trap or similar); electronics ( flasher like a Vexilar or Hummingbird). Heat/ propane, ice scoop, warm clothes, with waterproof boots. Temperatures can get to less -40 F and then go to warmer weather and have slush conditions over night. Recommended fishing tackle: Lake Trout; Clam Outdoors Dave Genz Split Handle Rods in 40″ Heavy or 36″ Medium-Heavy or similar. Shimano 2000 to 3000 size spinning reel. P-line Floroice 10# ice rod case. #10 barrel swivels, 3/8 oz tube jigs and 3″ to 4″ tubes in white-ish or glow colors, blade baits, like Heddon Sonars and a pliers. Crappie/Perch: Bring your favorite ultra-light set up but also bring a lighter walleye combo as you can target the larger fish by upsizing to baits like Hali 25mm, #2 Jigging Rapalas smaller Northland Buck -Shot Rattle Spoons etc. Tipping baits with plastics like Little Atom or other small plastics works well.
The cost of the outting is 450.00 USD taxes are not includes. To book your trip contact Paul or Christine Trinkner at Muskie Bay Resort 1-877-228-2076 toll free. A 100.00 deposit per person is required.
Well it has been a good two weeks for Clyde and the boys, thank you for the photos and sharing your great time.
The water temperatures today are 64 on Crow Lake and 67 on LOTW. Muskies are done spawing on Crow Lake we are finding them now on the points. Trout fishing is good jigging some at 70-75 feet using a Sebile Greenie vibrato. Catching some trolling over deep water with our in line weights 4 OZ getting our spoons down 30 feet. Walleye fishing are on the rocks, fishing has been really good, I am hearing 7-9 ft. Pike fishing has been great in the weeds double blade buzz baits (black).
Summer 2016 has begun and we have been busy painting, washing all the linens, washing walls and painting.
In motel 4 log siding inside, new bathroom sink, new tub and flooring. We did some much needed repairs to cabin 9 due to water damage. Working on cabin 4, new cabinets in the bathroom and new flooring in the kitchen.
We replaced some of the older boats flooring and purchased another new Crestliner 50 hp and trailer.
Opening up a few of cabins over the winter,so we are putting in a heated water line so that we can be ready for the cold weather. We have a list of things to do, I hope we get them all done before next weekend.
We are excited about the summer, this is the busiest we have ever been. We look forward to seeing everyone. Thank you.
See you soon
Christine, Paul, Jake, Ashley and the boys.
Crow Lake today 4-19-2016 looking good. I would say still May 5, I have others guessing April 30th and others perhaps this weekend.
Check out Ice Patrols post.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon on open water. And those that are on our waiting for ice out list I will give you a call as soon as I know something.
See you on the water
Muskie Bay Resort
Check out the Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol for March 11, 2016.
It looks like a few more weeks of ice fishing.
See you out on the hard water
When you live where there is 6 months of winter you look for ways to have fun being outside. We are still loving winter! Thank you Chad for sharing your weekend with us at Muskie Bay Resort.