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Opening for Trout Opener

LOTW ice on Stevens Bay is 10 inches, I have been out doing some fishing this past week. We just got back from the New Fargo Ice Show and we were also at the Duluth Ice Fishing Show this past weekend.

12-10-2018 We now have a day house on the ice, we have drove out on LOTW and plowed a ice road.

Crow Lake looks like it froze over on the 6th Of December. We are good for January 1 2019 season to begin.

This year we are offering a light menu of burgers, FF and homemade pizza from 5-9 pm. We will still have our normal American Plan served at 7:00 am breakfast and dinner at 5:00. We also have a heated, well lite fishing cleaning house outside and still our inside facilities.

We have an opening Jan 1st- 10 for 6 pp.  Opening for 5 pp Jan 7-13. We have the double side cabin available from Jan 24-28. Call for openings during the week. We have several openings from Jan 7-10; Jan 14-17; Jan 21-24. Call for February and March openings.

Give us a call at 1-877-228-2076 or 608-469-3644 call or message my cell.

We will see you on the hard water

Paul Trinkner

Muskie Bay Resort



Remember this?

We will start putting a few things away as we approach, yes the winter season. We will start scouting for the 2018 hunt and look forward to seeing snow and think ice fishing. Difficult to believe how winter comes up so fast here in Nestor Falls. One day 86 the next 44 and sleet. We love the diversity.


Pete Matson Group, Mark, Joe and Dick this week.

September 22, today.

The weather went from 86 to 44 in one week, sunny days to rain and talking about snow.

We had 13 guys in for the week and did well from Lake Trout, Bass, Pike and Walleye. They fished almost every lake in the area. South Narrows, Girard, Jesse, Cedar Tree, Whitefish Bay and Stevens Bay both on Lake of the Woods and a course Crow Lake. The guys were from Virginia, Florida, New York, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The enjoy the variety of experience and adventure each lake provides. And these aren’t  young guys most are retired in there late 60’s or early 70’s. They inspired me to think I too can still hike, climb and fish and get back up and do it again when I get older. So, when I start complaining, I think about them and how they never complained and enjoyed their stay. Until next year thank you for coming.


Rowan, Dog Paw, Cameron, Caviar, Whitefish, Sabaskong and Crow Lake.

Where do you want to fish today?

Some of the best reasons you should stay at Muskie Bay Resort is we are in the middle of fishing heaven. You can go out to Rowan, Caviar, Whitefish Bay, Sabaskong… This past week we had groups going in different directions. Catching Lake Trout, Pike, Walleye, Perch and Crappie. It was a good time for all, the weather was great. The ice is about 20 inches as an average depth and with the warmer weather we have experienced some slush. Things are tighting back up with the cooler temps at night. There is enough snow to get the back lakes. And you can drive down your vehicles and trailers down to Stevens and Whitefish Bay, we have them plowed. Remember you need a key for Stevens Bay.

Why aren’t you here?

Why aren’t you here? The fish are MOVING!!! For opening day we had one group chasing Trout and landed 12 and missed another 5. Their largest was a 34″er. Another group Trout fishing needs a little coaching. They ended up with a 42″ and a 45″ Muskie on back to back drops! They were released immediately to make sure no slime, fins or gills got frozen. Gotta take care of these big girls so they get even bigger! Had one other guy bring 3 Lakers through the hole. Remember the new regs on Lakers with only 1 per day and 2 in possession. The Lake Trout season is off to a

great start and only about 270 more days to go! 

See you on the hard water

Paul Trinkner

Muskie Bay Resort



New Fishing Regulations for 2018

There are some important new fishing laws you should be aware of when you are in the Nestor Falls area:

Lake Trout: Standard Licence – 1 in one day, possession
limit of 2, not more than 1 greater than
65 cm (25.6 in.) and Conservation Licence – 1, any size. Live bait is prohibited on Whitefish Bay and only barbless, single hooks are allowed.

Walleye: Standard Licence is 2 per day with a possession limit of 4 and Conservation Licence is 2 total. Walleye and Sauger are considered the same and only 1 greater than
46 cm (18.1 in.) is allowed.

No changes for the other species. Here is a link to the 2018 rules for our area…/fishi…/2018/2018-fmz-5-english.pdf

If you have any questions give me a call at 1-877-228-2076 or my cell at 1-608-469-3644

Paul Trinkner

Muskie Bay Resort


Ice Fishing has begun.



Lake Trout has been open one day and everyone is catching fish but being tight-lipped so we will have to give it a couple of days for them to loosen up! Crappies: best bite is in the low-light periods in the morning and evening. Schools are scattered so it is best to move around a lot to find them and stay on them. Couple good year classes showing up so you will get a variety of sizes. Walleyes: best bite is just as it starts to get dark. As usual for up here, the best plan is to trout fish in the morning into early afternoon and then head over and chase crappies and walleyes in the evening.

Happy New Year to everyone!!

Lets fish hard water.

Paul Trinkner

Muskie Bay Resort