Yes! 11-22-17 and we are ice fishing on Lake of the Woods.

It isi ice fishing time 6 1/2 inches on Stephens Bay Lake of the Woods. There is a light snow covering no problem with four wheelers of snowmobiles. Those of you that have used my landing on Lake of the Woods there is now a gate and you must have key.  There is  no turnaround once you get down by the gate.


I Can’t believe I am saying this.

But I will see you soon on the hard water

Paul Trinkner

Muskie Bay Resort



The end of Deer Hunting 2017.

Two good ones at the end of the 2017 deer hunt season. It was the coldest hunt that I could ever remember.

If you are going to come half way across the continent and freeze your butt off you might as well shoot a really big, fat whitetail! That is exactly what these boys from the state of Virginia did. If this ‘fat boy’ (and all the deer in our area are like this) is any indication, we are in for a ‘real’ winter. When they pack on the pounds like this, Mother Nature has told them to get ready because a hard winter is coming. This bodes really well for our ice fishermen and women!

That’s a wrap! After our coldest last week of the hunt in 18 years.

Thank you, all of you for coming and making it a memorable hunting season.

Happy Holidays to all of you and your families. Now on to Ice fishing!!


Snow! Snow and more Snow!

Last week Thursday we had our first major snow storm. The wind, ice and snow knocked out the electricity in the area for about  a week for some people. It was nice to know that we were prepared to weather out the storm. It didn’t stop us from deer hunting. Here are a few more photos of deer caught on camera.

Looking forward to our next group of hunters.

Your guide

Paul Trinkner