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Thorne Bros Annual

Ice Fishing Outing

Jan 24-27, 2013

Muskie Bay Resort, Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada

     This has become an annual trip for us at Thorne Bros and we look forward to it         every year.  Paul, Chris, Jake and Ashley Trinkner and their staff do a great  job taking care of us.  This is an American Plan trip and we will have local guides bringing us to the hot spots.  As a group, we will decide what we want to do, but the basic plan will be as follows:

Show up on Thursday and fish or get your gear ready.  Supper will be provided.  Friday, we will get up and have a quick breakfast of donuts and/or rolls and hit the water early.  Lake Trout will be the primary target early in the day on Crow Lake and its surrounding lakes.  Conditions will dictate how far we will be able to travel.  We will come in for a hot lunch of sandwiches and/or soup and then head to Lake of the Woods for an afternoon of Crappie fishing.  At dark, we will come in and have a hot supper.  Saturday we’ll do the same, but that night we will have a dinner of Crappies and Lake Trout.  Sunday morning we’ll fish and then head home.

You will need a snowmobile or 4-wheeler (depending on snow/ice/slush conditions—snowmobile is usually preferred), a portable fish house (like a Fish Trap or similar), a flasher (Vexilar/Marcum/Hummingbird), heater/propane, ice scoop, warm clothes with waterproof boots (temps can get to less than –40F and have very slushy conditions) and the following recommended fishing tackle:

Lake Trout:    Thorne Bros 42” Professional Plus, Shimano 2500 to 4000 size spinning reel, P-line FluoroIce in 8# or 10#, ice rod case, #10 barrel swivels, 3/8oz tube jigs and 3”tubes in white-ish or glow colors, Sebile Vibratos, River2Sea Glassie and Deeper Vibes and a pliers.

Crappies:       Thorne Bros Panfish Sweetheart Plus, Tica SS500 spinning reel, 3#   P-line FluoroIce, ice rod case, Lindy #10 Fat Boys and #10 Genz/Ice Worms, Hali 25mm, Little Atom or other small plastics, #2 Jigging Rapala and a forceps.

The price for the Ice Outing is $400 USD.  Taxes not included.  To book your trip, contact Paul, Chris or Jake Trinkner at Muskie Bay Resort at 1-877-228-2076.  A $100 deposit is required.  For any other questions, contact Brett Erickson at Thorne Bros, 763-572-3782 or or check out our message board at

Frozen Fun For All!