Bay shoreline trying to skim over, again. Open water as far as we could see yesterday. A few anglers have been in the marina basin. Some pike, perch, and even a few stray walleye being caught from what we hear. We have perch minnows, walleye minnows, and wax worms for sale in the marina store. Ice Eaters operating around some docks, so use caution. Ice thickness varies throughout the basin.
Mother Nature Is giving us a little tease lately, with strong winds through last night. All of our ice that had formed 2-2.5 miles out was blown away. The only ice remaining is seen with binoculars. The Marina is still frozen but the ice is moving and shifting. Take Caution. We had a couple fisherman show up today, but they did not venture out of the basin.
Reminder: The only access to the marina basin for ice fishing is from the launch ramp. Do not access down banks, across rocks, or on our docks. There will be a $3 parking fee this winter for vehicles accessing the marina basin and the Bay from our facility. A sign with information indicating where to park will be posted at marina entrance soon. Please come into marina store for additional information. Thank you.
Both launch ramp docks are pulled. Smooth, clear ice is covering most of the marina, but thickness is unknown. Ice is covering the Bay about 2 miles out. Surface looks smooth and clear. Thickness of the Bay ice is unknown to us at this time. There were pockets of open water within a mile of the marina we saw today when we took the photos. Click the pictures to view larger