The cold snap has had a impact on the bite but we are still finding some good gills and crappie. Tomorrow I take off to Rapid City to fish with some boys from the Rapid City Boys Club. (Hooked On Hard Water Event) This is the most rewarding event I do all year. There is nothing like taking some under privileged kids out ice fishing and truly giving them an opportunity to experience some pretty cool things.
The team will be out with clients all weekend around Clear Lake and I’ll post some reports Monday or Tuesday. I will also be posting my report when I get home. Thanks again for following along everyone!
This weekend is the 3rd annual Yellow Bass Bonanza Ice Fishing Tournament. This year we have 254 teams and we are giving over $25k in cash and prizes. If your around Clear Lake this weekend please feel free to stop by Macintosh state park at 1pm for the weigh in.
Fishing Report – The fishing has been fantastic over the last week. We have been catching Crappie, Gills, and Yellow Bass out on Clear Lake. Most of the fish are being caught in 14fow or less. Crystal lake is slow but they are still catching some limits of gills. The Walleyes are being caught during low light hours on Clear but its a hit or miss on the keepers. Look for Walleyes on the rock reefs.
Things on Clear are still steady. We have been picking up some nice panfish with a walleye or two mixed in. The Yellows are being caught in 3 to 6 ft in the little lake and the Crappie are starting to make there move to the winter holes. The Muskie fishing has been fair. We have been boating around 1 or 2 per trip.
ICE FISHING! Its time to start looking at or booking your 2015 ice fishing trip! We have been taking many calls about ice fishing and people have started to book. If your looking at doing a weekend trip this year you should call sooner than later. If your looking at a weekday trip you still have some time yet. This year is going to be a blast!
The Last couple days have been great Muskie fishing. This year has blessed us with some great fish. The best part of my fully guided trips are that I will show and teach you exactly how to put one of these in the boat. The top photo is Dan and his 1st ever Muskie!!!!
The Yellow Bass fishing is starting to pick up. If we put a little work into it I think we could boat a pile of them. (100Plus) The Muskie fishing is also great. Most trips are landing at least one and some are getting multiple opportunities to put some nice fish in the boat. Mike and His Father Bob (75yr old) both picked up a nice fish on Sunday Night. Photo – Mike with is nice Clear Lake fish.
If Muskie or Yellow Bass fishing has your interest please feel free to shoot me a email or give me a call.
September should be lights out Yellow Bass fishing and we do have some weekend spots available.
We have had a great July. The Panfishing has been great on West O. and during those trips we get a few Large Mouth and some Small Mouth mixed in. Crystal Lake is still good with an occasional Walleye mixed in. Its now Muskie season on Clear Lake and they have started to heat up. We are still getting a couple eyes on Clear also but its not crazy good. I’ve posted some pics of some Huge Yellow Bass, some are pushing 12 inches. Iowa Master angler is 10in.
At least with all these storms we are still landing some great fish! Muskies love crazy weather and that’s one thing that we have had a lot of. Chris popped his and then his friend landed her fish 3 cast later. Nice job guys! Thanks again!
The Crappie bite has been great. The fish have been running 9 to 12 inches. Clear Lake has been very good this year. We have had some great walleye trips also. I’ve attached a few pictures from the trips over the last couple days. We even boated the 1st Muskie yesterday while fishing for Walleye. That a sweet bonus!!
The bite has been great! We have been dealing with some crazy weather but we are still making things happen. Limits of Walleye and some eater size Crappies have been hitting the livewells. Over the next couple weeks we have many weekday spots open and a couple weekend spots. If your looking for a fun bite or maybe even wanting to learn the lake a give us a call you won’t be disappointed. We are a full service guide that supplies everything.