It has been an interesting week! The Annandale area we pulled our houses off the ice and are now just doing Hook and Go rentals meaning customers are taking the ice houses up north to lakes like Upper Red Lake, lake winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, Kabetogama, Lake of the woods and many more. We are still heading out on the Ice with foot traffic  in the Annandale area. It seems for customers driving north 2 hours they are finding 24-30 inches of ice depending on the lake. As far as fishing out on the ice the warm weather has been bringing in limits of crappies, Perch, and Sun Fish. A few Walleye are being caught in the Annandale area. The pictures below are from the last two weeks. The Perch came out of Lake Winnibigoshish and some of the Walleyes came out of Lake Sylvia by Annandale. It looks like we have about 3 weeks of our season left to get in on a ice house rental. If you would like a special up north guided trip let me know and we can make arrangments for Upper Red Lake or Lake Winnibigoshish.

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We have been making good ice these last few days with little snow on the ice travel is easy getting around. We are seeing 16-20 inches of ice. Last weekend we had one house set up for Walleyes, one hook and go rental to the ice fishing extravaganza on gull lake, and the other two set up for pan fish. We are on two different lakes. The grand castle picked up 4 walleyes, 2 pike, and 1 crappie this spot was a little on the slow side. The guys said the fish are there on the camera mix of sun fish crappies pike and walleyes but not to active. The other houses set up for pan fish one house caught about a dozen crappies and the other house caught 15 keeper sun fish along with large mouth bass and some smaller pike. This time of year fishing tends to slow down a little bit. I expect this Friday night to be a good bite as the barometric pressure will be falling into Saturday!

The pictures below see the weather forecast. I was out making the rounds on Monday checking on ice houses and got to wet a line for a hour and caught a 14 inch crappie along with a 24 inch pike that made a great lunch. Those two hit one after another around 10:00 A.M. I still have one 8 x 16 open for Friday night and with the barometric pressure falling if anyone is thinking about ice fishing Friday night will be a good night for it!Screenshot (9) 16473350_1385842408169237_2308680477701438142_n 16508097_1385842368169241_8145646736160707181_n