Nearly 30 inches of ice!
Another fun filled week for the guests of the Perch Patrol. Some of our mid week guests were treated to quite a surprise as
“Mr. Ice fishing” Dave Genz paid us a two day visit. Not only did they get to meet our good friend Dave, they got to fish with him! He showed off the new Vexilar FL-28, handed out some of the new line up of Clam Outdoors tackle for them to try and demonstrated numerous jigging techniques. A lot of stories were told about the history of the ice fishing revolution, not too mention a lot of fish were caught during all of this. It was quite a site when Mr. Genz walked into the fish cleaning station at Woodland Resort. It was the first time we have ever heard the buzzing of all the electric fillet knives come to a complete stop! Always a good time when Dave comes to pay us a visit. He is going to try and come back and pay us two more visits this season, once in February, and again in March.
Dave Genz is pictured front and center in the very first picture below with the Button and Haskins group.
The fishing overall this past week was not quite as easy as we have had so far this year. We had to work a little harder, move quite a bit more but all in all, the Perch Patrol Guides made something happen every day. It was hard to string together two days in a row in the same location. Just when we thought we had the perch figured out, they threw us a curve ball. We had some very good walleye fishing at times. It seems like the before dark bite has been better than the morning bite for walleyes. Actually the mid to late afternoon perch bite seemed to be better than the morning bite as well.
We are still catching most of our fish on Northland Buckshot Rattle Spoons tipped with minnow heads or perch eyes. We did have one day that wax worms were the best. As far as depths go…back to being all over the board. We had a real good bite going in 43 feet of water early in the week but when that bite ended, some of our guides caught perch in 23 feet and we ended the week in 46 feet of water. So go figure. Just have to keep drilling holes and move, move, move.
Our ice conditions are approaching the 30 inch mark and our snow conditions remain the same. Be careful however that rain we had last week put a crust on this snow that is VERY slippery. Either wear cleats or walk like a penguin.
We have had quite a few calls regarding our availability. We have had to turn quite a few groups down because we are full on a lot of dates. We do still have a lot of room towards the end of February and March but things are still filling very rapidly.
Here is what we still have available for the rest of January…
Jan 19 and 20 room for 4 to 6
Jan 21 and 22 room for 2
Jan 23 room for 8
Jan 25 room for 6
Jan 26 room for 5
Jan 27 room for 5
Have a great week everybody!
Courtesy of Perch Patrol