Posted by: Arvid | December 31, 2009


Typically, the best ice fishing of the year is the week between Christmas and New Years and judging from the activity on the outside of the Lighthouse Gap, Pine Island and Morris Point Gap, that is no secret.

Don’s son, Brad and his two boys, Jacob and Caleb were up for a couple of days fishing. They fished the outside of Pine Island Monday and caught some saugers fishing deep; nothing great. Tuesday, I went with them and we went out of Morris Point Resort. We set up the portables in 26 feet of water and experienced painfully slow fishing. In about three hours of fishing, Brad had caught three walleyes; Don and I didn’t catch a thing. We could mark fish on the flasher, but couldn’t get them to bite. About one o’clock, I packed up and Don took me back to a road where some early morning and late afternoon fishing was producing a few walleyes in about 21 feet. They decided to hang tough where they were for another couple of hours. I found fishing better than where I was and fishing picked up for them, also. All together, we ended up with 16 walleyes and saugers; pretty good considering the way the day started.

Jacob and Caleb with nice walleyes

Jacob with a nice eater


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