Spring Fever and Our “Hardwater Problem”…

In a few weeks we will start our open water fishing. Until then our hard water problem is dictating what we do. With 12 to 14 inches of ice we are spending our time harvesting fish for the table and the freezer. Although ice fishing ranks a distant third place (behind smallmouth fishing and birdhunting) I have to admit this has been a banner year. We ate fresh perch 10 times in January and have frozen several bunches.
Those of you thinking of booking dates for 2017 need to remember that June through September fills up first with May and October filling up only after weather patterns can be determined.
Last year our May calendar didn’t fill until the end of April. You will probably be able to call a couple weeks ahead to get a date for May 1st through the 20th. We have already filled many days thereafter.
If you are a beginner or if you have youngsters you’d like to introduce to sportfishing, schedule for the soft-plastic season (June to September). Advanced fishermen will enjoy the cold-weather jerkbait bite.
When you call, we will be able to determine the best time for you to come.
Have a great 2017 on the water.feb2-029