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Ice is moving NORTH

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The ice pack has been growing and moving north this past week. Always nice to have a spot that gives you first ice for a month or more! smile

But, for right now, we are at a stand still on ice expansion. It has turned the corner around Houghton Point a tad, just down to Bodins resort. But, strong winds last night and today, just would not let the deeper water from there to up here in Bayfield ice over, even with below zero temps.

The ice is 8 to 10 inches now on the oldest ice pack off the Second Landing to Ashland shoreline. From there you will find 5 to 6 inches from Bono Creek to Washburn. Then up off Houghton and around the corner you are looking at 2 to 4. So, caution still is needed.

Fishing wise, it was so-so over the weekend, for the groups of clients we had out. It was consistant fishing, just not gang buster numbers like we experienced days prior. Everyone caught fish and we had action both jigging and on set-lines. Fishing should pick-up again after the full moon phase passes.

Browns, Whitefish, Coho, Pike, Perch and a few Walleye along with Burbot from the west side of the bay to Houghton Point. From 10 to 35 FOW is what we have been zeroing in on . Out in the middle off Ashland - Perch, some Trout and Salmon, Walleye, Pike, Smelt and Whitefish. Second Landing has had some nice Perch catches and a few walleyes over the weekend too.

And with the thickening ice off Ashland, we have now put out our Sleeper House and will have our Day House out shortly. Lots going. But, luckily, this winter I have four other guides working along side myself. So, we are guiding multiple trips a day, from small to big groups, along with keeping our clients happy in our fish house rentals

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