The 2009 season started off with a bang! The Pike bite was fast and furious for the first few weeks of January, and then for whatever reason it shut down almost entirely. Salmon, Brook Trout, and Togue continue to bite well on more northern waters and the open water season is fast approaching. Its been a slow winter for guiding with only handful of clients coming to the region looking to get out on the ice. Chalk it up to the poor economy or to the dismal state of most people's investments, folks just aren't willing to spend the extra money when things are so tight, which I completely understand. No matter though, I've taken several clients out on the ice this winter and have been out countless times with fishing friends and family. All and all things have been pretty good across the board.
(Below) Good numbers of fish early this season; fish on the right weighed in at 15lbs.
(Blue Jacket Below) Zan's first Pike, and his brother Clark's best fish of the day.....gorgeous January weather
(Below) Nice 18lb. January fish!
Two first time icefishers (Calgary, Canada & North Carolina), both with their first Lake Trout......