Ice Fishing Forecast with Barb

Ice fishing Forecast

Today we started pulling houses off the lake into the storage lot. With the rain earlier in the week the frost started going out and despite the gravel it was soft but with the 277 Cat skidsteer with tracks all went really good. Tonight it is going to freeze up even more and tomorrow evening the rest of the houses will be will be off the lake. Somebody above was watching out for us this weekend. With the major snowstorm going south of us it was definitely a blessing.

If the rain hadn’t come Monday we would have still been out there for this weekend. But the water going down the holes and cracks created some very big waterholes that a person, even a vehicle could have went down in. Last night we got about 2 inches of heavy wet snow that stuck on the ice and with tonight’s cold those holes are going to crust over and with the little snow forecasted tomorrow with the wind they will be hidden from view. The thickness of the ice is not a problem especially now that that top 3-6″ of soft ice is refreezing. Most of it out there is 24″ or more. Just a word of caution to anyone going out venturing out on the lake if you don’t know where the the holes are…..beware…

We are going to have our Lybacks/TWP Tournament prize drawing Saturday at 3:00 pm. Not sure if it will be back in the field along our entrance or on the ice down in front. We will wait and see how bad the wind is blowing and decide then. If you come up you will know where we are going to have it when you turn in….

Keep a Tight Line!! Eddy

Today we pulled all the rentals and private customers houses close to shore on better ice. Blocked them up and are going to wait for colder weather the next two to three days to get them in the storage lot. Wheelhouse customers need to come and get their houses after the weekend when things freeze up better too. We are closing….

We canceled all reservations for rentals for the weekend. We will not be letting anyone out on ATV’s, snowmobiles, trucks, etc. We found numerous water holes from draining water that a person could possibly fall into, so we are basically closed for the rest of the season, unless something drastically changes.

The Lybacks/TWP fishing Tournament, (The fishing part is cancelled). The prize drawings will continue as planned at 3:00 pm Saturday for those that might come up for that. However you DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT to get your door prize..(Change in rules since we are not fishing). So if the weather is bad stay home. We are going to organize the prizes Friday night like we always do. We will compile a list of all 150 prizes. And Saturday we will draw just like we have in the past. All tickets, prize numbers, and names will be documented in a notebook and marked on the prize awarded. Next week we will contact ALL contestants and inform them of what they received. We will mix up prizes, big and small just like we always have so everyone will have a chance for a big one at the end as always. You can come up later and pickup prize, or we will send it to you if you pay the shipping.

Its too bad the warm weather stayed so long. At the beginning of the week I thought we would make it thru it, but when I started seeing waterholes like I did it was time to pull the plug. It’s quite a financial hit to Cindy and I to lose the last weekend of the season’s income, but I won’t take the chance of someone having a problems out there either.

The office will be open to receive calls if any have questions. Keep a Tight Line!


Most of the weather forecasts are showing us on the edge of the heavy snow although a couple models show 4-8 inches. Today we are going to move and block rentals. The weather is to turn colder and tomorrow we will be moving privates off their spots and closer to roads that are ready to pull already. Alot depends on what will happen weather wise and I will be updating again tonight. We will be deciding tomorrow if we are going to cancel rentals or not for the weekend. It all depends on the weather.

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