Archive for February, 2016

UPDATE 2/25/16

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Lake level is 604.6 and looks to be going down more. That makes it a good time for a boat ride to mark structure for when the lake goes back up. Water temp is in the mid 30’s. No reports of catches yet. The annual tree drops are scheduled for this year. The Corp will be doing the Spalding drop on 3/19 at 9:00 am. They could use some volunteers. The drop at Southfork will be on April 2 at 9:00 am. Come on out and help out. We always manage to have a good time. The lake is clear of ice at this time, however on some mornings I see some skim ice in areas.

UPDATE 2/17/16

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Lake level is at 605.8. There is some ice on the lake and in fact the ramps at 107 and Route U are iced in again. It looks like 107 should be open by this weekend. The Southfork ramp is usable now and should be wide open by the weekend. You should be able to get past the bridge and out to Middle Fork. There is some ice around both of the bridges on 107 as well. There was a truck and trailer in the parking lot at Southfork this afternoon. You should find some crappie around the bridge piers and deepwater bluffs. Try fishing over brushpiles in 10-20 FOW as well. I would not be surprised to find some blues hanging around those deepwater bluffs and riprap either. The weather is supposed to be great this weekend so I would think there will be some boats on the water. We do have minnows and goldfish so stop in if you need some. As the store is not manned all the time you may want to give us a call 1st. We will be glad to meet you at the store.

UPDATE 2/3/16

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Lake level is at 606.9. The lake is pretty well open except for the back reaches of the some of the arms. The main boat ramps are free of ice and can be used. Naturally there are no courtesy docks in place. We have been seeing quite a lot of geese flying around including snow’s and Canada’s. There have been a lot of eagles around all winter and they are fun to watch. There are also quite a few rabbits around this year and of course always plenty of squirrels out there if you need an excuse to be in the woods. Shed hunting is also underway. We have minnows, crawlers, and goldfish here at the resort. Call ahead and we will get you set up. I am sure a person could get onto some crappie on the bridge pier and also on the south facing bluffs.

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