June 21, 2013

Published on June 24, 2013, by in Fishing Reports.

The bite is ON now! We have been waiting patiently for the walleye bite to turn on and it finally has – it’s consistent and getting really fun! Guides are boating between 20-50 fish in a 4-8 hour trip, the launches the last few nights have been in the +30 as high as 50 fish in one night. Many of the guides are producing limits of nice 18-20″ walleye while the launches are bringing in a few keepers consistently.

Where to fish: Look for 22′-30′ depths – deep gravel, mud flats. Evenings you can catch them shallow.

What to use:  Bobbers, Leaches, spinners, Lindy Rigs with long snells. People are using crawlers and minnows as well.

Good luck!


May 18, 2013

Walleye off the dock - 5/15/2013

Walleye off the dock – 5/15/2013


What a fun season so far!

Once the ice finally left the bay just AFTER opener, the fishing off the dock turned on nicely. Several limits of fish have been caught so far in the later evening hours. Jigging with a leech or a minnow has been working the best. Fish will be in the warmer waters for awhile – it was reported yesterday that the water temperature up on the north side of the lake was just 37 degrees…..brrr.

If you haven’t heard already, we are introducing a new launch this season – with some delays, she will be in the water this week. This large boat will hold at least 35 people, we are looking to rate it for more for larger party groups. Contact us for more information.

As the guide season starts, there will be more fishing reports to come.


January 3, 2013

Hi all and Happy New Year!

Fishing has been fairly decent so far this season – most of our houses are setup on deeper water but customers moving around report that they are catching in shallower water like 10′-13′. Seems walleye are favoring shiners but fatheads and larva work as well.

We recommend the Lindy Rattlin’ Flyer Spoons as well as Genz Bugs and Worms.

Ice on our end of the lake is a solid 14′ +, no known issues or cracks. 1/2 ton vehicles or less right now towing a smaller fish house are okay (18 foot or less).

Be safe!


December 14, 2012 Ice Update

Published on December 14, 2012, by in Fishing Reports.

We have between 7″-8″ of ice on Isle Bay. Some have reported more, but it’s only consistent with the 7-8″. There is an ice fishing tournament in Isle Bay this weekend, fishermen are catching some, but a lot of small ones in the mix. We are hoping to start bringing some houses out later this week, at least the 14′ one.


Ice Fishing Season

Published on November 22, 2012, by in Resort General.

We have the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show coming up next weekend (November 30-December 1) at the River Centre in St. Paul…hope you all can make it. If you are thinking about booking with us and are on the fence, the show is a great way to meet the staff and see a sample of one of our ice houses. We will have our 8×16 Ice Castle there for your viewing.

For those of you that have stayed with us in the past, we have done some remodeling since you were here last. We will have a brand new office located in the same building but the front door will be street facing. We added another bathroom with a shower to accommodate the winter crowd. We are excited to show it off!

Happy Thanksgiving and we’ll see you soon!


End of Season Check

Published on November 2, 2012, by in Resort General.

We are in the beginning of November and are making some exciting plans for the new year! We have a TV show in the works which will hopefully pan out, we have a brand new 48′ Launch on order as well as a brand new 24′ Rental Pontoon. For ice fishing, we have 4 new ice houses on order which will be very similar to our 2011 models, complete with Stove, Oven and Bathroom. Book in soon, the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show is right around the corner!



June Fishing Report

Published on June 27, 2012, by in Fishing Reports.

Well folks, not much to say other than the bite has been phenomenal this month. We slowed down a bit a week or so ago, but the bite has remained consistent. With few exceptions, the guides and launch boats have been faring well. Lots of big fish this year though, keepers are hard to come by but they are out there.

Visit the website for Mike’s current Lindy fishing report.


Fishing Report – February 2nd

Published on February 3, 2012, by in Fishing Reports.

The last few days have been cloudy and the perch bite has tapered off some. When the sun comes out, the fish are still active and the bite is good. Fish deep mud, transitional areas.

The walleye bite, with the cloud cover, has been better. Fish the flats and deep gravel. There have been a fair number of limits and big fish being caught. After dark has been a good bite as well.

As far as lures go, the Lindy Frostee Spoon in Firetiger generated the best results. The Rattlin’ Flyer is a go-to and still is working great for perch. The Ice Worm worked on the perch as well, even though the cloud cover slowed down the bite, this lure worked for a few bites at least.

For the full report, visit, click the audio icon and then Minnesota.



Fishing Report – January 13th

Overall, the bite has been pretty solid. The lake has “opened up” as far as where you can go. We have safe ice (finally), but you do need to pay attention and watch for cracks. We did have to bridge a crack this weekend. There are roads now to the gravel and the mud – fishing has improved since there are more spots that are accessible.

Perch bite has been good on the shoreline breaks, in the holes and in the soft mud areas.

There have been a few limits of walleye as well but mostly larger ones.

We are still recommending the Lindy Rattlin’ Flyer with larva which is very efficient on the perch. For walleye, use a little bigger hook and minnow heads and fish top edges of dep gravel…

Listen to Mike’s Report at – look for the audio report icon,  click Minnesota and scroll down.


Fishing Report – January 26, 2012

Published on January 26, 2012, by in Fishing Reports.

Last few days bite has been good – it warmed up some, mainly perch and some walleye. If you can move around and cover ground there are a lot of big schools of perch out there – any transition areas, any deep mud breaks, along shorelines where it goes to the basin along the edges. Walleye are out in deeper areas but not to deep, mostly they will bite at 14-22″ depth mainly at night – not much for a day bite at all.

We finally have lots of ice, we have a road to Hennepin and a goat trail to the Gravel.

We are using larva for perch using frostees and rattlin’ flyers as well as some of the new Lindy Tackle. Try downsizing to a smaller pan fish type lure using some of the new Lindy Tackle – Ice Worms, Fat Boy, Toad, use a couple of larva and beat the bottom a little bit, lift it up and watch it disappear.

For Mike’s full fishing report and update on the ice, visit and click Audio Reports. Look for Mike Christensen under Minnesota.

Isle’s Weather

Thursday 10/27 20%
Cloudy skies. High around 50F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/28 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/29 20%
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 47F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.