What a beautiful day in Sunset Country. Felt great to feel the sun on my face and some fish on the line. Good action for 'eater' walleye so there's going to be a 'fish-house' happening in the kitchen shortly!
Conditions on Minnitaki were great. There's 30" of ice and enough snow on top to keep the snowmachines happy.
We caught fish from 23-33 feet-of-water off of sand flats and rocky points.
Minnitaki also has lake trout in it so I jigged a tube for a while and caught fish.... not lake trout - walleye! Four of them, one after the other. A first for me through the ice. The interesting thing was that these walleye absolutely chased, and hammered the tube. They wanted it bad. One even darted up from bottom to inhale the tube when it was on a downward free-fall. Fun stuff!
Gotta love it when you crack a PB through the ice!! Check out this 20" smallie I landed out of 33 feet-of-water on Minnitaki.
Huge congrats to my buddy Matt 'Downtown' Brown on catching his first EVER lake trout on a visit to Sioux Lookout last week.
Late season ice fishing action is in full swing in northwestern Ontario. The temperatures are warming up but we still have lots of snow and plenty of safe ice. I fully expect we will be able to close out the walleye season on April 15th with safe ice to spare.
Brett Erickson of Thorne Bro's just paid us a visit and got into some really great fish.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.