After cold and snow for the first half of April, it seems winter has finally given up here in Northwestern Ontario. The 2 week forecast looks warm and wet, which is good for melting the ice. It's going to be close to May 1st for ice out, but my guess is May 3rd for complete ice out on Lac Seul.
Walleye season closed on April 15th, but there's still fishable ice (for the time being) and lake trout and whitefish season remains open.
I had my buddy Brandon visit for a couple days and we chased the lakers and whities around.
We could use some rain to bring up the water levels. Here's a picture of pelican falls from a week ago - definitely not runnable with current levels
The upcoming season is going to be busy. If anyone is looking to book a trip please get in touch with me soon. I'll be back working with Moosehorn Lodge - cabins are filling up quick but some great dates remain available. Give me a call or email for details.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.