I know a lot of guys are checking the site regularly for ice updates... so here's my new ice report. I have to push my ice out date back even farther. I think my last prediction was May 10th or 12th... it's going to be more like May 15th to 17th. With opener on the 18th it's definitely cutting it close. The entire south end will be out earlier, it's the big water between Taylor Island and Bear narrows that will be the last to go. I don't think it's going to be a problem getting up the lake for opener, but the ice will have just gone out.
I'm really excited to be able to share this news.... I've joined the Lund Boats Pro-Staff team. This is truly an honor and I look forward to running Lund boats for many years to come. Mascotto's Marine in my hometown of Sioux Lookout, Ontario is a Lund dealer and I'm excited to work with them to promote Lund Boats. Visit www.mascottos.ca for more info and to check out the inventory of great Lund boats.
Guests booking a trip will now be able to fish from a new Lund 2075 PRO-V, powered by a Mercury FourStroke 300hp V8 motor.
For those following Lac Seul ice out conditions - I'm sticking with my estimate of May 12th for complete ice out on the eastern basin of Lac Seul.
I have a few June dates available for walleye fishing and some September muskie dates. Get in touch to book a trip.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.