I heard from a reliable source that the route from Deception landing to Chamberlain narrows is ICE FREE as of today, May 15th.
I know for sure that ice remains west of this route. The central basin between Windigo Pt. and Eagle Island is always the last to go out. A few more days and it'll be ice free there too.
Good luck to everyone fishing opener on Lac Seul.
I have a few June openings for walleye and select dates in July/August for Muskie only. Get in touch if you're interested in booking a trip.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.