It's almost April, but there aren't many signs of spring in Northwestern Ontario yet. I know some of you watch my website for ice out predictions and right now all I can say is NOT EARLY! The long range forecast isn't favourable for melting ice either. I'm going to set my ice out prediction at May 12th.
It's been a great winter for ice fishing with friends and guests at Winoga Lodge. We've been chasing lake trout pretty hard and have several big catches to show for our efforts. Walleye limits have been coming nicely as well.
Here's a sneak peek at the lead page for an ice fishing article I wrote for Ontario OUT OF DOORS. As always the editorial team does a great job with these articles and Tamas, the art director, makes them look fantastic.
Even though we still have a few weeks of ice fishing left up here I'm already thinking about summer. My schedule is nearly full but I have some walleye trips available in June and a handful of muskie dates later in the season. Shoot me a text, email or give me a call to set something up.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.