The lake is now covered in ice, with thicknesses hovering around 4 to 5 inches on the north end. The south end of the lake is much thinner at only about 2.5 inches. With our warmer temperatures, the ice around the perimeter and in areas of vegetation is weak. Anglers should exercise caution, as there is no guarantee of ice safety at this time. The lake was recently stocked with around 8,500 trout. Anglers can expect their harvests to range from 8”-10” with the new stock and 16”-24” with the more mature stock that was already in the lake. Anglers are encouraged to target Pike and dispatch them accordingly (unless they are radio tagged by NDOW- see note below.)
*Please note that NDOW has placed radio tags in several Pike. These Pike will have an orange tag near their dorsal fin and a small antenna coming from their stomach. Please return these fish to the water. All other Pike must be dispatched if caught. *
The lake is now iced over with thicknesses hovering around 3.5” to 4”. Anglers should exercise caution, as there is a possibility of thinner areas that may be unsafe. It is recommended that anglers stay off ice less than 4 inches thick. The final stock of the year was just done with almost 10,000 trout, averaging between 9”-10” in length. Anglers can also expect to reel in some of the existing trout measuring upwards of 12”-14”.
The lake is currently closed to fishing and empty. The dam repair is currently underway. Current projections are now for 2025.
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