Gentlemen, I figured that I owed you all a fishing report since I was on here one week ago trolling for information.
The group of us (5 total) had a very good trip, probably better than expected. Set up tip-ups around 9pm last Thursday, then sat around and played cards. It wasn't until midnight when we got that first flag, and it was a dandy.... 23" and fat. Minutes after resetting that tip-up, second one went upl Another dandy 22" (walleye). We caught several other walleye from midnight until 5am, and then some of us shut off and I went to bed.
I woke up day 2 at 11:00am, and two of my buddies were wired on energy drinks and still alive from the night before! and excited about all the fish they had caught that morning. Several pike - 5 or 6 over 30" with 42" being the largest, a few LMB, a few JUMBO perch jigging, and the occasional catfish.
Day 2 nighttime was no less disappointing than the night prior. Still hammered the walleyes at night, just didn't get anything over 18".
Day three was a lot of jerking around on the ice for some small pike, and one bonus 33" fish caught, along with some small perch jigging. Where did the jumbos go?
Day three we did not fish at night. Went to Venus club instead. Fun, but would have had more fun pulling in walleyes.
All and all a great weekend with good friends, and thank you Doug for hosting in your cabin.
We let all of the big ones go, but I am confused if the slot rule applies to Arrowhead. DNR Book said it did not.
We kept a few 18" walleye, the big perch, a couple pike, and 2 LMB for fillets. ALL had eggs. Is this typical for time of year?
Seemed like an awesome lake. LOTS of traffic and I am surprised so few reports.
I will be back with my boat in spring time.