What a glorious day, WE HAVE ICE! How much, I'm not sure. Saw 2 men venturing out, one in outlet bay, and one in north bay. Looks to be good hard ice, but you better have creepers. This is the earliest I can remember the lake freezing over in the last 10 years. To all of you adventurous souls, keep us posted.
MOON PHASE (15%)
41° - 45° F
51° - 55° F
Was up last weekend fishing on Pelican got there on Thursday due to rain and cold only got out for two hours. In the two hours we were out there we caught three smallies off the rocks. We went out again Friday fished all over the lake and managed two fish in cold and windy conditions. We went out Saturday caught a total of 5 five fish one small eye, two smallies, a pike, and large mouth bass. The smallie came off the rocks the pike and bass from the west weed beds. The walleye came off the rocks.
Saturday We were fishing the rock bar closest to Weavers when we observed a boat with two boaters sitting in about 14 feet of water on the other side of the rock bar. The water temp was 56 degrees, and the water was choppy due to the winds.
I looked up and saw no one was in the boat any longer. All of a sudden we hear yelling and waving coming from two people hanging onto the side of the boat. One of the people in the water was able to get himself back into the boat. They were still yelling and we motioned we were moving towards them.
We got over to the boat and one big guy was hanging onto the side of the boat. The other person in the boat was bailing the water out of the boat. He asked us to help the guy hanging onto the side to get him into our boat. We brought him to the back of my boat, and two of us pulled him into the boat. We gave up our jackets as he was pre hypodermic. His lips were blue though was still was talking. He thanked us for helping him, and told us he went to pull the anchor in. When he pulled it was stuck on the bottom, and the boat moved sideways causing him to fall overboard. He commented that his wife warned him if he fell overboard today he was going to die. We eventually towed there boat back into Weavers resort as they had only a trolling motor. Neither man had a life vest on. Remember to be careful out there.
MOON PHASE (43%)
Fished Pelican last weekend. A friend and I went 9 for 12 on walleyes between 15 and 19 inches. Bite was spotty. Tons of crayfish and small perch biting us off. My friend went back up Thursday for Labor Day weekend to find that someone stole both his locators of his boat along with his lake master chip on his pier. Who would do something like this?