We're back to the deep freeze. We received about an inch of snow Thursday, but by the time the wind whipped it around there were-are spots that are bare and others that have drifts approaching 2 feet! The bite has been slow by most people's standards, with most of the action coming at first light, last light and throughout the night. The day bite has been tough for most folks. The best walleye action we're seeing is in 28-30 feet. Some of the better spots so far this week include Indian Point, 3-mile reef and Sherman's Flat. Perch activity has been spotty at best.
The ice THICKNESS over most of Mille Lacs is 14+ inches. Some areas have in excess of 20 inches. We won't dwell on the THICKNESS anymore until toward the end of the season. Going forward, our advice is to stay in the areas that your resort tells you to stay in, stay away from the areas your resort tells you to stay away from and stay off the cracks/heaves unless you're crossing them on a bridge. Common sense? You'd think. Be safe.
The weather for the weekend (according to the National Weather Service) looks like this:
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -32. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 1. Wind chill values as low as -31. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around -14. Wind chill values as low as -27. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday: Snow, mainly after noon. High near 9. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the evening.
M.L.King Day: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -1. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
The new moon is 1-16-18.
Have a great weekend!
Lundeen's Tackle Castle
38752 Twilight Road
Onamia, MN 56359