Most of the lakes are open! And, the water levels are high on Little Saint and the Rainbow. I don't think I've seen this much water in our lake in a long time. The Rainbow is at full capacity, and the Wisconsin River is very high too. Water temps are anywhere between the mid 40's to 50 degrees depending where your at. There are incredible fishing opportunities on the horizon. The walleyes are going to be in their prespawn or spawning patterns, and open water fishermen are going to be able to take advantage of that all. I've seen a lot of fishermen along the Wisconsin River yet, and the Rainbow Flowage. We caught walleyes last night on crank baits and jigs. Cranking baits, we caught our fish right along large rocks, but jigging the fish were deeper out off the rocks in about 10' of water. I might hint at a little catch and release for those spawning females. Personally, I'd like to see more fish in the future, and letting the females lay their eggs always helps out. Warm weather and warm rain are finally in our forecast, so help is on the way.
FOR GUIDES ON OPEN WATER: we work with three different guides that range in price from $200 to $365 per day and each guide offers different types of programs including back water fishing, shore lunches, and/or game fish open water action. Half day rates are also available. Here's a link to one of the fishing guides we recommend. www.kenjacksonguide.com
We will continue to offer ice shantys on our lake for guests of our resort. We also will set up guided ice fishing trips for both small and large groups. For guided trips, we fish where the guide likes to go, and tailor that to the style of fishing you're looking for. Guides we recommend include: www.johnnandrew.com