Located on Drummond Island - "The Gem of the Huron"
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Ice Fishing Reports
Like our warmer season Fishing Reports we will strive to update this page every Thursday to provide various ice fishing reports to you. We obtain these reports from the DNR, local guides, bait shops, resorts, and individuals. Please keep in mind they are very subjective reports and you may or may not have the same experience from a similar situation. Generally, however, they are a good indicator as to when, how,what, and where will work best in ice fishing in and around Drummond Island Yacht Haven, Inc.
Drummond Island Yacht Haven Fishing Report - Thursday April 3rd, 2008
Good New! They are still catching Jumbo Yellow Perch by Harbor Island. Perch are also in Whitney Bay. We waited a few years for the spring Perch run to return. Get out and take advantage of this opportunity.
Best luck for Perch has been around Harbor Island in about 14' of water. Minnows are best bait. Catching them near the bottom.
Northern pike spearing season is closed.
Walleye and Pike Season re-opens May 15th, 2008
We have ice! We also have fish IF you are willing to work for them.
"It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming." ~John Steinbeck
Drummond Island has excellent ice fishing opportunties for a variety of species with the bays being awesome locations where you can target and catch Lake Trout, Whitefish and Burbot.
We are one of the few areas of the United States where our winters are always cold enough to ensure that we have ice that is thick enough to fish every winter and where you can be assured that your winter vacation will not be affected by warm weather and poor conditions. You can count on having ice and snow up here!
So call the office now to book a cabin for a long weekend of ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, watching the Dog Sled races or just hanging out in front of a blazing fire with a small adult beverage while you watch the snow drift down on the ice covered lake.
Ice Fishing Season is here!
Safe ice is the number one consideration. A minimum of three to four inches of solid ice is the general rule for safety. Ice thickness, however, is not uniform on any body of water. The guidelines presented here are based on clear, blue, hard ice on non-running waters. Remember, your own good judgement is essential!
Ice Thickness Table
The American Pulpwood Association has developed a table for judging the relative safety of ice on lakes and streams. This is just a guide; use your own good judgement before going out on any ice. Avoid areas of moving water, including where streams enter the lake, and around spillways and dams.
Ice Thickness :
Permissible Load :
one person on foot
group in single file
one car (2 tons)
light truck (2.5 tons)
truck (3.5 tons)
heavy truck (7-8 tons)
Note: This guide is based on clear, blue, hard ice on non-running waters. Slush ice is about 50 percent weaker. Clear, blue ice over running water is about 20 percent weaker. Many ice anglers do not like to fish on less than five inches of ice, and do not like to drive a pick-up truck on less than 15 inches of ice. Use common sense!
Be cautious in areas where "bubblers" are used to protect docks. They can produce thin, unsafe ice some distance away. Be especially alert in areas near shore, over moving bodies of water and on lakes and ponds where streams enter or exit.
Remember, use the buddy system while ice fishing — it saves lives.
Remember fishing is not called catching because the success all hangs on you. So if at the end of the day you find you haven't been all that successful, then head on up to the Northwood in town where they fry up some of the best Whitefish in the North!
Get it Fast! Get it Now! Get Your Fishing License On-Line Via the E-License System . . .
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) E-License system is designed to allow customers to purchase hunting and fishing licenses, special hunt applications and permits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within applicable sales dates. You will also be able to print most small game and fishing licenses using your own printer. To check out the system, order a license, or up-grade an existing license simply click on the MDNR logo below. Happy Fishing!
Click on image to bring up the E-License website in a new browser window.
Plan Your Next Yacht Haven Based Fishing Trip
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Need to educate yourself on THE RULES AND REGULATIONS for fishing in the state of Michigan? Then head to the source - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources!
Do you have a great fishing photo to share from your last trip to Yacht Haven? Email it to our webmaster to be included in our Scrapbook. firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a map or a chart of the area? Stop by our Marina Store - we carry a full line of NOAA charts along with our own user friendly guide to fishing in the area printed on the inside of our Resort brochure. We also have a complete inventory of bait and tackle.
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