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wheeler's point

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wondering if anyone has a report from wheeler's point resort?

Bringing the wife up there for her first trip to LOTW this weekend...sounds like the bite, overall, has been decent lately.

thanks, in advance.

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All the resorts fish pretty much the area over Pine Island.

Exactly where their houses are seems to make the difference.

I dont know much about Wheelers Point or where their "area" is.

If you can drive to the house it means it is near the road and

in a busy area if they haul you out in bombers it means they

are off the road in an area they have selected.

You ought to be fine. Most of the outfitters along the strip

there are very good

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Just returned home from a week on the ice off wheelers point. Went out on Adrian's road 7.6 miles from Pine Island in 34 FOW. We caught and ate fish every day, and brought home a limit. The small sauger were not a problem, and it was a good mix of Walleye and Sauger. Most of the Sauger were in the 14 -16" range. My wife caught a 31" Walleye on Friday. Just a hair over 11 pounds. Put it back, and will get a blank to mount.

Shiners busted in two, and both pieces on a Gem-N-Eye, or eye dropper worked the best. Glow in the dark pink or chartreuse. Most fish were caught within 6" of the bottom, but watch the fish finder, because about mid morning the fish you see at 10 to 12 feet below the ice are hungry walleye, and were feeding aggressively.

Out as far as we were the bite started at about 8:30 am and ended about 5:30 pm, with the best time between 10:30 and 2:30.

Road conditions are starting to deteriorate, and water is coming through on Adrians road ... the blizzard Saturday and the extreme cold have made the road single lane in some spots. I was glad to have a high lift SUV to get through the wet spots. Some ice build up on the house undercarriage. Just keep moving, don't stop because you lose traction and then you would have a problem. Wigwam would not let people on the ice for their rental houses Saturday because of the white out conditions. Weather forecast for this weekend is warmer.

Be safe out there. You want a contingency plan in case! Hope your wife has a good first outting.

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Thanks for the report and congrats to your mrs on a fine fish.

fiskyknut

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manderson, Thanks a lot for the report, sounds like you had a wonderful trip. congrats to you and your wife on an outstanding weekend

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