First trip out for 2016

I went out on Tuesday January 19th and ice was hit and miss. My first 2 spots on the river didn’t have enough ice so spots 3 and 4 I found safe ice. spot 3 had 3 inches of ice and 20 feet away from it dropped to 1 inch, spot 4 had a solid 4.5 inches.

It should be getting a little thicker every night hopefully.

I got 2 nice eaters. Nothing to write home about but it felt good to be on the ice and pulling some eyes up. They are going to taste just great!

But it is only going to get better from this point on. Got a busy weekend so I will know more later.

I still have some openings in February if you want to book a trip do it soon as dates are filling in. Singles are most welcome!

Good luck and be safe.

Shiver on the River Contest

Just a fyi…. For those of you that want to enter into the annual Shiver on the River contest you must sign up by January 29th. Contest runs Janauary 30th, 2016 – Feb 13, 2016.

First place is $1200 and pays top 15 places. Cost is $12 online at

So get your entry in by the 29th because after that you can not enter.

So if you are going to book a trip with me consider entering the contest as you just might catch a nice hog that will cash!

Saginaw River is Freezing up

Saginaw River is freezing up. Cold weather is locking in so we should be on ice within a week or so. Not sure if Bay will freeze this year or not but if it does it wont be until mid to late February. Friends of mine have been hammering the walleye in boats prior to the freeze up so I know the river is loaded with fish. I am taking reservations now and calendar is booking fast now that the cold weather is here. If you are thinking about a trip call me right away and let’s get some dates down so that you can get into the action as it is going to be fast and furious.