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Ball Club Lake Fishing Report

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Find Northern Pike, Perch, Crappie, Largemouth Bass & Panfish Too

Over the years, Gus' Place Resort on Ball Club Lake has developed a solid reputation as the place to go for consistent lunker walleye and northern pike, jumbo perch, 2lb crappies, and plentiful bluegills and sunfish.  We cater to our fishing guests, ensuring that you have everything you need to go out and catch the big ones.

Our protected harbor keeps your boat and equipment safe no matter what the weather is on the lake.  Each dock slip has its own electricity and each cabin is provided a locker at the boat house. We offer boat and motor rental, trolling motor rental, and fish locator rental. We have gas, oil, and seasonal baits at the boat house for your convenience.  There is plenty of free freezer space and we can arrange both half day and full day guided fishing trips.

Here's what the experts have to say about fishing on Ball Club Lake. "Renowned as an excellent panfish lake, Big Ball Club also provides some nice northern pike, hefty walleye and big largemouth bass.  The lake has a reputation for producing crappies in the 1-1/2 to 2 pound range and bluegills in the 1 to 1-1/2 pound range.  Trophy walleye are available with the average fishing going 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds.  They are usually caught by working the various points and other walleye structure, including the sandbars on the south end of the lake.  Try working off the large point (Cook's Point); the Ball Club River outlet; and the creek on the southeast shoreline.  Action heats up in June with minnows being the preferred bait earlier and leeches later in the summer. Northern fishing can yield some 3-1/2 to 20 pound-plus fish with an occasional muskie.  Shoreline dropoffs along the lake's cattails are productive as are the weedbeds near the sandbars on the south end. For largemouth bass and panfish, try working the bulrushes and weedbeds.  Ball Club's sandy bottom and deep, cold water provides excellent tasting fish year round.


Fishing Report

   Spring time conditions prevail out on the lake with day time melt downs and evening freeze-ups.
Most afternoons you can expect slush and standing water on the ice cap and the shore line will be wet at the end of the day. There is still well over 2 feet of ice, extensions on your ice augers are a good idea.
   Suggested lake travel is ATV or UTV with tire chains. 4X4 pickup trucks are also on the lake, but we have stopped plowing our ice road on the lake.
   Your winter ice fishing  packing list should always include; Tire Chains, Long Handled Shovels and Tow Straps. This is the best insurance you can have to travel off lake roads.

 The Perch bite has been VERY good  during daylight hours, use glow jigs fat head minnows in 8-12 feet along the drop off. The bite slows down at sunset.
   Crappie have been unreliable, but some fishermen hit them in around 15 feet suspended using whole live minnows.
Cabins & Ice Fishing Day Houses are availabe with only a 24 hour notice. We did not raise our prices in 2014 and 4 adults can stay in a cabin for only $37 each per night!  plus tax.

I always share GPS spots with my customers.


The resort now has free Wi-Fi available in all cabins and more cable TV sports channels.
  *** Also; This year we have a new pontoon boat rental available for the summer.


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Becky with Sept. Northern
Becky with Sept.  Northern
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George with heavy Northern
George with heavy Northern.
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