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.
UPDATED; LATE March 2014.. BALL CLUB LAKE.
Spring time conditions prevail out on the lake with day time melt downs and evening freeze-ups.
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.
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.
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.
& 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.
WE HAVE SEASONAL RV VACANCY FOR 2014, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED; 1-888-246-8520
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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