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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 and oil 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

UPDATED; August 3rd 2017

   Lake levels are very low this summer and the surface temperatures are now in the lower to mid 70's. Crappie are biting in the evenings in weed lines along the south shorelines close to the river outlet. The Northern Pike bite has been strong all spring and summer, creating a lot of action for those fishing the lake.  Perch are small in size, but they have not been hard to find in large numbers in the shallow weed lines on both the west and east side of the lake fishing depths of 2-6 feet.  Walleye have been tough to catch in large numbers this summer. Trolling the weed edges from about 11 foot to 20 foot of water have produced 1-2 at a time.  Some have had luck with a few Sunfish and Bass. 

Lindy Rigs and Bottom Bouncer set-ups with either single or double hook walleye spinners using either crawlers or leeches have been working for both Pike and Walleye.  Rippin' Rap or Rattlin' Rapala's have had great results for the Northerns.  Minnows are working well to catch Crappie.   

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Give us a call to book your summer or fall fishing trip.....we look forward to hearing from you.

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Becky with Sept.  Northern
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