Trout are biting!!

miller-troutYou’re ice may be melting off the lakes “down south” but on Gunflint Lake ours is still a good solid 20+/- inches. The past week has been cold and we haven’t lost any ice yet.  Trout fishermen are having good luck with reports of trout averaging 18-20+ inches. We have one great spot right out front of the cabins too.

Guests that checked in earlier in the week were planning to head to the far end of the lake the next morning – but they gave a try just out front for the few hours of daylight they had left. They picked up 5, and started out the morning with another 3 before venturing down the lake. Another party reported 14 fish with one fish weighing in at 15lbs!!

There is still a good base on our ski trails and we got a fresh 1.5 inches of snow yesterday.   We’re headed out to groom as I write this blog so

Our ice is solid our ski trails are in good shape and we have cabins available, so pack up your gear and the guys or gals and come north for a day or two – heck stay a week if you want, we’d love to host you!

Fish, Snow, Rain and Ice

We constantly get calls asking about conditions. What’s the ice like on Gunflint? Is anyone snowmobiling into North Lake? How are the snowmobile trails? What are the ski trails like? Are the fish biting? What type of Fish are biting? What are they biting on?

I enjoy gathering as much information as I can and passing it along to you as I get it. About a year ago, I decided to try posting little facts on some Google Calendar Pages I created and embedded on my blog site. I have a Fishing Report page – on which I also report ice conditions as I hear them, Snowfall Report page, and a Ski Trail Report page. They are all located on a drop down menu under the Blog/news page of the Gunflint Pines Resort webpage. Once you bring up one of the report calendars, you can simply click any of the listings to see if there is more descriptive text to read.

It’s not quite a “fish wrapper” but we’re happy to post anything you may share, so send or call us with your info, regarding Gunflint Trail Lakes, Ice, or Trail conditions.

Summer reservations are coming in like crazy! Bookings are way up compared to this time last year so if you’re thinking you want to join us this summer, best start planning now. Rates have been updated on the website under Cabin rates and camping rates pages. Feel free to call us with questions!


2016 Trout opener, Saturday on Gunflint Lake

Winter within BWCA
Lake Trout 12/31/16 – 3/31/17 2
Winter outside/partly outside BWCA
Lake Trout 1/14/17 – 3/31/17 2
Stream Trout 4/30/16 – 9/30/16 5 with not more than 3 over 16″

Ice Fishing will be in full swing this weekend when the Trout season finally opens for the 2017 winter season.  Reports from the die-hard “Trouties” who ventured into BWCA lakes have found trout on Daniels and South Lakes with good Ice depths, but quite a bit of snow to go with it.  Fishing has been a bit slow as of yet.  The weather looks great for the weekend  – so head north!!

Sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values between -30 and -40. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 2 by 2am. South wind around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 22.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.

Lots of “News” in the New Year.

The Pines has been going through a lot of changes in the past year. The most current being the change to a website that is more easily managed in house. Please bear with us while we make changes, and activate the availability calendars. If you’ve been a guest with us in the past – feel free to send pictures of the property, activities, fishing, cabins, campsites and general fun times you’ve had here. Were going to try to update is all as quickly as possible. There’s even a possibility of trying to offer online booking?! More updates as we make changes. – Wish us luck! – Shari

Snow’s a comin’!!

Fall has been long and spectacular this year.  I admit I have not been doing my usual chores, but trying to work on projects and take some time to enjoy the outdoors.  A great fall hike to High cliffs, some remodeling projects, some much needed yard clean-up.  Of course I’ve also been spending time visiting Jaret at College in St. Cloud, and taking a little time off with Wyatt!

We’ve added a kitten to the mix this past August (Bow Flint Baker).  He’s black with big yellow eyes.  He’s super friendly and has been a big hit with some of the young kids.

We’re also having some work done on the website soon to make it easier for me to update more often.  I always appreciate hearing from you, and know how much you all love to hear what’s going on in the woods – I just find it hard to want to spend more time at the computer – I prefer to talk in person, or by phone!  Lets hope this is a wonderful winter season.  I know last year was – the skiing was stellar for much of the season, and the temps made fishing and snowshoeing fun!

Remember this is you’re place to get away from the  TV, e-mail overload, and constant pinging of your text messages!  (But we still let you check in!!)  Winter is starting to book up so start planning.  We hope to see you in the Northwoods.