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George Langley

Fishing with the Guides

George Langley has been a fishing guide and businessman
in the North Woods for more than 40 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tough lake conditions greeting area anglers
By George Langley

Anglers are experiencing some horrible ice fishing conditions at this point. Because of that, there is very little on the ice fishing front to report at this point.
There is very deep snow on the lakes and making it even worse is the slush under the snow. Be sure to take a shovel along to clear the snow away from the hole, as water pours up through the hole as soon as you drill the hole.
What we need at this point is, very simply,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:35 PM
Warmer weather should help lakes

By George Langley

With this extra snow the North Woods received the past week, it is even harder to get around on the ice at the time of this writing due to deep snow and slush.

But warmer weather anticipated later this week should start to knock that snow down somewhat and be a big help (we hope) in getting around on the ice. We need a lot of warm weather to get it to where we want, but we’ll take anything we can get.

The snowmobile and cross-country skiing enthusiasts are in seventh heaven,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:49 PM
Cold temps, slush limiting fishing effort
By George Langley

Another cold week has kept the number of fishermen heading out on the ice down as the conditions at this point are just hard on people.
Most lakes cannot be accessed by truck now and there is a fair amount of slush on many lakes. The good news is that some of the slush has frozen with the cold weather.
Lakes have had some settling of the snow with the stronger sun at this point and this pattern will intensify when it warms a little. The days are longer and the sun is definitely stronger.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:01 PM
Lake conditions tough for anglers
By George Langley

While the snowmobile trails are great, the ice fishing conditions are getting difficult on lakes across the North Woods.
Some sun and warmer weather are needed to knock that snow cover on the lakes down a little bit. It is very hard to get around, especially on lakes that haven’t been fished. Anglers are reporting both slush and snow drifts on many lakes.
On some lakes there are roads plowed, but for the most part it’s just tough and will remain so until the sun reduces the snow down. The cold weather also has made it tough to survive out there if you don’t have a shack.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:39 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:47 PM )
Cold temps limit ice fishing last week
By George Langley

There’s really not a lot to talk about when it comes to ice fishing as the weather has been so cold and so foul that few anglers have braved the conditions to go out there.

The additional snow is making getting around difficult on the ice. Thank heavens that February is coming, hopefully with some nicer weather. At this point, we’ll settle for anything above 10 degrees as good weather. This weekend should be better, as the forecast shows the high temperature to be about 14 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

While there is a lot of snow and some slush now,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:28 PM

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