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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


   Lake levels are good this Spring and the surface temp is in the mid to upper 50's. Crappie are moving into their spawning beds, in shallow along the shorelines. We are already seeing fair numbers of fish coming into the fish house. The strong bite should last another two weeks or so before the schools start heading back out to deeper water.

   Walleye fishing is also heating up with these fish in shallow around 10-12 feet. Slip bobbers tipped with live bait is a favorite method. Anglers are catching very nice fish 16-19 inches along the shoreline in the south end of the lake. Remember; there is no Walleye slot on Ball Club Lake.

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

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