Saturday, June 29, 2013

New 2013 Crestliner 17.5' Fish & Ski

New 2013 Fish & Ski Rental Boat photos of our new 17.5' fish & ski, seats 7, 115hp 4 stroke motor, livewell, fish locator, bow mount trolling motor, stereo with input jack, cooler, in floor rod storage, full windshield. $795.00 a week.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pontoon sunset

Get out on the lake and relax! Come up and enjoy our Pelican Lake sunsets.


Everyone has a blast at Wednesday night S'mores!

20 inch Largemouth Bass

6/26/13 DeWayne Wehling of Fort Wayne, IN and his nice 20 inch Largemouth Bass which he released.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

20 inch Smallie

Vaughn Smith of Bozeman, MT and his 20 inch Smallmouth Bass that he released.

14 inch Crappie!

Karen Fulmer of Fountian Hills, AZ showing how it's done with her 14 inch Crappie which she "Released"

Thursday Minnow Races!

Another exciting Thursday of minnow races at Aspen Resort! Fun was had by all!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

10 1/4 inch Pelican Lake Bluegill

Fred Litschke and a couple of his grandsons showing off his 10 1/4 inch Bluegill he landed 6/19/13.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

another beautiful 13 inch Crappie

Bailey Zagelmeyer of MN showing off her beautiful 13 inch crappie she caught while fishing with her dad Mike (the Guide) Zagelmeyer.

6/18/13 13 inch Crappie

Dee Edstrom of Gilbert, MN and her nice 13 inch Crappie from 6/18/13.

20 inch Smallmouth Bass

Doug Evely of Gibson City, IL and his 20 inch Smallmouth Bass he landed on 6/18/13. He released the fish after this photo.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another amazing Pelican Lake Sunset

Although a few rain showers moved through this afternoon, the fish house was busy this evening and the sunset tonight was beautiful.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bald Eagle in her nest!

Here is a photo of a Bald Eagle in her nest on Pelican Lake by Aspen Resort. photo courtesy of Bill Earl of Finlayson, MN

Minnow racing =fun!

Here are some photos from today's minnow races. We had racers of all ages that joined in on the fun. Although I think some of the older racers should have their minnows drug tested for steroids, LOL! I would also like to give a shoutout to Harley & Johnny for helping with the cleanup after the races. Everyone loves a minnow water bath!

June 12th 2013 Sunset

Trying to add a couple of non fish photos to the wall but it has been hard since fishing has been so good. Here is a photo from last night of kids playing teatherball at sunset after our S'mores night at the campfire.

2013 Fishing Wall of Fame

What great fishing it has been on Pelican Lake. We had to supersize our 2013 Fishing Wall of Fame board since we filled it up and it's only the second week of June!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Michael D'Anna of South Chicago Heights, IL and his 20 inch Largemouth Bass he caught & RELEASED on 6/12/13

25 inch WALLEYE

Max Aiman showing off his 25 inch Walleye he caught on 6/12/13 while his wife Rita was there for moral support. The Aiman's are from Pendleton, IN

And the Crappies keep coming!

Annette Carlson caught this 13 1/4 inch Crappie on 6/12/13 to get on the wall of fame once again this week.

13 inch Perch

Ellen Casebeer of Friendship, WI landed this nice 13 inch Perch on 6/12/13

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jim Carlson's 10" Bluegill

Jim Carlson of Lowell, IN made the wall of fame for the second time today by following up his earlier 13" crappie with this 10" Bluegill. Both fish weighted in at just over a pound a piece!

Johnny's Bluegill (age 7)

Johnny Earl, not to be out done by his sister, also showing off a dandy 10 inch Bluegill. Fishing is a family affair for the Earl family of Finlayson, MN.

10 1/8 inch Bluegill

Harley Earl (age 11) of Finlayson, MN showing off her beautiful 10-1/8 inch Bluegill.

talking fishing!

Thought I would throw in one photo that wasn't of a fish before we move on to posting Bluegill pics! Yes that right, the sun came out, the lake warmed up and the bluegill bite is on! Photos to follow!

Beginners Luck!

Lucas Bennett of Franksville, WI with another 13 inch Crappie on his first trip with the gang up to Pelican. Might be his last if he keeps outfishing his dad!

And the Crappies keep on coming.............

Jim Carlson, not to be done by his wife Annette's Bluegill we posted yesterday landed this 13 1/2 inch Crappie today (6/11/13). Jim & Annette are from Lowell, IN.

Monday, June 10, 2013

10 1/2 inch Bluegill

Kate Vigars of Illinois is not going to be outdone by anyone at the resort this week. Here she is with her whopping 10 1/2 inch Bluegill! All hail the fishing queen!

Bennett Family Crappies

John, Lucas & Brandon Bennett of Wisconsin all with 13 inch Crappies to go along with the rest of the pail of 11's & 12's. What a way to spend your birthday, eh Lucas!

20 inch Smallmouth Bass

Randy Moore of Rockford Illinois and his 20 inch Smallmouth Bass!

6/10/13 Crappie

Max Aiman of Pendleton Indiana and his 13 inch Crappie. With last years early ice out the crappie bite was all but over when the fishing opener arrived. With this years late ice out the fisherman are enjoying the lack of fishing pressure on the crappie from last year.


Well if the amount of people bringing in fish for "WALL OF FAME" photos is an indication its going to be an amazing year for Pelican Lake fishing, make your reservations today! Here is a photo of Annette Carlson of Lowell, IN and her 10 inch Bluegill. Her husband Jim wanted a shout out since he was the boat captain!

And the Crappies keep coming!

It has been one heck of a spring for the crappie bite. Here is another 13 inch crappie, caught by John Ek of Maplewood Minnesota on 6/10/13

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bear In Camp!

Well here are a few shots to change it up from all the nice fish photos we have been posting lately. These photos were taken by one of our guests Darrell Dippon on 6/9/13 of a momma bear and her two cubs that were passing through the resort and decided to see what smelled so good coming from one of our cabin decks. Once they seen that the grill was empty the headed out and left the resort. Glad Darrell was able to get some nice shots, as we do not get many bear passing through with all the good berries out in the woods this year to eat.