Yearly Archives: 2021

December 31st, 2021

December 31st, 2021

Well here we are…the last day of 2021. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate New Year’s Eve than on Little Bay de Noc fishing for walleyes! Actually, there was one place we would have rather been tonight. Our good friends Kevin and Nikki are getting married. Unfortunately, our goal to keep Anglers well stocked with all the…

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December 28th, 2021

December 28th, 2021

Another absolutely fabulous day on Little Bay de Noc. Fishing has been good, but the evening bite has been on fire! Another couple inches of snow today as the ice on the bay remains at 6 to 8 inches. We finally we have a few inches of ice down by the yacht club in Gladstone. A handful of anglers are…

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December 28th, 2021

December 28th, 2021

Well don’t believe every report you hear! Come to find out, it wasn’t a pair of anglers that went through up on Garth point. At any rate….somebody did get wet and emergency was called. The incident had nothing to do with any anglers on the bay. Ice remains at 7-8 inches. The snow on top has bonded with the ice…

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December 28th, 2021

December 28th, 2021

You couldn’t ask for a better morning to start the day. 14° and overcast. Tonights 10° is well needed because we’re going to be in the low 30s again tomorrow. Ice is maintaining at 6-7 inches, which is certainly not the increase that I’d hoped for. This weekend is finally going to be our first good cold snap. A little…

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December 27th, 2021

7 inches of ice is about the average throughout the bay. The few inches of wet snow that fell today should freeze good in the overnight. Hopefully, we’ll be free of the cleats soon. If yesterday’s glare ice wasn’t bad enough. The wet snow made for slick travel without chains or a studded track. Tomorrow we’ll scout the bay by…

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December 26th, 2021

December 26th, 2021

What a beautiful morning.  At 15° the bay is absent of snow and slipperier than snot on a doorknob. Several reports of anglers going RIGHT DOWN! And they don’t get up fast after hitting that hard ice. Unless you’re chasing a flag…then all bets are off. Adrenaline takes over but you can sure feel it later. Ice is maintaining nicely…

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December 23rd, 2021

December 23rd, 2021

The ice on the bay is really looking good. In some areas we’ve found up to 8 inches of ice. Mostly towards the east side of the upper bay. Head south to Butler’s island and find an inch or two at best. Most areas have 4-7 inches of ice north of the Kipling public landing. Late this afternoon a couple…

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December 22nd, 2021

December 22nd, 2021

The Christmas rush is on! A steady mix of anglers and shoppers visited Blade’s Bait & Tackle today. Anglers heading out to the bay on what I would call safe walkable ice. Shoppers looking for something special for their hard water enthusiast. They came to the right place. Ice continues to thicken and I’m sure even with the Christmas Eve…

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December 22nd 2021

December 22nd 2021

The overnight low of 8° certainly helped add some ice with very little if any snow on the bay. The pinging and popping sounds made echoes like music throughout the morning.I just love the sound of ice being made. With the snow dumping we had and the warm up that followed, water is flowing under the ice and eating away…

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December 20th 2021

December 20th 2021

Ice is getting better as the crack on the north end of the bay is freezing up again. Ice to the south, by the Kipling public boat landing, remains sketchy as a few anglers spud out a bit but not many. The east side of the bay up to Garth’s point has had some activity. There is a little better…

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