Monthly Archives: February 2021

February 18th 2021

February 18th 2021

Above zero this morning. First time in about a week and a half. Mild weather conditions and good ice will bring anglers out in droves. There’s plenty a area to fish on the bay. Get adventurous and find that hot spot away from the crowds. There’s nothing more satisfying than pounding some fish in a new spot with no other…

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February 17th 2021

February 17th 2021

-11°? That was supposed to be the inland temperature. Much lower than the forecasted. Fine. The bite certainly has picked up for anglers since Monday’s shutdown. Reports of nice sized perch coming up the hole. Walleye sizes are creeping up there too. Overall fishing has been good this year as far as action goes. Maybe a little trouble getting size.…

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February 16th 2021

February 16th 2021

Bye-bye below zero. You just can’t beat the weather pattern we have going forward to be out on Little Bay de Noc. Safe ice and mild temps surely will bring anglers out. It’s a big playground with plenty of room to have the whole family with for some hard water fun. The fishing report is hit and miss. Mostly a…

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February 15th 2021

February 15th 2021

It’s 11° below zero this morning and we’re on our way to a high of 10° by midday. Ice is great everywhere except the usual spots. If you’re not sure where those caution areas are, stop by Blade’s Bait & Tackle for some Intel. Fishing reports have been fair to good from this weekend. The big ones are certainly roaming…

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February 14th 2021

February 14th 2021

A cold start to the day with negative temperatures but the brilliant sunshine made it tolerable despite a brisk wind. Snow is getting deeper and drifting around the bay but travel is still pretty easy. The bite has been hot for some and cold for others. Mixed reports of small walleyes to giant ones moving up into the top of…

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February 13th 2021

February 13th 2021

Plenty of anglers taking advantage of the free fishing weekend on Little Bay de Noc. A few inches of snow accumulated which made for low visibility much of the day. Fish were found but you had to move around to find them. Continued reports of undersize walleyes. Either hooking more than one can count or can’t get them to bite.…

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February 12th 2021

February 12th 2021

We started out today above zero and white out conditions on Little Bay de Noc. This morning‘s commute from out of the area ended up to be quiet the challenge. Most anglers visiting Blade’s Bait & Tackle this morning had a close call or seen snowstorm vehicular carnage along the way. Once arriving safely anglers found some fish today. Randy…

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February 11th 2021

February 11th 2021

You’d think living this hard water habit of ours from 5am-10pm 7 days a week there would be plenty of time to get everything done. That never happens. Lack of information and energy may curtail daily reports now and then. This weeks cold weather reduced the number of anglers on the bay. Plenty of marks with the electronics and a…

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February 9th 2021

February 9th 2021

Picture today is an archive from a few weeks ago. Thanks Tyler! It’s a dangerously cold -15° to start out the morning. Well over a foot of ice on the upper bay. We may need auger extensions this year after all . The slush is gone for the most part allowing for easy travel through drifted snow. Making the best…

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February 8th 2021

February 8th 2021

It’s a comfortable 3° this afternoon just before the sun goes down. Perch are still feeding well. Walleye bite continues to increase steadily. I anticipate this activity to continue as my fish calendar indicates this week to be one of the best weeks of February to fish. Stars and moon don’t lie. Just ask Dillon and his dad Dewayne from…

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