Monthly Archives: December 2021

December 18th 2021

December 18th 2021

With a busy Saturday morning at the bait shop, I didn’t get out right away to check ice as planned. 3 o’clock rolls around and Lacy said there’s an angler on the phone with a problem! His buddy went through the ice. He made it out…cold and wet, but now he was stuck on the other side of a crack…

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December 17th, 2021

December 17th, 2021

I worked the spud bar heading out the Days River Landing as John from Lindberg’s Cove Resort drilled along the way and measured. There is 2-5”s of ice on the upper bay. Today’s picture is the view from the ski hill up on the bluff late yesterday. The open water above the narrows froze over last night. More info to…

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December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021

As of 10 o’clock this morning, the ice on the bay remains intact! The wind is whipping through the narrows but ice has held up incredibly well so far. Probably 500 yards of ice has retreated to the north past the green cans. The rest looks pretty good. No snow….Just glare ice as far as the eye can see. There…

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December 15th, 2021

December 15th, 2021

It’s warm, wet and foggy. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph from the south start overnight. Ice is sure to be piled up on the north end of the bay if there’s any left. So…first ice twice. Come try on a float suit from Blade’s Bait & Tackle. Women’s, youths and mens available in sizes from Small to 4XL.…

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December 13th 2021

December 13th 2021

A couple anglers continue to fish the the bay on 2” of ice after the big snow. Ice is visible through the narrows on the north end of Gladstone. The warm up should reduce snow cover and prepare the bay for a freeze on Friday. The forecast is quite favorable for good ice early next week. Todays picture is of…

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December 10th 2021

December 10th 2021

A few anglers have been out on the bay, some by the Vagabond and another handful off the north gate by the Days River. If the wet dumping of snow forecasted comes to fruition, it’s going turn into a mess. With any luck, the warm temps to follow should melt the snow pack down a bit. Then we’ll take the…

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December 8th 2021

December 8th 2021

I pulled on my cleats, grabbed the spud bar and found a brave soldier to follow. Toby stayed behind a bit as I spudded my way out from the Days River Landing. Very sketchy. 2 1/2” of ice at most that dwindled down to less than an inch before getting out to were the days river mouth flows. It looked…

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December 7th 2021 Ice Report

December 7th 2021 Ice Report

From the north yellow gate by the Days River (now open) I watched the sun rise At 1° above zero this morning. At daybreak I took my first walk out on Little Bay de Noc ice since March. I went as far as a dare without ice cleats, spud bar and an ice checking partner. I’m sure it wasn’t froze…

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