Monthly Archives: January 2022

Abundance of Sunshine

Abundance of Sunshine

After 5 grueling days on the Bay finally bright sunshine, 16° for a high and of course wind. Not as much wind as previous days. Even though windy conditions continue, at least its under 10 mph and coming out of the same direction, WNW, for a 24 hour period. Supposed to switch to a little out of the southwest tomorrow.…

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Blown Smooth Bay

Blown Smooth Bay

This picture of Mr. B.A pretty much sums up the last couple days on Little Bay de Noc. It’s inside for a thaw before the next excursion. Wind blown snow has smoothed out most of the rough spots from previous shack set ups. Evidence from machines buried in slush a few weeks ago has vanished.  While out on the Bay…

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Wet, Windy and Warm

Wet, Windy and Warm

Everything I said yesterday about wind and weather conditions for today has come to fruition. We got about 5 inches of heavy snow too. This morning the wind blew out of the north, then after a brief moment of calm, switched to blow from the south. Of course it did. What would Little Bay de Noc be without these 15…

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Wind, Wind, And More Wind

Wind, Wind, And More Wind

Temperatures couldn’t have been more comfortable out on the bay today. The wind on the other hand is the typical troublesome, nuisance that it can be. Over the next 24 hours, winds will be out of the northwest at 2-7mph until about 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. Then, it switches and picks up from outta the east in a big way.…

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Good Day On The Ice

Good Day On The Ice

Today was another fine day to be out on Little Bay de Noc. There were a lot of anglers for a Sunday. Truck traffic has steadily increased throughout the weekend….and not just up top. Plenty are going out the Kipling Landing, too. It is windy, of course, and we got a skim of fresh snow this afternoon. Tuesday has got…

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Brrrr!

Brrrr!

It was -12° starting off this Saturday morning, but that is up from -18° around 1am, Today was a sun filled bay packed with anglers. Definitely the busiest day on the Noc this season. There were quite a few anglers out early for such a cold morning. The entire bay north of Kipling was tested by truck traffic. Not just…

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Bites Better

Bites Better

Let’s get into that all important ice report for this weekend. Closing in on 12 inches of ice at the top of the bay. Measuring south to the narrows. Off the reefs and through the mud flats. I’ve measured all the way down to seven inches of ice. Consistently measured 10” until you hit the green can just north of…

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Beaver Dam Royalty

Beaver Dam Royalty

We are adding ice daily. Another cold snap is in the forecast over the weekend. But for today and tomorrow, its mild temperatures close to 30° with overcast skies. Mid week on the Noc offers low fishing pressure…and the weather weather today was unbeatable! Travel around the bay remains excellent. Pay attention to a few hard drifts and obstacles created…

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Hard as a rock

Hard as a rock

We have excellent ice conditions and are closing in on the 10” mark. Undoubtedly we’ll have a foot by this weekend. Tooling around the bay, I found no slush whatsoever. What I did find is hard drifts across parts of the bay formed by bitter cold southwest winds. Not very deep drifting, just firm. At one point along the way,…

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Slush be gone.

Bye bye slush! That’s all froze up now. This cold weather is really making us some ice! There’s a lotta talk about when trucks will venture out. Some people think this weekend. Others think maybe even by Wednesday. Soon either way I’m sure. I’m curious to see how much ice this cold snap has made. Find out tomorrow afternoon when…

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