Monthly Archives: December 2022

Two In The Drink

Two In The Drink

Warm conditions have deteriorated the ice considerably. On a late afternoon ice check what was 5-8 1/2 inches of ice is now a couple of inches less everywhere from the Kipling boat launch all the way up to the Days River access. An Argo busted through in shallow water off the first yellow gate. Fortunately, they made it out. The…

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Day Landing Looking Good

Day Landing Looking Good

The warm weather is taking a real toll over on the east side shoreline of the Bay. Enough open water that anglers from that side came over to the west side to get access to the ice. The Kipling Boat Launch is in rough shape. Once it freezes over tonight it may not support much the first couple feet out.…

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Wet Sloppy Slush

Wet Sloppy Slush

Getting around the Bay today was pretty effortless…if you don’t mind getting wet. Today’s low temperature didn’t get anywhere near the freezing mark and won’t until at least midnight Friday night or into Saturday morning. Conditions I’m sure will worsen, but the ice is holding up pretty good so far. I measured 5 1/2 to 8 1/2 inches of ice throughout the bay north…

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Still Slammin ’em!

Still Slammin ’em!

Snowmobiles are running around the Bay along with a few quads. Ice conditions continue to improve through today.  I found anywhere from 5 1/2” to 8 1/2” of ice from the Kipling landing all the way up past Center Reef. Reports of deep snow drifting yesterday on that east side have now melted down a little bit, making wheeler traffic…

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How’s The Bite?

How’s The Bite?

What a Day! Those that took to the ice this Monday after Christmas enjoyed a wonderful and memorable day on Little Bay de Noc. There is 6”s of ice for the most part and rock-hard drifted snow. Light machines are starting to head out. Use caution and know the ice your traveling on is safe. Let’s talk about how the…

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Hard Drifts of January?

Hard Drifts of January?

The snow has stopped falling and the wind has quit blowing. We’re left with 6” of great ice and hard snow drifts we usually don’t see until January. So, the strong winds didn’t clear the bay as desired. The cold temperatures forecasted over the next couple days should make even more ice, which is good because the warmer temps Wednesday…

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Windy Winter Wonderland

Windy Winter Wonderland

I Started moving snow around The Shop this morning at about 4:30. I couldn’t help but think, ”Jeepers, this must be piling up on the Bay. It’s pretty calm out. “Wish we had more ice. “ It was 11° at 5:30 and the wind started to whip. I never did make it out of the shop today. It’s Christmas time and we’re real busy.…

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Big Bunch Of Snow

Big Bunch Of Snow

The big bunch of snow forecasted, is coming to fruition with about 6” over the course of today. This afternoon I was on the Bay checking ice and doing a little scouting with my friend and fellow hard water outfitter Ryan of RTH Fishing. We left the bait shop hoping the 2 wheel drive WILCRAFT would handle the mounting snow.…

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Little Bay de Noc Almost Ready

Little Bay de Noc Almost Ready

The 13° last night didn’t give much additional ice as we’d hope. I navigated out again with the Wilcraft today. This time instead of heading out the Days river landing I took off from Lindburg‘s Cove Resort. Just up from the Kipling boat landing. Ice was considerably less further south on the Bay as I never found anything close to…

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Better By The Minute

Better By The Minute

Fish are biting and Ice conditions are  improving by the minute. Dozens of anglers stepping light on the Bay with a few reports of some getting wet above the waste. The good thing about dropping in the drink first ice is there’s not a lot to it. Get out and fish for your gear. Much easier than a ATV, Snowmobile…

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