Ice Conditions & Weather Reports

Sub Zero

Sub Zero

Ya Baby! We’re finally enjoying sub zero weather. We had bright sunshine as I did ice measurements this afternoon from the Kipling Landing throughout the Bay north of the narrows. We have 8-11”s. Fish did get a little tight lipped with this cold front. Speaking of cold fronts, I know it was forecast, but returning tonight from a short stent…

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Big Fish Are A Comin!

Big Fish Are A Comin!

l All right, two nights without a report just means we’ve been slammed around here, but in a good way. Ice conditions could not be better with the exception of a couple pockets of slush from cracks forming and water pushing up them. With the cold temps this week those are all gonna freeze up too. We are certainly on…

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Jigging Up Walleye!

Jigging Up Walleye!

Usually I don’t run out of time to write a report until Saturday. Here it is only Thursday and this day is almost over. Where does time go? Besides, aren’t the days supposed to be getting longer? The ice is great, travel on the Bay is awesome and the walleye are eating more every day. Tonight we’re hosting some guests…

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Adding Ice A Little At A Time

Adding Ice A Little At A Time

Little by little we’re getting more ice. The perch are hot, Pike are hitting and the Walleye bite is picking up… as predicted. It takes a little coaxing yet, but they’re coming around. The steady barometer doesn’t hurt either. Friday afternoon and into Saturday, the rising barometer should send em deep for the weekend. We’ll see. All the landings on the…

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Last Little Warm Up

Last Little Warm Up

It got a little warm today for my taste, pushing just over that 32° mark. So it’s a little sloppy getting around for one more day, but we’re gonna freeze up really good for the weekend. The walleye should be hungry too cuz they’ve been on a diet. Unless tempted by a seasoned anglers tricks. The perch bite has been…

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Light Flurry Tonight

Light Flurry Tonight

Travel today about the Bay was a complete joy as the sun peaked out in what seems like forever. Pike have had a good appetite and some anglers are reporting fish over 40”. You can use a jig rod, tip ups or maybe ya wanna lure one in and stick it with a spear. No matter the method, Little Bay…

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Pick Up After Yourselves

Pick Up After Yourselves

The ice is great, the snow is settling, there’s a fair amount of slush, but nothing that’s going to eat you up and keep you from fishing. The crack still runs across the upper Bay and you can punch your foot through it on the very edge, but I’ve been crossing it with Mr. B.A. on tracks. There’s a number…

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Perfect Conditions

Perfect Conditions

Slush has come about the Bay now that we’ve had a number of anglers out there drilling holes this weekend. The snow has settling down to about 6 inches now. Light machine traffic from the landings out onto the Bay has packed down some pretty nice thorough fairs and traveling about is more than ideal compared to the ice-skating rink…

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Stay Outta That Area

Stay Outta That Area

So here’s the deal. Fishing isn’t as good as first ice but it’s pretty good. And if you can’t get em to bite, I can tell you right now there’s a lot of fish down there. We got about 8 inches of snow and 6-8” of ice out on the Bay.  Everything north of the Narrows by Gladstone is in…

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Little Too Much Snow

Little Too Much Snow

There is 6-8 inches of ice on Little Bay de Noc and all the typical bad spots are bad. At the shop, we decided to inform anglers to avoid the first yellow gate. Another wheeled machine busted through up der off that gate. Butlers Island and the bar/reef off it is like a Venus fly trap swallowing 6 machines in…

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