Month: January 2021

  • January 31st 2021

    January 31st 2021

    Wrapping up the weekend with all kinds of fish stories. Some say they can’t find fish. A fair number of anglers catching lots of undersize walleye. Big eyes remain elusive for most. Ice continues to form south of Escanaba. Plenty of people are venturing out off the Terrace with reports of 6 to 7 inches…

  • January 30th 2021

    January 30th 2021

    Clear sky and a full moon last night illuminated Little Bay de Noc. Clouds moved in by morning for a mostly overcast day Saturday with wind out of the southeast. Typically slows the bite. Ice conditions are great north of Gladstone. Overall fishing has been pretty good this weekend. Not for everybody though. I’ve had…

  • January 29th 2021

    January 29th 2021

    Today’s report is short. Like the walleye being caught. Good numbers of undersized, some eaters and a few 25’ plus eyes reported from areas all over the bay. Perch bite is still steady. Great weekend to be on the Noc. Increasing your odds, -Blade

  • January 28th 2021

    January 28th 2021

    The 7 day forecast for Little Bay de Noc is calling for mild daytime temps in the mid 20’s and nights hanging in the teens. Ideal weather to spend day and night on the hard water. Ice conditions continue to improve with 12” of ice on the north end of the bay down to a…

  • January 27th 2021

    January 27th 2021

    With perfect temps for making ice, anglers are heading south on the bay chasing good ice. By foot travel, portables are starting to show up south of Gladstone. 9-12 inches of ice through out the bay north of Gladstone. Perch and walleye are being found in 26-32 ft of water. The bite is picking up…

  • January 26th 2021

    January 26th 2021

    Not much to report as my day was spent off the ice. According to anglers this morning, yesterday‘s bite was slow which is right in line with several fishing forecasts I follow. Speaking of those forecasts. The next three days should be a solid bite after a little lull and the end of a moon…

  • January 25th 2021

    January 25th 2021

    What a great start this morning at 9° and the sound of ice popping. Conditions continue to improve through out the bay. Break up ice and slush from last weeks winds are firming up again and ice continues to form south of Gladstone. The bright sunny day with a high of 25° made for a…

  • January 24th 2022

    January 24th 2022

    A couple inches of white powder accumulated on the bay this morning. Certainly a welcome blanket of snow compared to the skating rink we’ve had the last few days. Fish on! Tip up! That’s what I’m hearing up and down the bay. Saturday and Sunday morning was a good bite that slowed Sunday afternoon. Ice…

  • January 23rd 2021

    January 23rd 2021

    All ice conditions have improved from previous report by 3/4 of an inch. Today is a paradise on the ice with the most anglers on the Noc this season. I’m surprised some of them that survived the last two days of wind came back. It doesn’t get better this. If your not here you missed…