Month: December 2021

  • December 31st, 2021

    December 31st, 2021

    Well here we are…the last day of 2021. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate New Year’s Eve than on Little Bay de Noc fishing for walleyes! Actually, there was one place we would have rather been tonight. Our good friends Kevin and Nikki are getting married. Unfortunately, our goal to keep Anglers…

  • December 28th, 2021

    December 28th, 2021

    Another absolutely fabulous day on Little Bay de Noc. Fishing has been good, but the evening bite has been on fire! Another couple inches of snow today as the ice on the bay remains at 6 to 8 inches. We finally we have a few inches of ice down by the yacht club in Gladstone.…

  • December 28th, 2021

    December 28th, 2021

    Well don’t believe every report you hear! Come to find out, it wasn’t a pair of anglers that went through up on Garth point. At any rate….somebody did get wet and emergency was called. The incident had nothing to do with any anglers on the bay. Ice remains at 7-8 inches. The snow on top…

  • December 28th, 2021

    December 28th, 2021

    You couldn’t ask for a better morning to start the day. 14° and overcast. Tonights 10° is well needed because we’re going to be in the low 30s again tomorrow. Ice is maintaining at 6-7 inches, which is certainly not the increase that I’d hoped for. This weekend is finally going to be our first…

  • December 27th, 2021

    7 inches of ice is about the average throughout the bay. The few inches of wet snow that fell today should freeze good in the overnight. Hopefully, we’ll be free of the cleats soon. If yesterday’s glare ice wasn’t bad enough. The wet snow made for slick travel without chains or a studded track. Tomorrow…

  • December 26th, 2021

    December 26th, 2021

    What a beautiful morning.  At 15° the bay is absent of snow and slipperier than snot on a doorknob. Several reports of anglers going RIGHT DOWN! And they don’t get up fast after hitting that hard ice. Unless you’re chasing a flag…then all bets are off. Adrenaline takes over but you can sure feel it…

  • December 23rd, 2021

    December 23rd, 2021

    The ice on the bay is really looking good. In some areas we’ve found up to 8 inches of ice. Mostly towards the east side of the upper bay. Head south to Butler’s island and find an inch or two at best. Most areas have 4-7 inches of ice north of the Kipling public landing.…

  • December 22nd, 2021

    December 22nd, 2021

    The Christmas rush is on! A steady mix of anglers and shoppers visited Blade’s Bait & Tackle today. Anglers heading out to the bay on what I would call safe walkable ice. Shoppers looking for something special for their hard water enthusiast. They came to the right place. Ice continues to thicken and I’m sure…

  • December 22nd 2021

    December 22nd 2021

    The overnight low of 8° certainly helped add some ice with very little if any snow on the bay. The pinging and popping sounds made echoes like music throughout the morning.I just love the sound of ice being made. With the snow dumping we had and the warm up that followed, water is flowing under…