Month: January 2022

  • Cold, Blowing Snow

    Cold, Blowing Snow

    We started this Saturday morning with 3” of fresh powder at 9°. Too bad I don’t ski. Typical of Little Bay de Noc, 10mph plus winds blew all that snow into hard drifts….and those drifts are hard to get out of. Last night I found a few slushy spots that are now unseen with the…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…