Month: January 2022

  • Hard as a rock

    Hard as a rock

    We have excellent ice conditions and are closing in on the 10” mark. Undoubtedly we’ll have a foot by this weekend. Tooling around the bay, I found no slush whatsoever. What I did find is hard drifts across parts of the bay formed by bitter cold southwest winds. Not very deep drifting, just firm. At…

  • Slush be gone.

    Bye bye slush! That’s all froze up now. This cold weather is really making us some ice! There’s a lotta talk about when trucks will venture out. Some people think this weekend. Others think maybe even by Wednesday. Soon either way I’m sure. I’m curious to see how much ice this cold snap has made.…

  • Untitled post 2267

    The wind died down a bit and the snow has stopped blowing. Frigid temps have been in the works since our high of 24° just after midnight. The conditions yesterday made it difficult to know if you were getting in a slush pocket until it was too late. The brilliant sun today made navigating yesterdays…

  • Slush

    Slush

    I’m not sure where to start with this overdue report. Saturday January 8th, 2022 will be a memorable one for a bunch of anglers on the Noc. Some for the fishing and most for how quickly conditions change out der. Leaving you practically helpless in what seems like a dire situation. Starting the morning was…

  • Untitled post 2261

    Another gorgeous day in paradise(aka Little Bay de Noc)! There is up to 9” of ice north of the narrows. It is mostly clear with a third of a moon shining tonight. Travel on the day remains good with about 5 to 6 inches of snow in the deepest spots. Some slush has developed in…

  • A couple more inches of snow fell again today. The wind has been steady out of the north blowing snow down the bay. Drifting is minimal with a few slushy spots but nothing too bad.  ATVs, UTVs, and Snowmobiles have had easy travel so far. They’re saying 20’s for daytime highs and lows at night…

  • Untitled post 2256

    Every once in a while I miss a daily report. I either run out of time or there’s nothing new to report. That was the case yesterday. We had another 3-4 inches of snow today, but it wasn’t as wet as was predicted. Ice thickness increased a bit and is averaging 8″ north of the narrows.…

  • Untitled post 2253

    Red,Cedar and I took a lap around the bay today. With the below zero temps this morning, I was anxious to measure some ice. I was surprised to find the same 7-8”s we had a week ago. No increase whatsoever. A small pressure heave, today’s photo, is off the Days River Landing and is about…

  • Untitled post 2249

    Now we’re getting down into temperatures that are making some good ice. Those conditions will continue to improve in the week ahead. Catching fish has been a struggle the last 24 hours. Most of the big marks have been pretty standoffish. Hook ups have primarily been with undersized eyes and perch. There are plenty of…