Ice Conditions, Weather Reports, and More!

  • March 6th, 2024

    March 6th, 2024

    After last night’s rain storm I thought the ice would be in worse condition than it is. Shoreline ice is all but gone in most places. Once on solid ice it measures 6-8” yet. Temperatures from now until shortly after sunrise are expected to be below freezing. We’ll be on the ice safely fishing from…

  • March 4th, 2024

    March 4th, 2024

    Not much to report on ice conditions as it changes by the minute. The Kipling pressure crack has flattened out and gaps of open water separating the ice range from inches to yards apart. It’s spitting ice and rain right now on the Bay. Forecasted the next couple days is brilliant sunshine and overnight temperatures…

  • March 3rd, 2024

    March 3rd, 2024

    Ice continues to support a few anglers still fishing the Noc. Beside the deteriorating ice conditions was the wind today. Blowing without pause across the slickest ice possible. Keeping your feet under you going after a tip up was a challenge even with cleats. Tonight‘s forecasted temperature doesn’t get below 40° and ice will start…

  • March 2nd, 2024

    March 2nd, 2024

    There’s still ice on the Bay but it’s melting fast. Open water areas by Butlers island and other known spots expand by the minute. Ice is losing about an inch a day along with its rigidity. So, the countdown is going to be short. By Monday it will be walking or WILCraft. I’m sure any…

  • March 1st, 2024

    March 1st, 2024

    Blue clear skies let the sun beat on the bay as anglers enjoyed a high of 44° and strong winds out of the south. Imagine that, high winds on the Bay… Overnight temperatures will stiffen the ice for another unseasonably warm day tomorrow.  The Kipling pressure crack actually pushed together and ended up an ok crossing…

  • Leaping On The Ice

    Leaping On The Ice

    Ok, back at it now on this Leap Year day. I took a hiatus from the ice for a couple days. Who the hell am I to post an ice report it if I’m not actually out checking conditions on the Bay. I’m not on facebook or instagram.  But, I’ve been informed of the overwhelming response…

  • Beginning Of The End?

    Beginning Of The End?

    As of today Sunday the 25th of February, Little Bay de Noc north of Gladstone has good ice averaging 8-10”. The  Kipling Public Launch has held up very well. The shallow water at the 1st yellow gate and Days River Landings are certain to be compromised with the upcoming forecast. Temperatures of 50° multiple days…

  • February 22nd, 2024

    February 22nd, 2024

    Short and sweet for a report tonight. A lack of reporting last night just means not a lot changed. Ice is holding up incredibly well. The sun beat down a bunch of snow today that actually protected some of our ice. The landings are tough, especially when they’re shallow. The Kipling Landing seems to be…

  • February 20th, 2024

    February 20th, 2024

    It was another beautiful day on the Noc. Unless you were delayed getting over the Nasty Kipling Crack. The cold weather heaved that thing up in the air. Then the 40° temperature and a south wind has pushed water up around the crack making it a challenge to cross. The First yellow gate is looking…