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 by truck traffic. Not just a few 1/2 tons, but a bunch of em. And some 3/4’s too. I’m pretty sure it was the high barometric pressure and not the truck travel that made the bite suck so bad today. A few anglers hooking up with some nice perch, but the numbers were certainly down today. Just a spattering of undersize walleye being reported and then…BAM! Coming off the ice just after dark, I ran into a group that just landed a 27” walleye. So that’s always encouraging after a slow day. I got a nice picture at sunset of Bill, Carter and Jack joining us for a couple days. We’ve got a front moving in tomorrow bringing some snow in late morning through the afternoon. That should help the bite. They’re ready for action. We definitely have a foot of ice out on the bay and the forecast over the next week looks pretty good for making more ice.
Increasing your odds,