Group I had in the shop a little while ago said they have been getting a mixed bag of walleyes, perch, bass and pike, jigging large fatheads. Sounded like they were mostly fishing the upper bay around 2nd and 3rd Reefs.
Little & Big Bay De Noc
MOON PHASE (31%)
41° - 45° F
51° - 55° F
Well, my brother and I hit it hard from Friday through Sunday morning (Saturday night till about 3am) and we only boated pike. We fished south, we fished black bottom (where most of our pike came) we fished the reefs to the north. We marked a lot of fish, we just couldn't get any takers. We trolled lead core, we trolled snap weights, and bottom bouncers. We trolled Cranks of all shapes and sizes, we trolled harnesses, we even did a little Lindy Rigging. The water was 54-56 degrees and the weather was very nice. We still had a good time even with no Walleye success. I am sure we will be back there again someday to give it another go.
MOON PHASE (90%)
Dad and I have both been dealing with some health issues that have been keeping us off the water this fall. The stars and moon finally aligned right, and we got out for a few hours on Sunday, though.
We drifted Lindy rigged suckers along a wind swept point, and caught 6 bass, 1 pike, and 1 walleye. We also lost about as many fish as we landed. Dad had the biggest bass with a fat 20 incher. My 19 inch walleye made a good meal for Diane and I.