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THE BAIT SHOP GUY
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11/22/14 5:35 PM CST
Launch update.

Kipling - docks are out. Entire upper bay appeared to be iced over.

Gladstone harbor - one dock still in. Ice in harbor to break through. Sounds like the dock will be pulled on Monday, Nov. 24th.

Escanaba River - closed.

Escanaba harbor - dock is still in. Ice in the back of the harbor, up to the launch. You'll need to dodge some ice in the harbor to get to the lake. They usually leave the dock in through the weekend following Thanksgiving. Will update as soon as I see it's closed.

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11/22/14 8:17 AM CST
Hey is anybody still getting boats out,supposed to come up Friday if we can get out. Any help would b appreciated

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11/16/14 9:53 AM CST
Peter--as of Saturday (11-15) the docks were still in at Kippling and the ramp was ok--lots of ice at top so make sure you have plenty of salt and sand. Ice was starting to form and we had to break some skim ice--not a big deal. We had water temps of 38 degrees Friday night. Good luck and be safe.

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11/13/14 9:09 AM CST
Peter -

We fishing Thurs - Sat last weekend and drove home through the snow on Sunday. Water temp was still around 42 I believe, but I was running a new graph (elite 5hdi) for first time so honestly was not sure if that was the temp on my display, but not sure what else it would of been - anyway I am sure it is dropping fast. Ramp was getting slippery Saturday night. We landed 17 over three nights in 15-18 FOW, 26" the biggest and she's back swimming. Decent trip, but no real hot bite anywhere. 1 color core best for us. Best of luck if you can get back out.

Matt

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11/13/14 12:08 AM CST
I don't remember the surface temp but the docks were still in at Kipling.

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11/12/14 10:48 PM CST
dwgbp, do you know what the surface temp was. Also were the docks in at Kipling. Thanks, Peter

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11/11/14 11:04 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
We went out fishing on Saturday right before sunset and were able to catch three decent walleyes. One was 15, another 20 and the third about 24 inches. All three came on just south of center reef in 20-25 fow. The larger one was on three colors of lead on a reef runner blueberry muffin. One came on purple perch husky and two colors of lead. Last come on barely naked reef runner with a purple back (used a sharpy) to color back. This was about 25' behind board. We were trolling about 1.8-2.0 mph.

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10/26/14 11:25 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
We fished Friday 9pm-4am all shallow in 6' to 15' of water. Caught 5 w/ 27" the biggest. Saturday we started about 5:30 fishing deep cranks for about 4 hrs. w/ no luck, then switched to shallow cranks until 2am only picking up 1-24". Water temp is 48 degrees and there are LOTS of weeds shallow. Most people I talked to that were having some luck were fishing deep and during the day on cranks. They were also picking up Small mouth on Big Bay in the am. and Walleyes on LBDN in the afternoon on Red tails deep. It was nice to get out but I think the best is coming. I will try it again in a couple of weeks when there is a little more moon out!!

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10/25/14 12:50 PM CST
Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Blue Gill Surfer - Not many walleye reports, lately. Locals are all out hunting, and most of the out-of-town guys we're seeing are mainly chasing bass, (see my report, below.)

My dad has been slamming the smallmouth for the last couple weeks, and it's been driving me nuts not being able to go. Earlier this week, the right combination of nice weather and no doctors appointments finally allowed me to get out for some "on the water therapy."

We had a good time Lindy rigging suckers along the east bank, near Escanaba. We ended up landing 8 fish, and lost 9 more. No monsters over 20 inches, but most were in the 17 to 19 inch range. On our last drift, we doubled up on a 17 and a 19. Sun was at the trees, and it was getting colder by the minute, so that seemed like a good note to end the trip on. Can't wait to get out again!

Talked to some guys at the shop that said they have been doing really good over on Big Bay, too. Water temps are right at 50 degrees, so the bite should last for another couple weeks, as long as there's not a major change in the weather.

Get out and enjoy it if you can.

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10/25/14 10:15 AM CST
Is anyone fishing little bay no reports for a while now

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9/29/14 12:33 PM CST
bait shop guy ----- I hope you are feeling better and you are in my prayers hope to see ya at the end of oct. in the bait shop. good luck bigfishross/ jim ross Smile

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9/27/14 5:21 PM CST
THE BAIT SHOP GUY thank you very much for the information and GOD SPEED on your recovery!

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9/26/14 1:51 PM CST
thoseyes - thanks for the concern. I had a recent cancer diagnosis, and just had surgery to remove it. So far, so good, but I still have a long way to go in my recovery. I'll be able to start spending a little time at the shop, soon. Hopefully I'll be back at it full time this winter. Only time will tell.

mbonen - contact Pine Creek Outfitters http://pinecreek.webs.com/ for your sleeper shack needs. He has generators available with his sleeper shacks. He books up quick in the winter, so call early.

On a side note, my dad also uses a CPAP machine. He is able to hook his up to a standard deep cycle battery, and uses it anywhere he goes, even out on camping trips.

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9/23/14 3:49 PM CST
Hello All, This is not a report but rather trying to get some information for a ice fishing trip in jan of 2015. I've been trying Google but really haven't found what I am looking for. Does anyone know of anyone who rents out sleeper shacks that either have electricity or is able to be hooked up to a generator. There will be two going who have cpap machines so that is our only hold back. If that doesn't exist, what bout lodging by the lake with fishing shacks? Please PM. And sorry for clouding up the fishing reports.

Thank you all.

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9/22/14 1:02 PM CST
Walleye Patrol - I would get in contact with a guy named Scott Cormier. He works at Hilltop RV so you can google the number and ask for him. He always has a pulse on whats going on and would likely help or even guide you if you were looking for that. If I had to bet on it, its highly likely that he was retained for prefishing and locations by one of the top 5 finishers in this past weekend's bassmasters elite series championship held out of Escanaba. Hes that good.

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