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4/25/17 @ 9:33 AM
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chris wahl
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MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Dad and I fished off Gladstone again, Monday afternoon. Even with the southeast wind, the fish were still well off the breakline, in 35 to 40 FOW. About one in three was a keeper this time out. Ended up with 21 that we kept, in the 9 to 12 inch range. All on wigglers.

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4/22/17 @ 6:41 AM
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chris wahl
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MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Strong north winds kept me from trying off the Vagabond on Friday, so I went off the Gladstone campgrounds. Found good numbers of fish in 35 to 37 FOW. Caught 29 perch, 2 small walleyes, and a big rockbass. Kept 15 of the perch and the rockie. Most of the perch were in the 9 to 11 inch range. All on wigglers on perch rigs. Water was 44 degrees.

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4/19/17 @ 2:14 PM
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chris wahl
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Last Quarter

There is no closed season on perch in Michigan. In U.P. waters, the limit is 50 per day with no size limit.


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4/18/17 @ 4:22 PM
Polski
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Is there a closed season on perch in the Bays or Michigan side of the lake as there is in Wisconsin's Green Bay and Lake Michigan?  Also, what is the limit on perch, thank you.

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4/18/17 @ 9:29 AM
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chris wahl
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Waning Gibbous

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Quinn sent me a pic of some perch he caught the last time he was out. He said the last time he bought minnows from Diane, they worked really good. He also said the minnows he bought from me for this trip, didn't work, (luckily the worms and wigglers, did!) Guess I know who he'll be buying his minnows from, for now on.

I made my first perch trip of the season, last night. Started on the East side of the bay, near the Vagabond Resort. 34 to 36 feet of water. Marked LOTS of fish. Caught a couple dozen on perch rigs with wigglers. Only got 8 that I kept before getting blown off the bay. Not the wackfest that Garden Bay can be, but I also didn't have to play bumper boats, and wait an hour to get in or out of the boat launch!

Things are just getting going here on LBDN. Get out and enjoy it if you can.

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4/8/17 @ 7:15 PM
chris wahl
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Area launch updates.

Garden Bay is open and the dock is in, (first perch reports we got today were very good!)

Kipling - docks are still on land and blocking the access. Probably will be in place Monday.

Gladstone harbor is open and the docks are in.

Escanaba River is open and docks are in.

Escanaba harbor is still iced in.

Ford River is open, but I haven't heard if the dock is in.

Cedar River is open and dock is in.

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4/3/17 @ 9:31 AM
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chris wahl
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First Quarter

Most of the people we have been seeing have been hitting the Days and Manistique Rivers. Haven't heard any reports from the Cedar, Bark, Rapid or Whitefish Rivers, but they should all have fish in them, too.

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4/3/17 @ 7:28 AM
Black Mouth
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Any steelhead reports?

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3/28/17 @ 4:25 PM
chris wahl
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2016 fishing licenses expire on the 31st. Don't forget to pick up your new license if you're heading out this weekend for some steelhead, or late ice panfish.

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3/21/17 @ 9:41 AM
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chris wahl
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Waning Crescent

Fished off of the Kipling access last night. Buddy of mine had caught a nice mess of perch the day before, basically between the access and Butler's Island. Ended up being one of those "you should have been here yesterday" trips. We had fish under us the entire time, but they were mostly all small perch. Only ended up with a handful of keepers that we released.

Measured 14 inches of ice, and the access was in the best shape I've ever seen it at this time of the year. Saw a couple people on quads traveling across the bay. Still some good icefishing opportunities to be had, if you're not burned out on it, yet.

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