Phred i agree unless you have fished this lbd you dont know.we are not talking about catching fish only, we are talking about several moves several people and very good electronics ,we are not marking any walleye at all so ,yes there is a huge problem and it needs to be addressed now.baitshops and hotels and others will soon be affected if not already.the whole state will be impacted the dnr needs to set smaller limits and watch the walleye in spring spawn from poachers as they come up streams.this with maybe some stocking will help .but will they .
Little & Big Bay De Noc
What's up with people killing the gators? Unless you plan on mounting a 38-40 incher I wish more guys would practice CPR and put the knife to the smaller ones. For everyone whining about the walleye fishing, it's a big body of water. Ya it's not as good as it used to be but there are still plenty of fish to be caught if a guy is willing to put in the work and time. You can't just pop a hole sit there all day and complain that there's no fish.
On a side note has anyone heard of fish being caught down by days or is that supposedly a Dead Sea also, haven't been that far yet this year. Tight lines everyone!
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In response to Get Bent ... I have ice fished this bay for many years and have never seen it like this. Have fished both north and south of Gladstone and have marked very few fish of size. Have tried all my "usual" spots and the result is same regardless of time or weather. Not sure what is wrong but to say something is not is naive. I understand it is a large body of water but the fish are NOT there.
MOON PHASE (93%)
Joel sent in this pic of his friend, Ben. He must have a damn good heater for his shack! Joel's email read - My buddy Ben with a 21.5" walleye today in the balmy -3 temps!
MOON PHASE (98%)
Went out off of Kipling. Started off in 14 FOW using minnows and waxies. Wasn't marking much and nothing committed. Moved to 27 FOW late in the afternoon and fished until 7:30. Once again didn't mark much and no takers. Nothing on tipups either. Does anyone know how the Center Reef is right now?
MOON PHASE (98%)
GET BENT - There's at least 9 inches from the Gladstone harbor, south to the Terrace. South from there was open water a week ago. Haven't heard any reports how thick that new ice is, yet.
Quinn has the first entry in this weeks contest. He said in his email - First perch selfie. I got about a dozen perch in Kipling yesterday. 6 to 9 inches, lots of pike around.
Guys, its bay de noc. You are not always gonna find the fish. Lots and lots of water out there! Move, move and move again.
Question for Mr. Wahl: do you know or have you heard about ice thickness down on black bottom? Looking to head down there with the wheeler in a week or so. Thanks for what you do here and see you soon!
MOON PHASE (98%)
Drove up from green bay,Fished mon n tues. Brutal...many little marks. Between 3 of us in 2 days only caught 3, 12in. Walleyes and 1 17in....waste of time. Where are all the fish? Maybe the indians are netting too many!
I live in Wisconsin and would like to come up to the little bay and fish one of these winters. My dad is from Gladstone and we usually come up during the summer. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the name of the cabins just north of Gladstone, I can't remember the name of the road it's on but I do know there's a bait shop there and a boat launch. Also what does everyone use for bait? Pm me any information. Thanks