Scott and Taylor at it again this past weekend. Scott with a 30 inch, 10.5 pound walleye. Taylor got a 37 inch pike.
Little & Big Bay De Noc
The 2017 licenses and ORV stickers go on sale Wednesday, March 1st. Your 2016 licenses are good till the end of March.
There are no price increases for Michigan Residents, but they will be going back to charging $3 for replacement licenses, and full price for replacement kill tags.
There is a price increase for non-resident annual fishing licenses. They are going back to $76 from the current price of $68, (price was dropped a couple years ago.) I'm kind of surprised they made that change, this year. The regulation books are good for two years, and have the old prices clearly printed in them. We're going to hear a lot of bitchin' about that one!
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pike slayer - there's still a foot or more in the Escanaba harbor.
bowhunter - Bay View Bait is currently open every day from 7am to 6pm Eastern Time. Medium suckers may be in short supply by Wednesday, but the large ones should be good. My bait guys didn't have any for me today, but said they will have them on Friday.
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Just sent this reply to a PM. Might as well re-post it here, and maybe save some time answering more PM's or phone calls.
Ice on the upper bay is still pretty good. 16 inches on average, from what I've heard, recently. Guy I trust told me he saw a truck go out from the Days River access, yesterday. Still, after the warm weather we had this week, the shorelines took quite a beating. At this point, I'm going to recommend NOT taking trucks out on the ice anymore. Forecast for the next week mostly has daytime temps above freezing, but mostly below freezing at night. Won't be making any new ice, but we shouldn't lose too much, either. It should be plenty good for quads or sleds for the next week or so
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Have a trip up to LBDN planned for March 1-4.......just hoping for continued accurate ice info.....if guys are making it out. Travel by atv, but prepared for foot travel if necessary. Typically fish from the area out from Brock's Cabins and north.
Coming from 3 hours south, so thanks in advance for any info.