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pikeslayer89
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12/22/14 12:26 PM CST
Hey guys sorry not a report but me and my buddy are looking for a general area to start for walleyes. A bay or point and general depth. You can pm me thanks be safe and tight lines Smile

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12/22/14 10:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10"
Person I talked to a little while ago said he had a foot of ice, north of Saunder's Point, yesterday. I don't know if he actually measured the ice, or just guessed, (he was drilling by hand, so anything more than 8 inches might seem like more.)

Most of the snow has melted off, but travel with a sled is still possible. If trying to cross the bay from Kipling, cross over Butler's Island to access the bay. Then watch out for the recently used shipping channel, north of Saunder's Point.

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12/22/14 9:33 AM CST
Headed up the 26th through the 29th. Hoping to find out ice conditions, is travel by snowmobile across the bay possible with current conditions possible? Thanks

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12/22/14 7:33 AM CST
Does anyone have a recent ice report? Thanks!

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12/21/14 3:06 PM CST
Thanks DCSAR12. Another word of caution is to watch out for poorly marked spear holes. Seen one marked with just a couple small branches as we went out in the fog. Seen two just the other side of Butlers island one had a tree laying across the hole. So steer clear of any brush on the ice.

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12/21/14 12:09 PM CST
Need to really caution the folks with the shacks off of the Shell in Gladstone.

It doesn't matter how thick the ice is or how good the fishing is, that is a dangerous spot. Fishing on a sheet of ice where everything to the south is open water is not good. Granted we have some of the best ice rescue resources in the country, but we are also some of the BUSIEST resources in the country. It wouldn't take much for that sheet to break off.

Please take caution. Remember that we have to risk our lives to save yours if needed.

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12/19/14 2:25 AM CST
THE BAIT SHOP GUY- Thanks for the info. Hows the fishin been lately? Anything out on center reef or they sticking to the deep water? Kinda want an idea of where to go, haven't fished the hard water up there in 4years. Thanks in advanced!

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12/18/14 5:08 PM CST
That license cost changed almost a year ago-can't believe this is still an issue. Those of us NR's that love to fish these waters will continue to do so-and continue to patronize Bayview bait/Bayshore Bait/ the last resort/Brocks cabins and many others...Sorry for the short rant, but not all of us Wisconsinites feel the same way. Some of those complaining about the $76 would drop that in a bar on any given night. The license is a good investment.

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12/18/14 1:21 AM CST
I guess I'm one of the few that come up and that doesn't need an annual license and am willing to pay for the few days that I am up there. They could raise it to whatever they wanted and my brother and I would still come up for the world class walleye fishing that can be had up here. We mostly ice fish it, but occasionally open water, seeing as we are from southern Wisconsin. I've more than easily spent the new annual license fee on daily fees in a year due to unexpected trips and will keep doing so until I can fathom buying an annual and know that I will get my use out of it. If I knew I would get up more than 3 times a year, the money for an annual would be well spent in my mind, unless you don't catch fish I guess, but I'm not sure how that would happen if you put your time in on the water/ice...

I know the pic doesn't do it justice but that's a 31" 11.77 lb walleye from last ice season and there are plenty more that are much bigger than that in this fishery!!

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12/18/14 12:40 AM CST
Seems to me that the "drop" in gas prices would more than offset the increase in the cost of a NR fishing license-- if you traveled any distance. As was stated by Chris, NR's got a "deal" of a price on their licenses for years. Too bad that some have to make a big deal out of it!!! Those that appreciate the fishery and way the cost of days spent UP here fishing, will still come!! Smile

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12/17/14 12:42 AM CST
Hey guys, I've never fished up there before, but would like to give it a shot this week/weekend. I don't have an atv or snowmobile, so I was hoping to find somewhere within walking distance of shore. If anyone could help point me toward any worthwhile walleye spots I would appreciate it. I'm coming from Green Bay, so it would be nice to at least catch a few. PM me if you'd like. Thanks all!

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12/16/14 11:45 PM CST
Dear Chris, Thanks for the clarification on the cost. If you ONLY fish for panfish, pike and walleyes in Wisconsin, the NR annual license is $50.00. My family and I used to fish more than 7 days a year up there (last year 23), regrettably we will not be there this year. I truly hope that the increase of daily license sales make up for the losses the state is sure to incur from annual license sales. Best of luck to you and all the other business owners up there, I think you all got "sold down the river".

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12/16/14 5:30 PM CST
SCROLL - Ice is up to 8 inches thick on the upper bay. Temps through Christmas will be right around freezing. No problem for quads, but I wouldn't expect being able to take a truck out during your trip.

CHAR - Trust me, there was plenty of input given buy residents and business people, regarding the license increase. To be fair, license fees hadn't been raised since 1996, (does anything cost the same now, as then?) The daily licenses are now $10, (up from $7,) and we're already seeing an increase in the sale of daily licenses, compared to annuals. Another reason for the increase was to bring Michigan up to par with other Great Lakes states. If I were to get the equivalent licenses in Wisconsin, it would cost me $70, (well over $100 if I fished sturgeon.) I don't fish Wisconsin waters often enough to justify the annual license, so I just get dailys as needed. You guys can easily do the same when you come up here.

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12/16/14 5:27 PM CST
By the way, if they wanted to increase revenue(license sales)maybe increasing the walleye bag limit by one, or doing something to make it more attractive to come up would help rather than a steep increase in license cost.

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12/16/14 5:11 PM CST
We have a 10 man crew that fishes MI. Every year but they won't be getting our $760 and I believe the license sales will drop a lot....

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