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Greenheads4Ever
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1/28/10 10:09 AM CST
Can I get here by just typing in the address for Sand Bay Resort into yahoo maps?

canyonyoddler
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1/28/10 9:41 AM CST
Anyone know the ice conditions out here? Both for Whitefish and Walleye.

Hunts@Nite
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1/25/10 7:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy
Walleyes just bumping jigs. Lot of smaller eaters around the 18" range. Rapalas and odd-balls tipped with a smaller shiner seemed to be working the best.

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1/25/10 11:59 AM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
Hey guys fishing has been awesome shack rentals still available. Had a great group of guys this weekend with shack rental.Limits daily !!


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1/17/10 5:47 PM CST
glad to hear that you are alright dale and Livin the Dream just a fyi Monster perchs post is from last march so it is not recent

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1/14/10 4:51 PM CST
Thanks Dale!

Wacky Walleye Guide Svc
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1/14/10 12:44 PM CST
Hi All-

As I am sure most of you have heard by now, yes...I did break through the ice Monday morning with my Ranger 6-wheeler. I was in Riley's Bay and there was a spot that I saw as I was running, but was unable to avoid. My only option was to try to make it across...well, I got about 3/4 across and my driver side wheels started to sink. My machine was stuck in that position, and I was able to get out safely through the passenger door. The Ranger never went all the way through...until we tried to pull it out! Ha! Then it did go under, until...with the help of some great guys (thanks again to everybody that helped!!)...we were able to extract it. Nobody was hurt, and that's the most important thing. (I was alone.) HOWEVER, I don't want this to happen to any other fellow ice anglers, so I took my snowmobile out today and below are some open water spots in Sand Bay and the one I "found" in Riley's Bay:

Riley's Bay---my personal favorite Wink N 44 51 608 W 87 31 189

Sand Bay (2.22 miles from Sand Bay Resort-south and west from High Cliff) N 44 52 806 W 87 28 117 This one is a few spardoic holes, but it's about 1/4 mi by 50 feet wide

(3.2 miles from Sand Bay Resort) N 44 53 379 W 87 27 227 THIS ONE IS BIG...it's 1/2 wide but runs to the SW as far as I can see...1-2 miles???

(1.93 miles from Sand Bay Resort) N 44 52 809 W 87 28 735 Not a very big spot, but it definately open

(1.31 miles from Sand Bay Resort-by Snake Island) N 44 52 460 W 87 30 155 This is another pretty big hole...about 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile

These holes are thermal pockets where the warm water condeses because we haven't been fortunate enough to get those extremely cold temps that will lock things up. You will be able to see these spots by the burm of ice that builds up around them on the edge...looks like a speed bump. Also, if you see areas of dimpled (looks like a golf ball) ice that is milky in color, that is where snow has blown over open water and skimmed over it, or where water has come up through a pressure crack area...these are dangerous areas as well.

Just so you all know, there is plenty of safe ice out there and we are fishing everyday still! These are just a few spots that you should be looking out for, and there may be more...these are the ones I spotted. I did run around quite a bit, but that's not to say I didn't miss a spot?? So, just BE SAFE and CAREFUL and good fishing!

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1/14/10 11:05 AM CST
I just got off the phone with Dale to see if he was alright and what really happened. Fortunately things were not as dramatic as the media has made it into. He was riding his ATV and came across a thermal pocket in which he was not able to notice fast enough and the back end of his ATV went through the ice. He got off the ATV and called some of his friends to help him pull it out and while they were trying to get the ATV out it then completely went through. He urges everyone to be very careful out there as he said "ice is never really safe". There are 6 inches in some spots and thermal pockets that just iced over in the last couple of days in others. He will be getting me the coordinates for that spot so people are aware of that area of bad ice. Dale is constantly checking out ice conditions as people are calling him all the time for information. It can happen to the best of them...

So be safe out there!

WISfishn
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1/14/10 12:23 AM CST
Its true. I saw it in the Green Bay Press Gazette yesterday.

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1/13/10 7:40 PM CST
This is out of today's Door County Advocate.

An all-terrain vehicle went through the ice about 3 p.m. Monday off of Rileys Bay Road in the town of Gardner. Dale H. Stroschein, 44, of Sturgeon Bay, was not injured, but his four-wheeler was under the water and he was using two other ATVs strapped to it holding it in place until he could recover it when the incident was reported to the Door County Sheriff's Department.

The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders went out on what was initially reported as someone going through the ice.

Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel said the public should use caution on the ice, as conditions in the bay of Green Bay are very unstable in many areas.

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1/13/10 5:27 PM CST
livin the dream is right on one thing there are thermal pockets on sand bay right open water covered by snow just call sand bay resort they will tell you that!

[This post was last edited on 1/14/10 at 11:08 AM]
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1/13/10 5:14 PM CST
Would like some info. on whitefish presentations - jigs, bait, etc.

Also, is it possible to launch an ATV into Sand Bay off the west end of Eliason Rd. or Elms Rd., or is Sand Bay Lane open?

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1/12/10 8:11 PM CST
Paralyzed, whitefish may not be as glamorous as a walleye but they're right up there when it comes to good eaters. Definitely better than pike, salmon, or trout in my book. Just filet them up, trim the fat, cut out the pin bones, and trim off the mud line. They're excellent floured and fried.

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1/12/10 10:30 AM CST
Livin-

Thanks for the heads up.... For those of us that are less than familiar with the area and live further south in the state, reports are what we are often able to use to plan a once a year trip up for some fun. I'm as interested in knowing of safe, real ice conditions as I am about exact fishing success. Both are good, but....

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1/12/10 9:50 AM CST
Ended up with 7 between 2 on Sunday morning in 12'. I personnally do not have a lot of experience with the whities, but the best advice I can give would be to make sure you keep pounding the bottom if you are not seeing fish.

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