Got out via Big Rock this morning. Fishing was tough 7a - 1130a. Managed 2 whitefish and a smelt 2man team. Lots of peeps out but not many fish were pulled out. Ice is still pretty thick 14 - 18". Best if luck
Little Sturgeon Bay, Door County
maybe the DNR would be better off doing what is done in madison (not by the DNR).....no vehicles and all atv/utv/snowmobiles need to have enough floatation to not sink and you would need to take your atv/utv/snowmobiles and get them check/certified and registered by the DNR to allow them on the ice of ALL lakes...i personally think self resposibility is better
I get where you folks are coming from with the self responsibilities, but the least they can do, is do something about it because when they get a call about a car or atv or snowmobile, they will just have to go back on that ice and investigate a call, and also get the coast guard and fire department involved. I'm just saying this is mine and my dads buddies opinion. Thanks for all the responses.
Lake-Link was established so that fishermen could post the results of their fishing Excursion. Either type of bait used type of fish caught, water Clarity ect. Not the ranting and ravings of people who live to see what they say in print.
I agree with stitzo, it' called personal responsibility, if you want that area staked off then they might as well stake off the other 30 or more areas in the sturgeon bay area that are bad, for that matter why not hire a full time dnr person that checks ice conditions all year and marks off bad spots and reports it on lakelink daily to make you internet warriors happy lol, this is not the dnrs responsibility, it's the persons responsibility the minute they go out on the ice, if you want it staked off quit typing words on the internet complaining about it and go do it yourself, as for the ice, people that know the area and locals will be fishing one ice the next 3 to 4 weeks, the best fishing of the season is yet to come
It’s called personal responsibility. Simple sense and sensibility. If one isn’t familiar with a body of water, especially where wind,currents, and weather trends affect the ice pack and/or the person is inexperienced in reading ice conditions it’s probably a good idea not to travel unfamiliar territory.
Cheaper in the long run to hire a reputable guide. You not only up the likelihood of getting back to land safely but you’re most definitely going to be placed over fishy water. Shack rental or semi-guided trips are totally reasonable. For me coming up even from Chilton, the cost is pretty much offset by being able to drive a 30+ mpg car versus a 15 mpg-on-a-good-day truck. To say nothing of the crash course education one gets with a good guide who’s willing to teach if you’re willing to learn. But that’s just me.
Tight lines & stay on top!!
How would the even be feasible? If they mark one spot on one lake, you dont think people will want them to do more lakes? Plus, i guarantee there is liability attached if they did start doing that and would be able to get sued.
This also begs the question, why would they not allow people to go out in 8' waves?
It is the anglers responsibility to make good choices and understand the risk they are taking.
We dont need more government agencies to control the decisions we make, we need to make smart decisions ourselves.