I am also interested about the ice conditions....is the bay open?
Little Sturgeon Bay, Door County
Fished out of Stone rd. today 03/24/18. Start fishing at 6.30 am in 19-20 FOW. First fish around 7 am. Used jigging rap with slider hook. Jigging rap did most damage. Get my limit at noon. Ice is still OK at least 16 inch. Crack by the shore 1-2 inch. All guys was sitting at the same range of depth. I tried little deeper 28-29 FOW with no results.
I think if you are trying to make one more trip for whitefish next week it will be possible but as always do not forget your safety stuff. Tight lines.
Was hoping to fish stone rd friday for some walters was wondering if anyone is getting any? And how is the ice conditions any help would be appreciated as I live 2 hours away. PM me if you can. Thanx in advance.
Fished out from Goetz's Hideway bar Saturday and Sunday. Most tipup holes to the south were 18-20 inches. Holes in the shack directly out from the bar were 3-10 inches with no indication of depth variance.
Be careful out there.
MOON PHASE (21%)
Was out of Big Rock rd.on Saturday and Sunday. Ice was good, more than 20 inch. for sure. Top of ice not honeycomb anymore but bottom 4-6 inch. wet ice . Auger slower down on those inches. On top of the ice 2-6 inch. of snow. Not visible cracks or open water by the shore but anyways safety first. Saw a lot of sleds and ATVs. No cars or pickups on ice. Heard couple guys fall through last week but think it was in the bay. Should be attentive because snow covers everything.
Saturday. Perfect day for fishing with bad luck.Start 7.30 am in 22 FOW. Most of guys stay in the same range. From 7.30-9 get just 2 bites with 1 miss in the hall. Guys around did lot better . Took my toys an walked deeper. 29 FOW was little better. I used jigging rap with slider. 50/50. Finish the day at 8pm with 8 in the box. No so good results but bad fishing better than good work as we know.
Sunday. Same weather as Saturday.Sunny and no wind. Start at 5.30 in 30 FOW. Same rig. Slow bite all morning . After 8 am little better. Moved to 22 FOW around 10. Get my limit by 1.30 . Bites was better on raps 70/30.
On my way back home stopped by Lime Kiln . From shore ice was in good condition. Meet one guy at the launch. He told me about slow fishing and crowd in the morning. I do not know, believe it or not cause by the Big Rock was not so many people.
So. If you want to go fishing in the next couple days , I think it is possible, but as I said do not forget about safety. Tight lines