enough snow for either where I was- 4-5 inches
Little Sturgeon Bay, Door County
MOON PHASE (78%)
Went off of lime kiln road sunday morning and on the way out, we lost our heater. The small mr buddy red and black one. We noticed it after we get all set up and started to get cold in the shack and needed it. I drove the atv back on our trail all the way to the truck and couldn't find it so someone must have picked it up. If you did, I would really appreciate it if you could be so kind to return it. Thanks.
As for the fishing, well it was a tough bite. Fished from 12-40fow and in all depths fish were there. With the camera, we had periods of over 30 minutes where fish were in and around our baits but they sure weren't too hungry. We were able to get 9 and lost 5 at the bottom of the hole (due to how light they were biting).
MOON PHASE (68%)
26° - 30° F
Below 40° F
Fished yesterday and today just straight from sunset bar, saturday with afternoon snow was much better in action than sunday.Saturday whitefish was agresivelly hiting jiging shad rap 3, got around 20, kept 8 really nice, one decent perch and released 3 underside walleyes. Sunday nice day but not so many hits got one small wally, and 8 whitefish, one pig 23 inches.Jig and easy seems work better on Sunday.
Was out at Sherwood point- saw many whitefish, but they were not active
I've been getting lots of smelt there and at the quarry- the little buggers steal bait-
Is anyone taking vehicles other than ATVs way out on Larsons reef yet- as far as the shanty towns?
I've been seeing trucks on Sturgeon Bay, but the ice is pretty thick in Sturgeon bay
MOON PHASE (24%)
Well we made it through the warm spell in great shape here on Green Bay overall. We received a little luck and a few blessings from the man up stairs with no wind (to speak of) and no real sunny days during that warm up so although some shore line areas got a little shaky the ice pack remained very constant. With the cold dropping back in by the end of last week the ice firmed back up real well by Friday last week we were back at it catching fish!
The bite up in the Sturgeon Bay area has been outstanding so far this season. We are finding lots of smaller fish mixed in the schools of Whitefish but that is hopefully a good sign. We are having no trouble sorting through and getting limits of nice sized keepers.
Most days the regular tactics have been doing well with Spoons and Slider Rigs and Jigging Rapalas doing most of the fish catching. Tipping with Waxies or my favorite Berkley Gulp Alive Waxies! The nice thing about the Gulp is you can ice more fish with out having to re-bait and when a school of fish are under you that can mean the difference in limiting out faster on some days. Small Jigs and minnow are also doing well on most days.
We have been concentrating on 60-70 fow but last weekend I had 2 groups catching fish as fast as they could get the lines down in 45 fow! Don't be afraid to try new spots AWAY FROM THE CROWDS that will pay dividends for sure.
We did have a group Walleye fish on Sat. evening with no luck. :-(
We have openings for hard shacks on Thursday 2/2, Friday 2/3, and Sunday 2/5 (this week) yet so if you want to come out and give it a try off shore give me a call shoot me a text or shoot me an e:mail. Rental rates start at $50/person. Kids 12 and under are always 1/2 price for ice fishing to encourage getting our youth out of the house and into the outdoors!!!
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Coming up there in a week, how's ice travel. Bringing utv and flip over. Ice smooth, snow on top or jagged to the point where it beats the crap outta your equipment? Will be going outta wave point and fishing Little sturgeon, Riley and possibly Larsons reef. Thanks.
Try out where Little Sturgeon meets Green Bay in 40-50 FOW. That would be a good starting place. Move around to see where they might be. GB has some current and there is an area at the mouth of Little Sturgeon where Little Sturgeon which has little to no current meets the current from GB. A lot of times whitefish move in and out of that area. Hope this helps