Pics from last weekend.......PK was fishing in some weeds.
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Not many out fishing this last weekend of February. Drove up from Green Bay to try something different and got that. Past trips, we caught perch and were happy with that ,but this time it was pike. Big shiners on tip ups and jigging rods with fat heads worked equally well. We had as many break offs, as catches, for the day and released a few too. After being lulled to sleep with no action the rod would nearly be ripped from your hand when not paying attention. We hit Big Sand on Sunday with similar results. The ice there was 18 inches so driving out with my Suburban was no problem on either lake.
Just pulled my shacks back out for a group that just got here and measured 13" base ice - that was 16" two days ago. The sun really ate the surface yesterday and the run off holes I mentioned a couple days ago are NOT getting any smaller. Will be interesting to see what happens if we get the snowstorm on Friday. Its raining at present - Wed. 2 PM. Ice cleats are a necessity until we get the snow. Lac Vieux Desert being a boundary water, game fish season always closes on March 1st.
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Checked the WI-MI boundary regs for LVD in the WI reg book and the MI reg book and I believe that they both indicate that Northern and Walleye fishing season closes on March 1, 2017. Just hard to believe that Northerns and Walleyes would close on LVD before other lakes close on March 5 for WI anglers and March 15 for MI anglers. Am I looking at the regs right?
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Thanks for the report from the Windrift Dave!! Wish we could have stayed at your cabin again this year but you were completely booked months in advance - good for your business!! If you can post again later in the week once the cold sets in it'd be much appreciated. Stay topside!
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The photos show how the rain opened a hole on my trail out front. Hard to tell from the pics but the hole is actually eaten away underneath and the crack that is running from the area could spell potential break through with heavy vehicles. Would recommend ATV/snowmobile travel now with the various weak spots. Till we get the predicted snow on Friday ice cleats are a must. Finding around 17" ice base with some 20" where the trail has been exposed. Atleast the northerns and pan fish are continuing to feed. This is the thinnest the ice has been for this time of year in my 16 years here. Climate change?
Ice is good as of 2-19. trucks still on ice. I would not personally drive out anymore after today . There's a good foot of good ice under the top layer yet, but with the warm weather the ice is really taking a beating, and the forecast does not look good for maintaining good ice. atv would be best way to go. good conditions for foot travel as well.
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How's the ice holding up on the lake not too much activity on the posts any more on this lake. Coming up this Saturday - Monday hope the cold snap at end of this week is enough. Any areas to stay away from would be good to know going to fish the south shore out front of oak ridge resort and Indian bay.