First day on the bay, fished around the reefs, started the day off with a walleye jigging but couldn't get nothing on tip ups we have been fishing in 24-32 feet of water and set our flags about 4 feet off the bottom. Is that and good depth or no also managed some nice perch
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I'm looking for ice conditions around Kipling or out from vegabond ?? How much? Any bad spots? Vehicle safe traveling?? Targeting walleye and perch. Any help would be appreciated.
Talking today with somebody that rents sleeper shacks on the upper bay, it sounds like the travel conditions are good. He was still driving his diesel truck around in 2WD. We only got 7 or 8 inches of light snow with this last storm, and most of that will probably melt down over the weekend. There's 16+ inches of ice on the whole upper bay.
All the accesses on the west side of the bay are in good shape, but the Vagabond is a no-go due to a ice heave.
They brought an ore boat in to the north coal docks today. This WILL NOT effect any ice north of the Escanaba River mouth.
Good luck to everyone this weekend.
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Coming up Wednesday.....fish the upper bay area.....did the brief warm up do anything to the ice up there, any cracks that recently showed up, and how much new snow did this storm dump up there?
All the warm up did was melt what little snow we had. It didn't hurt the ice or access points at all.
We got a good 5 to 6 inches of light snow today. Other than drifting around the permanent shacks, it should be fairly easy driving. Forecast highs in the mid to upper 30's this weekend should knock it down again.
Good luck. Let us know how you do.
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Mike M. sent in a pic of Alec and Zia. He said - "Hi Chris. My Granddaughter Zia got a few perch Saturday with this 9 incher being the biggest. Uncle Alec gave her a little training. You'll have to ask Alec if that's his doll on the bench."
Mike F. sent in a picture of his daughter with some nice perch she caught. His email read - "Hello Chris. Here is Caroline with her 2 biggest perch from Saturday. We ended up with 16 keepers."
Andrew caught a 27 inch walleye.