Door County Upper Bay Of Green Bay
MOON PHASE (62%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
Each day we continue to catch large numbers of quality Whitefish with limit catches happening every day some days limits being caught in just a couple of hours. We have been finding our best success still to be the Jigging Rapala and the jigging shad Rap some days they want the jigging Rapala other days they prefer the Jigging Shad Rap.
We have been finding much better fishing when the current is pushing in one direction or the other and when there is no current we find down sizing our baits gets more bites when the fish are not that active.
ICE CONDITIONS: The ice thickness in the areas that we are fishing is anywhere from 14 to 18 inches. There still continues to be some rough travel in areas but it has improved over the past couple of days with the warmer temps.
Good fishing and as always be safe!!
Around 10 days ago we had large areas that had open water stretching for miles along the peninsula that has now froze over with good ice being everywhere we drilled to test ice thickness.
ICE CONDITIONS: Ice thickness was anywhere from 12 to 14 inches of hard ice everywhere we drilled.
ICE TRAVELING CONDITIONS: Traveling was pretty good with some chunk ice along the shore with large areas of smooth traveling and some chunky areas off shore but not to bad definitely able to travel through with 4 wheeled vehicles.
FISHING REPORT: We fished for a few hours for Whitefish and found lots of fish to be present but they were being a little picky on what they wanted. We tried various presentations catching some fish on everything we tried but by far the fish showed a preference to the #3 jigging Rapala in the color of black and gold with no bait on them just very slowly bouncing them on the bottom and just waiting to feel the slightest resistance and setting the hook. We managed to catch around 25 fish in the time we fished but we lost just as many due to the light bites.
We will be moving the rest of the ice houses out later this week after the extreme cold moves out and will be available for ice fishing trips on a daily basis. Good luck fishing and as always be safe.