Gregg,Are you fishing during the day in Little Bay in the fall for walleyes?
Gregg, do you fish for northerns in Ogontz? I ask cause I did not get up there this year because of bear hunting. Is Big Bay De Noc too late now for Walleye or big northerns? I want to go in a few weeks but wonder if it is too late in mid October. Thanks, Ihookem.
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Had a lot of fun on Big Bay de Noc in August 2022 with all of the walleyes between 22 and 30". Also had a blast catching several Small Mouth Bass 18" - 19". I've been fishing the same spots with the same baits and techniques for over 20 years now and the size and numbers never seem to change. What an amazing fishery. I believe we made it out 5 or 6 times with fish every time. All of the pictures and info are posted on my Facebook page. I have also posted a few pics here of our last 2 trips out the last being the 3rd week. Currently getting the rods and tackle ready for Fall Monster Walleye Catching on Little Bay de Noc. It's one of my favorite times of year. Daily limits have been very common every year.
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Fished friday evening and saturday in a tournament. Big bug hatch happened recently, may flys all over the water. A man at the boat ramp said a bunch of alewives are in the system right now, but i didnt personaly come across any. So long story short the bite sucked. Water temp was 71 in the escanaba river and about 64-66 off shore. Pulled harnesses off the east bank and up in kippling only managed some perch. Good luck out there. Their hasnt been much for reporting on here and the dnr reporting is very vague so i figured i would put something on here. Hope it helps.
Thinking of heading up there this weekend. Can anyone share an update? You guys do any good for the opener? Thanks.
I don't know about the ice on Little Bay. In Kipling you can stop at Bay Shore Bait and Tackle just north/adjacent to the Kipling DNR launch.
Anyone have any info they can share about whether BBDN is open yet and the water temps or a suggestion for a bait shop up that way?
Mrcub, good luck, they produce some fish but im sure its not anywhere close to what it used to be.
Born in escanaba transplanted to S.E Wisconsin. Fishing walleye for the opener used to be great came every year for 25 years haven’t been back in 15+years would like to know if the mouths of the rivers still produce decent numbers in the spring.
jigger,i think they know how bad fishing is as we have been in contact with creel census guys every year.there reaction when we have more than one or two fish is shock.creel guys tell us fishing is poor most of time,which we can verify as fact.lol.the poaching that when on for years hurt it bad,as well as the ongoing alternative bagging in spring.