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Ice Fishing Report – January 12, 2021

Ice Fishing Report

The week of 1/11/21-1/17/21

Visit Escanaba has teamed up with local lure experts and the friendliest bait shop owners in the U.P. to bring you a weekly ice fishing report for Little Bay de Noc. Remember, you can trust the ice as much as you can trust how many fish that an angler claims to catch. That being said, this report is weekly and may not be current, so always use caution and sound judgment as the conditions on the bay can change daily if not sometimes hourly. And lastly, enjoy fishing in the Walleye Capital of the World!

Jon at Bayshore Bait & Tackle, 1323 N Lake Shore Dr, Gladstone, MI 49837

(906) 428-9687

Ice is dangerous in the following places: 

-Anywhere south of days river access is shakey

Where the ice is safe (always use caution and good judgment):

-North of  Days River Gate near Kipling. You can find it at the 2nd yellow gate coming from the south, or it is 3.2 miles north from Bayshore Bait and Tackle. There are two yellow gates so make sure you’re at the right one. 

What’s Biting?

-Mixed report on what’s biting. This Sunday Jon’s son Cristian was out and got some big walleye.  Between the three of them there was 7 walleye and 2 pike the walleye were between 15 and 21 inches.

Lures that should be on your line:

-Tip-ups

-Jigging Rap (Rapala)

-Shiver Minnows (Moonshine Lures)

Good Advice: 

“The fishing is picking -up. Avoid crowds on the ice that will be you best luck”.-1/12/21

For more insight on what’s happening on the ice, you can always visit Jon and his friendly pup Lucy, at Bayshore Tackle and Bait in Kipling.

Diane at Bay View Bait & Tackle, 7110 US Highway 2 41 M35, Gladstone

(906) 786-1488

Diane at Bay View Bait and Tackle in Gladstone is surprised by how many people are out on the ice “The ice isn’t real great right now but there are still a lot of  people on the ice. Saturday was crazy here at the shop”-1/11/21

Ice is dangerous in the following places:

-Anywhere south of North Days River Gate near Kipling. There are two yellow gates so make sure you’re at the right one. 

Where is the ice safe (always use caution and good judgment):

-North Days River Gate near Kipling. You can find it at the 2nd yellow gate coming from the south, or it is 3.2 miles north from Bayshore Bait and Tackle. There are two yellow gates so make sure you’re at the right one.

What’s Biting?

-Big Walleye are out there

Lures that should be on your line:

-Tip-ups with suckers

-Jigging Raps (Rapala)

-Buckshot spoons

-Shiver Minnows

-Swedish Pimples

Good Advice:

“Be careful, check the ice. You can’t assume that if there are 6 inches in one spot that there will be 6 inches in another spot.”

You can always visit Diane for advice and a friendly yooper greeting at Bay View Bait and Tackle in Gladstone. 

 

[Featured Image: Chandler @yooperlandfisherman on Instagram] 

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