LBDN Late Feb

Discussion in 'Icefishing UP inland lakes and big lake bays' started by Binger6, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Binger6

    Binger6

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    Makig the trip down in late February. Heard it's a better pre-spawn walleye bite.. Can anyone confirm or deny that? If so, where in the Bay would you set your sights on? Upper close to Whitefish River or lower near Gladstone? Ideal FOW?

    Thank you, tight lines.
     
  2. THE BAIT SHOP GUY

    THE BAIT SHOP GUY Happy Yooper Premium Member

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    Escanaba Michigan, Little Bay de Noc
    Yes, you heard right. Typically, the last week of February, and the first half of March, (season closes up here on the 15th,) is the best time for numbers and bigger fish.

    There is no magic depth, structure, or location that will hold more big fish, than another. You can run into a big eye just about anywhere in the bay at that time. That said, most people will concentrate on the upper half of the bay, north of Gladstone, especially if fishing after dark. If the ice conditions are safe, the area around the mouth of the Ford River can be very good, too.
     

  3. Binger6

    Binger6

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    Thanks for the information!