7 miles past Pine Island on Big Traverse is where our houses are situated
7 miles past Pine Island on Big Traverse is where our houses are situated. 32-33 feet of water is our current depth. We are at or above 2’ of solid ice.
There are still many little ones, which we love to see. A reminder, that air bag when fish come up from these depths is not actually an air sack. It’s their stomach. Please slowly release these fish. They will swim away if you spend the time. The sooner they return to the depth they were pulled from the sooner the pressure on them equalizes. Do not poke their stomach, it will slowly kill them.
The best success this past week has been from the dead stick using a plain hook. Orange and glow are great colors. Another hot item is lighted lures. As long as the battery doesn’t contain mercury.
This week’s forecast starts in the mid-teens with a small chance of snow then drops down into the negative numbers overnight. Wind seems to be a consistent factor, with some days having gusts up to 30mph so bring your warm clothes.