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Offline Doeslayer

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Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« on: Jan 16, 2022, 07:36 PM »
This is just for hoping and praying this is one of the years that the bays freeze... With the current temps in the forecast it honestly looks promising as long as the winds lie down for a while.... If they freeze im gonna have to pay joefromTC  to take me out and teach me how to catch a lake trout lol
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2022, 11:48 PM »
If they freeze I'm driving 10 hours from where I'm living right now just to take a crack at em

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2022, 06:50 AM »
I'm thinking they will . (hoping) I landed this beauty in 2017 ur was it 2018?



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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2022, 11:23 AM »
Jd i got a spot i see those in about 12 fow was gonna go today but the winds are blowing.... Gonna try to spear em.... Only an hour from me im in birch run if your interested one day maybe like Thursday friday ish
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 2022, 12:53 PM »
Temps are there it's just the dang wind won't let up.  Personally I'm hoping Torch freezes...if it does the Bays usually do as well.
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2022, 02:36 PM »
I feel like theres a monster burbot out there for me
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2022, 06:30 AM »
I heard of some giant perch catching on east bay from my dad back in 90’s when it would freeze. He claimed it froze around every 7 years.
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2022, 06:16 PM »
I remember that whitefish! a master angler award fish I believe.  :)

The Perch can be real pigs, but they are hard to find.

I'm ready to go, just need it to stay cold, fingers crossed.

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2022, 06:21 PM »
Nice quote I just saw ;D hope it holds!!

Scott Handel, the lead meteorologist at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, says,
“There are a lot of moving parts right now, which could lead to a weather pattern change.”
Handel indicates there are a few signs the northern hemisphere weather pattern has the possibility of re-arranging.
He also admits that while the re-arranging is possible, most of the forecast tools indicate a continued colder-than-normal pattern for at least a few weeks".

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Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2022, 07:04 PM »
Seen a few two week models that all had the polar vortex destabilizing around january 25th....  With potential for single digit highs and below zero lows..... Couple days like that and we will be golden
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Offline jdgambler

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #10 on: Jan 21, 2022, 09:21 AM »
some skim ice formed out in front of my property in west bay south of lee point in the shallows.
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Offline bluegillJake

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2022, 01:12 PM »
Any updates on the bays?  It's been plenty cold, but windy too.  Looking for a chance to try some different ice.  Thanks for everyone contributing info.

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2022, 05:04 PM »
Drove by east bay today and still open.
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2022, 05:06 PM »
i'll check this weekend. winds are supposed to be calm friday and saterday.
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Offline Doeslayer

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #14 on: Jan 31, 2022, 05:03 PM »
Any ice forming yet?
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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #15 on: Feb 01, 2022, 07:57 AM »
some around the edges. some floating around. high of 37 today with gale warning. not gonna happen this week.
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Offline pyro261

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #16 on: Feb 04, 2022, 08:36 AM »
Webcam looked promising this morning. Did it freeze overnight or are there still large sections open?

Offline Joe in T.C.

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Re: Grand traverse bay east and west arms
« Reply #17 on: Feb 05, 2022, 06:52 PM »
Checked both bays and it doesn't look good >:(
And the extended forecast isn't real pretty either :unsure:


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