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Tawas Bay?
« on: Feb 16, 2018, 02:07 PM »
Does anyone have any fishing reports for the Bay? The Lakers should be stacking up by now. 
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2018, 07:55 AM »
Buddy of mine went and said they were seeing more fish but still having trouble getting them to hit....
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2018, 09:21 AM »
I'm hitting it tomorrow. Probably sit on the drop off out from the launch by Jerry's. Going to try and go for lakers & will have a deadstick for walleye and perch. I'll be in a big Clam "Ice Refuge" shanty. Feel free to stop by if you are out there.

I'll let you guys know how I do.

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2018, 11:12 AM »
I'm hitting it tomorrow. Probably sit on the drop off out from the launch by Jerry's. Going to try and go for lakers & will have a deadstick for walleye and perch. I'll be in a big Clam "Ice Refuge" shanty. Feel free to stop by if you are out there.

I'll let you guys know how I do.

-Kyle
     Did you make it out?  Looking forward to a report...
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2018, 06:48 PM »
Yea I made it out today. It was a sloooow day. I honestly did not mark one fish. Started out about a half mile off the county launch. After mid-morning made a move to the drop off, a mile out from Jerry’s.

There were only a handful of guys out there and from what I could tell nobody caught anything. I jigged for Lakers the whole time I was out, along with a dead stick. Came up empty. Although,  I did not stay for the evening bite...

From all the spots I hit the ice was in great shape. 20”-23.5”
When my lady got off work she drove her truck out to the Shanty.

Hoping next weekend is better and plan on getting out, maybe try the reef. I think it will be good ice well into Mid-March.

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Thanks for the report. Too bad you didn't get into them but It looked like a good day to be on the ice. I think your instinct on the reef is correct. that area should be turning on any day now. good luck and keep the awesome reports coming!
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2018, 06:49 AM »
We use to float your river every summer over there, loved jumping off the train trestle even though it gave you a sore butt for a day or 2.
Good reports this winter Kyle, thanks for your effort. 

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2018, 07:10 AM »
As they say.... that's why they call it fishing and not catching. I got minnows Saturday morning at Wellman's and the gentleman mentioned the Lakers should be stacking up around this time.  Went back Sunday afternoon for some sausage and spoke with another gentleman. He mentioned that he'll go out five times and get skunked, then the sixth time it is a great bite. One of those things.

Plan on going out Saturday again, supposed to be a gorgeous day as of now. Will hit the drop off again for some Lakers and if I don't have anything come in will probably hump over to the reef.

Yea Eric, it is a special place if you love the water & woods.

Good luck if you guys get out!

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 26, 2018, 07:46 AM »
This is a great time for Big bay Browns and Burbot too!
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 2018, 07:58 AM »
Have anyone tried for the burbot?
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 26, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Have anyone tried for the burbot?

JD, I am trying for anything lol. I'll post a report Saturday evening or Sunday.

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2018, 02:41 PM »
Alright fellas. Went out this morning/afternoon. We got skunked, although we marked a few fish. Just no takers.

Shore ice was very iffy. We almost didn’t go out but found a “hop scotch” pattern onto better ice.

Ice was 19” where we drilled and getting rather soft. Lots of “slush ice”coming up from the auger.

All the permanents are off the bay and we were the only ones out there. Had the whole bay to ourselves.

This was our last outing for the season. The AuSable is flowing and saw lots of folks prepping their boats.

Good luck to you all this year. Stay safe.

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 03, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Thanks for the report! It was a short winter for sure, Have a great spring. Time to get out the long rods! By the way did you check the marina or the Yacht club? The perch should be moving in.
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 04, 2018, 08:06 AM »
We didn’t check either of them. Probably should have considering we were right there. I’ll probably be taking 2 weeks off.... get the ice gear cleaned up and put away. Then prep all the open water stuff and get out there by the end of March.

There were some guys fishing the river this morning behind the AuSable Inn. Van Etten was open on the north side last weekend. Didn’t bother driving it by it today. Won’t be long until warmer weather.


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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 04, 2018, 09:07 AM »
The whirlpool should be stacking with eyes right now ya ever go?
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 04, 2018, 09:59 AM »
Drift a minnow ?  ramp area?
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 04, 2018, 11:14 AM »
3/8oz black jig with a minnow.... You'll lose a few but the whirlpool has some goodies if it ain't crowded... Drift a spawn bag under a slip bobber too might get lucky of another sort
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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 04, 2018, 12:25 PM »
I have not. May have to try that out. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Tawas Bay?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 04, 2018, 02:43 PM »
Thanks! I will definitely try this out!   ;D
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