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St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« on: Feb 20, 2018, 10:46 AM »
Im planning on taking my Wife and 2 Boys out to enjoy the weather, and hopefully the fishing tomorrow. Anyone else Going to be near Hathaway tomorrow?

Any info on the Ice and shoreline is much appreciated. Want to make sure they are equipped properly for the ice/water situation.

Thanks!
Aaron
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2018, 11:09 AM »
Ill be there after work. Its wet out there bring waterproof stuff

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 20, 2018, 01:00 PM »
How much water on the ice are we talking?
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 2018, 01:18 PM »
Just got off not bad with water on the ice but watch the shore lines big cracks and holes opening up. As for fish we chased them all morning slow bite  tomorrow is going to be windy and rain not good for the ice good luck

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 2018, 01:36 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!
I may end up Solo, my wife and at least one of my boys backed out already  :-\

I will be out there. If anyone wants to join me!
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2018, 01:51 PM »
Just got off not bad with water on the ice but watch the shore lines big cracks and holes opening up. As for fish we chased them all morning slow bite  tomorrow is going to be windy and rain not good for the ice good luck
yeah we did gosh those fish were moving hard
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2018, 02:15 PM »
I don't think the big schools are in yet
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 20, 2018, 04:00 PM »
If so were gonna need a boat to get em no pun intended
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 20, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Just got off not bad with water on the ice but watch the shore lines big cracks and holes opening up. As for fish we chased them all morning slow bite  tomorrow is going to be windy and rain not good for the ice good luck

JJ,
Any snow left on the ice or is it slick?
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 20, 2018, 04:40 PM »
No snow left it slick with puddles

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 20, 2018, 09:01 PM »
Great! Thanks for the info.
Will update this post with my report tomorrow.
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20, 2018, 09:44 PM »
Good luck to you Hardwater! Stay dry.   :icefish:
Perch bait- a small minnow that can have big results in the ice fishing game.  :icefish:
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 20, 2018, 10:09 PM »
Stay dry I was soaked today apparently my frabill suit isnít waterproof
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 21, 2018, 06:37 AM »
anybody out on the bay this morning wondering how getting on is thinking of coming up for the afternoon

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 21, 2018, 09:41 AM »
Iím going out tomorrow morning the cold tonight will hopefully lock everything down a bit
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 21, 2018, 10:07 AM »
Fished the cove at Hathaway for Sunnyís very slow warden told me they werenít getting many whites out there next to nothing

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 21, 2018, 11:57 AM »
If ya donít have a flasher your not going to get much
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 21, 2018, 12:39 PM »
Small schools moving extremely fast. If they stay underneath you can fill a bucket quick.
Last week you could catch all you wanted in 3 or 4 holes.
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 21, 2018, 01:44 PM »
Well Iíll hopefully fill a bucket tomorrow in the morning any1 care to join me
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 21, 2018, 04:42 PM »
Ice fiend let me know how You do I am going Friday

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 21, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Had someone who walked everywhere with a vexlar around 1. Couldn't mark a thing and by the time he was done around 2, everyone was gone around him. I think they have yet to stack up in there. 

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 21, 2018, 05:33 PM »
Iíve heard they were really in there last week.
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 22, 2018, 09:00 AM »
Report on Yesterday (Wednesday 2/21):
We picked up on a school early, holding bigger whites... right off the point. They were not hanging out though. We lost the school, and struggled to find them from 9am until about noon.
At Noon, they came slow, seemed like small schools of males. We were out near the can.
Rain came in for an hour, then at about 2pm, we decided to hole hop our way back to the truck. A big school showed up somewhere about half way between the can and the point, and they stayed stacked up on our flashers and were still there when we left at 5pm.
The PM Bite was much better than the am bite wednesday.
They were finicky. Had to work for them. Without a flasher I would have struggled to catch even enough for dinner.
Caught most on a Clown Hali with a piece of shiner meat. Spikes were like leftovers to them, Not interested.
My buddy caught his majority on a glow tunsten.
Shoreline was still good when we left. Ice was 10-11" people on side by sides and wheelers out there.... I wouldn't recommend it though. About 1-2" water on the ice.
Watch for man holes. Saw a couple of 14 inchers and growing.

Good luck to those out there. I will be back on Sunday!
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #23 on: Feb 22, 2018, 10:11 AM »
Anybody fishing the bay on friday morning thinking of going up but would hate to be the only one out there

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 22, 2018, 10:42 AM »
Nice job, Aaron!  Glad you were able to find them.  How much did you end up with?  Hopefully the ice holds on.  It will be at least a week before PB and I would be able to make it up there.

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 22, 2018, 10:55 AM »
Nice job, Aaron!  Glad you were able to find them.  How much did you end up with?  Hopefully the ice holds on.  It will be at least a week before PB and I would be able to make it up there.

WE left the lake with a full bucket each. Not crazy, but decent. Size ran smaller than usual, but I think its mostly the males that we found.
Ice should be fine through this weekend.  Next weeks weather, I dont think will help OR hurt it much.
Im going back this sunday, and planning on another trip out in March to fish with ShiveringJoe and his crew.
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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 22, 2018, 11:07 AM »
Nice!  A full bucket is as much as I want to clean, anyway.   ;)

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 22, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Pro fish I will be there Friday bright and early

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 22, 2018, 12:56 PM »
I have never targeted white perch but have got a few as i fish for perch in the area. The ones I ate didn't seem to taste that great..just my opinion . Guys getting 3 or 4 buckets are selling I would guess. I was just wondering what they are paying... I heard the price was down last year due to commercial fishing for them in the great lakes .

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Re: St A Bay Wednesday 2/21: anyone?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:03 PM »
Just got off with 70 lbs 2 full buckets dud good till noon then they shut down hard
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

 



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