Monday, May 20, 2019
Little Bay De Noc
Walleye season got off to a hot start on Little Bay de Noc with lots of limits being caught. Slowly drifting or dragging jigs such as the Northland Tackle fireball or stand-up jig tipped with live bait has been producing limit catches of eater sized walleye in and around the Escanaba and Whitefish Rivers. Casting or trolling small crankbaits like the Berkley Flicker Shad or Rapala Shad Rap have also been producing good catches in the same areas. Make sure to use bright colors in the stained river water, to help the fish find your bait. Larger fish are being caught in the areas east towards Breezy Point and west towards Round Island off the Ford River. Try slowly trolling large stickbaits such as the Smithwick Rogue in natural colors and utilizing Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards to get the lures away from the boat in the crystal-clear water of the outer bay for a chance at a trophy. Night time can definitely be the right time to catch a shallow water beast.
A cold, rainy weekend dropped water temperatures slightly and slowed the bite down a bit but with plenty of warm sunny days in the forecast things will surely pick right back up to where the season started.
Ryan Harrenstein – Owner/Operator of RTH Fishing, LLC
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