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Bass Fishing Reports => Green Bay - Bay De Noc Bass Fishing Reports => Topic started by: scooter520 on November 15, 2008, 05:39:35 PM

Title: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: scooter520 on November 15, 2008, 05:39:35 PM
Just wanted to drop you a note from the UP.The smallies are all ganged up at the river mouths right now. Went out last weekend and caught 27 fish in 4 hours. Most were caught on Strike King Coffee Tubes and Gobie's, but we did get a couple to come up top and hit Sammys and Pointer 100's from Lucky Craft. We have a trip planned for opening weekend to go on Green Bay. I'll let you know how we do.
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: djkimmel on November 17, 2008, 10:14:14 PM
That is awesome!!! Pointers and Sammys in November in the far north, eh?

Thanks for news from up yonder. Green Bay is very fun although I only know a little about the south end and the Sturgeons. I would imagine there's many places to the north where the bass fishing is fantastic. I know I caught a few big ones around Eagle Bay... as far north as I believe I've made it.

Are you looking forward to the big tournament up there next season?
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2008, 10:17:51 AM
Where is the BASS Bay De Noc going out of? Are there any camping spots nearby?
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: scooter520 on November 21, 2008, 12:06:10 PM
B.A.S.S. is going out of the Escanaba Yacht Harbor, same as the FLW did. There are plenty of camping spots in the area. Gladstone has a city park, but most guys will probally stay at Pioneer Trail Park right across the road from where I Work. Hilltop RV Superstore. It's on the Escanaba river, has plenty of room for the guys with the big rigs, and us little guy's ! I really would have liked to fish behind someone, but now with the marshall plan, it's gonna be a ride along. It will still be interesting. I learned some new water when the FLW was here, So it all helps. The tournament that I look forward to is the spring NEW Tournament on Sturgeon bay and the Sturgeon Bay Open. Last year, it took a 5 fish 28.4 lb stringer of smallies to win the NEW ! It was awsome. 37, thats right, 37 5 lb fish  were weighed in. And thats at a 50 boat tourney !!
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: djkimmel on November 22, 2008, 10:39:56 PM
So two open tournaments in the spring now over at Sturgeon Bay?
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: scooter520 on November 23, 2008, 03:53:26 PM
Yea, they are the best spring tournaments around. It's just fun. But one day the wind will blow. And it will be tough.. The Sturgeon Bay Open has a website.: www. SBOBT.org. It's run real well, 1st is a new Z520 and 10 grand. Lots of big boys come up. They have a no entry fee pro am on friday, grand for big fish. I'll be up there all week.
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: djkimmel on November 24, 2008, 11:38:13 PM
Fished the SBOBT before. How many boats they drawing now?
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: scooter520 on November 25, 2008, 12:22:43 PM
They fill it at 200
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: djkimmel on November 29, 2008, 12:56:02 AM
That's what I figured. Is Wisconsin still doing that limit the tournament to certain parts of the bay deal? Just curious since I haven't checked in in a while.
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: scooter520 on December 09, 2008, 02:37:41 PM
That's what I figured. Is Wisconsin still doing that limit the tournament to certain parts of the bay deal? Just curious since I haven't checked in in a while.
Yes. You are not allowed to fish the west shore, South of Chauldlers Dock or north of gills rock. It's a big area. I'd still like to be able to run across.
Title: Re: Deer Season Bay De Noc Smallies
Post by: djkimmel on December 12, 2008, 10:56:21 PM
Figured the pendulum hadn't swung back towards the middle yet. I guess it's better than when I started down my conservation path along with Chuck Rolfsmeyer, and Wisconsin was very loose with the bass...