Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports

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2011/01/19 17:41:10 (permalink)

Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports

Could one of our forum members take a drive around Presque Isle and to Chestnut Street Marina to give a report on the ice thickness and safety? Also, would appreciate some "scouting" reports on how the fishing is going, what seems to be sucessful, and the locations (not exactly) of where the fishing seems best (e.g. second parking lot, middle of bay, off of this pint, etc.). It has been so quiet. No reports of activity or success. The big boats are coming into the bay this week and may disrupt the ice. But, but I would still like to go out on Friday. Need to know if it is worth it. Thanks to whoever can do some recon for Presque Isle Bay. Would like to see some regular reports by our members. I will ceratinly contribute.
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    imrinc
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/19 20:59:28 (permalink)
    I have been posting reports pretty regular. I was out quite a bit after deer season up til that dreadful New Years weekend of rain and heat. That set everything back for a couple weeks.

    The ice has been less than I am totally comfortable - a lot of 3 to 5 inch places, none thicker.

    I've hit Woodcock and Lake Pleasant, Misery Bay, the Marina, Stinkhole, off Chestnut and off the Convention Center.

    I have had two decent days - one of 14 perch of Chestnut, and another of about 8 or 9 nice perch and as many big bluegills at Stinkhole, both times around Christmas.

    I fished Stinkhole Monday and caught 3 tiny perch and a nice largemouth.

    I plan on going out Friday, probably Stinkhole or Chestnut. If the poor fishing persists, its Lake Simcoe next week for me! From what I've been reading they are off to a very good start this year.

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    chrishinesg
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/20 08:46:02 (permalink)
    canoemale....fished yesterday at stinkhole and didnt catch a fish...whole area loaded with shad...about 20 huts on ice when i arrived and within 2 hours was down to 3 (including me)...drove to misery and talked to the only guy on the ice for about a half hour and he caught 1-4" perch so i went home...thinking about pymatuming this weekend as the reports from there seem better than the reports for the bay...if you are going to simkoe, please post a report...the last time i went it was dead,dead,dead
    hope this info helps
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    riverrunsthrume
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/20 08:46:30 (permalink)
    We can bait your hooks too, If you like. Sorry i couldnt resist...

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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/20 11:08:28 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: chrishinesg

    if you are going to simkoe, please post a report...the last time i went it was dead,dead,dead
    hope this info helps

    If you're going North, try Couchaching (sp?), its connected to Simcoe, much better perch fishing there (at least last time I was there), If fishing Simcoe, 4get the perch and go after the Whitefish and Lakers out deep. Hit the shallow waters and jig for gators as well. Don't 4get the auger extension, you might need it. Last time we were there I had ours burried to the handles, 1-2 more inches of ice I would have wished we remebered the extension.
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    The Alaskan
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/20 17:08:10 (permalink)
    Hellow fellow fishermen and women, Alaskan here. I going to venture out tomorrow, I am leaning toward 2nd or 3rd parking lot tomorrow, I been hearing stink hole has shad, no good at Misery and I don't know how the ice is off chestnut. I heard a guy went in on Sunday or Monday off chestnut. What a different year this year compared to last.
    keep those lines tight, good fishin!
    hookem' and cookem'
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    imrinc
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/20 18:41:24 (permalink)
    I have been waiting for safe ice off the 4th parking lot...I have some honey holes out there marked on my GPS. Hope the shad haven't overtaken that too.

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    NeFiShNeTiMe
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/21 22:22:55 (permalink)
    the whole bay should be good after this weekend i was on stink hole on wendesday and 2nd parking lot yesterday the ice was about 4-5 inches and everything is full of shad what is the deal with that this year? has it been like that in the past as this is only my second year of ice fishing
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/22 11:24:42 (permalink)
    fishing has been hit or miss with perch, this week I've been enjoying crappie fishing around boat docks in the marina. switch spots often if your not getting a bite it seems once you get one you get a bucket full
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/22 17:53:40 (permalink)
    I was at Walnut from 6 a.m. till noon and ice is about 5 - 8 inches depending on where you go. I saw abut 5-6 steelhead at the hole, swim up to my jig, turn around. A bunch of shad. By noon the fsh fnder wasn't even markin any more fish. Left at noon. Anyone having any luck any where?
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/22 18:33:56 (permalink)
    any reports from chestnut as far as ice thickness out to the channel?
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/22 19:59:27 (permalink)
    Thickness is good but Shad are everywhere hit all the inland lakes
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    chrishinesg
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/27 19:38:52 (permalink)
    anyone out there have any current reports on presque isle...thinking about traveling to find the fish but if there are fish to be caught around here....?
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/29 18:49:28 (permalink)
    Did great today got about 75 gills and kept some real nice ones
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    chrishinesg
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/29 19:50:14 (permalink)
    sounds good archer...where are you finding the numbers of fish?
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    Archer75
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/29 21:42:52 (permalink)
    In the bay in a new honey hole!!
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/30 09:08:56 (permalink)
    hmmm....i see...thanks for the info...fished for the first time yesterday at pymy and i did not talk to anyone that wasnt excited to awnser any questions we had...even had a guy leave his hut to help us move ours closer to his...just a difference in the nature of people i guess...have fun in your secret "honey hole"...oops, did i reveal too much info....sorry
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    Archer75
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/01/30 14:59:18 (permalink)
    Lol nope ya didn't it. Secret hahahaha
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/03 13:14:32 (permalink)
    Fished in the evening off of chestnut on 2-2-11. About 9 FOW. Bite was very slow, only caught about a dozen perch between the two of us with just a few being keeper-size. Anyone have suggestions on where to try this weekend?
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/03 18:25:49 (permalink)
    you have to go where the fish are
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/03 21:33:58 (permalink)
    IN land lakes!!!!!!
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/03 23:38:49 (permalink)
    Is any body taking atv's or snow mobils out on the bay off of chestnut yet? And how many inches of good ice is out there currently?

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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/04 09:13:18 (permalink)
    ATV's were out there last Sat. off of Chestnut, We were sitting on 14"...I seriously considered driving my Mountaineer out to drag our hut back in but my brother talked me out of it. We will be heading out tomorrow around 12:30. If you're around, look for the red truck pulling a big wooden trailer...you can pull us out to the honey hole 
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/04 09:22:39 (permalink)
    saw a quad on wednesday off chestnut...had to go through about 8" of slush at the ramp...but after that everything was solid
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/04 18:09:09 (permalink)
    thanks guys see yall out there tomorrow

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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/04 21:55:06 (permalink)
    found the wco report, they said 7-8 inches of ice in most areas, still thick enough for an atv and a few people so, fish on!

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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/05 15:12:50 (permalink)
    had minimum of 10" anywhere we drilled holes...channel of pi had 10' of ultra-clear ice...everywhere else had a bunch of snow ice making it at least 16"...4 wheelers everywhere
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/05 16:39:00 (permalink)
    I got in trouble takin mine out a few yrs back
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    RE: Presque Isle Bay ice quality and fishing reports 2011/02/05 22:58:27 (permalink)
    Fished off the fouth parking lot & the stink hole, caught many through backs, after 9 hours on the ice came home with 2 perch and 7 gills worth keeping.
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