Linwood Beach Marina and Campground on Saginaw Bay - Linwood Michigan February 14, 2016

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2/13/2016   SATURDAY

OPEN WATER AND WAVES OUT FRONT ON SAGINAW BAY YESTERDAY. LOOKS TO BE MOSTLY ICE COVERED THIS MORNING. MARINA BASIN HAS BEEN ICE COVERED FOR A COUPLE DAYS. HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE ON THIS NEW ICE YET, SO CONDITIONS/THICKNESS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. WE ASK THOSE USING OUR FACILITY TO ACCESS FROM BOAT LAUNCH AREA AND PLEASE STAY OFF DOCKS AND ROCKS. MARINA STORE AND NEW BOAT SHOWROOM ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. THE NEW 2016  SEASONAL LAUNCH PASSES ARE AVAILABLE.  STOP IN AND SAY "HI"

2/10/2016  WEDNESDAY

LAUNCH AREA  ICE AND SNOW COVERED.  BAY HAS SOME  ICE, WITH OPEN WATER POCKETS.  WE ARE STOPPING TRAFFIC AT BRIDGE WHILE WORKING ON MARINA PROJECTS.

2/9/2016    TUESDAY

WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AND STRONG NORTH WEST WINDS HAVE KEPT PEOPLE FROM LAUNCHING TODAY. WE HAD GOOD REPORTS, AND SOME NICE FISH WERE TAKEN OVER LAST FEW DAYS. FORECASTED COLDER TEMPS MAY CREATE SHORE ICE AND LIMIT ACCESS TO OPEN WATER.  LIMITED ACCESS TO MARINA BASIN AT THIS TIME DUE TO IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

 2/5/2016   FRIDAY

LAUNCHING  BOATS THIS MORNING. DOCKS ARE NOT IN. FIRST BOATS BROKE THROUGH CHANNEL REFREEZE, AND IT  LOOKS LIKE PATCHES OF ICE AND OPEN WATER AS WE LOOK OUT TO THE EAST. 

2/3/2016  WEDNESDAY

ACCESS TO BRIDGE, BOAT LAUNCH, AND SOUTH PARKING LOT SHORELINE WILL BE CLOSED WHILE WE WORK ON MARINA IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. THE MARINA STORE AND BOAT SHOWROOM WILL REMAIN OPEN. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPRING BOATING. CHECK YOUR REGISTRATIONS, BATTERIES, FLARES, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AND LIFE JACKETS.

2/2/2016 TUESDAY

SAGINAW BAY HAS OPEN WATER AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE.  UNABLE TO LAUNCH BOATS AT THIS TIME.  MARINA ICE THICKNESS IS UNKNOWN.   WE EXPECT RAIN AND RUNOFF TO DETERIORATE CONDITIONS RAPIDLY. BUBBLERS ARE IN USE  AROUND SOME DOCKS CREATING OPEN POCKETS.  WE ASK THOSE FISHING IN OUR BASIN TO STAY OFF THE  DOCKS AND ROCKS.  ICE CLEATS WILL RUIN OUR DOCK SURFACES.  PLEASE USE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP AREA FOR ICE FISHING  ACCESS.   

1/27/16  WEDNESDAY

WE STILL HAVE 10-20 FISHERMEN A DAY CHASING PERCH IN THE MARINA BASIN.  WE APPRECIATE THOSE THAT STOP IN AND PURCHASE MINNOWS WHEN FISHING OUR FACILITY. NOBODY GOING OUT ONTO THE BAY FROM OUR SHORELINE. YESTERDAYS LIGHT SNOW PUT ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF POWDER ON THE ICE. A DARK SPOT CONTINUES TO SHOW UP 1/2 TO 3/4 OF A MILE OUT IN FRONT OF MARINA ENTERANCE.  BAY ICE CONDITIONS ARE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

1/14/16  THURSDAY

FISHERMEN REPORT SOME NICE PERCH BEING CAUGHT IN MARINA BASIN TODAY.  ICE OUT FRONT TRYING TO TAKE HOLD. NEED COLD WEATHER AND LIGHT WIND FOR A FEW DAYS TO SET THINGS UP.

1/12/16

A FEW FISHERMEN IN THE MARINA THIS MORNING. A COUPLE INCHES OF NEW SNOW. ICE STARTING TO FORM ON OPEN WATER OUT FRONT, BUT NOT ABLE TO ACCESS YET.  

1/07/16

FISHERMEN REPORT ABOUT 3" OF ICE  IN SOME AREAS OF MARINA BASIN. PLEASE ACCESS ICE FROM BOAT LAUNCH ONLY. DOCK BUBBLERS ARE RUNNING IN SOME AREAS SO USE CAUTION. REPORTS ARE PERCH AND PIKE BEING CAUGHT.  WE HAVE PERCH MINNOWS AT MARINA STORE AND APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS.

12/16/15  

OPEN WATER TROLLING FOCUS FOR WALLEYE IN 18'-21' DEPTHS, WITH FISH BEING CAUGHT DEEPER AND SHALLOWER AT TIMES. DEEP DIVING HUSKY JERKS #10 & #12 VERY POPULAR. SET BACKS 50'-90' MOST COMMON.  SPEED RANGE 1.2 - 1.5 SEEMS TO BE A TARGET.  SOME SMALL PERCH BEING CAUGHT IN MARINA.   MORE PERCH SHOULD MOVE IN WITH COLDER TEMPS. AN OCCASIONAL 30" PLUS NORTHERN  WILL SMACK A PERCH RIG, SO HANG ON.  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR FROM EVERYONE AT LBMC. WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS WHEN VISITING OUR FACILITY.

 

 

9/22/15 PERCH FISHING REMAINS GOOD IN THE AREA AROUND THE SAILBOAT BUOYS (A, H, F MOST POPULAR). MOST ARE KEEPING FISH AROUND 8", WITH KICKER FISH AROUND 11-12". THE BLACK HOLE, SAGANING BAR, AND PINCONNING BAR ARE ALSO PRODUCING PERCH IN DECENT NUMBERS. LOCATION IS KEY, MOVE UNTIL YOU FIND FISH. EARLY MORNING THROUGH NOON SEEMS TO BE THE BEST TIME TO BE ON THE WATER. 7/24/15 WALLEYE ARE STILL BEING CAUGHT IN INNER BAY. THOSE WILLING TO WORK SHALLOW WATER WEED BEDS AND CLEAN BAITS OFTEN HAVE BEEN REWARDED WITH NICE CATCHES. CLEARING LURES OF WEEDS IS KEY. OPEN WATER FISHING IS STILL PRODUCING. BUOYS #1 & 2 ARE POPULAR, AS ARE THE AREAS EAST OF THE CIGAR AND WEST OF THE RED AND WHITE SPARK PLUG. SCHOOLS SEEM A BIT MORE SCATTERED. A FEW MORE PERCH SHOWING UP IN THE CLEANING STATION. MOST CAUGHT BY WALLEYE ANGLERS PULLING CRAWLERS.

6/19/15

REPORTS ARE SCATTERED ACROSS THE INNER BAY. SAIL BOAT BUOYS, SPARK PLUG, AND DEEPER WATER COUNTOURS WEST OF SHIPPING CHANNEL. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE RUNNING SPOONS BEHIND LEAD CORE, JET DIVERS, AND MINI DISKS. PRESENTATIONS RUN FAST (2.4 MPH) AND HIGH IN THE COLUMN (6-14' DOWN) WORK WELL. CRAWLERS  FISHED SLOWER AND DEEPER ARE ALSO PRODUCING FISH. WE RECOMMEND RUNNING AT LEAST ONE HIGH LINE FOR SUSPENDED FISH. PURPLE, PINK, ORANGE ARE A FEW HOT COLORS. A FEW PIKE AND STEELHEAD ARE ALSO BEING PICKED UP BY WALLEYE TROLLERS.          

5/28/15 FISHING HAS BEEN GOOD IN THE 20' AND DEEPER AREAS NEAR THE SPARK PLUG (RED & WHITE). SUSPENDED AGGRESIVE FISH BEING CAUGHT ON CRAWLERS, BODY BAITS, AND SPOONS. A FEW FISH BEING CAUGHT SHALLOWER BETWEEN MARINA AND STATE PARK. 5/10/15 TOUGH WEATHER WEEKEND, BUT FISH WERE CAUGHT BY MOST THAT VENTURED OUT EARLY SATURDAY. GOOD REPORTS FROM FRIDAY AS WELL. AS WATER WARMS UP CRAWLERS BECOME MORE POPULAR. HOT-N-TOT'S & HUSKY JERKS BEING USED BY SOME. SPOONS STARTING TO KICK IN. TROLLING SPEEDS ARE PICKING UP. 16'-22' OF WATER IS WHAT WE'RE HEARING. IT WAS FEELING LIKE LATE SPRING OR SUMMER FOR AWHILE. SOME PERCH, AND A FEW PIKE BEING CAUGHT BY THOSE FISHING THE MARINA BASIN. 5/5/15 WALLEYE ACTION PICKING UP. CRAWLERS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR AS SURFACE TEMPS REACH 55 DEGREES. DEPTHS VARY. STICK & CRANK BAITS TROLLED 1.5-2.0 MPH ARE TAKING FISH AS WELL. HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH ON MARINA PERCH, ALTHOUGH PEOPLE SEEM TO ENJOY TRYING.

4/22/15

WEATHER HAS KEPT FISHERMEN OFF THE WATER. SOME DID WELL PRIOR TO THE BLOW STARTING SATURDAY AFTERNOON. TODAY MORE WIND, RAIN, SNOW FLURRIES.  NO RECENT WALLEYE FISHING  REPORTS. SOME PEOPLE ARE FISHING FOR MARINA PERCH, LIMITED SUCCESS.

4/19/15 THE LAUNCH DOCKS ARE IN THE WATER. CHANNEL MARKERS ARE IN. WALLEYE ARE BEING CAUGHT USING BODY BAITS IN 10-20 FEET OF WATER. DEEP DIVING HUSKY JERKS SEEM TO BE THE FAVORITE. A FEW  FISH BEING CAUGHT ON CRAWLER HARNESSES AS WELL.  WE HAVE SEEN SOME REALLY NICE SIZE FISH BROUGHT IN THIS SPRING. MARINA PERCH ARE HIT AND MISS. GOOD LUCK. BE SAFE. WATCH FOR FLOATING DEBRIS ON SURFACE.  

                                                                   

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