Harbor Angler Report
I haven't had much of a chance to get out the last few days, but buddy Paul went out yesterday and boated three browns out of Baileys Harbor including one about 14 pounds. He also boated a nice bonus pike. Paul found water temperatures in the 44-45F range on the lake side.
The Baileys Harbor marina is all ready for this weeks' tournament action. The ramp docks are in and the office is open for launch permit sales. Say hi to the Harbormaster Mark when you stop by. The cleaning station is up and running as are the restrooms. Ample parking for trailers is available west of the fire station off Park Road.
The forecasted weather for the first couple of days of the tournament does not look great. North winds blowing pretty good and rain on Thursday as well. If you head out, be sure you check the most recent conditions and be careful.
I have found the most reliable source of weather information is the NWS Green Bay Forecast Office site. You can click on any location in the area and it will give you a detailed forecast. If you scroll down to the "Hourly Weather Graph" you will get hour by hour forecast of temperature, sky conditions and winds. If you click on a marine location (lake or bay), you will also get wave height and period forecasts. I find this very accurate and quite useful. For example, here is the link to the water conditions off Baileys Harbor.
I hope to see you all out on the water this week and I sincerely hope you catch the second biggest fish in the tournament.
Tight lines, Bruce