|Houghton Lake Dec 26,2011 near Harveys Marina|
I have seen some anxious fishermen out in the East Bay off of the shallows near Harvey's Marina. Some are reporting ice as thick as 4" in some spots, BUT that doesn't mean the ice is safe. Sun, wind and shifting currents beneath the ice can cause the ice to crack creating a hazardous condition.
Ice fishing can be fun and rewarding if you wait until the ice is thick enough and dress warm.
For information on the ice thickness check with:
Lymans on the Lake 989-422-3231
Korbinski's Marine 989-366-5306
Both Lymans & Korbinski's rent ice fishing shanties and won't put them on the ice until it's safe.