By Tim Kowols
The conclusion of commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay is good news for area ice anglers. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that the shipments into the port at the southern tip of the bay will conclude by January 20, which will signal the end of local navigation season and close the area to shipping as well. Originally slated for routine ice breaking operations throughout the winter, ice fishing guide J.J. Malvitz says it is a relief to the anglers he takes out.
The northern portion of the bay will still experience some ice breaking operation throughout the winter season. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce their intent to break ice 72 hours ahead of schedule to pave the way for any commercial carriers still out on the water.