By Tim Kowols
While smaller bodies of water in the area are primed for ice fishing, guides are warning anglers about possible issues on Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. A cold snap early in December gave anglers a bit of a head start on the season before warmer temperatures caused the ice to fluctuate. Fishing guide JJ Malvitz says anglers need to take proper precautions, especially out on the bay.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, anglers need at least three to four inches of ice before venturing out on their own and between 7.5 and 12 inches to take most vehicles out. Cold temperatures are expected to return later in the week with windchills of 15 to 30 degrees below zero expected Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.