First 2022 Put-in-Bay Shanty Set

The first 2022 Put-in-Bay ice shanty set on South Bass Island’s West Shore appeared Saturday afternoon.  Owner Travis Kowalski is known to be the first brave soul to explore ice-thickness and to check ice safety.  Placing his shanty today bodes well for island residents anxious to go ice-fishing.  Photos by Donna Steinbach

Tom Thanasiu slides up the slippery slope of the West Shore ramp.