After two days of below-freezing temperatures, ice-fishers eagerly returned to a smooth Lake Erie today. There are cracks and less-thick ice off Green Island. Adventurers placed most shanties near South Bass Island’s West Shore and toward Rattlesnake Island. Early Saturday reports indicate fisherman reaching the daily limit for Walleye!
Lake Erie is only partially frozen, but ice-fishers placed shanties on the west side of South Bass Island. The ice thickness is around 5″. Today’s high temperature of 39°F made slushy spots and raised safety concerns. The “deep freeze” predicted by weather reporters is bound to deliver a safer environment. CAUTION IS URGED!