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Ice fishing heats up across U.P.

Gone fishin’

December 31, 2010
The Mining Journal

By The Associated Press

Ice fishing season is up and running around the state, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is reminding anglers to use caution.

Warmer temperatures by the end of the week should not ruin the ice in most areas, the department said in its weekly fishing report.

In addition, steelhead fishing in the large rivers could pick up with the chance of warm weather and rain and lake trout season reopens Saturday in northern Lake Michigan and southern Lake Huron.


Most inland lakes in the region have ice. Anglers are heading out and fishing but not many reports have come in yet. Anglers are reminded to use caution when traveling on the ice.

Newberry: Inland lakes in the area are frozen, but ice thickness may not be consistent so be sure to use extreme caution and the check the ice as you go.

Manistique Lake: Walleye action was fair to slow on both South and Big Manistique Lakes. Most are using tip-ups with minnows.



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