Due to the unseasonable warm temperatures and rainfall during the past week, we are providing an overview ice fishing report rather than a lake-by-lake report for the greater Traverse City region. Many area lakes are reported to have minimal deterioration due to weather. However, some lakes have lost a large amount of shoreline ice and have experienced a heavy accumulation of water on the ice surface.
Temperatures are expected to drop and normalize this week, which will allow us to provide a more thorough and accurate report regarding ice fishing conditions by next weekend.
We advise all anglers use extreme caution and good judgment if venturing out on the area lakes this weekend. Good luck and safe fishing to all!