Perch fishing on the seawall has picked up. Open water spots in basin are producing a few nice perch. There is still some ice at the ramp and in the basin preventing launching of boats, but we expect that to clear up soon. Maybe by Friday.
Launch ramp and marina channel still iced in. Not able to launch boats at this time.
WARM. We have been seeing a few people on the marina ice the last couple of days, and we understand the ice thickness varies throughout the basin. There is open water around some of our docks, and we are starting to see open water between the bridge and launch access. Reports are some perch and crappie were being caught. The Bay shoreline is still ice covered, as is the marina channel entrance and launch area. No way to launch a boat yet. Please check in at the store for directions on access and parking.
A light coating of snow covers the ice this morning. There were a number of fishermen on the marina basin, but most seem to have departed by 11:00am. We are not seeing much activity along our Saginaw Bay shore line. Rain is in forecast again, and combined with warming temps, that should create run off in area ditches and farm drains. This certainly has been a tough year for off shore ice fishing. Come in and schedule your winter boat work now so you are ready for an expected early spring boating season. Also, it’s a great time to get a price on a new TRACKER or NITRO boat package. Let’s work together to fine tune your boat now for a successful 2017 fishing season. Seasonal Launch Ramp passes are available in the Marina Store. We are here 7 days a week, so stop in and say Hello.