(Friday - February 19, 2021) - On
Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by
midnight Monday, March 15.
other bodies of water in the Upper Peninsula must have ice shanties
removed by midnight Wednesday, March 31.
use of ice shanties is permitted anywhere in Michigan if ice conditions
permit and if the shanties are removed from the ice at the end of each
venturing onto the ice should use extreme caution as temperatures begin
to rise or fluctuate. The repeated thawing and refreezing of ice weakens
its strength, decreasing its ability to support the additional weight of
people, snowmobiles, ORVs and shanties. Deteriorating ice, water
currents and high winds increase the probability of pressure cracks,
which can leave anglers and others stranded on ice floes or at risk of
falling through the ice.
end of ice fishing season means it is time to start preparing for spring
fishing. Are you boater safety certified? In Michigan, anyone born on or
after June 30, 1996, must successfully complete an approved Boater
Safety Education course to operate a vessel. Complete boater safety
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