I don’t think the DNR holds the responsibility to mark sketchy ice on lakes? On Winnebago the local fishing clubs mark bad spots roads, installs bridges etc.
Little Sturgeon Bay, Door County
Me and my dads buddy saved those 2 people that went threw with that snowmobile. They went thru right where their is always problems and we want to know why the dnr is not doing anything to prevent people from going into the ice around that curve near wave pointe. I was out fishing few weeks ago and he said the ice was safe and was going to be safe for at least 2 weeks and next morning there is 2 cars that went in and I have a recording of him just looking at the car to see if anyone was in there. Sounds like a business to me, 1500 the least just to get a snow mobile or atv out the ice for a motor vehicle is more expensive I heard from the bar. There is always a problem at that perimeter why not put something so people are careful and dont have to go thru a problem that is just treatures like common two 70 year olds we got to do better dnr.
I was sitting in my living room overlooking Little Sturgeon facing NE overlooking Claflin Point a little after 7pm Saturday night. There were UTVs coming in a line around Henderson's when they all stopped at Claflin. Using binoculars I could see their headlights in the open water. Then they all slowly disappeared but not because they were driving away. I called 911. EMS, Sheriff, DNR, and Coast Guard all became involved. Officer stopped to visit me to get more information. When he left, I walked back inside and my wife told me she watched another set of headlights disappear in the same spot.
Coast guard in Milwaukee called me to also get more info. Told him to call me back when it was over and he did. When he called back he said 2 sons were pulled from the water as dad was already on shore. I think this was the second instance which my wife saw. Was very relieved to hear the family was ok. They said I was the only caller they had for this incident
There was no evidence of the first incident that I witnessed. So if anyone has any information I would like to know that everyone is ok.
We walked out to fish Riley's Point Sunday. 17-20" of ice. HOWEVER! The first 12" were honeycomb and the remaining bottom ice was saturated with water. Fishing was slow for the first time all season.
Please Be Careful!
Noticed a couple of vehicles went through in little sturgeon. Hope everyone made it out ok, fished the last couple days around squaw island slow bite ice all soft from 12 inches to maybe to 30. anyone still driving out use extreme caution (windows down seat belt off) as for myself I closed the season. tips up, be safe.
MOON PHASE (93%)
My Dad, brother and I fished Little Sturgeon most of the day today for whitefish. Landed 16 and lost a few at the hole. Lots of passerbys with an occasional biter. Most came on copper pimples tipped with waxies. A couple came on slider rigs above the pimples and a couple came on perch jigging raps. Fished about 12 fow.