How’s the ice in the harbors ? Thanks in advance
Montrose Harbor, Lake Michigan
MOON PHASE (99%)
46° - 50° F
Below 40° F
Heard fishing was dead in open water. One idiot standing on remaining ice about 4 inches.
Ice is unsafe stay off unless you got a wet suit and scuba gear
Whitebass Monday before the rain it was sketchy 6-7 inches. On the good ice. People who don't know the harbor Easily would have gotten wet.
I suspect it's only five now, of accessable, and rotten till maybe Friday morning for who knows how long, but accessibility will be the problem. Typically the North side of docs we're good access points... But rains ruined that. Only reason the ice was accessible thos past weekend was because the sun wasn't strong enough or out to destroy the south end of docks., Until this Monday
MOON PHASE (94%)
Also, to sustain the salmon and trout fishery most fish are stocked and they are stocked at a size that is to big for small 3-6" perch to consume to negatively effect salmon and trout populations. One last thing alewives are a fish that utilizes open water and perch utilize more near shore habitat and the bottom so because they utilize two different habitats perch predation on alewives is most likely very low. The perch most likely only prey on alewives when they come near shore to spawn.