JUST IN: Ice fishing a no-go so far this season

SOUTH BASS ISLAND Put-in-Bay's normally booming ice fishing business has been put on ice this season
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SOUTH BASS ISLAND

Put-in-Bay's normally booming ice fishing business has been put on ice this season.

With January's temperatures fluctuating from 65 degrees to below zero, Lake Erie has still not iced over. That means the season may be a bust for island businesses that usually thrive on serving intrepid fishermen who fly in from Midwestern states.

John Hageman, owner of Prime Time Ice Charters on Put-in-Bay, said he's uncertain whether ice fishing will happen this year.

"Normally, we consider January ice-making month -- not this year," he said.

Read the complete story in Saturday's Register.