- Shanty removal dates are here - or closely approaching - depending on what area of the state you are in. In the southern Lower Peninsula, shanty removal is March 1; in the northern Lower Peninsula removal is March 15; in the Upper Peninsula removal is March 31. Lake St. Clair and the Michigan/Wisconsin Boundary Waters have additional removal deadlines.
See the map for details
Fishing doesn't stop when the snow starts to fly! Many people actually prefer fishing as you can get just about anywhere on the lake during ice fishing season, something you can’t do without a boat the rest of the year. Virtually every fish that’s available to anglers in the summer can be caught through the ice – some are even caught more frequently in the winter.
New to ice fishing? Check out this video for the basics on how to get started!
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