Anglers hoping chance for Lake Erie ice doesn’t get blown away
Category: News Release
Jan 20th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 283
Modified Jan 20th, 2019 at 5:16 PM
PORT CLINTON — Although it sounds a bit like wading into a pool of incongruity, it is accurate to say the ice situation on Lake Erie is always quite fluid, all while the ice fishermen no doubt are getting antsy, pacing the floor like cigar-toting expectant fathers.
The necessary elements for creating hard water seem to be present — cold water that has been slow-chilled to the depths, and Saturday night’s dive into the teens, which is expected to persist before we plunge below zero Sunday night, then hope to just break into double-digits Monday.
The walleye anglers who recently were reaping the rewards of open water fishing thanks to a mild December and early January, are poised to drag out the shanties and test-fire the propane heaters in anticipation of a rapidly developing ice fishing season. But one factor in the ice-making formula could hijack the best-laid plans of the ice fishing armada, which always seems at the ready to venture out on the first platform Lake Erie will provide this winter.