The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Area ice not safe, deputies advise


December 19, 2017

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

A FISHERHMAN drills a hole in the ice on the Gile Flowage by the dikes off County C near Hurley. The open water in the foreground flows through a culvert under the County road. There was a great deal of slush along shore.


HURLEY - The Iron County Sheriff's Department warns snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle riders to stay off the ice, especially with temperatures hitting the low 30s on Monday.

A few fishing tents were out on the dikes of the Gile Flowage Monday morning, but the fishermen were on foot, as the water was flowing from inlets on the shoreline.

While most lakes have from 6 to 8 inches of ice cover, it's extremely variable. Because of rainfall a few weeks ago, fishermen are reporting pressure cracks and slushy conditions around the shorelines. Those condit...

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