I've been watching it daily by the z-bridge. Thats usually the first to go bad. Only thing is if the current will slow when the ice is gone. This rain will help rid of the ice though. Will post when its gone.
Still 10 to 12 inches this morning before rain at west boat launch by Independace bridge. Alot of walley on ice on east side of river downstream from open water from essexville discharge. Ice won't be safe to cross river tomarrow. Stay near shore should be fine for day or 2 using spud and common sense
From the news website:
Midland County (03/02/04) An early morning boater in Midland County can tell you first hand about changing conditions on the Tittabawassee River.
The man was heading upstream on the Tittabawasee around 2:30 a.m.today when he ran into some ice.
His boat slid on the frozen surface, some 120 feet from open water.
Midland firefighters found the man unhurt and pushed his boat back into open water.
I went into midland Tues evening. The river is open. Seen a big section of ice flow that broke loose and heading down river at a slow pace. Water was up alot. Seen about 6 vehicles parked at Gordonville rd. So they are fishing it now. Thought about fishing it myself, but I would be limited to the bank, plus i'm leaving tomorow evening for some steelhead
I checked the river from vets park to the mouth today. Nowhere that I saw was fishable from shore or boat. Alot of ice jams and shelf ice. I have a question what do you guys use when fishing walleye from shore in in the river in Bay City?
The channel is wide open in the zilwaukee area. How far, I dont know. Went out there on lunch and the current was moving pretty good. Along with some good chuncks of ice. I think in a day or two the ice will pass and it might be worth a try. Shore ice is there, but you can shove a boat acrossed it if you wanted to. Might be gone soon though the way its been.
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