Due to heavy snows and balmy weather, ice conditions from Marquette west were unsafe for foot travel. Pretty much all the inland lakes had a few inches of snow along with a layer of slush on top. For the eastern half, first ice anglers were out however caution needs to be used as ice conditions vary greatly across the area.
• Lake Gogebic: Had a few anglers venturing out but catch rates were slow. Extreme caution needs to be used. Anglers would be wise to fish in shallow waters only.
• Two Hearted River: Salmon are slowly beginning to show up.
— The Michigan Department of Natural Resources