REED CITY — While colder air will help the freezing process, recent snow cover will slow it down especially in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, the DNR reports. In the northern lower peninsula, the ice held on for the most part on the inland lakes. Anglers in the Upper Peninsula continue to ice fish.
In the Northwestern Lower Peninsula, ice in this area survived the warm up, the DNR said, and was already firming back up with the cold temperatures. Deep snow may hamper travel in certain areas, the DNR said, while adding that steelhead fishing was decent but the number of anglers will drop off again until the next thaw.