Saginaw Bay ice conditions were marginal from Tawas City to Bay City and beyond. A few ice anglers were perch fishing off Palmer Road near Standish, at Newman Road near Pinconning and at Erickson Road north of Linwood. Again, conditions are marginal and those out on the ice appear to be fishing in no more than 2 to 3 feet. Perch fishing on first ice can be very good if you’re in the right place at the right time. No one is taking machines out yet. Those heading out to shallow waters are walking. It is a good idea to wear a pair of neoprene waders when fishing in shallow waters.
Saginaw River boat and shore anglers could get out and target walleye with the warmer weather. The river was wide open.
Au Sable River anglers continue to catch steelhead and the occasional Atlantic salmon.