A Door and Kewaunee County fishing guide cites new technology as one way to be safer on the ice. Captain J. J. Malvitz says satellite photos are a great way to get a better understanding of ice conditions on Green Bay and Lake Michigan. This comes after 14 people had to be rescued in the Bay of Green Bay on Tuesday after the wind blew the massive chunk of ice they were fishing on away from the shore. Captain Malvitz, owner of JJ's Guide Service, suggests typing in “Great Lakes MODIS imagery” into a search engine to get the latest satellite photos.
Malvitz says If you see a lot of open water, it may not be safe. He added that you should really use common sense before going on the ice and talk to the locals who are on the waters every single day.
Brown County's air boat was deployed to rescue the fishermen from the bay. No one was hurt.