Ice anglers in the Door Peninsula are running out of time to make that last big catch of the season. Temperatures have been in the 40s for much of the week with an expected high of almost fifty degrees coming on Sunday. Couple that with the United States Coast Guard announcing it would be conducting icebreaking missions beginning on Monday, fishing guides are beginning to call it a season. JJ Malvitz from JJ’s Guide Service says it took a while to get good ice to fish on, but it still ended up being a great year.
At one point, Malvitz spent 50 straight days taking groups out to ice fish, which included people from about 15 different states. He says that shows the tremendous economic impact ice fishing has on Door County.