Ice two feet thick on Muskegon Lake

11:15 PM, Jan 30, 2014   |    comments
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Those hardy enough to fish on the frozen lakes in West Michigan are enjoying the winter.

The ice on Muskegon Lake is about two feet thick in most places, making most of the lake safe to go onto. Anglers are using all-terrain vehicles to get to shanties; a few have even driven out in four-wheel drive trucks. However emergency officials say that's not recommend.

This comes after a couple of years in a row when ice on area lakes was unpredictable. "This has been a good year, we have ice," said Wess Wagner of Muskegon County. "The last few years have been spotty and not safe. Two years ago I never even got out at all."

And the fishing is good: a Holland man caught a record-setting white perch while fishing at Muskegon Lake. It weighed just under two pounds and measured 13.25 inches.

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