Palm Rods


Check out Chad prepping for worlds. He was practice fishing with the palm rod in Wisconsin.

2014-2015 Winter Temp forecast


Well I keep checking these weather nerd reports, and the consensus seems to be weak El Nino means colder temps for Michigan.  From what I read they base this on historical models.    I for one am hoping to be on the ice before Christmas again this year.   I might have to run up to Steph’s house north of GR, but I am ready to fish.


2014-2015 Winter Snow Forecast


Well I have been spending some time researching what the guys who have been to weather college think.   Here is a pretty concise chart on snow fall.

The entire state will see below normal snowfall

Temps will average near to even slightly above normal.

The Thumb & Southeast Michigan

Snw Dys Place Average This Winter
53.0 Ann Arbor   57.3 53.4″
21.5 Dearborn   31.4 30.4″
36.4 Detroit   42.7 38.0″
45.0 Flint   47.4 42.5″
22.8 Port Huron   37.1 35.3″
24.9 Saginaw   41.8 39.4″

West & Mid-Michigan

Snw Dys Place Average This Winter
44.6 Battle Creek   58.1 53.2″
27.9 Benton Harbor   84.5 80.0″
52.1 Grand Rapids   74.9 83.0″
31.8 Holland   69.9 63.2″
44.7 Lansing   51.1 47.6″
51.5 Muskegon   93.7 88.4″

Northern Michigan

Snw Dys Place Average This Winter
64.2 Alpena   82.8 77.5″
44.9 Cheboygan   92.6 87.4″
31.0 East Tawas   51.7 48.6″
51.8 Frankfort 103.0 99.5″
60.7 Gaylord 141.4 130.7″
33.5 Harrisville   52.4 48.6″
40.7 Houghton Lake   62.2 55.8″
52.4 Petoskey 122.8 114.9″
58.6 Traverse City 101.4 94.5″

Upper Peninsula

Snw Dys Place Average This Winter
53.8 Champion Van Riper Park 120.3 110.5″
38.0 De Tour Village   70.6 60.5″
23.7 Escanaba   49.5 43.0″
90.5 Houghton 207.7 185.0″
37.7 Iron Mountain   58.4 55.4″
78.8 Ironwood 188.2 170.3″
69.1 Marquette 117.2 110.0″
67.2 Munising 152.1 145.4″
79.5 Sault Ste Marie 123.4 120.5″
69.3 Whitefish Point 122.3 117.4″

Michigan Frostbite Series Returns


Scheduling is now in progress for the series that took West Michigan by Storm last year. Check out the new website and sign up for updates. The MI Ice guys are also proud to announce our sponsorship this year of the series. Stay tuned for more information.

Angler Magazine January 2014


Check out the West Michigan Angler Magazine at a Sports shop near you.

January’s GR Ice Report


Chas. Thompson, host of the MI Ice Guys podcast, writes the Grand Rapids area report for Angler Magazine. The West Michigan Edition of The Angler Magazine is a free publication dedicated to fishing, hunting, conservation, and the enjoyment of the Outdoors. Our Magazine distributes 10,000 copies throughout the West Michigan area.

Bait shops and License agents

Ever wonder where to go to get your license or some bait?  Here is a page that lists all the DNR license outlets in the state or just go online to eLicense

New Mobile pages



Report Ice


Ice Map

West Michigan Ice Fishing Tournaments

Check it out, a new tournament series in West Michigan. Looks like this could be some fun.



Angler Magazine December 2013


Check out the West Michigan Angler Magazine at a Sports shop near you. Chas from the MI Ice Guys will be writing a couple columns including a multi-part series on the World Ice Fishing Championships and our own Chad Schaub’s journey to get there.

December’s GR Ice Report

A Journey to Belarus

D&R Sports Center Ice Fishing Show 2013


Join the MI Ice Guys this weekend in Kalamazoo for the D&R Sports Ice Days.

You can see and meet the MI Ice Guys at 10 AM on Saturday and 1 PM Sunday.

Seminar Schedule for Ice Show:

  • 10:00 am – MI Ice Guys
  • 12:00 pm – Keith Stanton
  • 2:00 pm – Bill Ferris


  • 11:00 am – Keith Stanton
  • 1:00 pm – MI Ice Guys

D & R Sports Center 8178 West Main Street Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

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