Author: Randy Rogoski

Houghton Lake ice break up: watch it destroy lakeside structures!

Read this story and follow the link to the Facebook page for the Houghton Lake ice fisherman for more photos of huge ice jams towering over and destroying lakefront structures: towering_ice_wall_comes_ashore.html#incart_river_home_pop  

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Close call with weak ice at Fun Regatta

“O Shit! I’ve got to get my trailer off the ice!,” Dick Wollam said after hearing a dull cracking sound as he watched his trailer’s wheels become awash. I was rigging my DN about 1pm on a clear Sunday afternoon

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Fun Regatta moves to Houghton Lake, Sunday March 12

The party continues at the Spikehorn Bar on Houghton Lake,  Sunday March 12! Stan and Don Jones arrived just in time to welcome the host Grand Traverse Ice Yacht Club, who were hot on their tails. Too much wind made snow

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Fun Regatta 2017: March 11 and 12, Gaylord, Mich.

Consider the Fun Regatta weather forecast favorable at the end of our temperate winter. Cold weather is essential for safe ice; sufficient hours of suitable cold prior to the regatta are likely to heal ice hazards created by recent prolonged

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Bear Lake in N Muskegon open. Beware Muskegon Lake

Bear Lake has a several hundred acres of open water at our usual launch and will not be sailed this season. Saturday’s forecast is for upper-30s temperatures, and 5mph wind maximum. There may be a thermal though. Not much wind is

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