Ice condition posts

7 day forecast – 2015 (2/23/2017) - Missing the “true” weather that we should be experiencing at this time.      
Feb 23 meeting/conditions (2/23/2017) -   Conditions right now are not as ideal as shown above!
Meeting (2/23/2017) - No ice/ lots of beer! Great meeting! Sent from my iPhone
Resting (2/11/2017) - No wind…  
White Lake, Whitehall, MI (2/11/2017) - The following ice report was received this morning from Chip up on White Lake: On Thursday I drove around this end of White Lake on the ATV and found it to be quite rough particularly over snowmobile and ATV tracks.
Muskegon Lake Ice – Quickly Deteriorating (2/11/2017) - Balcom Cove launch site has had little to no wind today,  and has a current (as of 2pm) air temperature of 42 degrees.  Although 6 inches of ice remains, it is VERY soft and HIGHLY saturated with air.   I
Gun Lake near Shelbyville, MI (2/11/2017) - The following report comes from John Gronberg after visiting Gun Lake on Friday. Gun lake has 4″ of Ice surface in the 8 category. Low wind forecast for Gun on Saturday.
Congratulations (2/10/2017) - ….to Whistler and her owner for their safe return from the 1 hour nite sail between 10:30 and 11:30 pm this evening on Muskegon Lake.  It was a sight to see as the boat screamed by and the reflected light from
Bear Lake in N Muskegon open. Beware Muskegon Lake (2/10/2017) - 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
ICE FOUND (2/8/2017) - A quick check of Muskegon Lake @ Balcom’s Cove on Tuesday 2/8/17 (in the light drizzle & fog) reveals 5-1/2 inches of solid black ice confirmed out approximately 200 feet from the launch ramp.  Test holes were drilled with ice
Looking for Ice Confirmation(s) (1/25/2017) - I happened across an avid ice-fisherman on Tuesday 1/24/17 and he told me that Lakes Cadillac and neighboring Mitchell had 16 inches of ice, supporting vehicle traffic, as recent as late last week. I am sharing a fishing report link, below,
Big time on Mona Lake Jan 14 and 15, 2017! (1/16/2017) - Many thanks to WMIYC Commodore Dean Runk and host Don Fischer for the hospitality and fine club outing this past weekend. Many thanks to Pete Price and family for the Saturday lean in, Keek Wickland for the beer, and Dean
Mona Lake, Norton Shores, MI with comments Re: Gun Lake (1/14/2017) - For the information of all interested parties, several WMIYC members either set up on Friday or are setting up today on Mona Lake. At 9:30 AM Saturday the winds at MKG are from the east @ 3 mph….not impressive! Bruce
Bear Lake, North Muskegon, MI (1/14/2017) - I walked Bear Lake at 10 am on Friday. The ice was so thick I could not drill through it with an ice screw. Ice making temperature of about 20 degrees. Slick snow ice that looks fast with mild bumpiness. Ideal
White Lake, Whitehall, MI (1/14/2017) - White Lake has 10″+ in the old ice zone.  This is about 7″ more than a week ago.  I would rate the ice 8 or better further out.  Physical limitations, a dead ATV battery, and slick ice prevented me from
Mona Lake, Norton Shores, MI (1/14/2017) - Good news from Mona Lake, ice quality is judged at an 8 or 9 on a 10 scale. Thickness approx. 4 inches of mostly black ice only found 1 drain hole the size of a softball. Muskegon Heights Park, off
Muskegon County Ice Coverage (1/13/2017) - I decided to take a drive today and do some exploring – lead by example, I suppose.  Thanks to those that did ice checks & reported their findings.  Remember that if you post here on the website, we’d have some
Ice Reports (1/12/2017) - Guys & Gals, Where are the ice reports? Are you all stingily sailing your personal found ice sheets? I checked the West end of Mona Lake just now and measured 3-1/2 inches of smooth ice coverage in 4 test holes.
Muskegon Lake and Christmas Day (12/25/2016) - Muskegon Lake froze early this year, Dec. 15. However, beware! December 23 a salt freighter was unloading at the Verplank dock at east end of the lake. There is a ship channel dividing the lake in half … for now.
12-12-16 Bear Lake froze over (12/13/2016) - Try the right date 12-12-16 After all the snow and then cold temp Bear Lake has froze over and may be sail-able tomorrow. I had to turn my bubbler on last night. MB
Ice Thickness Guide (4/5/2015) - 7-1/2 inches Passenger car (2-ton gross) 8 inches Light truck (2-1/2-ton gross) 10 inches Medium truck (3-1/2-ton gross) 12 inches Heavy truck (8-ton gross) 15 inches 10 tons 20 inches 25 tons 30 inches 70 tons 36 inches 110