Business slows during cold snap for local bait shops this ice fishing season

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The ice fishing season is off to a slow start this year, but with the frigid temperatures this week, many are hoping to make up for lost time.

The owner of the Presque Isle Angler Bait and Tackle Shop, Laura Daniels, says they haven’t seen as much business this year, but she remains hopeful that the eager fishermen in the area will help them get back on target.

“I think we have very fishable ice.  They’ve been fishing Horseshoe Pond for the last, oh, probably 5 days.  There are huts on Misery Bay.  Every day it’s cold like this it’s making ice.  So, we’re anticipating… even with the warm-up, even if we get a little rain it’s just going to knock the snow down and then with the cold temperatures just give us really good ice.”

Daniels also wants to remind people to take their time and check the ice carefully as they make their way to their favorite fishing spots.

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