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Ice fishing is a
big business in Ottawa County when there's ice. Unlike recent years, there's
ice this year and that's good news for tourism officials.
huge impact - easily hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe in the millions
because of the number of people that come here from a wide geographic area,"
said Larry Fletcher of Lake Erie Shores and Islands.
But a project
starting next week on South Bass Island has some fishermen questioning its
timing. A tugboat will break up the ice many people fish on between
Catawba Island and South Bass.
blow the ice out," said George Smith. "Open up cracks and move the ice around a
And that's the
Miller Ferry Boat route. It will be used to haul equipment and materials to the
island to renovate Put-in-Bay's downtown marina.
The concern is
that the break-up will affect fishing off the northern tip of Catawba and
possibly the western side.
starts blowing out of the northeast it could ruin our water here off Catawba.
It will slow down fishing real quick. We'll be off the ice," said Eddie
contractor of the marina renovation says he's not to blame for the timing of
all this. The contract was put out in November by island officials.