Ice Conditions on Lake St. Clair Today
Updated February 4, 2023 – Ice conditions & reports for Lake St. Clair today… See the Lake St. Clair Guide’s live webcam overlooking the bay below! Scroll down for access points, places to eat and view the ice, fuel & snowmobile accessories.
Ice conditions Lake St. Clair Bouvier Bay – Fair Haven, Michigan. February 4, 2023. VERY WINDY today. Temp is 19 degrees and feels like 4!
Sleds are walking like a dog in front of their master lol. Cleats required. No snow yet.
Bays have frozen like a glass finish. Please wear cleats – or your ice skates for safety until we get some snow!
NEED SOME SNOW!!! Photo from last January 2022
Above is Fair Haven – Bouvier Bay on Lake St. Clair in 2022.
Looking for bay ice conditions today – call you local bait shop!
Anchor & L’anse Creuse Bay in Harrison Township: Visit SPORTMEN’S DIRECT. They have updated YouTube Ice report for Harrison Twp.
How about St. Clair Shores: Visit Lakeside Fishing Shop for their fishing report.
New Baltimore ice info & tackle visit Michigan Marine Sports Center
LIVE WEBCAM over northern Lake St. Clair below view – Lake St. Clair Guide Live Webcam @ https://www.lakestclairguide.com/live/
Northern Lake St. Clair Bouvier Bay ice “again” – 1st day of new ice forming was January 30, 2023. Let’s hope for a long cold spell now so our winter activities may commence in full. See below for access points for fishing, walking, and snowmobiles. Nice calm day for initial freeze so will be a good surface for walking & skating!
(Photo Bouvier Bay February 2022)
WHERE TO PARK / HAVE ICE ACCESS?
Bouvier Bay on Northern Lake St. Clair is usually the first large area to freeze first. Fishermen may park at:
1. Fair Haven DNR Launch Ramp Parking Lot & you may drive onto the Ice there as well.
2. The Raft Bar – Fair Haven on M29 in the right hand corner of this image above (when attendant is there will be fee FYI).
3. Patrons of On the Rocks Smoke House may park on their large lot also if you come in for a meal or cocktails.
Fair Haven DNR Launch above is easy access to the ice activities (Photo January 2022). The Raft Bar down the street has large “on shore” parking too for a small fee.
LIVE WEBCAM WITH THIS VIEW – Home Page of Lake St. Clair Guide
Sportmen’s Direct publishes regular Lake St. Clair ice fishing updates here on YouTube or visit their Facebook page below:
Other local bait / tackle stores conveniently located for Northern Lake St. Clair: Michigan Marine Sports in New Baltimore
Southern Lake St. Clair Lakeside Fishing on Jefferson @ 10 Mile Road
On the Rocks Bar below offers ice access to all patrons! Come in for lunch and then head out!
GREAT “northern lake” restaurants for a good hot meal and beer around the ice include The Raft Bar, On the Rocks Smoke House and The Lighthouse Tavern!
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Make sure to stop by the Raft Bar for their fantastic chili and the best sliders on Lake St. Clair!!!
FUEL & ACCESSORIES near the Fair Haven Launch Ramp Include the Shore Thing BP Market and Schneiders Motorsports with clothing and machine parts & sales:
Downtown New Baltimore has a great pier to walk out and see the ice – don’t forget Winterfest each year too in February hosted by the Lions Club with the annual Ice Plunge for Charity! While in town you can warm up at Fin’s, On the Bay, The Blind Owl, and Little Camille’s.
And the St. Clair River is ALSO a beautiful view to see the ice! Worthy of a ride to Marine City & the City of St. Clair. Late spring is especially beautiful as the ice begins breaking up on Lake Huron and starts its annual trek down the river in huge chunks. Great to take the kids and see this spectacle!
Don’t forget! The latest 148 page Lake St. Clair Guide comes out January 1 each year. Read online & find out where to pick up one of the 20,000 copies before they are gone @ https://www.lakestclairguide.com/magazine/