Ice is not safe in the central Wisconsin area, and no one should be out on it fishing; all in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau).
With the wry temperatures we’ve been having in the central Wisconsin area, we are advising anglers to stay off the ice and wait for colder temperatures and more solid ice. Right now in central Wisconsin we have from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches of ice, and that will more than likely diminish before it gets better. There is no safe ice right now!
(This report based on interviews with licensed guide and trapper Phil Schweik and licensed guide Glenn Moberg, of Hooksetters Fishing & Hunting Guide Service, Mosinee Wisconsin).