NUNICA, Mich. (WZZM) -- The continuing streak of freezing temperatures in West Michigan is reeling in a unique group of fishermen early this season.
Last December, ice fishing was almost non-existent in West Michigan, but WZZM 13 followed an ice fisherman, who's finding this year to be quite a catch.
At Bruce's Bayou, the open water is covered by a sheet of ice. Instead of boats, there's a trail of footprints that lead to John Overway. "If a fellow doesn't have a boat, you can fish on the ice."
Overway is one of several ice fisherman taking advantage of the freezing temps and making up for lost time, last year. "There was so much warmth, it kept freezing and thawing," says Overway. "I didn't go on the ice before Christmas, I waited until I knew there was a good four inches. We got that now, so I'm comfortable with that."