Monthly Archives: December 2017

Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing Looking Promising!

Old Man Winter has sent an arctic blast across the region, making Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing a real possibility.  With the plummeting temperatures comes an islander’s Winter wish, ice!  These early below average temps could lead to one of the best ice fishing seasons in recent memory.

Weather Contributes to Put-in-Bay Ohio Ice Fishing

Currently, a Polar Vortex has swept across the region.  According to an article on Live Science, a polar vortex is part of a low-pressure system.  Moreover, as winds blow in towards the center of the system where the lower pressure is located a phenomenon occurs.  This is known as the Coriolis Effect.  In the Northern Hemisphere the storms spin counterclockwise and in the Southern they spin clockwise.  The Earth’s spin causes this effect.  During the Winter months, the North Pole tilts away from the Sun.  Due to the perpetual darkness, the temperature gradients vary. Consequently, these gradients power wind, which in turn leads to a low pressure system swirling around the pole.  This vortex resides within the stratosphere.  However, when it dips into the troposhere, we see the frigid air affect our weather. read more

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Put-in-Bay Ferry Service Stops for 2017 Season

The Miller Ferry has stopped Put-in-Bay Ferry Service for the 2017 season.  Due to lower than normal temperatures and windy conditions, the docks have become unsafe.  Therefore, service is suspended until further notice.

The Miller Ferry Crew, led by Billy Market, provides islanders and visitors safe passage to the island.  This crew works tirelessly to ensure that the vessels are safe and in working order.  Also, they undergo training in preparation to respond in an emergency situation.  So, when making way to Put-in-Bay, riders are in good hands.  Safety never takes a day off at the Miller Boat Line. read more

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