Danielle McGrew Photography | On thin ice: Ice fishing on the Saginaw Bay

On thin ice: Ice fishing on the Saginaw Bay

“On thin ice” is a brief photo essay from the inauguration of the ice fishing season in Bay County, Michigan. Though the teenagers I photographed did not catch any fish while I was there, they enjoyed their day-after-Thanksgiving outing.

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Danielle McGrew | MLive.com A handful of shanties and ice fishermen dot the edge of the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day's high was 25 degrees.

A handful of shanties and ice fishermen dot the edge of the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day’s high was 25 degrees.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Ryan Weiss, 17, of Bay City, drags a shanty to the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day's high was 25 degrees.

Ryan Weiss, 17, of Bay City, drags a shanty to the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day’s high was 25 degrees.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Ryan Weiss prepares a line while ice fishing with his buddies Jonny Engelhardt and Rylan Appold on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Ryan Weiss prepares a line while ice fishing with his buddies Jonny Engelhardt and Rylan Appold on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Ryan Weiss and Jonny Engelhardt joke as they fish for perch on the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Ryan Weiss and Jonny Engelhardt joke as they fish for perch on the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Josh Appold and Rylan Appold, both 17 and from Bay City, laugh as they joke across the ice with their friends Ryan Weiss and Jonny Engelhardt as they fish on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Josh Appold and Rylan Appold, both 17 and from Bay City, laugh as they joke across the ice with their friends Ryan Weiss and Jonny Engelhardt as they fish on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Josh Appold checks his line while fishing with Rylan Appold on the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29.The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Josh Appold checks his line while fishing with Rylan Appold on the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29.The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Josh Appold, 17, of Bay City, puts a minnow on his hook while ice fishing on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day's high was 25 degrees.The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Josh Appold, 17, of Bay City, puts a minnow on his hook while ice fishing on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day’s high was 25 degrees.The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Beads of ice form on a fishing line on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. Josh Appold estimated the ice to be about four inches thick.

Beads of ice form on a fishing line on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. Josh Appold estimated the ice to be about four inches thick.

Inaugural ice fishing trip of 2013 winter in Bay County

Ryan Weiss and Jonny Engelhardt, both 17 and from Bay City, fish for perch inside a shanty on the frozen Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com Josh Appold and Rylan Appold, both 17 and from Bay City, fish on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day's high was 25 degrees. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Josh Appold and Rylan Appold, both 17 and from Bay City, fish on the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day’s high was 25 degrees. The group said it was the first time they were able to go ice fishing this season.

Danielle McGrew | MLive.com A handful of shanties and ice fishermen dot the edge of  the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day's high was 25 degrees.

A handful of shanties and ice fishermen dot the edge of the Saginaw Bay in Linwood on Friday, Nov. 29. The day’s high was 25 degrees.