Early Ice Reaps Fantastic Fish!

Most of this fall the temperatures have been below normal and continued through mid November.  The last day in October I was winterizing the boat at a local landing.  The water temperature was 36 degrees.  The first weekend in November we pulled out the deck.  A couple of days later the flowages froze over.  Early year for ice!

Over a two week span, there were three to four inches of good ice around the shore, but around two inches out farther.  The snow kept the ice from getting thicker.  Just last weekend with the start of the warm up my friend Jerrod and his son Christian got some early ice fishing in.  The bite started out slow but by the second day out there fishing northerns, the bite was quite good with the right drizzly weather and they managed some walleye too.  Great job!

This week there is going to be more mild weather and rain approaching.  The flowages are starting to open up again, especially in channels.  My advice is to stay off the ice until we have a couple of really cold nights again.  Good luck deer hunters!  Be safe!

If you are looking for a day on the water, give me a call at 715-966-1821.  Remember to check out my Facebook page at Buck’s Taxidermy & Guide Service.

Well that wraps it up for this time.  This is Roman Derleth reminding you –  “Don’t slack off and always keep your line tight!”

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