I was out ice fishing this weekend. It was not to bad other than the fact that it is the middle of April. We were out after whitefish, which by the way was not to bad, we caught several fish and as the morning went on the bite slowed down. We fished until around 10:00 am. The issue now is are we going to have open water for the opener. At this point I am leading toward NO on many lakes. The lake I was on had about 3-4 inched of ice and then a slush pocket and then another at least 24" of ice. Unless we get some really warm weather I think it is going to either be fish the rivers or maybe even ice fish??? We will have to wait and see. What a difference a year makes. last year I had my boat on the lakes in late March.

Good Luck and think SPRING!!