The ice continues to be the main topic for ice fisherman.  These warm days have definitely cost us some ice but not as much as you would think.  I would venture to say that we are still averaging 20″ of clear hard ice, and guys are still driving their trucks on as of this morning.  The landing is getting rough and without any cold nights coming up it may stop vehicles soon.  If you have a four wheeler or UTV the ramp off of my parking lot is in great shape, it hasn’t been exposed to all of the sand and salt that the landing does.  As far as fishing goes things are picking up.  The bluegills especially are getting active with limits being caught yesterday.  I still haven’t heard of big schools of perch by the lights but guys are catching some big ones to mix in with the bluegills over there.  The northern bite remains good with the east side of the lights producing the best fish.  The crappie bite is fair with some nice size but lacking in numbers.  Hopefully the cribs we built last Saturday help that out.  Late ice is here, get out and catch some slabs while you still can!

Thanks,
Chad