What's Up Outdoors: Ice fishing season off to a good start
Most area lakes have 6-7 inches of ice, but still use caution when going out.
I know the snowmobilers aren’t happy but as far as it goes for ice fisherman the ice is off to a great start.
Not that we have a lot of ice but day by day it’s getting thicker, and with no snow to insulate it is looking pretty good. The fishing has also been off to a good start. We have been finding crappies and bluegills from 9-28 feet of water in several lakes. Some days they are devouring crappie minnows but the next day you need to downsize to a small tungsten jig tipped with a wax worm.
Well, I hope you get all the fishing and hunting equipment you asked Santa for, so get out there and try it out. Merry Christmas everyone.
JAMIE DIETMAN, What’s Up Outdoors, may be reached at 218-820-7757.