Brad Laabs: Ice fishing is just around the corner; prepare now
Water temperatures have dropped to the low 40s to upper 30 degree range this last week. Ponds and small lakes have started to skim over with ice over the cold and calm nights. When this starts to happen with the smaller bodies of water, the larger lakes are usually a week to ten days away from skimming over. The sun still has some power, so thawing will occur with the daytime temperatures in the 30s and sunshine.
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