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Prepare now for ice fishing later this winter

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We are getting close to what I refer to as "tweener" time. This is the time of significant cool down, the end of open water fishing, and we have no safe ice to venture out onto yet.


I am writing this Thursday, Nov. 19. My prediction is that most of our area lakes will be skimmed over with ice by Wednesday the 24th. Depending on weather, usually it is several days to a week after that skim before ice is safe.

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