The water became pretty cloudy with last week’s warmer temperatures creating melting and runoff. This week has been back below freezing so it has started to clear up some as the silt settles and a few more fish are starting to show up. This fat beast fought hard and long but eventually fell victim to my gaff and meat stick.
It’s April 18th and the ice is still holding up well. I think this is the latest I have ever ice fished on this lake and I’m not complaining. The rivers will be running with fish soon enough.