Last walkable ice, first big rainbows
The ice was deteriorating quickly but we were determined to get one more day in before it was gone. Calm winds and steady temperatures were on our side. Action was not fast and furious, but we spent all day and there were just enough fish around to keep us interested.
When I first walked out, I did not know what I was looking at and walked right on past.
Less than 48 hours prior, the ice was borderline walk-able and this deer found out the hard way. It must have wandered out at night, broke through and couldn’t make it back out, dying of exhaustion and drowning. Sad.
Mitch with his first big Lake Superior rainbow through the ice.