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Ice Fishing Season

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Looks like the end to the season is here, a little earlier than normal. Still had some anglers out on the ice this weekend and they left today with buckets of perch, crappie and sunfish, but with the rains over the weekend the season is done due to the shorelines, with the exception of those anglers with an argo! This season more folks explored many of the lakes in the area and had some pretty good fishing, and we explored some lakes that we hadn't ice fished on, so all in all a great season. Hope that everyone was able to spend some time on the ice this year, but looks like now it's time to start thinking about getting the boat ready and figuring out what new gear we're going to need for open water.

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Time for Change of Season! grin.gif

Clean the winter stuff, and get the summer stuff out and ready!

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