Measured 6" good clear ice today about 50 yards off the north side of Moccasin point. Walked out for a little ice fishing.
Remember ice conditions vary around the lake, depending on sun exposure and current in channels/narrows. Be cautious, safe and verify your local ice conditions.
Directly off the Moccasin point boat landing, in the channel ice conditions looked poor. Picture is from Northside of Moccasin point I the early morning when ice looks the best
Finished the 23 waterfowl season over Thanksgiving. Got to hunt two days of the long weekend. Saw a modest number of ducks, and harvested mallards, bluebills, and ringnecks as the water began freezing over during the weekend. One of our tougher seasons with different migration patterns probably due to unusual weather patterns with constant fluctuating between well above average temps for a period and then almost instantly well below temps before going well above again, and so forth. Still will cherish the memories with family and friends and relive the sights and sounds of out on the water during fall. Will be posting ice fishing reports in the fishing report clubs as soon as the ice is safe. Happy Holidays everyone.
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Cosmo and I took the afternoon off and went pheasant hunting in the fresh snow yesterday. Tried some new spots that I have never hunted before. Raised 28 total. I got a double at the second spot. Two roosters flushed simultaneously and I dropped both of them. The first one one fell dead but the second one went down as a cripple. After retrieving the dead one, I went over to where the second one went down and after some good dog work, Cosmo came out of a patch of grass with it. Then the final spot produced another rooster for a December limit. Hunting after a fresh snow is quite often my most productive and enjoyable hunt of the entire season.
go look at the talmoon thread.....kettles got a good report.
earlier last week i guy from another address reported anything from no ice over by leech lake then closer to grand rapids from 2 to 2 1/5 to 5 inches !!!!!!