Made the trip up from the cities to retrieve my boat in storage here at the cabin. Got out on the lake tonight for a bit on the snowmobile. What a mess. Slush and ponded water everywhere. Ice depth was 26” on the staked trail and the ice came out in chunks not shavings when using the auger. It’s definitely getting softer. We had probably a foot more ice last year at this same time. Gonna be iced out early if this keeps up. This trip is likely my last time on Lake V for the ice season, unless conditions become drastically colder for a prolonged period.
I know it's super early, but I'm heading to Birch lake this summer, actually twice, for the first time. My family and I are heading there in mid August, and the guys will be heading back for Labor Day. We will be after primarily Pike and Walleye. I can't seem to find a ton of fishing reports for this time of year. Most of what I find is for Spring action. We'll be staying at River Point Resort. Any tips to put my girls on some fish would be GREATLY appreciated!