January 27th, 2013 6:30a.m.

Friday evening’s bite was fair for most considering the front that moved through that afternoon.  Saturday during the daytime fishing was slow from most reports for both Perch and Walleye.  Last night with the full moon and steady to falling barometer should have been pretty good out there.  We’ll see as they come off today.  The next couple days the temps are going to climb and I’m expecting the ice to do it’s thing and start moving the pressure ridge again.  It was just getting stable and healed up enough to bridge it safely, but now we are going to wait and see what happens.  If we could only get snow snow cover out there the ice would stabilize and things would settle down.

Last night I heard some very bad news.  Fishing guide Jim Hudson from Bayfield, WI. passed away.  He was guiding on Lake Superior and went through the ice, was air lifted to Duluth, but didn’t make it.  He was a friend of mine and had bought a boat from me last summer.   Cindy’s and my prayers to Hannah and the Hudson family.  I almost lost my Dad that way 35 years ago and most of us that work the ice always have that in the back of your mind. It is always tragic.   Jim will be missed by many……