January 29th, 2015

Today the bite was ok considering the NW wind and rising barometer.  We finally got a taste of winter again.  Tonight the low is going to hit zero for the first time in about 3 weeks.  The day was spent getting rentals ready for the weekend.  This year with very little snow and alot of bare ice, keeping good snow for banking is an extra effort.  Yesterday we got rid of the wet snow around them and despite not getting some fresh stuff overnight.  The drier cold air crystallized the snow we had so when we re-banked them they will be warm and cozy for the weekend.

Today Cindy took our grand daughter Isabel and a friend out fishing after school and they had a great time catching Perch in 11 feet of water before dark.  it is so nice to see 7 year old’s and Gramma have a good day…

One of the things that is going to happen with the cold again and especially with little snow on the ice is we will be seeing alot of cracks showing up as it the ice cools off.  But with the ice thickness of 25 inches, most will be manageable.

With the weather changing I’m looking forward to a good weekend to be out there. but for those of you coming up, bring ice cleats!  The ice is probably the smoothest, and slippery as i have seen in a long time.

Keep a Tight Line!!     Eddy