Posted by: Arvid | April 1, 2016

There’s Still Ice

It’s a bit chilly up here this morning; seventeen degrees and breezy out of the northwest. It’d be cool on the water.

Jeff and I went to Graceton Beach Thursday afternoon. There’s still enough ice (18″) and it’s good enough so that travel with snowmobile is safe. Condition of the ice will be a day to day thing. In the old days there would have been 100 guys out there scattered all over. Yesterday, besides us, there were two guys that walked out.  We fished 24′ of water for over three hours. We caught maybe 15 small walleyes/saugers and kept four that would meet the bucket test. We marked a lot of fish, but when we’d get them to bite, they would be small.

Jeff talked to two local guys that fished the river on Wednesday. They fished by the airport and caught two slot fish in the 27″ ranges and two smaller walleyes. Yesterday morning, I talked to a gal that lives on the river east of town and she said that there is a lot of ice chunks coming down the river. Maybe one of the tributaries to the river opened up.

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