A high of 28F today with the sun peaking out this afternoon. WNW winds at 10-20 mph with a low of 7F tonight. Tuesday’s high of 27F will come with much less wind before it warms up for the middle of the week. The ten-day forecast shows six of the days with highs in the low to mid-40s but with subfreezing nights we are still looking good with respect to ice thickness. The barometer is on the rise today and will begin a gradual fall tomorrow around mid-morning before it finally flattens on Thursday and into Friday where another system moves in.
Must have been a party yesterday at Lewis Point with substantially larger numbers fishing the area compared to the east and north shores. Varying levels of success though from a variety of depths there with many shorts again. Plenty of slush yesterday, that should stabilize as the day progresses along with some very cold air coming tonight. Wheelers and sleds are still moving and the drag by foot was a labor of love. Things should firm up for the next couple of days and with the melt coming later in the week things should get knocked back down for the walkers and wheelers. We will see as the week progresses if there is any snow left for the sleds.
People are still getting walleye but are moving plenty to get them with a lot of fish marked but just looking. Mostly single digit perch catches, although we are getting some bigger numbers coming in (spikes) from certain areas. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is a pattern but some nice walleye were taken over the weekend along the north shore in 20 FOW.
Syracuse basketball picked up a must-win yesterday, would be nice to see them back in the tournament after all the adversity.