Well, the weather station at Briggs Bay is reporting 71F right now but the temperature will drop as the day goes on. It is obviously cooler once you are actually on the ice. Winds out of the west at 10-20mph and we are going to lose 40 degrees of temperature by tonight when the temperature drops back below freezing. Some rain in the forecast Friday and Sunday morning before it clears for next week. Looking at the extended forecast, it seems we will have days above freezing and nights below so other than some water on top of the lake, we should remain stable.
A good amount of activity from the east shore yesterday with a mixed bag, some good perch reports with mostly short walleye. Things were slower along the north shore and Big Bay produced some good panfish action. There is a good amount of standing water on the lake as expected and it is fairly soft on top. Ice is generally in pretty good shape, the usual problem areas apply, old holes and creek areas are all trouble spots and really that is going to be the case until the end. Access to the ice is generally good, although I would remove Godfrey Point from your list of access points for the balance of this year. Please get reacquainted with your spuds as we head toward March.
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