Not as cold this week as last, but nothing above the freezing mark all week with some single-digit lows mid-week. Steady snow starts tonight into Tuesday and we are expecting a total anywhere from 4-8″ more. More snow is not great as we still have some slush underneath once you get off the trails–depending on the area, the slush is now generally firm, resulting in just a bumpy ride. Generally speaking, the slush was trending toward the direction of firming up as fewer people are mentioning it over the weekend. Walkers will have a tough go for a bit after this snow today and tomorrow, just a few reports of machines getting stuck, nothing major. Ice reports range from 8-12″ with most reports coming in the 10-12″ range.
Some great yellow perch and walleye continue to be taken in 20 to 30 FOW, jigs with a full buckeye and raps using a variety of colors and sizes. Like all season, some days the fish are aggressive and others are just slow, most folks are hitting areas with structure and/or quick depth changes with others working the flats effectively–folks are moving to get them. The strongest bite continues to be first and last light, we got some great reports in last week with success after 5 pm.
Parking woes and tales continue, not so bad during the week, but if you’re heading out this weekend, get to your spot very early.