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This is the time of year when ice conditions change rapidly, so use caution. Always bring safety equipment like ice picks, rope and spud bar. Most lakes have thick ice, but that ice is grey ice and rotting fast.
Ice is still holding and so is the Salmon bite. Use a Hali jig with pink maggots.
Reports say ice is rotting, but still good enough to access. Good Salmon fishing throughout the lake. Use a Rattle Disaster and a glow hook dropper jig with Rod Bender corn bait.
No current ice reports.
Ice is going fast. Reports of winter kill are coming in.
Shorelines are opening up.
Mac Day anglers are seeing more water opening up. Known accesses open are Sportsman’s Bridge, Woods Bay, Blue Bay and Yellow Bay. More opening soon.
A few nice Cuttbows reported and Whitefish. Hot flies right now are Price Nymphs, Hairs Ear and Copper Jon’s.
Lake Mary Ronan
Ice is still decent enough to fish, but always check before going on the ice. Perch have been slow so downsize lure and jig right on bottom.
Ice is still holding throughout the lake but use caution near the dam and access. Use Pete’s Sassy Stinger for the larger Perch.
Shorelines have spots that are decaying rapidly so use caution.
Ice is starting to decay around the shore but plenty of ice on the main body. Pike fishing has been slow, as well as Perch. Jig small and slow or even dead stick.
Reports of anglers having success with Pike in the lower part. Try a hanging Pike rig under a bobber or spinner baits.
There is still fishable ice through the chain. The top layer is showing signs of decay. Perch have been biting in deep water and suspended. Use a Hali with wax worms.
No recent reports of ice conditions.