Continued warm weather (for late Nov/early Dec) and wind has been keeping ice anglers at bay waiting for things to get safe. An example: the Bay of Minocqua, across from the shop, has now froze over…and opened up, for the 5th time this season.
The near future looks good as Monday’s (12/4) highs in the 50’s, dropped 30 degrees over night with even colder temps to come. Bays that remained ice covered during warm spell will only improve this week, and once wind lays down for even just a little while, lakes should see fishable ice by the weekend.
Those that were able to find safe ice reported good fishing for Walleye and Perch so far.
Look for an ice update Thursday 12/7.