15 December 2016
Howdy Fish Folks,
I know you are all patiently awaiting hard water season (well some of you are patient). As of today Embom lake has developed a complete cap of ice but it is not thick enough to support weight. Mundo Lake has almost formed a complete cap of ice, with about 1 acre of open water remaining. Ice at the edges was not thick enough to support weight (2” on average). So far the ice appears to be developing clear and has no snow on top. Let me repeat that just for good measure, THE ICE IS NOT THICK ENOUGH (YET) TO SUPPORT WEIGHT ASSOCIATED WITH FISHING.
I imagine based on previous years that we will be seeing weight bearing ice around the weekend of Christmas. That of course is a guess, and is subject to change depending on what the weather decides it’s going to send our way.
Dust off the ice gear, as the season is getting ready to start.
I will be taking some holiday time off, but will try to keep the office informed of ice conditions during my leave.
As always NO ICE IS SAFE. Use your best judgement to insure your safety when navigating frozen bodies of water.