Ice out you can find yourself along with many others catching them in the gap of the souix and the lake. usually do pretty well up there in the late fall. Fireball jigs and minnow seem to be the best late and early.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954