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.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988