Took a drive around the lake a little bit ago. Little Osakis is wide open. Lake Osakis is basically open. The ice that was still on the south end this morning all blew into the south shore by town when the wind came up. There is ice by town extending out about 200 or so feet from shore but it is mostly broken up pieces. With this wind today and chance of rain tonight I would expect that to be gone by tomorrow. I saw other small chunks hung up in the cattails here and there but that was it.
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