HomeSportsOutdoors Weekly Minnesota fishing report Updated: April 12, 2011 - 7:26 PM DOUG SMITH
A year ago, Minnesotans were experiencing record ice-out on lakes around the state.
Not this year.
Last year, Bemidji, Itasca, Lake of the Woods, Leech, Rainy, Winnibigoshish, Saganaga, Vermilion were among the lakes that set ice-out records last year, and were already ice-free by now. All remain locked in ice this year.
It appears ice-out will be closer to normal this spring, said Henry Drewes, Department of Natural Resources regional fisheries manager in Bemidji.
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