After shaky start, ice now has some stability

By Bill Bartusek

We have all settled in after the holidays, and so have the area ice anglers. After a shaky start, the ice on area lakes has some stability.

Unlikely as it may seem, the warm weather a week or so ago made things better - though it brought back memories of bad ice a few years ago. The lakes refroze, and ice started to thicken up.

I traveled over a few area lakes and found about 16 inches of pretty good ice.

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