Ice fishing ends abruptly with recent warm temps

Late ice fishing is about over! Who would have thought we would have this kind of weather just a few weeks ago. It was cold then, and we had the most snow on the ground we had all year. Now it's gone, and ice conditions on area lakes have really taken a beating.

The 70-plus degree temperatures and rain really put the kibosh on lake ice. The shores have opened up, and the main lake ice has become very soft. I talked with an ice angler who fished in the area Saturday. He and his party were getting out on planks, and he said the ice was very soft.

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