Colder temperatures and a lack of snow cover had increased the
thickness of the ice prior to last week’s cold snap, but ice
thickness may vary from lake to lake, so check conditions before
heading out. Vehicles can be seen on a number of lakes, but be
advised that the best ice was still just more than one foot in
thickness. Fishing activity has increased as ice conditions
improve. Success has improved, and some fish are being caught.
Catches of northern pike, panfish, and walleyes have been reported.
Late afternoon toward evening has been more productive for
walleyes. Butternut Lake in Price County has been providing some
walleye action, but most of the fish have been shorter than 13
Bridge Bait & Tackle, (715) 762-4108.