Black Lake: Chapman’s Sports (315-324-5265) in Hammond reported
4-12 inches of ice on the lake, with some snow and slush making for
tough traveling at times. Weather was turning colder, however,
which could firm things up a bit.
St. Lawrence River: Not a lot to report, which is surprising in
February. A few perch and pike, but anglers were – until the recent
cold snap – dealing with iffy ice conditions well into what has
been a frustrating hard water season.