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May 9th, 2018 Official Ice Out Day – Steve Nosbisch

Just like that the ice is out! It’s amazing what 24 hours can do. The all day rain yesterday really worked wonders on the ice. As of this morning there is open water as far as I can see from all the spots that I have checked including Portage Bay.

With the ice going out a couple days before opener it should give the walleyes a chance to spawn without much interruption from anglers. That means two things, the likelihood of a successful spawn and natural reproduction just went up, and the fish should be hungry and willing to bite on Saturday!

Here is a picture from this morning (5/9) looking out over the lake from Whipholt beach.

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