Conditions: Cloudy and rain/snow skies, air temperatures mid 30's, moderate winds, bait of the day tip-ups with medium shiners
We only had a few hours to fish today and wanted to stay local as the weather was not favorable as there was light rain going to the lake that after on the lake, turned over to snow. The snow cover on the ice is totally gone with the previous week’s warm weather and that makes for foot travel so much easier once again.
There were a few anglers on the ice when we arrived but they didn’t stay long and we had the lake to ourselves. We were on the same lake from the previous weekend as the late ice fishing there tends to pick up much better than early ice is.
We made our way to the location that we fished last and started placing our dead stick fishing rods and some tip-ups closer to shore as the better fish seem to be following the shoreline closer. We weren’t finished setting the lines up yet and the first flag went off as my son raced over there.