First there was no ice. No ice for a long time, well into January. Then it was too friggin cold, 5 below and windy, much too cold to walk out on the ice and hunker down around a hole.
Finally this week we had ice, a good foot, and some glorious sunny days with a temperature around 40. Richard went out on Lake Leelanau and had one of those rare days, caught 40 perch and none of them less than eight inches. All from the same hole, and they came pretty fast, too.
The day before and the day after, the fish were much less obliging. It was a little window of time and a little hole in the ice.
Here's another hole in the ice. I guess there's no point in trying Little Glen until the water clears up.