Area lakes slightly behind average ice-out dates
The 2011 ice fishing season is over. The ice on the lakes is turning grey and beginning to rot, with the ice pulling away from the shoreline on most lakes.
Anglers are in a holding pattern, waiting for the ice to go out. Once the lakes are ice free, anglers can immediately begin to fish for perch, crappies and sunfish while they wait for the walleye opener on May 14.
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