Monthly Archives: December 2012

Personal Best! Part One

Looks like the ice is here to stay this year.  After last years short ice season, I’m glad to see it.  Temps forecasted in the teens all next week assuring safe ice for the masses.  Wondering what this year will offer, I hit the ice at Macbride Christmas day.  I was greeted by 3 inches […]


Yep, it has finally arrived.  It feels like X-mas this morning.  The extended forecast shows highs in the low 20′s for the next 10 days.  We should have fishable ice on most smaller waters by Sunday or Monday.  I would think by next weekend larger lakes should be good to go.  Time to get new […]

IDO InDepth Outdoors

Another 40+ degree day with rain….not what you would expect 10 days before X-mas. This is really starting to be the norm around Eastern Iowa. While Lake of the Woods is up to 14 inches of ice, we are stuck with open water. The ice started to go on twice now and has come back […]