A friend of ours told me he welcomed the opening day of trout season by sitting on a public dock near the Bigwin Golf Course Parking lot, casting into the open water.
That's not quite what our ice fishing die-hards had in mind. This photo, taken today at Dwight Beach, will bring some cheer to those fishy aficionados.
Here's a cautionary note, however -- the main lake is still open. Never trust ice, always check carefully. If you don't know, don't go... There really is no such thing as "safe ice", which doesn't mean you can't get out there, if you are savvy and sensible.
We'd all get along much better if we remembered at all times to give Mother Nature the respect she deserves...