Bucketeers were on the ice at Visager’s and Green Lake this morning. Nobody on shore Slough or DeSoto Bay. Dam tailwaters @ Genoa open–of course–but access by boat elsewhere is somewhere between tough and impossible on pool 9 today.
Forecast calls for high of 65 on Thursday after heavy rain on Wednesday. These factors MIGHT blow some ice out and allow access–but there will still be ice coming from upstream. You don’t want to launch at a spot you can’t get back upstream to.
Not much can be done about ice conditions on the River BUT the fridge is a whole nother story. Ice maker has been down for a couple days. 10 minutes work with a pipe cutter and Shark Bite coupler & back in business. Ice is KEY to some of my more colorful blogs. With fishermen there is a caveat to “in vino veritas”. We still strive to tell the truth as we see it. At least i do. Since I can’t launch the boat or safely hoof it out on hard water, getting the icemaker fixed may keep the day from being a total bummer