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Getting to the ice on the Chain O'Lakes: And other notes as fishable ice builds

Jan 16, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

Depending on your view, Jan. 17 is the nadir or apex of meteorological winter.

It finally settles in. There will be ice fishing generally.

Dave Holmquist, who was open-water fishing until the bitter end on ponds and the Calumet system, opined, "Open water is over for the foreseeable future but we sure had some killer days in some very frigid conditions to start the New Year off."

On Green Bay, ice anglers are finally getting out to deeper water for whitefish, with a caution...