The long range forecast looks really good for melting ice. My ice out prediction for Lac Seul is sometime during the first week of May. Opening day this year is May 16th. I'm confident it won't be anything like last year, where ice remained on opening day. Keep checking back and I'll post some pictures of the boat launches and lakes as they open up.
With open water just around the corner this article I wrote on boat batter chargers is a timely one. Click HERE to read it on the Ontario OUT OF DOORS website.
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I didn't ice fish a ton this winter and I know the updates here have been few and far between. I'll close out my ice season with one last walleye picture.
My guiding schedule for the summer is really filling up fast. If you want to set up a trip, get in touch with me soon.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.