Yesterday evening I went to Henrys Lake for my first ice fishing trip of the year. Several people had done well on Sunday and Monday on ice only about 2 inches thick. With the cold weather I decided to try it. It was abou 40 degrees and it looked like some of the ice was getting in bad shape around Staley Springs. Here a group of fishermen are on the ice just yards from open water. Some of them had trouble getting off the ice because the edge melted.
So I drove to the County Boat dock where the ice was from three to four inches thick. The Fish and Game reported that the fishing and the ice was better in that area. I met a neighbor with a large four pound brook
By the time I got to fishing, it had slowed down, but I did manage to catch three before it got dark. It was an enjoyable evening and a great way to start the ice fishing season. Henrys Lake will close to fishing on Nov. 30, so I will have to make a couple more trips up there.
At four inches the ice is safe for even little kids to get on the ice.