My trusty Fat Cat is inflated. I cleaned my DT6F and knotted on a new leader; Phillipson Pacemaker ready to rock n roll. Not sure if I'm ready to dip my feet, legs n butt into that water but hey, I want to catch a big fish.
Just drove by both of those two "no name lakes" - DF is still completely icebound but it did look like the north shore had more open water. And, it was 45F and windy..... The other no name lake has ice stacked up along the north shore but otherwise the ice is almost entirely gone.