After this unbearable winter, we have finally made it into April and we all anticipate open water and the fishing season to come. Because this winter was such a bear, you can expect some hitches in the open water dates and possibly some complications with lakes that are still ice locked.
The word is we’ve got a lot of lakes that have been snuffed out by the long tough winter.
Turkey season just can’t get going soon enough for many hunters who are ready to get into the spring woods.
Most anglers have the idea the more time they spend on the water, the better fisherperson they will become.
It’s been a tough winter but warmer temps have finally arrived which really knocked down the snow pack that had hampered mobility and kept a lot of anglers off the ice. There are those that believe the integrity of the ice has been damaged as well but it’s simply not so.
There is no doubt this winter of 2013-2014 has been one for the record books. Never in my outdoor career have I ever struggled with weather through a winter season like this one.
The 32nd annual Minnesota Deer Classic will be held March 7-9 at the Schwan Center on the campus of the National Sports Center in Blaine.