|By Tommy Breitenstein near North Broadalbin|
Last weekend was really the last good weekend to ride - even for the die hards!
The weekend before was great riding, but now you really have to look out for the creeks and open water.
Anywhere there is stagnant water, there is still about 20" of ice.
They have opened up the gates, and the water is up about a foot. It will be up about 3 feet by the weekend.
The water is still pretty low, with only creeks from Lakeside to Lasky's and from Lasky's to Scout Island.
However, by next week you should start checking on your docks, to protect them from the ice.
My prediction is April 20th, before the ice sheet is off the lake.
Fishing:Walleye and Pike are closed until the first saturday in May.
The rainbow and perch have been good though.
Trout season started Wednesday, April 1st
New Hunting and fishing app
Tip of the week:
If you ARE going to ride out there, make sure you are on a snow machine - 4 wheelers can't shoot the gap!