There has been little to report these past few weeks as we remain in limbo between the ice and open water seasons, but warmer days this week has brought more anglers out to the streams and rivers. Anglers are finding a good bite in Cowanesque and Tioga Rivers for walleye, perch, and a few muskies. Swimbaits have been the go to for most anglers. Perch and shiner patterns have been best.
A few people have been on Pine lately with mixed results. Stretches around Rexford and Gaines produced some nice trout on nymphs and streamers. Butterworms also produced a few fish.
The smaller lakes are around 1/4-3/4 frozen, depending on the lake. Nothing has been fishable yet. Warmer weather this week will not make any ice. Cooler nights should help retain most of what has formed already though and with the first cold snap in January, we should be ice fishing.
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