12/12/16 We are just days away from the start of the ice fishing season here in Tioga County. The smaller lakes are mostly capped right now and with the current forecast, we should have fishable ice by the weekend. If not, we will definitely have it soon after. Right now, nothing is fishable and we have a little bit of snow on top. Temps in the high 30's today helped melt some of the snow down. This should create a thin layer of white ice over top of the good ice by the weekend. We will update again Thursday or Friday, depending on when we can get out.
Remember to check conditions yourself before you head out onto the ice. First and last ice are some of the most dangerous times of the year. We want you to stay dry, stay alive, and have a great season on the ice. Be careful, and have fun out there.