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From Our Pro Staff

November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow, and are able to spend quality time with family and friends this weekend. Ice Fishing is finally here! We have been selling more and more minnows every day, and many people are finding good, fishable ice. Right now we have fatheads, crappie minnows, suckers, gold and silver shiners, spearing decoys, and fresh waxies. Guys are finding upwards of 7-8 inches of ice on the bays and smaller lakes that have been frozen over for nearly 2 weeks, and finding 4-6 inches on majority of other lakes. Some lakes are just recently frozen, however, and still have under 3 inches. 

For the most part, a good guess for MOST of our popular area lakes have 4-7 inches and foot traffic is going on. With next weeks temperatures dropping down into single digits at night, we should have another good week of ice makin...

November 14, 2018

With rifle hunting season over, and winter quickly approaching, our thoughts and efforts have transitioned to ice fishing. Here at Gene's we are working around the clock to get all of our ice fishing products on display and ready for the ice season, and we are almost there! With the very cool nights and low winds, we are just starting to see a lot of the popular, bigger lakes starting to freeze over, or at least partially freeze over. Lakes such as Big Pine, Little Pine, Rush, Star, Dead have either just froze over or are in the process of completely freezing over. A few brave souls have found some fishable ice on the extremely small lakes and back bays of lakes, but are going out on 2-4 inches of ice. Looks like we will be having some warmer weather the next couple days, but i think we should have walkable ice very soon!  It is always best to call the store...

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