my official ice out contest guest was April 18 at 2:05PM made back in February so we are close Russ. I've got an itch to be on the water the weekend before that date so I'm going out on a limb and suggesting we might have enough open water at some launch sites to troll the weekend of 14 and 15...MAYBE even have full ice out.
I love your 2nd guess better than mine...... Let's all hope!!
I hope you guys are right but temps over the next couple weeks don't support a whole lot of melting.
Good news, Thurstons launched my boat yesterday. Bad news, I am in Massachussetts for Easter.
Training the boys in the back yard with whaling harpoons andspearing motions. Looking to have them on the bow next week - we just need a path to Akwa thats all...
Ice out week of April 16th...count on it!!