Northern Region: Iron County - Some ice shacks are causing concern as they melt into the ice. Fishing has slowed down but there are still people fishing the flowage in tall rubber boots and even waders. It has been snowing on and off Wednesday and Thursday with no accumulation
Flambeau River State Forest - The snow in the forecast will be a bonus. Connors Lake and Lake of the Pines have about 13 inches of ice. There has been some folks out on both lakes fishing and they have caught some walleyes, crappies and northern pike on Connors and lots of crappies on Lake of the Pines. Mason and Evergreen Lakes are being fished for crappie, walleye and perch. There will be a New Moon on Friday Jan. 27.
Lakes in Florence County have a thick slush layer on top of the ice but lakes are generally in fishable condition, navigation may be tough. - Gregory Matzke, fisheries biologist, Florence