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OUTDOORS: Little ice, little fishing

A balmy start to winter has infringed on the popular sport of ice fishing on the Hi-Line


January 17, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Plenty of open water, little ice, and no ice houses can be seen at Beaver Creek Reservoir earlier this week. The warm start to the 2019 winter has left many area lakes and ponds without enough ice for safe ice fishing.

Last winter probably seemed like an ice fisherman's paradise around Havre and all over Montana. Of course, few other people would have chosen to use the word paradise when describing the winter of 2018.

Fast forward one year, though, and Havre has seemed like paradise so far this winter. Except for the ice fisherman that is.

With well-above average temperatures and little precipitation so far this winter, there is very little ice on local fisheries, so it seems more like regular fishing season than ice fishing season.

And right now, there's some good and some bad coming with the lack of...

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