As of this moment, the ice on Rainy is not out. However, it is very close. I have been able to get out on two bays on which I usually have good luck catching pike. So far, not much to report.
The water level is very low and the water temperature as of today, way back in the bays, is only 41 degrees.
Low water levels are going to make trouble for spawning fish. I'll keep on plugging. I am sure as soon as the water warms up a bit and the perch move shallow, the bite will start.