After a brief jump in the + temps last week we are finally back to the -‘s here in southern Ontario and in a big way. I woke this morning to a chilly -12 degrees Celsius which, as we hardwater lovers know, is true ice making weather. If the lakes have cooled enough, temperatures like these can generate fishable ice in as little as three days! Although the majority of ice in our area is still not yet safe, I am guessing the ice will be thick enough to fish by the Christmas holidays.
For those interested in following discussions on ice conditions in Southern Ontario, check out the following link.
And for those of you who may be thinking about testing the “hardwaters” early, keep the following info-graphics in mind.