Here in Southern New England, Winter is definitely settling in.

Although we have had some days in the upper 4os and even into the low 50 degree range, we have more days that are cool or downright cold, reminding us that we are, in fact, in the middle of December!

Despite the cold days, we have had enough warm days and enough rain to keep the local lakes from freezing yet. Some of the smaller ponds and swamps have frozen over a few times, but they have failed to stay frozen for more than a couple of days at a time.

Local angers here in RI are wondering if we’ll have safe ice this year for ice fishing. Last year was pretty skimpy in the safe ice department and prevented most ice anglers from getting out more than a couple of times, if at all.

Today we’re seeing sleet and rain, with temps hanging in the low 30s… a really good day to stay i and take a nap!

Ordinarily, I would tell you to go bag a hawg, but that would probably require you to jump on a plane and fly to somewhere warmer!

So… stay warm.

Curt  <><