Flyman, you can have all our ice if you want it. I was open water fishing 2 weeks ago now all locked up. Another early winter this year, hopefully it wont be the end of April when the ice leaves like last year.
I was working as a civilian for the Air Force reserves at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport at the longest sustained cold weather in January or February 1996, highest temp was 1 above zero for 1 hour for the entire month. Ice out wasn’t until mid may. Ice fishermen fished for over 7 months that year.