We drove down this morning and found open water where we had sworn ice would be. We made several casts but nothing doing fish-wise. SE wind was cold and damp today and there's a storm line forecast to run thru Iowa today so maybe that had the fish pensive, just don't know. And there's a chance that they actually will move from the deep water there.
Funny weather up here. The last two days have been in the 50's. I sat on the steps yesterday and read. Much of the backwaters in the same general area are ice covered and in places people have been cutting holes and fishing, but nobody was out today. We did however see other pockets of open water in places that had ice the last time we were down 8 days ago. Like I said, just weird weather here this early winter.