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Perch which spawn just after the ice melts from our lakes are a popular target in the late portion of the ice season. With the excessive snow this year, anglers have recently experienced some difficulty in reaching prime territory for perch, bluegill and crappie. (Jason Durham / For the Enterpriser)

Lakes benefit, suffer from snow

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By Jason Durham / For the Enterprise - The fish house removal date for our area has passed, which usually signifies the arrival of spring, gradually thinning ice and some fantastic angling for panfish.

The problem this year is that the ice, let alone the snow, hasn’t made much movement toward thawing.

Our region undeniably experienced two consecutive winter seasons that sit on two separate ends of the weather spectrum.

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