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Though there's still time to get out on the ice to catch panfish and perch like this beauty, but it won't be long until the ice is too thin too walk upon.

Make the most of your transition time

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It won't be long and one of the most painful times of year for an angler arrives.

I'm not talking about the day taxes are due, or buying an updated fishing license to be legal after April 1. Instead, I'm referring to the dreaded transition season.


Yes, it takes place twice a year, once when the lakes thaw in the spring and again as they begin to slowly solidify in the fall. And it's typically difficult to find a way to successfully and more importantly, safely, fish.

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