The fish in most of our lakes around here are on vacation. The lakes have a bit of skim-ice which keeps fishermen from going out by boat; yet there is not enough ice to walk upon. We are a couple of weeks behind in the lake-ice department, but the weather has been very nice in most peoples’ opinion. There are a few of the shallow lakes with walkable ice, but it appears, by the weather forecast that most fish will remain on vacation for another week. Every year is different; last year most lakes had a foot or more of ice by now. This is what “averages” are made of.