We were able to get out on the ice in the Northern ADK yesterday and pulled our first pike through the ice! Some of the lakes surrounding the region are still wide open, while this specific pond had 4-5.5 inches of healthy ice throughout. We were in a shallow bay on the edge of deep water, and fishing tip ups with shiners hung just under the ice. About 12” if line below the flag only. Unfortunately it is now pouring outside and we are watching the ice built up in the region slowly melt away. The near term forecast doesn’t look very promising, although evening temps next week may help. We should be able to get back out by the end of the week.