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Sun shines on Saxon Harbor ice anglers


March 5, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

A MONTH ago the open water on the Big Lake left many doubtful of any quality fishing time. Jeff Scherwinski, right, of Saxon, Wis., jigs for trout and salmon Saturday.


SAXON, Wis. - Winter doldrums evaporated with 40-degree temperatures on the Lake Superior ice at Saxon Harbor Saturday morning.

With only a faint south breeze, fishermen were heading out in snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to fish for salmon and trout.

Kelly Thurow, of Saxon, who runs a charter boat service in the summer, said fishing had slowed down a bit in the past week, but anglers have been picking up a few coho salmon and brown trout.

The ice tents on Saturday were scattered anywhere from over 15 feet of water to out a mile or more off s...

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