Ice fishing season opens at DeSoto NWR

DeSoto Bend

Jason Rosenbalm  was enjoying the opening day of ice fishing at the south endof   Lake DeSoto at DeSoto Bend National Wlldlife Sanctuary on Friday, January 2.

Jason Rosenbalm was enjoying the opening day of ice fishing at the south end of Lake DeSoto at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, January 2.

2015-01-02   Fisherman were on thin ice for the opening day of ice fishing season at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge today.  While the lake  ice measured anywhere from 3 to 5 inches, ducks, geese and swans floated and paddled on areas of open water.

Even though the 12 days of Christmas are over, there were swans a swimming in DeSoto Lake on the opening day of the ice fishing season.

Even though the 12 days of Christmas are over, there were swans a swimming in DeSoto Lake on the opening day of the ice fishing season.

Swans flying over Lake DeSoto.

Swans flying over Lake DeSoto.

Tom Cox and Rod Hansen take some time off from work to try out the ice fishing on the opening day of ice fishing season at DeSoto NWR.

Tom Cox and Rod Hansen take  the day off from work and go ice fishing on the opening day of ice the  season at DeSoto NWR.

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