I also saw several eagles, some seagulls, and a flock of geese. No fish activity this time. I had to dodge one large iceberg that blew across where I was fishing. I noticed the iceberg had an open hole presumably from an ice fisherman. I flipped my spoon into the hole, just in case there was a pike underneath (lol). It would have been nice out if it wasn't so darn windy. Air temps were in the low to mid forties.
It was supposed to be warmer today than it was. I was hoping it would be 55 and sunny, instead it was 45 degrees and cloudy. Still I headed over to Mille Lacs to try for some open water pike. When I headed out at about 6:20pm it was raining/sprinkling. I ended up going to Garrison to get a bite to eat. It stopped raining by the time I was done, so I headed to take a look at the inlet. There was enough open water so I put my waders on, grabbed my rods and got in the water. As I was walking to the inlet I spied a couple of 2-3 inch fish, I couldn't tell what they were. I put 3 of my rods down and waded out to about 4 inches shy of the bottom of my jacket. There was more open water than I originally realized. I thought I would be able to cast to the farthest ice edge, but it was a good 20 yards beyond my longest cast. I saw some fish activity along the ice edge beyond my casting distance. I made a cast to the South and bumped a fish; I know it was a fish because I caught a scale. It was getting dark and I forgot to pack my headlamp. I spooked 2 large fish as I got up by the inlet mouth. No clue what they were.