The way things are going, Marquart should be open mid April. As far as Morgan goes, I've been there every year for the April 1st opening strictly for tradition. Have never had great fishing then and it could have something to do with 30 trucks parked there. The best day I ever had there was about three years ago on April 30th during a monster callibaetis hatch. Had adults in my ears, in my nose, around my eyes and all over my arms. Back to the question, I think you would be safe by April 15th for some decent action. I'll phone Steve Maricle at the end of February and find out how much ice there is and that can be a good predictor of ice-off. As far as turnover goes, I like to slap some leeches on the water before turnover but the problem with Morgan is there are almost no shoals.John K - If Morgan is ice free April 1st when would be a good time to hit it? right away or wait a couple weeks to let it turn over first ? I wanna hit that lake this year early before others ice off
Do you think Marquart will be ice free in April ?