The colder than normal temperatures has the ice forming quite fast this year. We are seeing 3”-6” of ice on many of the small to mid-sized lakes. There have been quite a few anglers out over the past week. They are reporting good crappie action and fair numbers of walleye. I’m comfortable saying, we have officially started our ice fishing season in Alexandria! Be safe and as always on early ice, bring a friend, wear a life jacket and check the ice as you go. Good luck to all! Most importantly, be extra cautious on early ice!