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Icy temps donít deter fishermen

Posted: Friday, Jan 25th, 2013

Two local fishermen were on the ice at Lake Sule until dusk Wednesday. Despite the cold temperatures, people fished off and on the icy Lake Sule throughout the day Wednesday. (Photo by Emily Bruns)

ROCHELLE ó After being spoiled with unusually warm winter temperatures, many prefer to stay warm indoors. For those a little more adventurous, however, the option of ice fishing is available at Rochelleís Lake Sule on Wiscold Drive.

Lake Sule, which is operated by the Flagg-Rochelle Park District, is open for fishing from dusk until dawn. The fish available in the 77-acre reservoir are sunfish, carp, bluegill, rock bass, muskie, pumpkinseed, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, warmouth, northern pike, bullhead, crappie, yellow perch and channel catfish.

Eric Christensen, Executive Director of the Flagg-Rochelle Park District, said that despite the range in winter weather temperatures, he has seen a steady flow of people ice fishing.

For the complete article see the 01-24-2013 issue.

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