Hooray! Its come about 2-3 weeks earlier than expected, which is great! And it came on FAST! Just 2 weekends ago, I was icefishing the local ponds, sitting on 11.5" of ice! And now that ice is gone!
We had a warm week with temperatures that climbed into the 60's, plus some good winds. As an example of how quickly the ice disappeared, I drove by a few ponds on Friday evening after work. Most were ~95% ice-covered. One pond I fish often was 100% ice-covered. Then by noon on Sunday, every pond I drove by was 100% open water! I wouldn't have believed it could all have disappeared so quickly!
Anyway...Saturday morning I visited a local lake that just had maybe 50' of open water along the edges on 3 sides of the lake. Fishing was difficult, but I managed to catch my first pair of open-water fish of the year while flyfishing.