Well the topic of conversation the last couple of weeks has been all about the ice out on beautiful lake Vermilion. Last week we had some great spring weather and were excited, thinking spring was indeed here at last! Since then we have had a couple different snowfalls totaling around 10 inches of beautiful white powder. With the semi-warm temperatures it has a nice mountain feel and if it were indeed winter I think we would all be loving it. To counter our winter blues we decided that if we can't be rid of it then we needed to enjoy it. Thanks to the local youth group we had a blast last Saturday with a little dip into Lake Vermilion. I am happy to report that yes there is indeed water down there and at least some of the fish should has survived the winter. While cutting the hole we discovered a 6 inch layer of frozen slush followed by 12 inches of solid ice. The water was cold, the ice thick, but have no fear ice-out 2013 on Lake Vermilion will be here!