Open waters

No ice? No problem, say Keyhole Reservoir's fishing enthusiasts


December 2, 2021

Grace Moore

You'd be hard pressed to tell that it's winter looking at the serene waters of Keyhole Reservoir, where the lack of ice has not deterred local fishermen from enjoying their hobby.

With the advent of winter on the reservoir, Keyhole State Park superintendent Wade Henderson talks about what to expect on the water this season.

Temperatures in the Keyhole Reservoir have been reading in the high 30s as the fishing season enters December, however, diehard fishermen are not stymied by the lack of ice.

"We still have people out and about who are fishing as the weather permits, catching walleye, crappy and pike, but everything else, right now, is kind of slow," notes Henderson.

Though ice fishing is a popular sport on Keyhole, even if the ice does not come this year, Henders...

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