Quote Originally Posted by sjohn View Post
There was snow on the cattails and an ice sheet that for the most part held 175 lbs. Maybe the snow and weathered cattails offered a little better insulation?
I always hope for some good cold weather and NO snow for a while to really freeze the sloughs good. After that it can snow as much as it wants. But once in a while, you get a little ice made & then it snows & stays cold enough that the snow stays put. It'll insulate it enough that the sloughs never do freeze well enough to walk on (unless your a pheasant). Royal pain.