Theres a small stream not far from my farm here in SE Michigan. I have been fishing it lately, not much luck. There is ice shelf on both sides on most of the stream. I will try your method and let you know. Probably won't have the freezing to the ice issue, hovering in high 20's. I have been using streamers for the small mouth, won't hurt to try the dries. I'll try a large muddler. Thanks again, Rich

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