"Nothing beats opening day in Wisconsin," said Jeff Stuver from Hartland. "Holiday in my book."
Stuver was fishing on Lake Noquebay in Crivitz. Only a handful of trailers populated the boat ramp on the south side of the lake; those trying their luck reporter little success.
"All that we caught was a dead dogfish, but at least we got something instead of nothing, so that's good," said 10-year-old Tatum Ihde of Marinette.
It was a similar scene on Shawano Lake, though there anglers had some early morning success.
"It's very quiet today, we're very surprised," said Steve Heim, who was fishing Shawano Lake. "We're the first boat here on the dock, but this is unbelievable. There's nobody out here right now."
Back in Crivitz, veterans of the area guessed the late ice melt on the lake -- it just cleared up in the last few weeks -- have people waiting to start their person fishing season.
"We've had the shop for 14 years, this is the latest I've seen the ice out for this area, the Marinette County area," said Frank Harth, owner of Hook 'N Line Sport Shop in Crivitz.
Single digit temps around the area caused problems in the Fox Valley Saturday morning.
The frigid temperatures forced some area communities to cancel their weekend Christmas celebrations. But New London braved the cold for its annual Holiday of Wonder Parade.
Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's all of the injuries, but many Packers fans are saying "no thanks," to this weekend's Packers game.
With only a little snow on the ground in places, snowmobilers are ready for more. In the Lakewood area, trails are not yet open, but clubs are gearing up for an early start to the season.
Marinette Marine is preparing to christen one of its Littoral Combat Ships.
A survey of local businesses looked at employee numbers and overall outlook for the coming year.