The ice conditions continue to improve. The warm temps last week didn’t hurt a thing. In fact they may have helped by melting most of the insulating snow. Here are samplings of ice thicknesses across the area. *Note these ice thicknesses were taken 200-300yrds out from the public accesses so thicknesses will vary in other parts of the lake.
Maple – 8” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Mary – 8” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Lil Mary – 14” (Some vehicle traffic)
Miltona – 8” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Ida – 8” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Reno – 14” (Lots of vehicle traffic)
Geneva – 8” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Le Homme dieu – 12” (ATV/Snowmobile traffic)
Oscar – 12” (Some vehicle traffic)
Limits of crappie, walleye and sunfish are being caught daily, so it’s a great time to get the family out on the ice. There are already 100s of ice houses scattered around the area and I expect the long weekend to bring in many more. I wish everyone a happy and safe New Year with plenty of big fish!