I was out on Island Lake for 30 minutes or so today. Didn't catch anything, but I didn't wander out too far either. The ice was kind of sketchy. It's probably somewhere between 1 and 2 inches. I'm calling it 1" on the report because I don't know that I'd call it "safe" to be out there. Tomorrow it'll probably be a little bit better, but I won't be able to get out again until the weekend. All the ice will probably be gone by then.
I was at Forest Park. It's on Forest Drive in between Locust and Oakwood Avenue. Take Eastwood Avenue from 176 to get there.
I didn't see any fish or catch anything, but I didn't stick around long at all. I didn't feel like taking a swim.
The ice depth was probably about the same here as it was out behind Hermann's Bar on Nielsen's Channels. I stopped there first as some guys were heading out behind the bar and drilling their first holes.