Thx Abu for the ice report.... we're just as anxious to get out too!
Went to check the ice today with hopes to fish 1 of the bays. There is a good 150-200 yards of open water in the road bed/bridge area. Your usual problem areas in the Deep Trees still open as well. I would say 75 to 80 percent locked up. Found 3.5 inches of ice in Somonauk bay but half of it was rather soft and in general was crap ice. Spud bar didn't vibrate much at all and I could put it through with 3 throws. weight of snow making water rush up any hole I poked in the ice. Walked out 20 yards and nothing changed. Checked southwest bay it was worse yet, I didn't even walk out after spudding from shore. Guess it will have to wait 1 more week!
MOON PHASE (26%)
just an update for anyone who is hopeful or wondering. I was hoping to see a small amount of leftover ice when I visited Sunday. But no, the lake is now wide open again. Still time to get the boat out with the upcoming weather forecast.