He is lucky he should be able to pull it out from the backside with a little help and not have to pay big bucks. That crack is always there, and always takes a while to firm up and gets bad fast.
This year is completely different. You can see there is virtually no walleye bite on the entire system this winter, tons of tiny bait fish (perch, whitebass and trout perch) all over.
Hopefully the perch fishing picks up in March sometime.
But the ice is good now so feel free to give it a shot. No aerator off Sand Pit this year, so good access.
Plenty of ice...just no fish.
If you want the kids to have any action, go to Poygan or Bago. I live close to BDM, but will be fishing Poygan on Saturday. Just nothing going on out on BDM. Lots of tiny perch and whitebass early ice, but even those are mostly gone now.