Fished the Chain 4 days over Christmas/New years Break. Took 1 day and headed up to Gogebic. Fished over 18' of water starting on the 26th at 6-8", ended up on NYE with 10-12".
Outstanding fishing for Walleyes. Even pulled a couple of beer bottle sized Perch on Medium shiners. Just about every fish as in 17-18', 1' off the bottom with Shiners only. Could not get them to take a sucker.
Finished up pulling 24-30 eyes, kept 6. We had to have gotten into a small year class. Most of the eyes were 12-13.5".
Getting around was easy, but I'd caution folks who wander into wind swept bays that slush is building up under the snow.