Fished the first Sunday of deer season and their was almost 4 inches of good clear ice then. Can only imagine their is more. This was off the point and in front of the house.
I don't know about going dead the first week/first ice, but my cousin did well on some nice gills Saturday(12/1). He was the one fishing there when the two guys fell thru and drowned. He knew the one older guy real well. He had left that day less than a 1/2 before they drowned. Shook him up as far as First Ice and Ice Fishing, so he hasn't tread out the very first ice since.
True mail-man...its good like 1st week when ice freezes over.. after that its pretty dead.. i havent tried late late ice when its warming up though..i was on it when ice was 3-4 inches.. the week after it was dead.. some pikes on tip up but very slow
I heard that Glen Loch is only good during early ice then is dead. Guys go down through the Ojibwa parking lot to the bay next to golf course. Only like 3 feet deep but supposed to be good for bluegill. They forage the vegetation early then move deep.