Got out on a scouting run to check ice depths and safety of ice. Got to High Falls not expecting too much ice (current of channel, and no extreme cold snaps) but was surprised to find 5.5 inches for the majority of a short 200 yard hike out on the ice. Went out of Landing 3? The one closest to the dam and south of Popps resort.
*Word of caution!!* Would not attempt going out without safety gear, still the threat of the current making unsafe conditions closer to the channel. Would also NOT take 4x4 or snowmobiles out yet. Maybe in a week of cold temps but not yet.
Ps I am a larger man 300lbs without my gear. And have always been over cautious about going out during early ice for more of a threat of taking a plunge. But I felt rather safe once I checked the ice depth. And alas I didnt catch a thing... But still very early in the season.