Ice thickness depends on where you want to go. Certain parts of the south end of the lake have a good 10-12 inches of ice. Certain parts of the lake where current runs through might not be safe. Last weekend there were several vehicles out there, but the ice really popped when they drove near us.
26° - 30° F
Fished Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm with one flag. Very windy conditions. I would like to compliment several ATV drivers that encountered our group after dark. I did not get a chance to stop any of you, but you drove safely through/near our tip ups and slowed down when you got within 100 yds of us. I don't always see that on the lake.
MOON PHASE (45%)
26° - 30° F
Below 40° F
To answer a few of the questions I have seen:
@Stillworking: We showed 6.6 feet about 500 yards off the North shore between LC and the public launch...that was with my transducer right at the bottom of the ice.
We had 11 inches of black clear ice on all holes.
Public launch is really trashed in terms of ATV or vehicle travel...We walked out with sleds and were able to sneak out to the right or the left, but also watched a few near-disaster level attempts to bring shacks on with ATV's from afar. Assuming plummeting temperatures late this week will firms things back up.
Fishing was great though! Ended up with three pike on about six or seven flags...Twenty nine, thirty and twenty six plus we lost a real screamer. Solid hook set but after about thirty seconds of fight she was just gone :( Hook and line were in tact but the shiner was absent.
Most jigging action other than anywhere out there is West end off good old days on North side or oak st. public landing on south. Not really any structure and like 8' deep .... River entrance on West end and exit past Marquette prolly discretional travel otherwise pretty good