Did you find any slush still around?
Spent about four good days fishing North Twin on the south west corner, on the west side of the island. Found 15 inches or more of ice everywhere we popped holes. Caught about 15 keepers. Most were just over 15 inches and nothing over 18 inches. All on large and medium shiners.
Thanks to Marti and North Twin Lodge for good accommodations and an easy place to get in and off the ice. Highly recommended.
Okay. I think the reason that the ice is hard to pin point is because of variance. I have heard of a few spots with as little as 7 inches and others as high as 14 inches. On average I think you will find 10 to 12. There is not very much snow as we did not get hit by that last storm. It was a good thing for the lake as it allowed the extreme cold to penetrate those top layers of insulation and really start building some decent ice. There are a few slush pockets that survived the cold, but nothing that wide spread. And yes... with the extreme cold has come some tough fishing. I would expect the fishing to improve as we come out of it this weekend.... fingers crossed!
I hope this helps. Have fun and be safe out there.