MOON PHASE (59%)
I fished off Lakota last Saturday. I took sled out and fished by the island. There were trucks driving on at Lakota but it looked like they were sticking to established trails going to permanent shacks. No trailers at the landing. There were also trucks driving on and off at NTL going out somewhere east of the island, I'm assuming not too far. I didn't see any trucks moving randomly around the lake or tracks indicating such. I fished deep mud early and had a solid 18" of ice with about 8 to 10 inches of snow on top. I moved near shore to the weeds in the afternoon and had about a 1" crust, then 3 to 4 inch slush layer then, 18" of ice. Same amount of snow.
Caught some decent perch deep. Everything shut down at 3 when the wind picked up out of the north. No flags near shore in the evening.
You could probably get around out there with a truck. Bring a shovel. There will be some drifts and slush pockets out there with the snow that fell Saturday and the wind Sunday.
MOON PHASE (19%)
31° - 35° F
Walleye were slow for us but we got a few. Did get a nice 23 incher, yes , released. Caught a 13 inch perch too, what a toad.
Travel is good, we had no issue with access, and there is not much snow on the ice. we had 20 inches all over. Our holes were freezing shut even with the warm weather.