In addition to posting here, I'd love it if you guys would join us and post your fishing reports at the "Hooked on Oconto" fishing group page.
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Still about 17 to 20 inches of ice as of two days ago. I drove by there today and there is still one permanant shack kind of out in the middle and about 3 or 4 shacks sitting on the ice close to shore about maybe 20 yards out. The boat landing that is mostly used, by the East side beach area, looks to be nothing but water, but I'm sure there is ice under that water. I seen two four wheelers out towards the middle today as I drove by, but no vehicles.... My guess is there is still plenty of ice, but my opinion is it is more than likely very soft. I see they had all three dams open and running full bore most of the day today which makes for flowing water current under the ice pretty strong. I myself would not drive on the ice with a vehicle and wouldn't advise anyone else to either, but of course that's up to you. Again, just my opinion is, it is probably safe enough for a 4 wheeler but not much more. Best thing to do would be walk out pulling your gear on a sled if you want to be sure to play it safe as possible. Remember, tomorrow temps will be in the low 60's here again with lots of sunshine. I hope this helps. Please be safe as possible and think before you attempt... Even rescue crews have to risk their lives when they have to attempt rescues or recoveries and most have families also. Good luck buddy!