Solid 4.5" on the West side of the lake bay north of Long View fished Sat and Sun. Didn't venture out too far...couple walleyes and a northern on tip-ups.
I stopped by the Lure to see what condition the ice was in. When I checked Wed I it was open in some places. Well, there were 10 vehicles on shore and 1atv out there. Didn't look safe enough to me. I met a nice guy who lives close by like I do and he said he tested the ice with a spud bar and it went through on the second thrust. Wish someone who was out there can give an informative report. I can wait a few more days.
Checked the East side this morning. Cold night with a fresh layer of snow. I checked at the Lure, Monroe Center Park and the Petenwell County Park. This the order the pictures are in.
Of note, area out in front of the Lure, opened and froze again.
Monroe Center looks to have thin ice about 100 yards from shore.
There is some ice heaving at Petenwell County Park.
Agree with GWW, give it another week, wrong time of the year to go swimming!
I would HIGHLY recommend Jesse (Green water walleyes) I have been out with him a lot in the last couple of years both hunting and fishing I have learned a lot about the Pete and Rock he is truly a stand up guy a lot of guys need to remember its called fishing not catching there are good days and bad days fishing he can't control what the fish do that day but the amount of time I have fished with him if the dishing wasn't the best he has always tried his best to get me on fish
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Putz-man All you need to do is call or email me, I will gladly get you back out on the ice!
A lot of guys calling and asking about ice conditions on the "Pete"
Long view point- the entire north end of the lake looks locked up! Ice looks a little rough around the long view point, One large crack that heads from the point north. Small crack has started off the point heading to the east. You will want to take caution off the point once we get out on the ice. Ice will shove like it has in the past right off the point heading east make this area bad. Take caution around the main point. You want to fish south of point? Go down and around on shore like in the past 5 seasons. Ice along shore looks a little soft, I didn't drill holes in this area.
Wilderness Park- A large crack has started from the rocks at the launch heading south. You will have to go down and around off the beach. You also can go down around to the south of the launch to get out on the ice.
10th street boat launch- Lake was still wide open, From around the corner of the launch all the way down to the Petenwell dam! Same thing of east side of lake. From Just below Petenwell county park (Adams county) is still open in areas to the south towards the dam.
East side from Petenwell County park north looked to be ice covered. Monroe and lure bar are ice covered as well. Couple friends spudded these areas few days back. Ice was 2" max!
Guys give the lake another week, With the colder temps and very little snow on the Flowage we should be making ice every night
I will check next week and hopefully give you a better report on ice conditions!
Now booking guide trips for the rest of the 2017 & 2018 Ice season!
Good luck,Be safe