Fished yesterday 1/21 and was set up by about 9:30 am. I would say about 13-14 inches of ice on the lake. There are areas that have up to 7 inches of snow but for the most part if you stay away from the drifts I would guess more like 5 inches... but there is more snow scheduled for the next couple of days.
We used my friends ranger and it was able to get around but he thought another 2 inches or so and it would be tough. I heard there were trucks on the ice last weekend and I saw two of them on the lake yesterday but it was a ghost town out there. This weekend there is a walleye tourney and I am sure it will be busy. Tourney is for the local fire department so a great cause and they do a really good job of making it fair and there is good prize money along with great raffle at the end. You can get tickets at the Hatfield Sports Shop by the Deerview Tavern up until the tournament starts.
I did not have a flag pop all day and tried three spots all different depths. Hopefully this weekend is better. Need full size 4WD truck to get around good I think.
I am not aware of a night bite on this lake as the water is stained as all get out and with the snow cover I am sure it is a dark dark place down on bottom of lake...