Fished the 10th and 11th and had about 7 inches of ice all the way to where we fished with 2 inches of snow on top. 3 inches of solid ice and about 4 inches of slush that froze. Sleds were out but everyone else walked.
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Thank you all for the update, will leave the 4 wheeler at home.
The local snowmobile club has not marked the lake yet. They will be going out on the weekend to determine ice thickness across the entire lake. An occasional sled will cross the lake to go to Musky Shores but that is few and far between.
Reports of 7-9" of ice in the north and south bay made up of mostly slush ice.
I put an aeration system in for a customer on the west shore and found 2-1/2 to 6" of ice with at best 1" of clear ice. The rest was predominantly slush ice. The latest cold snap did not seem to add any ice.
Praying for -20 a few nights and no more new snow so ice can be made.
Looking for a follow up report on the ice conditions. I fish on Clear Lake next door. coming up on Friday the 17th but won't bother if the ice is not safe for a snowmobile.
Ice is shitty. About 2-3 inches of crappy ice over a layer of water/slush with 2-3" of clear under all that. Broke through top layer with smaller 4 wheeler. On the packed down snowmobile trail towards island, was a little better. Stay safe.
Percheye1 hoping to know myself too.
Looking for an ice conditions report.
PanfishSlayer1115, that is what I thought was going to be the case, but really appreciate the detailed report.
Knobbs - it's not good right now. The north and south bays had up to 5" before the big snows. 28" of snow since and most of those areas are 8-10" of slush and no additional ice. The main lake just capped over early last week but 7" of new snow on that is not allowing it to freeze at all. Expecting another 3-6" of snow tonight. I have 23" of snow on the ground in my yard on the east side of the lake.
If anyone knows Skip up there at Squirrel lake Jack Schlosser says hi!