All reports thus far on ice fishing has been on Northern Pike primarily. Northerns are hitting solidly through the ice on sucker minnows. CC South and Squaw Bay has seen the most action as of late.
First Ice Report: Well it looks like we have a little bit of fishable ice. Now before all of our ice fishermen run right out on the ice, please do not throw caution to the wind. The thickest ice I have heard of lately is approximately 3-4 inches and that is not uniform across all parts of the lake. So far I have heard CC South ice is fairly decent as well as Squaw Bay but as I stated earlier exercise caution...it is still early and not all of the ice is safe!
This week we are going to see highs primarily in the mid to high 30s with a spike up to 43 on Tuesday. Lows will be in the high 20s to low 30s except for Thursday which will see the lows drop into the high teens. We are expecting some very light snow on Sunday and some rain on Wednesday. With the rain coming Wednesday and fishable ice still not very thick please be careful out there. Rain can negatively effect ice conditions this early on.