We checked the ice along our staked trail today and found 8 to 9 inches on average. A few places had more and the ice looks pretty good. We are now letting out ATVs, snowmobiles and UTVs ( side X sides). We still would like to limit wheel houses as of now since having a lot of weight in one area will cause the ice to sag and possibly flood. Our road has an X right at 9 ft of water so any place around that area is a good place to start. With early ice like this you need to be extremely careful as it can vary a lot from place to place.
The fishing report has been decent. Jigging a red buckshot or forage minnow with a fathead is best. The 8 to 9 ft range of depth right at dark seems to be the time of day when the most action happens. Stop in the baitshop on your way out and pick up your pass and supplies. We're fully stocked and ready for winter.