The storm has come and gone and left us with over a foot of snow. The wind blew it around on the lake and left areas with foot deep drifts next to places of 2 to 3 inches of snow. You can still get around with an ATV but a snowmobile would be best. If you find the blown clean areas to set up and fish you will have less flooding and thicker ice. We have found anywhere from 7 to 10 inches of ice right out in front of the resort.
The fish are still hanging in the 6 to 9 ft range but may move a touch deeper with the cold snap. Last night was -18 so they may move into the 10 ft range. A glow red, gold or purple colored Buckshot, Forage Minnow or Slender Spoon is working the best. Also a Demon and Emerald shiner work very well on the set lines.
The temps are supposed to stay cold for the next couple of weeks so we will keep a close eye on the ice and get a road plowed out as soon as we feel we can.