The ice conditions haven't changed much. We are looking at 9-10 inches of ice out front. We have a marked trail that we suggest people follow when on the ice. There is some thinner ice on the lake so staying in areas that have already been traveled and checked will be your safest bet. If you do want to venture out on your own you need to check the ice as you go. There are spots of open water and open cracks that are active. Some of these holes may only have a couple of inches of ice on them that will not support and 4 wheeler so be cautious.
The walleye bite has been best from 6 to 10 am and in the evening from 4 to 8 pm. UV colored buckshots and forage minnow spoons are hot right now. Also set lines with a demon and full minnow are working great too. 8-10 ft of water is where we seem to be finding the best bite. The deeper water just isn't producing fish yet as we still have a lot of bait fish near the break line.
Just a reminder the Bar and Restaurant will be Closed on Thanksgiving day and all weekend. We will however have the baitshop Open all weekend excluding Thanksgiving day. Hopefully this won't inconvenience you to badly, we don't normally have ice this soon! We now have shiners and fatheads too so stop on by and pick up your bait right here on the lake.