The winter ice fishing season is upon us. As of Monday, December 14th, ice thicknesses range from 7 to 9 inches in Waconia Bay, and 6 to 7 inches in Cemetery Reef. We have heard from reputable sources that ice thicknesses at Pillsbury Reef and Center Reef are 6 to 7 inches as well. To our knowledge, the random areas that were last to freeze now have about 5 inches on them. Keep in mind that we can't cover every square inch, so pay attention during this early ice period. We've been open for 3 days, so the reports have been limited. We've heard the sunfish bite has been good, but the size has been variable. The sunfishermen have mentioned that perch have been overly active at times, keeping the bite going. The early season walleye action has been decent. When the action is there it's been between 5 pm and 8 pm. Don't forget, we RENT Fish Houses. We hope to get started with our rental season soon. Call for reservations. 952-442-2096.