We've been making ice in the past few days and nights! We just got off the ice out in front of the marina toward Waconia Bay and the walleye hole. We've gained 1.5 to 2 inches since our first ice walk last Thursday!
Today, we measured ice ranging from 4 to 6.5 inches. Most of the ice we checked was around the 4.5 to 5 inch range! Keep in mind, we've done most of our sampling out where fishermen generally walk to for first ice fishing out from the marina. We have NOT done a check on the main lake yet. Also, we have seen a few small active springs in some of the same areas as last year. Keep your eyes peeled, as we will have to deal with those again in certain areas.
Get your portables out and your gear ready! It's time to get out to the ice!